Catalyst 4.5 drivers are out now

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Catalyst 4.5 drivers are out now

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Postby T-Shirt » Thu May 13, 2004 11:14 am

This version is for XP and W2k, but some of the special features only work with XP Media center version.
I'll give it a few days before I install, just in case :?

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Postby Immortal » Thu May 13, 2004 12:00 pm

remember the 3.8's, apperentley caused monitor failure.... :p....

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Postby Bio-Hazard » Thu May 13, 2004 11:23 pm

I install them already..........Can you say update junky....... 8)

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Postby Apoptosis » Fri May 14, 2004 1:23 am

I ran the 3.8's for months on a 9800 Pro 256mb (DDR2) card on my personal system with no problems. I'm running CAT 4.4's on it now while I type this!

Last I heard the whole 3.8 CAT issue never was an issue. I knew some people that sent their systems to ATI for testing and it was just bad monitors.

The whole situation was kinda like me saying this:

I got gas in my car today at Texaco instead of Quick Trip and on the way home my car blew up. It's not the gas stations fault... Your *)&^ just happened to break!

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Postby bull » Mon May 24, 2004 3:32 pm

I am still running the version that came with my 9800pro. Is there any great advantage to the 4.5's?

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Postby Mavke » Tue May 25, 2004 1:05 am

Well I wouldn't go for the ATI Catalyst Drivers, but for the Modded Versions like the Omega or DNA Drivers. Those give a might better performance and so on.

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Postby T-Shirt » Tue May 25, 2004 1:25 am

bull wrote:I am still running the version that came with my 9800pro. Is there any great advantage to the 4.5's?

that depends on the version you are running.
The cat drivers have made lots of improvements and bug fixes since the first versions. but each version is only a minor update from the last one.

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Postby mrplow » Tue May 25, 2004 2:19 am

Bio-Hazard wrote:I install them already..........Can you say update junky....... 8)


Did your computer burst into flames yet? If not I'll consider installing them 8)
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Postby Immortal » Tue May 25, 2004 2:21 am

no, the thing is, the modded drivers SOMETIMES offer better performance, the benchmarks ive seen the vanilla catalysts beat them in most things, when the modded ones come out on top its usually by either a few 3DMarks say 25-50ish and/or a few more FPS, say 5 or 10 more...

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Postby bull » Tue May 25, 2004 8:24 am

T-Shirt wrote:
bull wrote:I am still running the version that came with my 9800pro. Is there any great advantage to the 4.5's?

that depends on the version you are running.
The cat drivers have made lots of improvements and bug fixes since the first versions. but each version is only a minor update from the last one.


Looks like I am running the 4.1's. Worth updating?

btw...Sapphite 9800pro 128mb

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Postby rishdi » Tue May 25, 2004 8:44 am

From 4.1, I would recommend upgrading or maybe just wait till next month.

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Postby Bio-Hazard » Tue May 25, 2004 10:01 am

Lots of game bug fixes in the last few Cats..........check out what they fix for what games you're playing..........if you're not having problems, there's no real reason to update unless you're a update junkie like myself............ 8)


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