R8500 LELE driver

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  1. chubi

    chubi New Member

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    R8500 LELE best driver???

    i have one r8500 LELE card, now i wonder.. which Catalys version is the best driver for my card? :confused:
    I'm using Catalyst 4.8 but someone told me that Catalyst 3.6 is the best for r8500..:duh:
    By the way... Omega driver and officer driver.. which is better?:wtf:
    pls help me
    thanks
     
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  2. phongtruong12

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    well just go ahead and use the 4.8 ati catalysts. no offense to omega's staff, but i've heard enough bad experiences from the 4.8 omegas to not use it. i wouldnt use old catalysts because they dont have support for new games.
     
  3. RDoggy

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    If you use omegas 4.8 driversyou will get texture flashing in bf 1942.With a radeon 8500.
     
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    ahah .. the 4.8 omegas crashed every time i would try to do something. couldnt fire up 3dm2k3 :O
     
  5. chubi

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    oh.. so, is catalyst 4.7 the best choice now?
    Beside.. Offical Catalyst 4.7 and Omega (cat4.7) driver, which is better
     
  6. RDoggy

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    Omegas 4.7s are pretty good no problems at all with them. What i am useing now is UniANCatalyst1047a. Seems to be a very stable driver. And runs Battlefield 1942 and bf vietnam very well. With thse drivers my 8500le runs and looks almost as good as my 9600xt.
     
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    I'm running CAT 3.9's with my 8500. I had issues with the newer drivers and dropped back - no problems now.:)
     
  8. RDoggy

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    Does call of duty run with the 3.9s ?I heard they would crash on drivers prior to the 3.10s. Also earlier drivers had problems with Bf vietnam.
     
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    I will test as soon as possible and let you know.:bleh:
     
  10. Nymins

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    Is there a PCI version of the 8500le or just 8500? Do you get good FPS in more of todays games like Far Cry?
     
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    How do the 9200 128 bits perform compared to the 8500le?
     
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    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    for an 8500 LE you might even try the 3.9s, as most of the new fixes have been DX9 based, and that's DX8.1 hardware
     
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    i wouldn't imagine a pci card would do very well in far cry, but the 9200 256mb is your best shot.

    the 8500 out performed the 9000 and i believe the 9000pro, but a 9200 128bit should out perform a 8500LE
     
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    From that table the r8500 wips the 9200's ass in core clock and bandwidth though.
     
  16. RDoggy

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    The 8500 has 2 texture units per pipline compared to 1 for the 9200. Thats the big reason the 8500 whips it i guess.
     
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    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    yea....keep the 8500 until you can go to a DX9 Compliant card(9600 or higher) and just twiddle with drivers and find one you like..i reccomdn something liek the late 3's(3.7-3.9) or the new ones
     
  18. phongtruong12

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    is it me or does the current video card technology seem lacking? ever since i picked up my 9700 pro, i've seen better cards but none of them have reached the milestone that this card has. it's been nearly 2 years and this card is a major *** kicker for most modern games. most modern cards won't even last you 6 months. the x800xt is nice but it's ridiculously overpriced. the original 9700 pro only was selling for $299!!!. im keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that the generation after the x300/600/800 will be much cheaper and still provide great graphics and great performance. if not, i may have to step into nvidia territory for the first time and pick up the venerable 6800gt. i've heard nothing but good reviews on it.
     
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  19. Nymins

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    Is there really a radeon 9800 se and 9600 pci version? cause the Neon Cowboy said there was a few roming about.
     

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