DH Article: Driver Comparison

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  1. Death Machine

    Death Machine New Member

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    Staff member and supermoderator Steve "Chaos" Ruxton has taken Omegas and Unian's drivers for a test drive along with ATIs 4.7 drivers.

    Steve has done a very thorough job and it makes for informative reading indeed.

    "Ok we have all heard the "hype" now for quite some time regarding the tweaking and/or modifying of the official Catalyst Display Drivers. I am going to spend time testing some of these drivers and compare them against their official counterparts. I will be running a series of benchmarks using a few of the more popular titles today. I am going to look at how different AA/AF settings affect speed, as well as what that performance loss does to enhance your overall image quality."

    read here
     
  2. Ev!L-aLphA

    Ev!L-aLphA | n f e c t e D

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    wow very very very nice n detaild article!
     
  3. LeanWolf

    LeanWolf alpha male

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    Whoah! A lot of work here, nice job!
     
  4. swatX

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    hats off to choas for very nice detailed article.
     
  5. Chaos

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    thx i hope people find it to be a good read
     
  6. Widkidone

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    Yippie Chaos!!!! Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    the unian drivers still left me a bit suprised if you know what i am saying.
     
  8. Chaos

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    yes they are a nice set of drivers
     
  9. Xii

    Xii More than a number.

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  10. Chaos

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    sorry that's a typo on my part i forget to specify the 9800 SE part

    It should read 9800 SE with Red PCB 9700/9700 Pro type PCB, Floppy style connector, "L" shaped memory
     
  11. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    Excelent work bud, very informative, very professional and a very good read!!! Congrats on a work well done!!!:)
     
  12. tornado=[GSW]=

    tornado=[GSW]= Compulsive HW Monger

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    nice review, I have tried both drivers and both are very good, very little to choose between them
     
  13. Chaos

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    yes i have no problem recommending either one, they are both sweet :p
     
  14. No_Style

    No_Style Styleless Wonder

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    Ba-Zing

    Great Work Chaos :) I like Unian's Anime styled installer. :D Kawaii~..
     
  15. swatX

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    both are nice set!
     
  16. MindlessOath

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    what an awesome driver compairo

    i really like the UniAN's and i love OMEGA as a person and his really good work.

    i would say the compairison was very close in scores, one was not better than the other, well sorta, but only by small margins in most tests.... i would say the Cataylst drivers performed better in most of the tests (i think).

    the tools they impliment and the quality they have.

    hey i suggest next time out, we could do this again... but i suggest a bit more indepth, like going over what tools they include aswell, our you can edit and add annother page for that soon :p if ya want.

    just want everyone to know about my little set of stuff.
    http://www.tacticalcenter.net/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=46&Itemid=37
    i think i should update it or make a all new one, mabe i will make it for driverheaven next time with more info but that will have to be at a later date.

    one driver i would like to see included would be Spirit drivers i know they included some system tweeks in the driver themselfs, but you can make people aware of that, as well as test them out to see how they do. as i really dont know anything about them, it will also help me out with my stuff.

    Very good indeed, infact exactly what everyones been asking :D you might want to go over the tools tho like i said, like the glidewrapper etc, cause thats a unique feature that brings extra to unian. mabe u could test a game using that too... would be cool aswell.

    but these are all just suggestions. (my meds are really kicking in, i got my wisdom teeth removed today :D)

    EDIT: it would also be great to have Lucifer have a chat with you too.. he signed up to the forums just recently... he may speek in a differnt language but so far he does a good job with english from posting here.... plus you can use translators if needed :p

    that is something i would really like to see... because we dont know to much about the people of UniAN and what they do, there goals etc.
     
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  17. Zelig

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    Awesome article! :)

    A few days ago, I was wishing there was something like this.
     
  18. Bart1987

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    Great artical and suprising results. But it doesn't make the choise easier :D
     
  19. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    Nice article and also a nice short interview with Omega... an interesting read.
     
  20. drakesteakn

    drakesteakn boo!!!!

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    nice comparison there, i really enjoyed it
     

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