AMD Catalyst 12.4 Driver Hits The Web With WHQL Certification And Added OS Support

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457R4L

This driver screwed up my sound settings.

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Nastyman

Thanks for the direct link Brad!

Nasty

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Brad Chacos

/me tips hat

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MrPC2010

What game doe sit fuck up this time? Last time it fucked up Skyrim... Does it even fix it?

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Nastyman

The link takes me to the AMD site and I can only download the 12.3 driver for my 6970s....what is going on? I have win pro 64 bit.

Nasty

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Brad Chacos

Have a direct exe link: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/12-4_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc.exe

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alex_dh9

Thanks for the news. Just installed.

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Modred189

Oh guess what?! Still no 3-screen eyefinity fix for CFX. Fantastic. Team green until AMD gets their driver deal in order...

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vrmlbasic

How did AMD manage to coax an 80% improvement in their anti-aliasing across 3 series of cards? More importantly, why is this improvement just coming out now? These cards, for the most part, have been on the market a long while.

I wonder how this will affect my framerate running said AA in Deus Ex: HR with my struggling 6850.

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Modred189

(I'm not saying this is the case) If you have bad AA to being with, 80% better than bad is not a big difference.

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vrmlbasic

Installed drivers. Haven't tested yet.

Deus Ex: HR can do 60 fps on my 6850 with all non-AA settings maxed (which is enough as I play with vsync) but I want more as it drops down to ~50 fps for a bit in a few locations. Plus, AA is awesome. Maybe if we had higher resolution displays we wouldn't need it, but since the world seems content to stop at our current wimpy 1080 that we've had as a standard for years now, I need it.

"I ran benchmarks that cranked antialiasing as high as it would possibly go on each game, a practice that’s all but unnecessary when you’re playing at a 2560x1600 resolution."

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/can_you_build_2560_x_1600_gaming_rig_without_breaking_bank_we_find_out?page=0,1

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Modred189

If you're running Vsync, you are dropping not to 50, but to 30. That's the point of Nvidia's Adaptive sync.

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vrmlbasic

Fraps reports drops to the mid 50s.

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Modred189

Correct. It does not report vsync drops correctly very often. Vsync, by definition, locks the framerate to a fraction of your monitor's refresh rate. Most monitors are 60hz, or 60 fps. Thus, if you go ver 60, you're stuck at 60. If you drop below 60, say to 55, you actually drop to 30. Below 30 to 20, then 15 etc.

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JLloyd13

does this mean the 7970 is now faster and better then the 680? or is the 680 still top?

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JLloyd13

does this mean the 7970 is now faster and better then the 680? or is the 680 still top?

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Modred189

Nope, plus it still draws more power and produces more heat.

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CaptainFabulous

Than an Nvidia card? BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Um, NO.

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Modred189

Yup. Read any review... they all say the same thing: 680 outperforms at lower temps and generally less wattacge.
http://hardocp.com/images/articles/1332370311kfvezRMQlH_13_1.gif

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Supall

You can't go wrong with either card, especially once you overclock.

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