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ATi Windows 7 Preview drivers.

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Not sure if this has been posted yet or not but stumbled upon them, haven't got round to trying them yet.

737-39069: ATI Catalyst Windows 7 Preview Driver Package

The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):

* Radeon

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looks like they are learning from the whole vista driver debacle and are testing earlier. Hopefully nvidia follows suit.

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ATI had better launch drivers than Nvidia did,

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But crappy hardware and now that they have HD4870 the picture in driver department is different.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=c...59&Itemid=1

What exactly does that have to do with nVidia's poor driver support at Vista's launch? Those drivers aren't for Windows 7 now are they?

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What exactly does that have to do with nVidia's poor driver support at Vista's launch? Those drivers aren't for Windows 7 now are they?

Nvidia drivers at Vista's lunch were perfectly good here Forceware as well as NForce. I didn't have major problem on it, nor it caused Vista instability and BSOD. Performace wasn't up to standards but that came later with newer releases which is understandable. Nforce and Forceware are top notch now. I can see only ATI users are screaming about not having proper crossfire support for example for newer games etc.

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Nvidia drivers at Vista's lunch were perfectly good here Forceware as well as NForce. I didn't have major problem on it, nor it caused Vista instability and BSOD. Performace wasn't up to standards but that came later with newer releases which is understandable. Nforce and Forceware are top notch now. I can see only ATI users are screaming about not having proper crossfire support for example for newer games etc.

are you day dreaming ?

they are crap !

they keep crushing the windows with a little nice bsod !

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are you day dreaming ?

they are crap !

they keep crushing the windows with a little nice bsod !

Not here buddy. I say problem is between chair and keyboard. I wish i know what the heck people are doing with their system, and how they manage to get BSOD because i didn't get that since Windows 98, not counting BSOD i get when i do overclocking for myself and other people caused by not having enough voltage or inproper memory timings.

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Not here buddy. I say problem is between chair and keyboard. I wish i know what the heck people are doing with their system, and how they manage to get BSOD because i didn't get that since Windows 98, not counting BSOD i get when i do overclocking for myself and other people caused by not having enough voltage or inproper memory timings.

no no no !

since when have you been using vista ?

i was using it since the very beginning

for you knowlodage there driver were very buggy and crush the computer , forceware series 100.xx which was supposed to be proper driver for vista WHQL or whatever they call em and there was nothing overclocked (if you can get those set of driver try them and tell me who many crush you had)

not mentioning all those odd "the driver has crushed and has been recovered "

there driver became really stable with forceware ~160.xx and that what like five/six month after vista release ?

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Nvidia drivers at Vista's lunch were perfectly good here Forceware as well as NForce. I didn't have major problem on it, nor it caused Vista instability and BSOD. Performace wasn't up to standards but that came later with newer releases which is understandable. Nforce and Forceware are top notch now. I can see only ATI users are screaming about not having proper crossfire support for example for newer games etc.

LOL my 7600gs could hardly play cs:s when vista was first released. Later when they got better fps was on par with xp. their launch drivers were awful.

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Nvidia drivers at Vista's lunch were perfectly good here Forceware as well as NForce. I didn't have major problem on it, nor it caused Vista instability and BSOD. Performace wasn't up to standards but that came later with newer releases which is understandable. Nforce and Forceware are top notch now. I can see only ATI users are screaming about not having proper crossfire support for example for newer games etc.

This guy must be smoking crack..

The amount of issues early nVidia drivers had with "Display driver has stopped responding" was ridiculous at launch..

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looks like they are learning from the whole vista driver debacle and are testing earlier.

:no:

there's nothing new in that, because both ATI and NVIDIA released beta/preview drivers for Vista since the early beta builds.

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:no:

there's nothing new in that, because both ATI and NVIDIA released beta/preview drivers for Vista since the early beta builds.

except that they were crappy drivers

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they're still available publicly to anyone who wants to see and compare ati's pre-release/beta/preview drivers for vista and nvidias.

