fast writes - on/off 9800p

phial

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ATI cards dont like Fast Writes as it causes instability, and theres no performance gain from turning it on

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mito

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I've read this many times before.
Why exactly do ATI cards dislike Fast Writes?



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Note: no OC!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mito on 06/13/04 02:07 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

phial

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i dont know


probably just the way the cards are designed, or the way the drivers are written. from what im reading at the Rage3d.com forums, apparently the new Catalyst 4.6's are MUCH better with fast writes, and alot of people who do graphics and stuff are actually using it now with no problems.. people have said that now that fast writes arent "broken" anymore, theres still no performance gains for gaming
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