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dglasal
03-15-2006, 01:06 PM
With ATI's 6.3 driver out, I was wondering from those who have the pre-"1xxx" series video cards, if you have noticed any differences from version 6.2.

Thanks

FoolTrottel
03-15-2006, 03:38 PM
Nope. None.
(Apart from the change in version number.)

9800 Pro here...

JG52Uther
03-15-2006, 04:10 PM
I went from 6.1 to 6.3 on a X800XL and saw a nice improvement.

Hunter82
03-15-2006, 04:58 PM
Most improvments in speed will be seen on the X1800 and X1900 models



Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
Nope. None.
(Apart from the change in version number.)

9800 Pro here...

vocatx
03-15-2006, 08:08 PM
I got a nice boost in fps with my X800. Give the 6.3s a try. If you don't like them , you can always re-install the ones you are using now.

VW-IceFire
03-15-2006, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
Nope. None.
(Apart from the change in version number.)

9800 Pro here...
I think the 9X series has seen all the improvements were going to see with the drivers. The newer cards are experiencing the boosts and bonuses that we were getting two years ago http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Vacillator
03-16-2006, 02:23 AM
Agreed. 9800 Pro+XT bios here and things are pretty much the same as before. Not that I'm complaining as I like ATI's updating philosophy.

jetsetsam
03-17-2006, 10:31 AM
Interesting read on the CAT 6.3's:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/883/1/page_1_introduction/index.html

dglasal
03-17-2006, 04:31 PM
The first time I installed it, I had pixelated skies, really weird. I have since uninstalled and reinstalled 6.3 and everything seems fine. Like most of you, no difference from 6.2. I agree Hunter82 for future drivers, the "1xxx" series cards will be the focus for improvements.

Thanks all

RxMan
03-19-2006, 06:59 AM
ATI AIW 9800 Pro 128.
I was getting the invisible water when trying Perfect & Water=2, but now fixed with 6.3s, I don't think I changed anything else. Although still useful for screenshots only. FPS seem unchanged, not tested.

Dingzoom
03-20-2006, 01:22 PM
I have the ati X800 & when I tried both the 6.2 & 6.3's I had much improved ability to spot aircraft against the ground...this is good!...
however, with both 6.2 & 6.3's I had very bad jaggies. the shorelines also looked like running ants...

I had to go back the the 5.7's to get rid of lthe jaggies & shoreline movement...but visuals on aircraft against the ground isn't as good...

anyone else notice this ?

dglasal
03-21-2006, 05:05 AM
I too saw some jaggedness but I feel that they are small enough not to overright the increase in FPS.

Now here is a questions - I too have the X800, how much does this card use CPU power to perform it's duties? Does it use any? The reason I ask is that I like to fly with as much DPI as possible, 1600x1200 which means I rather not use AA or AF. I have a 2.8ghz CPU and with the above setting and "let the game decide" on AA and AF, I get between 48 and 50 FPS average. Of course everything else is set to high quality rather than excellent/perfect but the flying part is more important than the eye candy to me. Anyway, if I were to increase AA or AF or both, or increase quality settings elsewhere, will the blunt of the effects be obsorbed by the Video Card or the CPU?

thanks