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    Post New Omega's

    Just wanted to let everyone know that the new Omega's based on Cat 4.1 are out.

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    Thanks for the heads up!

    il get to downloading these on my 56k

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidrainy
    Thanks for the heads up!

    il get to downloading these on my 56k
    awh...

    if there was ever a reason to come to uni it was 32mbit JANET .

    v. impressed with the omega team for getting drivers out so quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgr
    awh...

    if there was ever a reason to come to uni it was 32mbit JANET .
    Damn right! I work at one, you wanna see it fly when its between term-time and all the steowdants aren't hammering it.
    Wheeeeeeeeee!

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    Does anyone have any proof that these are better thatn the standard cat 4.1's ?
    like benchmarking??

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    they are better, resons:
    overclocking isnt prevented
    better control panel
    tweaked (better looking/more compatable) hidden gfx options (though it makes it slightly slower, not much though)
    bundled apps: artifact tester, reforce, and a few otehrs, dunno if radclocker/linker is still included, i heard it was removed in the last release

    btw that^ is based on prev omega/cat drivers. i havent used atis in a long time and im a few behind on omegas

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    Applecrusher, they'll get lower scores in speed benchmarks m8e as they're optimised for gaming not all out benchmarking speed, where everything looks pants but runs at uber fps

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    got a url for the new omaga's ??

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    Myocardial, How bad is "pants"? As with games like Max p 2, I think the whole ponit with a game like that is to enjoy it's fantabuluss graphical quality.
    How much do the omega's reduce the graphical quality of a game like this ?

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    no dave m8 you've got it the wrong way round mate.

    Omegas are designed to INCREASE texture quality and therefore will give LOWER bench scores.

    grab 'em here

    http://www.omegacorner.com/

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    Nah nah quite the opposite, the Omega's increase quality but therefore suffer from slightly lower fps

    Unlike benching where most applications take fps to be the thing needed For high benchmarks in say 3Dmark you get rid of all the settings that make it look purdy.
    The Omega's are just the standard drivers tweaked to give nice quality and good looks and as someone else mentioned often include other useful features
    They can be found here

    This is a section taken from the above website: Their based on the Cat 4.1's
    The purpose of the Omega Drivers is to provide gamers with an alternate set of drivers, ones that have more options and features than the original sets. The drivers contain optimizations, extra features (like OC capabilities), more resolutions and internal tweaks that can give them the edge in a gaming enviroment over the normal drivers, which are often tailored for synthetic benchmarks. All Omega driver sets are tested (unless noted) by myself in my own PC or in an alternate PC (in the case of the nvidia drivers) to ensure maximum compatibility and reliability.

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    What's New? (2.5.14 / 2.5.33)


    * Based on the Official Catalyst 4.1 drivers. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Updated the profiler utility to the latest version (1.3.19). (2k/XP)
    * Changed/added some internal tweaks. (2k/XP)
    * ALL the special Omega resolutions now have refresh rates ranging from 60Hz
    to 100Hz, no need to select them in the installer anymore. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Special resolutions now available for Flat Panel or Notebook displays. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Re-included the 9700-9800 soft mod by popular demand. (2k/XP/9x/ME)
    * Did one LAST Omega Driver set for Win9x/ME since I did some mistakes in
    the previous "last" release. (9x/ME)
    * Hope to have fixed the installation problems in Win9x/ME. (9x/ME)
    * Removed Refresh Force from the package since I think is no longer necessary,
    Multires supports refresh rate locking, plus the ATI drivers also include
    a refresh override feature. (2k/XP)
    * Removed some language files that are no longer required. (2k/XP/9x/ME)

    mm 9700 -> 9800 softmod back in. Didnt know he took it out! Must be why my scores dropped when i last changed my drvers.

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    Ok, ok.. Let me just get this straight.
    Omega's INCREASE texture quality and therefore will give
    LOWER bench/fps scores/levels. OK
    So, how much of an FPS decrease are we talking about here ?
    Lets us Max payne 1 as an example, because i think most peeps probably
    have that on their comps. How much of a decrease in fps would you
    see in max p 1 using omega's against normal ati one's at lets say,
    running at about 1024x768 / 32bit and Balanced quality to
    performace ratio settings ???
    Or you can use another game, maxp1 is all i can think of atm,
    maybe call of du.. dunno.

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    hmm, i don't seem to have overdrive with them....
    has he taken that feature out ?

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    overdrive doesnt work with 9800pros though does it ... maybe it detects the card and only installs what you need... or that might be ATI's doing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_07
    Ok, ok.. Let me just get this straight.
    Omega's INCREASE texture quality and therefore will give
    LOWER bench/fps scores/levels. OK
    So, how much of an FPS decrease are we talking about here ?
    Lets us Max payne 1 as an example, because i think most peeps probably
    have that on their comps. How much of a decrease in fps would you
    see in max p 1 using omega's against normal ati one's at lets say,
    running at about 1024x768 / 32bit and Balanced quality to
    performace ratio settings ???
    Or you can use another game, maxp1 is all i can think of atm,
    maybe call of du.. dunno.
    the decrease is not even noticable UNLESS you do a bench. it will be something like 1/10th of a frame per second.
    using the example above, and the assumption that maxpayne 2 runs slower than maxpayne 1 on the same hardware, and the fact that my 9800pro eqivalent card can run mp2 in 1600*1200@6xAA@16xAF and still be very much playable, infact i guess about 70fps as average. tbh though i havent played it in a while and cant remember apart from it was always playing well. i dont think it matters if the drivers decrease fps a tiny bit. Nvidia thinks it matters though, else they wouldnt have cheated with the 3dm2k1 gfx a while ago!
    also note, i played and compleated max payne 1 using a 3dfx banshee for about 1/4 of it, that was unplayable, then i changed to a voodoo5500 which was nice

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