Best atiumdag.dll (dx9 driver) for a HD 4670 in CS:GO

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  1. trocio2

    trocio2 Master Guru

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    Until now, it's the one from the 11.2 package. I always play 35 seconds of the same demo. I use FRAFS and FRAFS Bench Viewer to compare the results in a graph.

    2013-03-13 12:33:13 - csgo (9.10)
    Frames: 3478 - Time: 35000ms - Avg: 99.371 - Min: 73 - Max: 129

    2013-03-13 14:28:48 - csgo (10.7)
    Frames: 3468 - Time: 35000ms - Avg: 99.086 - Min: 72 - Max:129

    2013-03-13 15:30:44 - csgo (11.2)
    Frames: 3477 - Time: 35000ms - Avg: 99.343 - Min: 73 - Max:129

    Look how lame the atiumdag.dll from 13.1 is:

    2013-03-13 21:20:31 - csgo
    Frames: 3342 - Time: 35000ms - Avg: 95.486 - Min: 61 - Max: 127

    I have all the official dlls since 8.7, but it's 1+ gb lol. If winrar compresses them enough, I will upload the whole thing. Kevsamiga1974 told me to do this (the dll technique). I still have to try 12.1-12.4

    Fraps

    http://www.fraps.com/download.php

    Bench viewer

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/frafsbenchview/files/
     
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  2. kn00tcn

    kn00tcn Ancient Guru

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    i'm slightly curious, i could try... with CF

    dont make assumptions about new drivers if only the latest one looks broken (which it very well might be, possibly same for 12.6l)

    btw csgo.exe appeared in 12.2 WHQL, so i expect 12.1 to give you the same numbers as those other old ones

    speaking of which, tf2 MvM when shooting the tank & being up close, fps drops like crazy to 30s
     
  3. trocio2

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    Hmm.. I will run more tests. I played go yesterday, and surprisingly, the latest dll pulled a higher average fps number but the game was stuttering. With 11.2 I got less avg fps but it was "smooth" all the time (map de_dust, deathmatch with bots). Maybe you have to do your own tests (I tried 30+ different dlls).

    Compare the frametimes for yourself, and tell me which one looks nicer:

    11.2

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    13.1

    [​IMG]
     
  4. kevsamiga1974

    kevsamiga1974 Master Guru

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    Some games get progressively worse with each driver....whereas others get progressively better over time.

    F1 2012 is unplayable before 11.9

    Skyrim is unplayable before 12.1

    etc....

    The trouble with stone old drivers are re-introduced bugs/glitches and flakyness.

    Overall though, year old out of date drivers just can't cut it in newer games either way. I used to have a lot of faith in using older drivers, but even this is starting to show it's weaknesses in newer stuff.
     
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  5. trocio2

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    With all respect... will you buy amd again?

    I don't like the idea of *expending money every 1 or 2 years just to replace something that works.
     
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    kevsamiga1974 Master Guru

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    Not a chance in hell for me...not ever again.

    Thanks, but no.
     
  7. trocio2

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    Please try the old geforce in some games with 2 or more drivers and tell me how it performs.
     

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