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    Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmark hi

    So who does a better job with Windows 7: NVIDIA or ATI?
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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx lists 9.2 as the most recently available. Got a link for 9.3?

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Interesting article is the mid range test going to include the 4850? I wonder whether this 9.3 driver will fix the bizzare 8 GB RAM issue certain ATI cards have on both 32 and 64 bit windows.

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    I'm hoping to do a little benchmarking of my own soon (just finished preparing a prerelease 9.3 package for Ubuntu Intrepid).

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    I know it's still beta, but I thought everyone was saying how much faster W7 is than Vista? Or is that for non-gaming applications? It would be intersting to see how XP does in comparison as well (for Dx9 anyway).

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    interesting to see that the general trend shows windows 7 offers slight improvement over vista even with the first proper driver releases.

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    I'm hoping to do a little benchmarking of my own soon (just finished preparing a prerelease 9.3 package for Ubuntu Intrepid).
    How long till this is released public?

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    might put 7057 on tonight and give this a bash - will be available by the end of the working day i presume and not "yanks lunchtime"..
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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    How long till this is released public?
    The article, or the packages?

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    I know it's still beta, but I thought everyone was saying how much faster W7 is than Vista? Or is that for non-gaming applications? It would be intersting to see how XP does in comparison as well (for Dx9 anyway).
    The speed people are mentioning is general snappiness of the OS. It doesn't give you more FPS... well save for a few optimisations here and there by the looks of it. The 20% NVIDIA increase in Company of Heroes is just odd, though I presume that's a driver anomaly rather than a W7 advantage - perhaps if the same driver could be used in each OS the result would have been closer.

    Good showing from both camps it seems, particularly ATi's consistency, though given the comparatively teeny differences between Vista and W7 I guess that's expected.

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Catalyst v9.3 out now according to http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx
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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Glad they've fixed DXVA now for XP

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    The article, or the packages?
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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    anyone read the release notes?

    i did interesting bit

    improvements for windows 7

    ...empty


    so what did they actually improve from using the old vista ones?
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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    the new ubuntu
    The next Ubuntu release is 9.04, due next month some time. It'll come with (barring changes between now & then) NVidia 180.37 and ATI 8.600 (packages are versioned using internal ATI build numbers, not public Catalyst names, so that's PROBABLY 9.3ish - it's certainly newer than 9.2).

    To use those driver versions on 8.10, add "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/directhex/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main" to Administration/Software Sources/Third Party

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    can't get it to install with my old X1650!

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    Re: Reviews - ATI rolls out Catalyst 9.3 with official Windows 7 support: we benchmar

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgy291 View Post
    anyone read the release notes?

    i did interesting bit

    improvements for windows 7

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    so what did they actually improve from using the old vista ones?
    Well they are the first final W7 drivers.

    Probably just the same fixes in the Vista notes (perhaps last couple of releases) - most of the fixes will be relevant.

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