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    ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Hello there..

    edit: there's now an article on the main hexus.net website, it feels only right to mention it here..

    stevie lee - first for tech news (even before HEXUS it seems)

    HEXUS.net - Headline :: AMD Catalyst 8.5 drivers now available : Page - 1/1



    I just had a look on ATI website and the 8.5 drivers are out..
    Drivers & Software


    from release notes...

    Catalyst™ Control Center Component Video
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces 480i and 480p support. These formats will be found in the pre-defined component video format list found in the Catalyst™ Control Center->Component Video->Advanced page.

    ATI Graphics Driver Un-install Enhancement
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces an update to the ATI un-install utility. The utility now pop up dialogue box to show two options to the end user,

    Remove ATI Radeon™ graphics software, leave chipset software (RECOMMENDED).
    Completely remove all ATI/AMD (Graphics/Chipset) software.
    SECAM TV Out Support
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces support within the graphics driver to enable TV output adhering to the SECAM standard.

    1080p HDTV custom mode
    This release of Catalyst™ 1080p HDTV display mode. This feature will be available for display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

    HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces HDMI audio support for all TV timing modes and non-standard (CEA 861b) TV modes. If a non-standard mode is used, on initial connection to the TV, a pop-up notification should let the user know that the audio may be out of sync. A UI allows for the audio to be disabled by the user if desired. The UI in Catalyst™ Control Center would show the list of TV timing modes (both standard and non-standard) and the capability to enable audio for a given mode.

    Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst™ Control Center
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces Adaptive AA for Orca Driver, geometry for alpha tested objects are now submitted multiple times to the hardware using the multi-sample mask feature to update one sample at a time in the frame buffer using centroid sampling. With each pass of the sampling position for textures is shifted to be at the location of the sample that is being updated in that pass.

    1080p24 Mode Support
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces 1080p24 mode support This feature will be available for display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 support
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces WHQL certified support for Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 3 update for all ATI Radeon™ Series products.

    Performance Improvements
    The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™.

    Call of Juarez DX10: Performance increases up to 12% on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3xx0 series of product
    Halo: Performance increases by 10-30% across all of the supported ATI Radeon™ series of products
    Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases from 5 to 35% on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3xx0 series of product
    Stalker DX9: Performance increases by 20-50% when HDR is enabled in the game; across all ATI Radeon™ HD38x0 series of products
    World in Conflict DX10: Performance increases up to 25% on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD36x0 and/or an ATI Radeon™ 38x0 series of product. Higher performance gains are noticed on systems contianing an ATI Radeon™ 3870x2 series of product
    Last edited by stevie lee; 23-05-2008 at 12:21 PM. Reason: info now on main site..

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Got 'em thanks. Just the display driver and SB600 driver (don't want that lobody control centre!).
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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Was wondering when these were due out.

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Had them for a few days - they fix the corruption problems in Grid for owners of ATI X1*** cards.

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    don't yet work with the folding@home gpu2 client guys (or rather the gpu2 client doesn't yet work with them). shouldnt be too long though!
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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    new drivers... meh. Means more downloads.
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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    any improvement with games - COD4, etc?

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    don't yet work with the folding@home gpu2 client guys (or rather the gpu2 client doesn't yet work with them). shouldnt be too long though!
    What do you mean by GPU2? Crossfire config ?

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Folding@home - DownloadWinOther

    "Windows: V6 Beta GPU2 (ATI 26xx, 3xxx, and later) clients"
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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    I would presume GPU1 was the original X1900 series folding stuff

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I would presume GPU1 was the original X1900 series folding stuff
    It was indeed

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Quote Originally Posted by fraps View Post
    any improvement with games - COD4, etc?
    are you having COD4 trouble chap? What card?

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    Re: ATI 8.5 Drivers are unleashed

    Anyone else having problems with these and FSX in DirectX10 preview mode? I get lots of stuttering for the first couple of minutes of any flight..

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