View Full Version : Public Announcement Concerning CAT Releases

11-13-2004, 10:24 AM
---- Public Announcement ----

My dear lambs http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif just because ATI is releasing a new CAT every other day, and yes we could spend every wakening moment re-installing and tweaking instead of playing games, just a tip -

If you are happy with your current CAT just wait and see if the newest CAT is worth bothering with mate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Seriously, how many posts have I read about 4.11 or 4.12 that have caused problems, specifically with COD.

It's great ATI is making such an effort to improve their CAT, but it is also clear that prudence has its reward when deciding when to upgrade.

I presently use the CAT 4.9 for my 9700TX card. It's not broken so why fix it guys? Yes, eventually I'll upgrade, but only after I am absolutely sure the newer CAT actually works AND improves ALL my games.

---- Public Announcement Over -----

Tact - "Fight the System" -S!

11-13-2004, 10:30 AM
My favourites are the "wow - gained 5 FPS on Black Death track!" sort of post. With 12 Catalyst releases per year the frame rates are going to be 72 FPS better this time next year without us even upgrading our graphics cards http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.



PS - a minor but worthwhile change with the Catalyst 4.11 drivers is that perfect water now has more of a blue colour to it rather than the previous blue-black.

11-13-2004, 11:08 AM

ATI release Cat. once for each month.
how much time it takes [you] to change drivers ?
how much time to un-install the new one and roll back?

for me it takes 20% of one PF mission time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

so , once or twice a month i devote one-PF-mission-time for that.

i dont consider myself as a "lamb" [as you called in your post] . I rather consider you as a lamb as you lack individuality.

11-13-2004, 02:14 PM
No need to take my "tongue and cheek" post to heart oren9999. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

My point was that just because there's a new CAT one doesn't need to feel compelled to upgrade. If one waits just for a few days any problems will be reported.

Certainly, if you prefer to immediately upgrade and later have to un-install that's your choice mate.

As for my individuality being in question? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


11-13-2004, 03:33 PM
Is there a good 'newb' info page regarding drivers?

I have a 9600pro (256mb)

Like to see what release I should use, download info (such as where to d/l to, etc) and where it would show what driver is currently installed.
I have this computer for about 6 months - came with the 9600 and I have not 'tinkered' with drivers yet.

Thanks as always for your help/info

11-13-2004, 03:48 PM
Jensen. If you want to be simple about it the rule of thumb is to always run the newest drivers, and after that in order of priority run the most stable drivers.

All Catalyst drivers can be found at ati.com.

Your driver version can be found in your display properties under adapter>properties/drivers tab.
The newest catalyst drivers (4.11 or 4.12b) manage texture memory better so you will see a benefit. You'll want to update to either the 4.9s or 4.11s. If you play COD track down the 4.12 betas.

Yak: If you are good about it changing drivers takes 10 minutes tops. For a game with high graphical overhead (inneficiency?) like PF every little bit helps. People will tinker and be happy that they do.

11-13-2004, 04:23 PM
I change drivers 20 times a week...then again I'm a tester http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif