ATI Catalyst 9.8 Software Suite Available Now!

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

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    But not from ATI yet....

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    Windows XP Users:
    ATI Catalyst 9.8 Software Suite WinXP 64-bit
    ATI Catalyst 9.8 Software Suite WinXP 32-bit

    Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users:
    ATI Catalyst 9.8 Software Suite Vista/7 64-bit
    ATI Catalyst 9.8 Software Suite Vista/7 32-bit

    Official download page: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

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    ATI Catalyst 9.8 Hotfix for Windows7 & Vista / ATI Catalyst 9.8 Hotfix for Windows XP

    Grab it from here: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Hotfixfor3DGames.aspx
     
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  2. Eagertman

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    Do you have any idea if these are beta's?

    EDIT: Looks the goods.
     
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  3. mrpiccolod

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    lol I just updated to 9.7 last night :rolleyes:
     
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    And how do TPU get these a day or two early?!

    Oh sweet gonna be trying these out on my lanbox
     
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    Some details on this release;

    This month we are seeing a massive performance increase with a whole host of games as compared to the ATI Catalyst 9.7 driver. Detailed release notes are available for most of the game optimizations; here are the highlights:

    * Battleforge DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 performance improves of up to 50% with the largest gains in configurations using ATI CrossFireX™ technology.
    * Company of Heroes DirectX 10 performance improves of up to 77%.
    * Crysis DirectX 10 performance of ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode improves of up to 10% and quad mode performance improves of up to 34%.
    * Crysis Warhead DirectX 10 performance of ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode improves of up to 7% and quad mode performance improves of up to 69%.
    * Far Cry 2 DirectX 10 performance of ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode improves of up to 50% and quad mode performance improves of up to 88%.
    * Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 performance of ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode improves of up to 40% and with quad mode performance improving of up to 60%.
    * UnigineTropics OpenGL performance improvements of up to 20%.
    * UnigineTropics DirectX 10 performance of ATI CrossFireX technology in quad mode improvements of up to 20%.
    * World in Conflict DirectX 10 performance improvements of up to by 10%.

    It’s fitting that last weekend AMD was in attendance at Quakecon 2009 in Dallas,Texas where the world’s most prolific OpenGLsupporters gathered for 4 days of ‘peace, love and rockets,’ that we are announcing support for OpenGL 3.1 and the following details:


    This release of the ATI Catalyst driver provides OpenGL 3.1 extension support. The following is a list of OpenGL 3.1 features and extensions added in ATI Catalyst 9.8:

    * Support for OpenGL Shading Language 1.30 and 1.40.
    * Instanced rendering with a per-instance counter accessible to vertex shaders (GL ARB draw instanced).
    * Data copying between buffer objects (GL EXT copy buffer).
    * Primitive restart (NV primitive restart). Because client enable/disable no longer exists in OpenGL 3.1, the PRIMITIVE RESTART state has become server state, unlike the Nvidia extension where it is client state. As a result, the numeric values assigned to PRIMITIVE RESTART and PRIMITIVE RESTART INDEX differ from the NV versions of those tokens. o At least 16 texture image units must be accessible to vertex shaders, in addition to the 16 already guaranteed to be accessible to fragment shaders.
    * Texture buffer objects (GL ARB texture buffer object).
    * Rectangular textures (GL ARB texture rectangle). o Uniform buffer objects (GL ARB uniform buffer object).
    * SNORM texture component formats.

    And last but surely not least, my favorite community: ATI Catalyst™ 9.8 driver for Linux!

    Support for new Linux operating systems
    This release of ATI Catalyst driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:

    * RHEL 4.8 production support
    * Ubuntu 9.04 production support

    ATI Catalyst™ Control Center - Linux Edition support for RandR 1.2 This release of the ATI Catalyst driver for Linux introduces ATI Catalyst Control Center - Linux Edition support for the RandR 1.2 extension API. The following new features are now available in the ATI Catalyst Control Center - Linux Edition Display Manager:

    * Display rotation
    * Multiple display arrangement and desktop sizing

    Via http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=7641
     
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  7. anthony256

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    Nevermind, link works now? lol
     
  8. Power47

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    i updated to 9.7 the other day and it caused massive artifacting on games and 3d mark, so i just went back whatever i had before, it works so thats all i care about
     
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    DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    Non-beta. Official 9.8's...
     
  10. Eagertman

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    Probably because it screwed with your fan 'ramping'.

    Best way to fix it on all cards is with ATI Radeon Bios Editor. You can get it from techpowerup.com

    EDIT: Make sure you save your original BIOS and put it somewhere safe, in case you need to do an RMA or replacement one day. Naturally they won't RMA a card with an edited bios.
     
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    Catalyst control centre hasn't worked for me on this release or the past two. No idea what the problem is :(
     
  12. terroristone

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    hahaha i did as well. i went from 8.3
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  13. snappy1

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    Andrew if you went from 8.3 to 9.7 cats you would be noticing big differences in gaming
     
  14. AussieTemplar

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    9.7 has caused BSOD's and crashes for me, first time I've ever gotten crashes just from a driver update, every other update has been solid. Hopefully these will fix :)
     
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    Agreed Aussie, i got fantastic performance out of the 9.7's until they crashed in about 4 of 10 games I am playing atm, performance was great, stability was poor
     
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    sorry my mistake, i had only just woken up, i ment 9.3.
    Andrew
     
  17. Alba

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    OMG these drivers are phenomenal. When they say xfire improvements they weren't kidding. I dont think I have ever seen any real performance boost from any past driver, but this is making my head spin.
    Just installed the 9.8 over the top of the 9.7's and I thought I'd run FC2 bench to compare. Didn't expect much if any improvement TBH, but right now I'm still pinching myself. First I though WOW, then I though I must have set something lower or maybe DX9 instead of DX10, but nope, it's all the same, this is the actual result and it's massive.
    I know your all gonna think that's not possible, and believe me, I'm looking at the result and I still can't believe it.

    Both are done with 3 x 4890 and i7 @ 4GHz

    On the left is 9.7 cats and on the right we have the magic drivers 9.8 cats(more like Lions). Just look at the Min FPS

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  18. Team.AU

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    /me looks at 3dmark
     
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    i just installed these, i didn't even have time to test the 9.7's but i have noticed around 50fps more in CSS.
    Andrew
     
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    what about crysis alba?
     

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