Catalyst 2.5 now available?

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  1. Shaith

    Shaith New Member

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  2. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    First test for Radeon 8500LE are in http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=5258572

    These new drivers are awesome I gain alot now go try NFSHP2 I hope they fix that game from crashing on full detail :) my old score I forget updated them lol

    Note: These drivers are for RC0 for Dx 9.0

    Which you can tell these drivers are alot slower now lol

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    DirectX Version 9.0

    Mobo Manufacturer MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
    Mobo Model MS-6367
    AGP Rates (Current/Available) 4x / 1x 2x 4x

    CPU AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1662 MHz
    FSB 133 MHz
    Memory 512 MB

    Graphics Chipset ATI RADEON 8500/LE
    Driver Name RADEON 8500 Series
    Driver Version 6.13.10.6228
    Video Memory 128 MB

    Program Version 3DMark2001 SE
    Resolution 1024x768 32bit
    Texture Format Compressed
    FSAA Disabled
    Z-Buffer Depth 24bit
    Frame Buffer Double
    Rendering Pipeline D3D Pure Hardware T&L

    3DMark Score 7792 3D marks

    Game 1 Car Chase - Low Detail 111.6 FPS
    Game 1 Car Chase - High Detail 38.8 FPS
    Game 2 Dragothic - Low Detail 150.4 FPS
    Game 2 Dragothic - High Detail 77.4 FPS
    Game 3 Lobby - Low Detail 97.7 FPS
    Game 3 Lobby - High Detail 43.0 FPS
    Game 4 Nature 50.7 FPS

    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 906.7 MTexels/s
    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2201.2 MTexels/s

    High Polygon Count (1 light) 36.6 MTriangels/s
    High Polygon Count (8 lights) 10.4 MTriangels/s

    Environment Bump Mapping 122.2 FPS
    DOT3 Bump Mapping 99.8 FPS

    Vertex Shader 97.0 FPS
    Pixel Shader 111.4 FPS
    Advanced Pixel Shader 99.3 FPS

    Point Sprite 31.9 MSprites/s
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    DirectX Version 9.0
     
  3. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Do we really have download the new ati drivers next week or no? I want keep these :)
     
  4. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Good news Fokes NFSPHP2
    it does fix from crash but I see lines pixels if you put detail on high special effects lower that by one and keep world up highest you can go
     
  5. shuki

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    are all of the 28.8 versions in a foreign language at install?
     
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    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    why what language are you seeing?
     
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    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    OK, finally got it.... need to do some benchies, but the installation went smoothly (no separate CPanel, everything installs right...).
    Nice job, ATI.
     
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    Spookstah Global Ops Server Admin

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    Do those drivers work with DVI, till now only the plutonium drivers did work for me with DVI, all ATI drivers did fail after a reboot to "find" my TFT on DVI port and that really makes me :mad:
     
  9. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Using driver default settings, 3DMark 2k1 +60 points.
    Quake III Arena few fps up.
    OpenGL driver in the package is 3446.
     
  10. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    You might just want to try opening up regedit and find the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINGE\Software\ATI Technologies\Driver\0000\DAL\IDCRegOptionDontUseOSMonitorInfo

    Change it from 01 00 00 00 to 00 00 00 00 and see if that helps. I'm not sure if it will, but it's the only way I can get the drivers to see what my monitor is really running at. (Thanks again Karlotta@R3D! :) )
     
  11. paranormal

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    I think the installer was French for me.
    I guessed right every time i had to click on something :D
     
  12. Spookstah

    Spookstah Global Ops Server Admin

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    I dont have that key in my register (Win XP SP1).

    I found a key with a value IDCT = yes
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ATI Technologies\CDS\0000\0\ASIC

    Could this be the setting?
     
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    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Doh!

    My bad! I have the 8500 in Blue and she don't like XP at all! That registry entry is for 9x/ME...I'm not sure if the value you found will do it in XP or not. If you feel extry brave and try changing it to "no" please make sure share your results! :)

    Thanks for the catch there, I'm behind on my caffeine intake again this AM. :rolleyes:

     
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    These certainly seem the best drivers to date for my rig.


    3D Mark up 80pts.

    The unzipper for mine was in french as well but for the install reverted to english.

    Happy
     
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    really? did you install the 28.8 exe version or the 32 meg file? the 28.8 exe worked fine and installed in english ...:confused:
     
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    so what is the difference between the two? Did anybody answer that? And how about newer 6237...r those going to be leaked or what? :)
     
  17. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Where did you heard about those?
     
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    the two sets are the same, just different compressions.
     
  19. shuki

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    whatever lang. this is... French I think.

    This is the second set I DL'd and both in this language. Deleted first set and this set I just took from @dek.....

    /me not to trusting with foreign language stuff.... heh
     
  20. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    What version is the set we just leaked? (I am NOT gonna boot into my XP partition on this rig to check, Blue does not like XP and I've pretty much given up arguing with her on the point. )
     

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