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ddsflyer
08-05-2004, 12:06 PM
Anyone out there tried the ATI Catalyst 4.9 betas? They were made for Doom3 which should help OpenGL performance.

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ATI Radeon X800XT PT
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ddsflyer
08-05-2004, 12:06 PM
Anyone out there tried the ATI Catalyst 4.9 betas? They were made for Doom3 which should help OpenGL performance.

P4 3.4GHz Northwood
Intel D875PBZ
ATI Radeon X800XT PT
1.0GB Kingston HyperX PC3200
W.D. Dual 80GB SATA RAID
Plextor PX-708A
Lite-On 52x
Creative Audigy2 ZS
NEC FP2141SB

FI_Macca44
08-05-2004, 01:14 PM
I heard the betas 4.9 are designed to improve performance in Doom 3......I'd love if they design drivers to greatly improve FB/AEP performance...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Inadaze
08-05-2004, 01:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ddsflyer:
Anyone out there tried the ATI Catalyst 4.9 betas? They were made for Doom3 which should help OpenGL performance.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was looking on some Doom 3 forums, it looks like they give a few extra frames, x800 cards getting the best boost. They should help improve GL performance generally, but don't expect miracles.

I'm using them and they seem stable enough, but I haven't played much FB. They certainly don't seem any worse than the 4.7s.

Cragger
08-05-2004, 01:46 PM
Older hardware (anything up to and including the 9800 series) will not see much if any improvement(Stated in the Readme file). These drivers are specifically targeted at improving the performance of the X800 series for Doom 3.

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rpkiller
08-05-2004, 03:36 PM
I have noticed a small imrovement over the 4.8 betas, which in turn were a small improvement over the excellent 4.7's. So if you have 4.7 or earlier, no phenomenal revelation but still worth the upgrade. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif