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New AMD/ATI Drivers & Hotfix

The AMD Website now offers new version 10.10 Catalyst reference drivers for AMD/ATI accelerators, which add Blu-ray 3D playback, stereoscopic 3D gaming support, and performance improvements. The new drivers are available as a traditional release, or as part of a new "Accelerated Parallel Processing" edition which also includes an OpenCL driver. They also now offer a 10.10a Performance Optimization Hotfix, an unsupported Windows 7/Windows Vista release with performance optimizations for systems with an Radeon HD 6870 or Radeon HD 6850 series graphics cards.

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27. Games... Oct 23, 2010, 01:19 Ant
 
Drezden wrote on Oct 23, 2010, 01:12:
bhcompy wrote on Oct 22, 2010, 17:01:
kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2010, 15:59:
Drezden wrote on Oct 22, 2010, 15:50:
kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2010, 15:40:
Would an AMD/ATI combo system be less expensive but just as good as a Intel/nVidia combo?

Yes.

Don't let retarded morons like Grounded scare you away from AMD. They make quality chips and quality cards.

I haven't owned an Intel or Nvidia product in 10 years. And will continue to never own one of their products as long as AMD is available. Had nothing but problems with both companies. Never an issue with AMD/ATI.

How is AMD/ATI with Photoshop, Flash and Firefox?

First, the price per performance ratio for AMD/ATI is better than Intel/nV or Intel/ATI. If you want the top performance, sure, you look at Intel for the processor, but you pay a lot more per unit of performance and the diminishing returns aren't worth it as far as gaming is concerned(might be worth it for multimedia processing depending on your use).

Second, I've had no problem with my new AMD/ATI box regarding Photoshop, Flash, or Firefox(running Win7 64b). I recently upgraded from a 3200+ and an nV 7900GS AGP

What this guy said. I've never had a problem with Firefox, Flash or Photoshop running Win7 64bit. And I still run a Phenom II 940 Deneb BE (3.0ghz Quad Core). Runs just as good overclocked as any of my friends I7's they bought at the same time period (about a year and a half ago) So for anyone to tell you AMD can't compete with Intel as far as Price and Power is spouting garbage from their mouth.
OK, let's talk about current, newest games. Which is better? AMD or Intel CPU from XP Pro. SP3 to 64-bit W7? I am planning to upgrade my Intel quad-core Q8200 CPU in a couple months. I haven't decided to go AMD or Intel. I am keeping my old ATI Radeon 4870 video card though. I am upgrading so I can use the old parts for my old Linux box that still runs on a single core AMD Athlon 64 754 CPU (slooooow!) with Debian/Linux. Oh, and I don't overclock.
 
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