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Jonwall June 15, 2009 06:56 PM

Catalyst 9.6 released
 
ATI Catalyst 9.6 drivers released - Neoseeker News Article

New catalyst drivers for ati cards released today. Gonna install them and see how they run on win7 x64

SKYMTL June 15, 2009 07:29 PM

I wish I could get excited about this....

gingerbee June 15, 2009 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 209581)
I wish I could get excited about this....

no kidding:thumb:

martin_metal_88 June 15, 2009 08:15 PM

Any one have found a list of what the new driver fix? For now I see the HDMI sound driver wich are new and working realy smoothy ( i like )but for the rest nothing...was it needed to make a new bundle driver instead of an update?

Jonwall June 15, 2009 08:15 PM

ok this is pissing me off now lol, it says driver inf file not found when i try to install it. The only info i find on this is for a leaked version that says you have to dl a "patch" for windows 7, yet the files it says you replace with the patch files arent even there.

SKYMTL June 15, 2009 09:39 PM

Knowing ATI's drivers, it will fix some things and break others. I was using a dual HD 4870X2 setup for some upcoming PSU reviews. 9.2 to 9.4 worked fine. 9.5 wouldn't allow itself to be installed. That may be fixed now but I am not willing to check.

Basically, I am done with ATI's drivers in our GPU reviews as well. We will update the ATI drivers in the reviews when Nvidia releases a new driver unless ATI makes some claims of performance increases in games we test. Simple as that. This whole mentality of releasing monthly driver updates which do nothing but fix problems created by the last driver release is getting really, really old now.

JD June 15, 2009 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonwall (Post 209608)
ok this is pissing me off now lol, it says driver inf file not found when i try to install it. The only info i find on this is for a leaked version that says you have to dl a "patch" for windows 7, yet the files it says you replace with the patch files arent even there.

Installed fine over my previous 9.5 install (or maybe it was the Win7 WHQL set). Running the RC x64. No issues to speak of.

Jonwall June 16, 2009 08:33 AM

ahh i decided to uninstall and run driver sweeper for the first time for a clean install, go me. Something tells me the drivers for win7 are still the same and its just ccc thats updated.

Oversized Rooster June 16, 2009 03:59 PM

I hope they fixed the random crashing in games and/or videos that 9.5 created...

TimTheEnchanter June 17, 2009 09:22 AM

9.6 mostly improves crossfire performance, if i understood well.


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