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sibanac

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ok just got a new shiny asus 9600-xt, now what drivers should i use ?
the ati generic or the asus branded ?
 

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sibanac said:
ok just got a new shiny asus 9600-xt, now what drivers should i use ?
the ati generic or the asus branded ?
Hi sibanac

If you search the forums I seem to recall this has cropped up once before. If I remember rightly, most agreed if you stuck to ATI's reference drivers you won't go far wrong.

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Jonty said:
Hi sibanac

If you search the forums I seem to recall this has cropped up once before. If I remember rightly, most agreed if you stuck to ATI's reference drivers you won't go far wrong.

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thanks Jonty, I'll try to be not such a lazy bugger in the future :)
 

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sibanac said:
thanks Jonty, I'll try to be not such a lazy bugger in the future :)
hehe, give over, the search function isn't always on the ball anyway, so it's easy to miss things.

I hope you're liking your new card. Up until yesterday I was using a Sapphire 9600XT and it was a very enjoyable experience (and being a big nVidia fan, that's saying something ;)). The only thing that I didn't really like was the drivers, but at least they're better than they used to be.

I hope to post a brief comparison between the 9600XT and my new card, a 5700 Ultra, sometime soon :) (Thanks Xavier :D)

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I was an nVidia devotee until I got my 9700 pro. I had been nervous in the past after hearing rumours about ATI having poor driver support, but using the reference drivers since the start I have not had a single issue. Good luck :)
 

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Jupitus said:
I was an nVidia devotee until I got my 9700 pro. I had been nervous in the past after hearing rumours about ATI having poor driver support, but using the reference drivers since the start I have not had a single issue. Good luck :)
That's the odd thing about ATI drivers, though, they seem to be perfect for some and yet not for others. Very bizarre :D Personally I had quite a lot of trouble, CoD crashed, anti-aliasing wouldn't work in certain games, texture and lighting problems in Far Cry and Jedi Academy, even some of ATI's own tech. demos wouldn't sometimes work. And all this is on a cleanly installed system (twice over, in fact). But like I say, I seem to be a minority, and for that I'm thankful. And in fairness to ATI, most of these problems did have work arounds found in community forums and such.

Still, the 9600XT is a cool card, sibanac. Did you go for the full retail version with the HL2 voucher?

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sibanac

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Jonty said:
That's the odd thing about ATI drivers, though, they seem to be perfect for some and yet not for others. Very bizarre :D Personally I had quite a lot of trouble, CoD crashed, anti-aliasing wouldn't work in certain games, texture and lighting problems in Far Cry and Jedi Academy, even some of ATI's own tech. demos wouldn't sometimes work. And all this is on a cleanly installed system (twice over, in fact). But like I say, I seem to be a minority, and for that I'm thankful. And in fairness to ATI, most of these problems did have work arounds found in community forums and such.

Still, the 9600XT is a cool card, sibanac. Did you go for the full retail version with the HL2 voucher?

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yeah payed 210 euro for it, card seems to be pretty good, but I will still have to do exstensive testing over the weekend ;)
Had one daoc crash last night, thats a first, but i was using the pakaged asus drivers at that time

They where dumping sapphire 9800-pro cards for 260 euro but sold last one while i was waiting :(
 

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just think, if teh traffic hadn't been so bad, that'd be yours...
 

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