Fresh out of the oven, AMD has just served up a brand new Catalyst driver for Radeon HD 3000, 4000 and 5000-series GPUs.
Just did my 4850. No problems.
hopefully the 5000 series will get a decent boost out of it http://www.overclock.net/at... here's a link to some benchmarks, seems to improve it across the board
does it include the saboteur fix?
No, It is a Pandemic issue and they are still working on it, slowly http://forum.ea.com/eaforum...
No, the Sab fix is a separate download
should i download this for my dell laptop that has a hd 4570 gpu?
Yes. It add Full open Gl 3.2 and Direct Compute 4.1 for 4000 series cards - Not like many things use it. http://www2.ati.com/relnote...
Hopefully I won't get those annoying framerate drops in Red Faction Guerilla & GTA 4 anymore.
Good luck with GTA4 :)
It runs fantastic on my GTX 295, just like it did on my GTX 285. I'm pretty underwhelmed with the 5870, with the exception of Dirt 2.
It does not seem the drivers are good enough yet. I have just upgrade my CPU and case, so I will wait until next year before I buy another card.
Yeah, I'm considering selling my 5870, & just waiting for the GTX 380. March seems like a long time away right now, but in reality it'll be here before we know it. Nvidia has always delivered stable & high performance for me. I'll pay the premium price for a 100% working graphics card.
So what exactly happens to people who have game issues? I recently rebuilt my system and tend to get total system reboots in mass effect ($5 ftw) and dragon age. Screen goes crazy splashing random garbage on the screen then rebooting. I have been trying to figure if its my ram or if its a Win7/ATI prob. Any experts around?
What is your setup? Edit: It does sound like you are not getting enough power somewhere. Does this happen when the system is on heavy load? Have you tried stress testing with with Sandra Lite 2010 or something similar?
Sounds like a poor power supply.
Either that, or your GPU is overheating. Download/Pirate a version of "EVEREST Ultimate Edition" and watch your Temperatures.
^sounds like a power supply problem :(
I loose 4fps on Dirt2 with these drivers :(. Not that I actually notice when playing though. Edit: @Below WTF!! Thats great! I am still stuck on 4870. What 5000 series are you using?
I got an extra 22fps avg in Dirt 2 DX11, so i'm happy :D
These drivers actually seemed to make performance in Red Faction Guerilla even worse. Framerate drops happened not only while driving at high speeds, but while running around in firefights. Has anyone else played this game with a 5870? Or GTA 4? Is it possible it's a compatibility issue with my X58 EVGA 3 way SLI MOBO?
I'll test it out, brb
Thanks, man. I'm curious to see if something else is the problem. I've reached my comment limit for this article, but I'd really appreciate the info. What's your rig? EDIT: Ah, so you're running an AMD rig. I typically prefer ASUS mobos, as well. Thanks for taking the time to check that out, man. I'll give that a shot.
Phenom II 965 BE Asus 5850 (sorry misread your card, but shouldn't be too far off...) Asus M4A78 pro RF:G runs fine DX10 and DX9 with these drivers, try booting the game in DX9 mode by spam clicking the desktop when you launch it. Don't have GTA IV sorry.
This has cured some niggling issues I was having in games such as The Witcher on my 5770 crossfire setup, kudos to ATI for their continual improvement of their drivers
I love this time of the month.
The 5800 series offer exceptional performance.I never had problems with any ATI hardware whatsoever. Just give them a break, we'll see additional performance as the drivers mature. My rig: QX9770 Extreme at 4.2ghz 2x5970 (CrossFire) ASUS P5E64 WS Evolution
Can I Have Your PC.................... :)
:) Gladly i'd give it to you if i had another one.
Yeah man The WItcher was the first game i run (fingers crossed) with these new drivers and thankfully it worked!
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