ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

ATI has released version 4.7 of its Catalyst driver suite for its Radeon range of products. Some of the games which will now perform better include: TOCA Race Driver, Pandora Tomorrow, Halo: Combat Evolved and Freedom Fighters.

Omega 2.5.58

What's New? (2k/XP 2.5.58)

- Based on the official Catalyst 4.7 drivers.
- Added support for some new Radeon cards.
- Updated the CS OpenGL to a new version that fixes the 16bit bug from my
previous set.
- Included an ATI utility to enable/disable TAA.
- Included a new utility to swap between the Normal and CS OpenGL driver.
- Changed the compression method for internet distribution, now the drivers are
compressed with 7-Zip self-extractor.

Catalyst 4.7

This release introduces a new feature called Temporal Anti-Aliasing. OpenGL and Direct 3D applications will benefit from this feature when custom settings for Anti-Aliasing are used, and Temporal Anti-Aliasing is enabled. The feature provides higher Anti-Aliasing quality when an application frame rate is 60 frames per second or higher. This feature will be located within the ATI 3D tab and will be supported under the English edtion of Windows XP and Windows 2000. Localized support for this feature is expected in the next release of CATALYST.

The following performance gains are noticed:

Further improvements in Vertex Shader handling bring performance improvements to applications that use stencil shadow volumes. For example, the Battle of Proxycon and Troll's Lair tests gain 10-30 pe cent on RADEON X800 PRO.
Call of Duty framerates improve 5-10 per cent when anti-aliasing is enabled on RADEON X800-series products.
Aquamark performance is up slightly (2-3 per cent) on RADEON X800-series products.

Resolved Game Issues

-Setting the D3D option to Optimal Quality and configuring the game Freedom Fighters to 1280x1024 no longer results in display corruption being seen on the test resolution window. This issue occurred under Windows XP with an ALL-IN-WONDER 9200 installed.
-The water that surrounds Death Island in the game Halo: Combat Evolved is now seen as blue in colour. This issues was known to occur under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON 8500 installed.
-Image rendering issues in the Truform room found in Serious Sam are no longer noticed when increasing the Truform level to maximum under the Advanced Rendering Option
Flashing textures in the water are no longer noticed when running Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON X800 XT installed.
Playing the game TOCA Race Driver under Windows XP no longer results in the shadows being missing under the car when the shadow quality is set to high.

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ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

farcry has shader 3.0[url removed] is a link that will tell you what shader 3.0 will do... most of you guys have it wrong. after you read this site about shader 3.0 and taking a look at the reviews of both 6800 and the 800x you all might come to a better understanding of how things work.ps this site is NVIDIA friendly and will try to defend them in anyway as possible... but the truth is the trutha better sight is[url removed] want to see how fast you can play in a real gaming world (no bench marks)

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

Heyyo,I tried installing the catalyst v4.6 drivers, and they actually preformed WORSE than my v4.5 catalyst drivers with n' without the detailed lever shaders, and pixel shader v1.4, and v2.0 So on all accounts...It normally died when the guns started firin' (I'm guessin' the drivers focus more on pixel shaders, than particle effects n' stuff...)

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

but the HL2 beta is a year old, therefore not worth sh!t, do you understand the nature of Beta software?? HL2 is no longer the same as it was in the Beta, so it doesnt matter if the Beta works faster or not - the retail version of HL2 will be a different code, since they re-coded the game after the beta got released it may as well be a different game altogether!

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

"i bet these drivers fix about 4 things in some 2 year old games and at the same time mess up the graphics on 15 of the latest games"Ok buddy. You need to BUY a ATI card first before you can flame it. Loser. The only cards to have major Divr issues this generation of chips is Nvidia. It took them 6 months to finally fix FarCry and Unreal 2004...that's a joke

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

new driver correct problem/bug with games and are documented.ppl who says wow my games are faster or slower are just full of it.ive always had the latest driver and the only thing that was ever noticable was when a bug was corrected in a particular game that i owned, thats all.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

agreeing with the guy below me, they dont drastically increase or decrease proformance, if something runs slower it is more than hell not the drivers cause they definatly dont do that... and for all u assholes that are saying they suck when u have an nvidia card and havent ever had ati drivers, u are full or shit and get the hell away now b4 u just make fun of urself, u cant say stupid shit like that

