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Thread: Catalyst and Omega?




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    What's the difference between the catalyst and omega drivers for radeons? Does one perform better for games and such?
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    Omega drivers are created by this dude (forget his name...) that actually has permission from ATI, so they are kinda sorta but not really quasi official drivers. Anyways, the omega drivers usually dont show any gains (in fact it might be less) when benchmarking, but game performance will be up. Especially if you use the built in OC tool.

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    well, I won't be overclocking at all so I should just stick with the catalyst then.
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    you might as well just use the catalyst drivers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallows
    well, I won't be overclocking at all so I should just stick with the catalyst then.
    smart move. the Omega drivers may work OK most of the time, but there is no guarantee. Even if you decided to OC later on, there are better ways to go about it than using the Omega drivers.

    Anyway, just keep the Catalyst drivers, like you've already stated.

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    TO bad you have no proven facts on that. First of all, you will actually see a slight increase in performance as stated. Second, the Omega drivers are some of the best ways to OC your card. If you say rade3d tweak, I laugh in your face *points and laugh a rage3d user*

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    As well, what do you mean "the omega drivers may work MOST of the time"?? I havent heard of anybody have complaints about them, cause they are such god damn good drivers.

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    wtf? who said anything about rage3d?

    I take it you are fairly new at all this. Just look around, the Omega drivers are not flawless. With rampant immaturity like that, it's no wonder these forums are so vacant all the time.

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    Since you're apparently too stupid to figure out what should be obvious:
    Quote Originally Posted by Let_Me_Live
    Second, the Omega drivers are some of the best ways to OC your card.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dallows
    well, I won't be overclocking at all

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    ok first, foot in mouth, I was kinda um... yah know, blindly typing and not really paying attention. I was also looking at the rage3d site at the same time so sry. What I was thinking of were some other drivers that most of the users over at rage3d like.. for some strange reason. As well, no, im not knew to this, and second, 10101whatever still hasn't shown any proof that there are problems with the Omega drivers. Oh yea yaugmoth, I like the way you put the quotes in the wrong order to make myself seem stupid you ****. Oh well, what can you do huh??

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    Why do I need proof? Did I damage your fragile ego? I simply said the drivers weren't perfect. People have had problems with the drivers before, that's nothing new. Yes, many people have had great success with the Omega drivers, but quite a few have not. The Omega drivers are just repackaged catalyst drivers; made by one person, in his spare time, and only tested against his own hardware (which is only 2 PCs, one ATI and one nVidia). If you can't handle that the Omega drivers are not always perfect, then just ignore this and continue thinking whatever you want. I could care less.

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