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I was wondering the same thing...I went and looked there first...Probably because they are Beta's is my guess though. if you look on the site above, it says 6.12 (Beta)
 

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I want WarCat's of 'em.
 

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They may be leaked drivers......I've seen similar releases on torrent websites (maybe from guys that work at ATI, I dunno) Hey Mr. Pink if you try em PM me and let me know...thanks much
 

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Uh no I wont be trying them at all lol. I cant trust the download, GPU Review doesnt even have any news on them...

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I gotta try the WarCat drivers when I get home... I think my catalyst drivers are holding me back in GRAW. I'm only pushing 45fps average with everything at [email protected] 1280x1024
 

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ATI drivers suck. After I switched to my 7900GS and installed the latest nvidia drivers, all my problems went away (crashes in games, crash to desktop on sythetic benchmarks, and the .CLI process using 100% of both my cores
). But I do miss the image quality; my old x800gto2 put out better images than this GS I have now, weird.
I just hope their new Linux drivers will be on par with nvidia's (one can always dream).
 

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ATI drivers suck. After I switched to my 7900GS and installed the latest nvidia drivers, all my problems went away (crashes in games, crash to desktop on sythetic benchmarks, and the .CLI process using 100% of both my cores
). But I do miss the image quality; my old x800gto2 put out better images than this GS I have now, weird.
I just hope their new Linux drivers will be on par with nvidia's (one can always dream).

Yeah, that's real great for you. I've been using them for the last 3 years and no problems yet. Perhaps some particular bold words in my quote apply to drivers as well
 

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Yeah, that's real great for you. I've been using them for the last 3 years and no problems yet. Perhaps some particular bold words in my quote apply to drivers as well



My Windows installation is rather old (+1yr.) and due for an overhaul, so that may have been the problem (a software conflict with the drivers). But the fact is that all my issues went away when I got rid of the ATI drivers. And it wasn't the card either, because I switched to an old x800gto before I got this GS up and running. It's a known fact that stock ATI drivers are very bloated and can cause software conflicts (as all bloated software can); nvidias drivers are lighter (that does not mean they don't have issues as well, particularly with image quality). ATI Linux drivers are not that bad, but they do have several issues which the nvidia drivers do not. Of course, I would like to see better ATI Linux drivers since my laptop has an ATI chip.
 

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Agreed, ATI's drivers are bloated when left at the default settings but this is where my sig saying comes in. Any experienced user will know that you can shut down all most or all processes running depending on the card you have. If you have an X1800 like me all you need to leave running is the two ati2evxx.exe's for 3d clocks. Even then, you could use a program like ati tool to set 3d clocks and not run any processes from ATI at all.
 

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^^I see nothing in your sig. except for a snide remark, which is of no particular use (except to insult others). Make a guide accesible or something so others can better enjoy their ATI products.
 

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My sig was not meant to insult anyone, it was simply meant to state what I believe. If you take insult from it that's your own fault.

Here's my FAQ, among others which you can find by clicking the FAQ button under my rep.

How to optimize ATI drivers to save resources
1) Hit Start -> Run. Type msconfig -> enter.

2) Uncheck the highlighted box and hit OK.



3) Hit Start -> Run. Type services.msc -> enter.

4) Find the ATI hotkey poller and disable it (Note: This will disable 3D clocks on Raden X1K series cards)



5) Now reboot and you will have four to five less running process in task manager and the drivers will still be fully functional (including the controll center)
 

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I'm in no way offended by your sig. I just said it was a snide remark and as such others can find offensive.
Anyways, as far as the actual drivers (the official ones) with stock settings and little to no tweaking, nvidia takes the price, after balancing out the faults on both driver sets. Running the bare skeleton of the driver is very useful and can cut down on resources being used, but most people prefer to just install things and run, and do little tweaking.
And ATI's Linux drivers do lag behind nvidia's. One of the main reasons I went over to the green side, since it was just ruining my Linux experience.
 

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Yeah, that's real great for you. I've been using them for the last 3 years and no problems yet. Perhaps some particular bold words in my quote apply to drivers as well


<3 l>@ <- that is a fishie ?
 

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<3 l>@ <- that is a fishie ?
Its a fish. Cant you see it?

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I don't understand the complaints about ATI drivers.. they've always been working just fine for me

I've never really had problem either now that I think of it.
 
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