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10.4a Preview cats (21/04/2010)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by James J, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. James J

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  2. cainer

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    The ATI Catalyst 10.4a Preview provides resolution for the following issue:

    ■Long load times for new maps in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 when using a Windows 7 / Windows Vista based system with an:
    ◦ATI Radeon HD 5xxx series graphics card
    ◦ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series graphics card
    ◦ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series graphics card
    ◦ATI Radeon HD 2xxx series graphics card
    ■The XP driver is provided only as an early look of Catalyst 10.4
     
  3. Devrij

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    Hmm, I will give these a try now.
     
  4. Sukh

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    Hey guys, do I just click install or do I have to do something in Catalyst to remove old drivers?
     
  5. jorzeh

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    swish :D
     
  6. James J

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    Remove old ones first using the ATI catalyst uninstal utility in the control panel> program list and as soon as they are uninstalled, stick the new ones on then restart.
     
  7. JeffyB

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    Thanks dl'ing now :)
     
  8. Speed

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    Been out for a while now, a week I think.

    Following Terry (Catalyst Product Management) gives you a good headsup on when new drivers come out:

    http://twitter.com/catalystmaker
     
  9. James J

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    wrong, his post was 44 mins ago lol. The 10.4 preview are BEFORE these in driver version and only have the faster loading times for 5xxx series cards in BFBC2, these ones however support the rest of the product range.
     
  10. Speed

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    Ah right, my bad. The ones on the 14th were just for the 5xxx series.
     
  11. James J

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    Yeah and it quite CLEARLY says 5xxx series at the top of your quote mate. This NEW version supports ALL CARDS.

    Jeeeez! :p
     
  12. Sukh

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    Do i remove all of catalyst? Or just drivers?
     
  13. James J

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    All, these have a newer CCC + software
     
  14. Speed

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    I know, just noticed and changed my reply! :rolleyes:
     
  15. James J

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    :p
     
  16. Speed

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    You were too quick! :p

    Smiley fail though! :D
     
    Last edited: 21 Apr 2010
  17. James J

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    Lol ironic when we take your forum name into account :O

    I'll do some testing and see whats different apart from that BFBC2 optimisation on loading times (if anything)
     
  18. Speed

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    True, but who said it is that kind of speed! ;)

    Yeah not tried them out myself, but I'm sure if there were more changes they'd make a song and dance about it!
     
  19. BigBruiserAl

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    ok so any one with xfire confirm both cards downclock in 2d?
     
  20. Squark

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    Fudge yea!

    It's about time, BC2 load times cheese me off