ATI Catalyst 8.9 Display Driver released

This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

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(MioTheGreat said @ #2)
Well.

That completely hosed my install. I had to do a system restore afterward. I couldn't even get into safe mode.

Mind to share a bit more info with us? maybe we can help? tell us what happened?

(Beastage said @ #2.1)

Mind to share a bit more info with us? maybe we can help? tell us what happened?

BSOD every time I attempted to boot. Windows wasn't even writing memory.dmp files for me to analyze with windbg. Even after I deleted the ATI kernel driver (Which shouldn't have been loaded in safe mode anyway), it still BSODed.

I just ended up reformatting. (Vista x64). It works now, though.

i installed them for Vista x64 last nite
didn't have any problems

i think there is a new version of Rivatuner out that can help with fan control

i just cant install them on vista 64, "Catalyst install manager stopped working" it says... i tryed to install them with and without andmin provilegies...

Installed just fine here, but I always install the drivers through the device manager, otherwise my card is not recognized. (ASUS HD3650 AGP).

They still work crippled in Windows Server 2008 x64 and they still have issues with Vista x64.

They still suck and they still doesn't give a damn about it.

Just buy nVidia.

(nmesisca said @ #7)
sure cause nVidia's drivers are a charm instead.

nForce3 anyone?

since i got rid of all nVidia's hardware im much happier.

What does this have to do with the current state of ATi drivers? Truth is they are not too great, and haven't been for a while, regardless of how good or bad nVidia drivers are.

(nmesisca said @ #7)
sure cause nVidia's drivers are a charm instead.

nForce3 anyone?

since i got rid of all nVidia's hardware im much happier.

nForce? And what does it have to do with video drivers?
GeForce works better in Win2008 x64.

I'm a recent ATI convert, due to nVidia providing zero AGP options.

I'm concerned with the number of older games that are no longer working. Star Wars Republic Commando and Star Ship Troopers to name two big ones for me. I don't only play recent titles, and I'm concerned with compatability. If this keeps up, I will be putting nVidia cards in my new system.

I've heard an alarming number of OpenGL extensions have dissapeared from their more recent drivers.

They say it supports some OpenGL 3.0 extensions, but some that they say they support don't show up as supported for my 4850 on opengl extension viewer. And as always opengl works really "fast" on ATI cards.

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