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Not here buddy. I say problem is between chair and keyboard. I wish i know what the heck people are doing with their system, and how they manage to get BSOD because i didn't get that since Windows 98, not counting BSOD i get when i do overclocking for myself and other people caused by not having enough voltage or inproper memory timings.

hahah this one is hilarious.

wish I could have called you when my rig was continuosly crashing on the stupid driver.

it started working (sort of) with the 165 version.

If you didnt have any of them, great for you buddy, but that doesnt make the thousands of unsatisfied customers any more happy after spending hundreds.

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Nvidia:

nedhth.png

That still happens to this day. For other people that is. After those 25 crashes in one hour while idle listening to music, I went online and ordered an ATI. Haven't regretted it.

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Nvidia:

nedhth.png

That still happens to this day. For other people that is. After those 25 crashes in one hour while idle listening to music, I went online and ordered an ATI. Haven't regretted it.

The problem is BIOS flash people do on their Nvidia cards. I have seen people with exact system i have with that problem. It mostly happens with SLI, didn't see it happening with GTX200 series but i heard of it. Things like mismatch cards with different clock speed will cause it as well.

I never had this problem. I used SLI 8800GTX, now i'm on GTX280 SLI. Not sure what to tell you. Enjoy your ATI card i suppose.

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looks like they are learning from the whole vista driver debacle and are testing earlier. Hopefully nvidia follows suit.

Indeed.

Plus, it's nice to see that they aren't repeating their god-awful Mobility Radeon driver policy of "Screw off. No drivers for you."

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Indeed.

Plus, it's nice to see that they aren't repeating their god-awful Mobility Radeon driver policy of "Screw off. No drivers for you."

They provided Mobility for Vista beta and RTM for a while, then just randomly stopped. :(

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Indeed.

Plus, it's nice to see that they aren't repeating their god-awful Mobility Radeon driver policy of "Screw off. No drivers for you."

yeah that really annoys me. I am forced to use old drivers on my notebook because gateway never updates theirs. Nvidia does the same thing to notebook users too though :(

Not here buddy. I say problem is between chair and keyboard. I wish i know what the heck people are doing with their system, and how they manage to get BSOD because i didn't get that since Windows 98, not counting BSOD i get when i do overclocking for myself and other people caused by not having enough voltage or inproper memory timings.

When I installed vista when it first came out it was on a stock non oc'd dell and I had all the proper drivers and such. but games performance was GOD AWFUL. but after many driver updates it eventually equaled xp in gaming performance and I could finally stop dual booting. Nvidias launch drivers were definitely poor. They are fine now though. There is like a 1-2 fps difference between vista and xp at the most. I did not get any bluescreens or anything though (luckily).

Those **** nvidia drivers are a huge reason vista has bad rep today.

and when I built the computer I have now I had no problems at all because of the greatly matured drivers.

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looks like they are learning from the whole vista driver debacle and are testing earlier. Hopefully nvidia follows suit.

ATI did same with Vista, they had drivers testing in early alphas, its Nvidia need to learn.

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Windows 7 uses same driver model like Vista. It should not be a big of deal this time around. Also i'm sure ATI and NVIDIA will play with DX11 on Vista platform.

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Nvidia drivers at Vista's lunch were perfectly good here Forceware as well as NForce. I didn't have major problem on it, nor it caused Vista instability and BSOD. Performace wasn't up to standards but that came later with newer releases which is understandable. Nforce and Forceware are top notch now. I can see only ATI users are screaming about not having proper crossfire support for example for newer games etc.

Maybe you didn't have problems, but in the first six months of Vista's life, nVidia's graphics drivers caused ~50% of all Vista crashes. That means something was horribly wrong with them.

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looks like they are learning from the whole vista driver debacle and are testing earlier. Hopefully nvidia follows suit.

Yes, if anything NVidia needs to light a fire under their driver devs to get this done. :)

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