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Windows 7: ATI Crossfire Tip

02 Jun 2010   #1
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 
ATI Crossfire Tip

For those of you using ATI cards in a Crossfire setup, AMD/ATI has removed the normal Crossfire profiles from it's driver package recently. They now must be downloaded separately from the driver, and installed separately in order to optimize Crossfire performance in applications.

Those of you thinking that the new driver packages don't perform as well, and are using Crossfire, might want to check out:

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

And download the profiles. It's under 500K in size.

ATI says it was done so that they can release the profiles more frequently, without having to rework the huge driver package when it isn't necessary.

I couldn't believe the difference in game performance after I installed them. I was thinking that I wasted my money on the second video card. Happily, I was wrong.


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03 Jun 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I have to ask:
Is the driver able to be installed normally yet? I know it was broken back when I bought a 5770... (for me anyways)

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #3
BugMeister

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
For those of you using ATI cards in a Crossfire setup, AMD/ATI has removed the normal Crossfire profiles from it's driver package recently. They now must be downloaded separately from the driver, and installed separately in order to optimize Crossfire performance in applications.

Those of you thinking that the new driver packages don't perform as well, and are using Crossfire, might want to check out:

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

And download the profiles. It's under 500K in size.

ATI says it was done so that they can release the profiles more frequently, without having to rework the huge driver package when it isn't necessary.

I couldn't believe the difference in game performance after I installed them. I was thinking that I wasted my money on the second video card. Happily, I was wrong.
Crysis looks amazing with the profile up and running..
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03 Jun 2010   #4
kucing13

 

you should try Metro 2033 with it
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03 Jun 2010   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have to ask:
Is the driver able to be installed normally yet? I know it was broken back when I bought a 5770... (for me anyways)

~Lordbob
I had no probs with the driver, but I can only afford 4670's.
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04 Jun 2010   #6
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

it seems ATI are going to be releasing "incremental patches" instead of full driver updates...............i dont like the idea of that at all
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04 Jun 2010   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archie123 View Post
it seems ATI are going to be releasing "incremental patches" instead of full driver updates...............i dont like the idea of that at all
Yeah, but if I read it right, those patches will mostly be profile updates between major driver releases. I don't mind the idea. Anyone playing the newest games can get the new profile for it right away, instead of waiting for a driver release. It might be a good thing.
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05 Jun 2010   #8
archie123

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

ahhhhhhhh i see thats ok then
, EVGA have been doing that for a while now
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