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ATI Catalyst 9.3 Driver: Performance Express-Test

Started by: TAViX | Date 03/19/09 09:59:13 AM
Comments: 10 | Last Comment:  06/24/09 05:06:48 AM

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It would have been nice to include also the 8.12 drivers and also some stability test, because since 9.1 drivers, it seems that the games are crushing regulary after 15-20 mins of playing, specialy on 4870X2 cards on Vista x32..
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/19/09 09:59:13 AM]
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since 9.1 drivers, it seems that the games are crushing regulary after 15-20 mins of playing, specialy on 4870X2 cards on Vista x32..


Quite strange. Currently, we have no such problems, but we use Vista x64.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 03/19/09 04:43:44 PM]
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Seems like a common problem for 4870X2 on Vista 32. On ATI Forums there are a lot of users with the same problem.
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/20/09 05:22:48 AM]
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Oh, no, ati cards never have worse driver problems than the green greedy rip-off beast is plagued with, bite thy tongue and prepare to get that ati forum link locked ! The PR end user team is very, very angry right now.
0 0 [Posted by: SiliconDoc  | Date: 06/24/09 05:06:48 AM]
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Not everyone uses ATI's great vga cards to play games.............

PQ and decoding HD content for HTPC users is just as important when comparing driver versions
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 03/19/09 06:55:55 PM]
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Picture quality and HD content decoding do not seem to be a problem for modern graphics cards: http://xbitlabs.com/artic...ay/ati-radeon-hd4650.html.

We will certainly make further tests in media playback direction.
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It seems that lately you are keen on trying new driver iterations from ATI and nVidia. I was wondering if you could also do a benchmark on the Linux world. I guess that the differences would be bigger. It might be tougher to get 3d games to benchmark there, but there are a few (like Quake 3). All of them are openGL but it will help a lot to know how different hardware performs on some peoples favorite OS.
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As you already mentioned, it'll be a bit tricky, but we'll consider this in the future.
0 0 [Posted by: Vader@Xbit  | Date: 03/23/09 06:42:48 PM]
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there isn't much in the max frame rate

but alot of the Minimum frame rates went up
which in most cases is more important

if you get 100 fps max
but a min of 20, then your gameplay stutters

if you get a max of 100 and a min of 30..then you don't notice it
0 0 [Posted by: ultimaone  | Date: 03/21/09 12:59:07 PM]
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Enabling Tripple Buffering with V-Sync improves min. fps, but reduces Max Fps to ~59.9
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 03/23/09 11:05:56 PM]
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