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    Default New 7970 drivers released

    Feature highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver
    Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing Preview support for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications


    • AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
    • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst™ Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)

    Performance highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver

    • 8% (up to) performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator
    • 15% (up to) performance improvement in Battleforge with Anti-Aliasing enabled
    • 3% (up to) performance improvement in Battlefield 3
    • 3% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis 2
    • 6% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis Warhead
    • 10% (up to) performance improvement in F1 2010
    • 5% (up to) performance improvement in Unigine with Anti-Aliasing enabled
    • 250% (up to) performance improvement in TessMark (OpenGL) when set to “insane” levels

    Resolved issues: highlights of the 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 driver

    • Folding@Home: intermittent stability issues have been resolved for the OpenCL version of Folding@Home
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
    • Dragon Age 2 no longer experiences minor flickering with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
    • StarCraft 2 no longer encounters issues when quitting campaign with Tri and Quad CrossFireX™ configurations
    • BattleForge stability has been improved with Tri CrossFireX™ configurations
    • Improved stability when enabling / disabling CrossFireX™ and installing the AMD graphics driver on AMD CrossfireX™ configurations
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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Thanks for the link.
    I'll use it next year when I can finally afford one of these 7970's!

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Thanks for the link.
    I'll use it next year when I can finally afford one of these 7970's!
    With two 570's, Your really not hurting all that bad anyway, Especially if can get decent clocks on them
    and stay cool at the same time.

    Later

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    With two 570's
    Yeah, one in each 'Puter,........but yeah, they do well enough for now.

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Yeah, one in each 'Puter,........but yeah, they do well enough for now.
    Oh,
    I thought they were CF or Sli in one rig.

    Can always double them up in one when upgrade for the main rig.

    Two 570's stronger than a 580.

    Later

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    I have thought about doing an SLI in the new AMD box, but I just found out that Sapphire refused to pay licensing to NVIDIA for SLI on my board.
    So I'm gonna HAVE to go with crossfire as soon as I can afford two more cards. (it'll be a while too)

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I have thought about doing an SLI in the new AMD box, but I just found out that Sapphire refused to pay licensing to NVIDIA for SLI on my board.
    So I'm gonna HAVE to go with crossfire as soon as I can afford two more cards. (it'll be a while too)
    Been running CF for awhile as lately been running ATI cards.
    SLI mainstay as to Nvidia.

    Nice thing about CF you don't need like cards as to playing nice togeather.
    Scaling using CF on my cards is close to 100% in alot of games and apps.

    Although since like gaming, (Flight and Racing) have to disconnect CF , Sotware wise , to play a few games
    as not coded for dual GPU's.

    Later

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by Irocing View Post
    Been running CF for awhile as lately been running ATI cards.
    SLI mainstay as to Nvidia.

    Nice thing about CF you don't need like cards as to playing nice togeather.
    Scaling using CF on my cards is close to 100% in alot of games and apps.

    Although since like gaming, (Flight and Racing) have to disconnect CF , Sotware wise , to play a few games
    as not coded for dual GPU's.

    Later
    I never wanted to bother with dual cards in the same box due to some of the games not working right without having to babysit it.
    I just bought more powerful single cards instead. But the really high end cards are so friggin' expensive and scaling is pretty impressive with AMD cards,.............I'm ready to try it out now.

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    Default Re: New 7970 drivers released

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I never wanted to bother with dual cards in the same box due to some of the games not working right without having to babysit it.
    I just bought more powerful single cards instead. But the really high end cards are so friggin' expensive and scaling is pretty impressive with AMD cards,.............I'm ready to try it out now.
    Same boat your in as to cost as fixed income.(Sometimes)lol.

    Thats why cost effective to get the strongest single out there now to start.

    Later

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