Cat. 10.3 brings performance improvements with HD5000 and HD4800(!)

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http://www.shanebaxtor.com/2010/03/17/catalyst-10-3-the-holy-crap-driver/

Heh, there it goes

http://www.legitreviews.com/news/7586/


Besides the feature improvements on the HD5000, the performance will improve on both HD5000 & HD4800 series!:):D

That includes:

3DMark Vantage

Overall scores increase by up to 8% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
Overall scores increase by up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products

Aliens vs. Predator

Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

Battleforge

Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Call of Duty: World at War

Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Company of Heroes

Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Crysis and Crysis Warhead

Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Devil May Cry 4

Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

DiRT 2

Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Far Cry 2

Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2

Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark

Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky

Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products

Resident Evil 5

Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Unigine Tropics

Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

World in Conflict

Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Wolfenstein

Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products


There's an non-WHQL 10.3 driver coming out tomorrow
Can't wait!
 
Interesting. I mean really though, if you have a 4800 series card, 5700 series card, or 5800 series card, do you really need any improvement on Devil May Cry 4? :heink: Not exactly a demanding game there. My two 3850s had no trouble with that game and even one was able to be respectable at 1680x1050.

Anyway, hope they keep squeezing out more performance. :bounce:
 

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thanks for the links :)
I am waiting for this drivers too,will post as soon as they are available
to mouse,
I read somewhere(i think fudzila) that Cat 10.4 will take care of all GSOD problems,maybe 10.3 does the same too
 

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I've never experienced vertical line issue with my 5870, it this really that common?
 

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Yes and no, there have been enough reports from those who have experienced it for AMD/ATi to have finally acknowledged it back in January but there is still no reason being given for what actually causes it and while I have my suspicions I too do not have access to a 5 series card to experiment with.
 

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My 5750's have been spectacular with no issues like that. They also DID solve it for a number of people, though there seem to be a few still having issues, but that could be other problems than just drivers. Might be drivers too, but its hard to say.
 

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a 2-5% increase in FPS isn't really that much of a performance increase. In real numbers, if a game runs at 50fps for example, it will climb at 51-53 fps. Not a life changer!
Anyways, I'm more than happy with my 4870 which I got 18 months ago and still rocks any game I play (no, I don't play crysis) at 1080p
 

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bashyrkh what do you expect. Driver update after 6 months to bring another 30% improvement?

its not game changing at all but yet on review sites you see that 285 winning by 5% over 4890 is called clear winner ;)

its all about PR, yes these changes (the small ones ) wont bring anything new to your experience. Its just preparation for Fermi to look NOT TOO MUCH better.

because if fermi is like 15% better and after these drivers its only 10% better thats huge in PR

BTW I still have my HUGE cursor problem on my 5850 and with 10.2 so its NOT FIXED


about the GSOD - if its the one that when you watch some flash your pc hangs due to driver crashing - yes I have this only when I installed Flash 10.1 :)

and I BET its Flash idiots problem- thats the most idiotic software of all times - requiring like supercomputer to run a flash video - and about 5x slower than normal video player.

anyway disabling hardware acceleration for flash seems to fix it and I havent had problems since. Waiting on either ATI driver fix or Flash fix not sure who is guilty (can be both)
 

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Have you tried Cat 10.2 Hotfix?
 

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There was a hotfix for 10.1 (I believe it was 10.1) that came out about a week before the next month's update that supposedly fixed the GSOD problems (cleared mine right up, though mine only did it frequently when I overclocked the card, otherwise it just randomly crashed, really ruining my Fallout 3 game :( )
 

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They're having some trouble with the links- they are working to get them fixed now:
CatalystMaker on twitter: "sorry all - the download links need updating - give it a few minutes. will let you know when its fixed"
 

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I was just checking, as the only time I have seen that reported as happening was with 2+ monitors. I know several drivers were supposed to help with that (like 9.12 HF) but I guess they haven't fixed it completely.
 

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