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AMD ATI Catalyst driver 8.7 XP/Vista download | discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by enessel, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. enessel

    enessel Master Guru

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    [​IMG]ATI released their July 2008 update of the Catalyst driver suite for radeon graphics cards.
    Performance Improvements

    The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™.
    • 3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% is noticed in the Performance Preset on single card configured systems when using ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx or ATI Radeon™ HD 34xx products
    • Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases of 3% to 12% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon ™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product
    • Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases of 4% to 15% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product
    • Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps is noticed on single card configured systems when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx product
    • Lost Planet DX9: CrossFire™ scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all Radeon™ products when AA and AF is enabled
    Download:
    [​IMG] ATI Catalyst 8.7 Windows XP 32-bit
    [​IMG] ATI Catalyst 8.7 Windows XP 64-bit
    [​IMG] ATI Catalyst 8.7 Windows Vista 64-bit
    [​IMG] ATI Catalyst 8.7 Windows Vista 32-bit
     
  2. Mochen

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    cool, been waiting for these
     
  3. wekktor

    wekktor Master Guru

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    me too :D
     
  4. bokloz

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    thanks , downloading now will report later
     

  5. Alexraptor

    Alexraptor Maha Guru

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    *sigh* and still no support for the HD 3850 AGP, i mean seriously whats wrong with these people, wouldnt it take less time to actually bake in the support for the AGP cards in the official releases rather than posting up seperate AGP hotfixes?
     
  6. Zyrocenus

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    one would think....

    You would think.... its almost like the lil brother\sister you left behind on their big wheel.....get to where yer goin and then realize "oh $h!t! Wheres *insert name here-

    Seems like an after thought...odd for a product thats not exactly obsolete yet.- Is there support for other AGPs in the driver set? if not my thought it that the ATi unified driver model is either not designed or not able to span AGP and PCI-X speeds\capabilities\requirements as NVidas do -although with debateable success...in that may lie the answer...stability-
     
  7. floske

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    World of Warcraft free trial.. wtf ??
     
  8. Alexraptor

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    There sure is. However i did notice something peculiar with the listing of supported cards, there are several mentions of Sapphire Radeon HD 3xxx series cards, but no mention of an Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 anywhere, PCI-E or AGP. hmmmm
     
  9. Tloram

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    Is there a quide to properly uninstalling 8.7beta CCC on Vista64 and installing this new version? I can only find guides for XP and 2000 which aren't quite the same....

    Just got a new PC with Xfire 4870s and pre-installed 8.7beta CCC and have no idea the best way to get the betas OFF and the new official ones on.

    Please help.
     
  10. bokloz

    bokloz Master Guru

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    just go to program and features in control panel and remove ati install manager
     

  11. Monster_Marvin

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  12. Tloram

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    When my PC arrived they had already overclocked my 4870s for me and done the manual fan speed hack to 50%. After uninstalling the 8.7 betas and sticking on the new officials will I have to do all this myself?

    Cheers.
     
  13. bokloz

    bokloz Master Guru

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    those drivers although dated 03/07 (beta was 25/06) they are older 8.512 (beta was 8.520), anyway i will try it on crysis dx10 (only game i had issues in )and some other games and will rebort later
     
  14. bokloz

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    after installing new drivers you will have to go to ccc and unlock the atioverdrive then activate the profile they done to you (it will not lost with uninstalltion of beta and installing new driver)
     
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    Thanks, how do I unlock the overdrive for my 4870s Xfire in Vista 64?
     

  16. Nitrius

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    Hmm, can't seem to download the drivers...

    Edit: Talking about the once for vista x64.
    Edit2: Nvm, worked now.
     
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    Finally, anyone had the "Atikmdag stopped responding" issue resolved with these?? I wont install Vista on my second system until it is?? Maybe ill have to wait for a long time??? :)
     
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    if yer using the 8.7b from killerSneak you can re-run the bat find and have it sweep everythin out.... it does a good job and I think it nails the registry info etc that is usually left behind....

    if its not the DnA driver then bokloz suggestion of rippin it out thru control panel is the way to do it... might wanna run G3Ds driver sweeper too... those were betas after all

    Zyro
     
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    Atikmdag stopped responding and nvlddmkm stopped responding are mostly overclocking related.
     
  20. Zyrocenus

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    I have noticed that as well. Its at the teeter point when I get that error. When the clocks are "low" enuf not to freeze the GPU or crash the comp entirely but high enuf to generate too many uncorrectable or bypassable errors for the driver\app\card to deal with. If you are OC'd I'd say wind her down 5-10 MHz or wind up that fan 10% or so

    Zyro
     

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