Best drivers for 4870?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by General Ritly, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. General Ritly

    General Ritly Member

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    What the title says. I suspect that these newer drivers are doing jack crap for the 48xx series and it is all for the 5xxx and 68xx series now.

    Am I wrong? Are there better drivers for my card?
     
  2. ibitato

    ibitato Ancient Guru

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    I would say 10.3 / 10.4

    Really, new drivers are fine with 4xxx UNLESS you use crossfire....
    ah , I almost forgot there are some problems with AF also o new drivers, but I think it's 5xxx related only

    BTH, I am on 10.3 and will not move from there.
    I playy all games fine except Shattered Horizon, CF is broken , fixed on 10.4 but I am not upgrading ,,lol
     
  3. Espair

    Espair Active Member

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    10.6 and below i hear are good :) Im on 10.6 and have no troubles at all, not even with bc2.
     
  4. General Ritly

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    How much of a performance gain would I (probably) recieve? Any estimates?
     

  5. KyleStilkey

    KyleStilkey Master Guru

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    I've been using the latest Drivers with no issues so far. BC2 runs fine for me at Max Settings 2x AA 1920x1080.

    Give them a try and see what you think as it's different for everyone else.
     
  6. TDurden

    TDurden Ancient Guru

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    I use latest 10.10
    No problems, everything is smooth

    Only if I enable vsync in games there is some input lag but I think it was the same with all earlier version I used before, and I used a lot (almost every month new). I am not sure what exactly cause it, but disabling vsync fixes input lag
     
  7. KyleStilkey

    KyleStilkey Master Guru

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    I never got this issue could it be the cards Bios issue maybe?
     
  8. shimyns

    shimyns Ancient Guru

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    Hey, do you guys with CF setups running on older drivers at least keep up with the current CAPs and install them or are you all just running the CAPs that were released with your old drivers?
     
  9. GREGIX

    GREGIX Master Guru

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  10. Eoma

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    Using 10.10c with the latest CAPS on my 4870x2 with no issues. I reckon 10.10e would work just as great but since there's nothing in the change log that interests/benefits my setup/games I play, I'm skipping it for now.
     

  11. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    i had HD4870 for 2 years, and trust me , -> 10.5a Are THE best drivers.
     
  12. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    Just upgraded to 10.6 from 10.2's and performance seems to be on par or maybe ever so slightly better. However you get better compatibility with the newer drivers. I'd say stick with 10.2-10.6 and try out the main games you enjoy playing with them.
     
  13. DJ_Casper

    DJ_Casper Master Guru

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    You say "10.10 are the latest". Wohaaaaa. I've got 10.11 already
     
  14. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    i vote for 10.10e :)
     
  15. Von Dach

    Von Dach Master Guru

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