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

Anonymousat 2:8 18/7/2004'but the HL2 beta is a year old, therefore not worth sh!t, do you understand the nature of Beta software??'yes but do you not realise that it is still using the same hl2 engine and physics. i understand how totally different the full game will be, but the fact that the beta runs smoother is a good indication that the full game will.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

i wish ATI would make optimized drivers for each series (8500, 9000, 9700 etc etc, you get the idea) instead of having 1 driver for all Radeon cards because even the newest cards won't perform like how there supposed to without deditcated drivers.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

iv had both ati and nvidia and i can only say 1 thing, they both rock.had an nvidia coz they were more stable then i got an ati for the performance and now i wanna get the XFX 6800 ultra or they HIS x800 iceQ. both cards rock but i can still kill ppl wif an mx440.lol

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

lol ATI has sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo MANY driver issuesTHEY have to keep puttin out more driver updates so that unfortunate ATI oweners can at least have a decent game, DAMN that is a lot of problems that this diver update has fixedi really feel srry for the peeps who buy ATI! THEY JUST HAVE TO KEEP DOWNLOADING NEW DRIVER UPDATES 24/7

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

For the moron below me. The 6800 series has had driver problems since the release of the card. And the patch for farcry is great for the 6800 but kills IQ for ATI cards and the FX series.I personally love the driver updates. Have to love those Nvidia UN-CERTIFIED drivers right now. And the ones they put out are crap right now. They are just focusing on the 6800. How many people have a 6800 card? People still have Geforce4 and the FX cards. And the recent driver releases from Nvidia are Uber shit for those cards as Nvidia is optimizing for the 6800 series. And you assholes call that good driver support?

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

lol, Anonymousat 17:59 19/7/2004Are u a complete asshole, more driver releases just means that ATi is ABLe to get more fixed, ever notice how it takes nVidia like a few months to get something out? why the hell would u want to wait for some drivers so u can play a game when u can get a new driver by ATi quicker? anyone today that says ATi has problems is a complete asshole and has NO CLUE what the hell the are tsalking about, if u havent owned an ATi card within the last three years, dont even bother to say anything cause after u post, 99% of ATi users think ur a complete asshole, so just dont be stupud enough to do it... and to the 9500 user with ut2004 probs, sry dont know what to tell u, my ATi card works fine on anything about 800x600 and i have everything on, so it could just be ur certain card or possibly another prob other than GFX card, if u really need help, go to support section of ATARI ut2004 forums, they can sometimes give out good help

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

and if u cant take 1 minute a month to install new drivers ur a complete lazy ass... drivers takehardly any time to install and takes like 30 seconds to reboot computer unless ur on a pentium 200 and have 900 programs come up on boot...

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

catalyst 4.7 broke the suffering on my pc, ran like shit. Omega 2.5.58 put it back to normal and then some. People who slag off the other card company they don't own a card by, do so to make themselves feel like they have made the right choice.Go with the underdog.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

seriously, i just read about temporal anti-aliasing and its sweet. it could have better quality affects at lower anti aliasing settlings. have it running at 2x and the same quality around the geforce at 4x, better quality than it on 2x. faster to the quality? i think ati is doing fu cking wicked. stomp those nvidia bastards to the ground, there nothing but dust at the moment

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

People who make comments about ATI drivers are the ones who do not have a ATI card. ATI had majors issues with drivers prior to the 9700. That;s a given. Since then they revamped the whole driver team and drivers. So much so that they hired most of the driver team from Nvidia. Releasing regular driver updates is sweet. Why would anyone compalian aboout that??? I assume Nvidia owners would as they need to bitch about something.That's what you call support. Regular updates and service. If there is a issue with a game, ATI will fix it. I just cannot see how that is bad and you 12 year old fanboys with skatboards se that as bad.Cannot say that with Nvidia. FarCry and Unreal2004 like someone else posted took them months to fix. MONTHS! And those games are "The Way It's Mean't To Be Played" games. So why are you Nvidia fanboys not even mentioning that? Or mentioning the fact that it takes so friggin' long for Nvidia to get their drivers WHQL certified and released. Nvidia loves to release uncertified drivers to game sites to review and then makes the buying public wait months for those very same drivers to be released. If they are even released! For the past 3 years Nvidia has been doing this. And in most cases, those uncertified drivers get scrapped before they are released for a different set. That's total bullshit. HardOCp.com mentions this in their review of the 68OOGT. (Which is one sweet card may i add. Too bad the driver support is dropping for Nvidia these days.)When Nvidia has a problem with games and their drivers, you have to wait months for their next CERTIFIED DRIVER RELEASE. With ATI, It can take a matter of days to weeks. No complaints about that.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

The article says...'The following performance gains are noticed:Further improvements in Vertex Shader handling bring performance improvements to applications that use stencil shadow volumes. For example, the Battle of Proxycon and Troll's Lair tests gain 10-30 pe cent on RADEON X800 PRO.'so that would be driver optimisations to get a better 3dmark score then would it?? Im sure that is what Nvidia were called cheats for a while back. (from an ATI card owner)

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

OMG.....I AM ADDRESSING THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT DRIVER UPDATES.... First of all, as of Tuesday 7/20/2004 9:50pm, if you take this freaking link [url removed] can see that in the software section, there are three ATI Catalyst updates.... and how many Nvidia uodates can you see... just one for the graphics card..... If any of you who say that ATI drivers are buggy have any bit of common sense, you'll notice that there is and ALWAYS will be 1 update per month for ATI owners, meaning all those dozens of games released each month, you can be sure you would be able to play it flawlessly, and if it has any problems, you'll know that the issues is gona be resolved real soon...My first graphics card was an Nvidia card... and I can remember how i used to wait like 3-5 months for an freaking driver update, and sometimes it was only a month betwen updates - but only rarely though.....I mean, common, you can tell that ATI is giving their best by releasing at least ONE UPDATE per month, because they care and want to keep their costumers... AND THAT WAS THE MAIN REASON WHY I SWITCHED TO ATI... and I been an ATI costumer fo 18 moths so far and very satisfied too....

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

"so that would be driver optimisations to get a better 3dmark score then would it?? Im sure that is what Nvidia were called cheats for a while back. (from an ATI card owner)"It's cheating when IQ is f**ked up to increase Frames per second. And you can give the nod to Nvidia for doing that for the oast 2 years in 3dmarks2003 alone. ATI cheats also. But no where to the extent inwhich Nvidia had done with the FX line

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

i had an nvidia card too, i was dissapointed about the drivers too, not only did they not release stuff rarely, but some of them were worse, i had my card when they went from the 4x.xx-5x.xx drivers, i think i had 45.23 or something and they did really well, then as soon as they released the 53.xx something drivers MONTHS LATER, they totally screwed my graphics card, after playing a game for about 10 minutes, i would get that blue screen from windows that was the big error and says caused an unknown error, dumping physical memory, or it would be pure blue and freeze or something to the extent and from then on, they nvr fixed them for like 3 more driver updates and by then, my card faoled on me..it stopped working at 1280x1024 res and i had to send it in for a replacement. then i switched to my ATi 9800 pro, not a single prob with drivers yet, no probs with cards, and i have it massivly O/C'd and it still works fine, every one of my games works good and i can actually PLAY my computer. Ive had my card since a month b4 christmas about 7-8 months ago and nothing has givin me any probs yet, so if i didnt know any better, anyone who says ATi has driver problems is completely retarded and lying cause nVidia is the one who had a huge prob for me, and it wasnt only 1/2 games that had a prob cause i have a ton of games on my pc...

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

The 50 and 40 series of Det drivers before they incorporated the forceware series were absolutely brutal drivers from Nvidia. Plain shit. Those are the drivers that Nvidia used to have all those lovely cheats for the 5800, 5900, 5950. Having the drivers default to lower Floating point precision in games etc. For the people who still want to believe that Nvidia drivers are god-like, you need to stop smoking something haullicingenic. Because the days of solid drivers from the Geforce 4 days and before are over. "THE GOLDEN STANDARD" of drivers John Carmack said of Nvidia drivers over 3 years ago is just that...AGO. Long AGO. And too bad back then, reviewers did not pay close attention like they do now to cheating drivers. I could imagine if they did, all those Nvidia 50-80% performance increases in games with every Det driver release back then would have been found to f**k up IQ. (REMEMBER THOSE INFAMOUS nVIDIA DRIVER RELEASES? What i would pay to dissect those drivers right now....)

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

because they are just beta and not whql certified. nvidia havent released certified driver in a long time , more beta than anything and that's jsut bad because alot of ppl wont update untill they are certified and are left with a buggy card.even hardocp said that nvidia had to stop with their beta and make soemthing certified, thats in their last review in which they had moce nice things to say than bad.

ATI Catalyst 4.7 and Omega 2.5.58

yeah well i've got a radeon 9800pro 128mb and it has been stuffed from the start. I'll be calling up to get a refund, in every game, there would be lines, and big all different coloures squares, im gonna get a radeon 9800xt if i can!!!But ATI rules for their drivers!

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