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Catalyst 10.4 to fix slow 2D with Radeon 5000 series
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http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/17966/65/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2d-w...539-8.html

Just a headsup for people having slowdown with 2D in PCSX2.

This probably explains why I can't seem to get 60FPS in Valkyrie Profile 2's main menu but get 60FPS otherwise.
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#2
Somehow this kinda makes me wish I hadn't jumped ship to ATI, from a 8800GT to a 5770...but then again my "late" 8800GT died because of NVIDIA's driver snafu that turns off the fan...how ironic is that... =/
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#3
2D in PCSX2 is actually rendered with Direct3D/OpenGL. It has nothing to do with slowdowns in game menus, if you get them, try disabling 8-bit textures in GSdx...
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#4
Nah 2D is still 2D regardless if it's rendered with Direct3D or OpenGL.

Case in point, people can't get 60FPS in Diablo 2 (rendered with Direct3D) with a radeon 5770, which is pretty much impossible considering it's an ancient game.

[Image: diablo2.jpg]
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#5
Well, at least ATI is now keeping up with NVIDIA in terms of driver release frequency, though their driver QC team is still lacking...which in my case is the frequent random crashes (BSOD) caused by ATI driver...both 10.2 and 10.3a all with clean install after a DriverSweeper...uh, sweep...
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#6
interesting. recently I updated to 10.3? i think. and it caused my BFBC2 game minimap to have black fog of war esque patches in a grid like formation. Also, made my steam overlay completely f'd up. couldn't read a word on it.

So I uninstalled and rolled back to the beta of 10.3, and it works fine now. I have no idea why, considering I uninstalled 10.3 twice and even redownloaded it and still had that issue. Oh well.
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#7
For the record, the 2D vs 3D thing mentioned here is misleading.

It's not "2D" in the purse sense -- what the drivers fail to accelerate is primitive geometry (lines, circles -- and some other things that are not textures). It's used by Windows to render parts of window frames and stuff, for example. This is why most new games run fine on the current drivers; they use textures for everything. A lot of older games would use geometric primitives for things like HUD outlines or in-game features (shadows, wireframes, field of view cones, etc).

This explains the Diablo 2 problem, since D2 likely used line primitives for several interface components, and likely for shadows and fog-of-war stuff too (old hardware benefited from using untextured geometry -- new hardware doesn't care so games typically use textures liberally even if it doesn't really make sense to).
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#8
(03-29-2010, 11:19 PM)felix66 Wrote: interesting. recently I updated to 10.3? i think. and it caused my BFBC2 game minimap to have black fog of war esque patches in a grid like formation. Also, made my steam overlay completely f'd up. couldn't read a word on it.

Did you get the WHQL official 10.3 or the 10.3a from the underground site?
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#9
I first downloaded the official (from amd site) 10.3 and that screwed up my Battlefield Bad Company 2, which is really new. not too happy about that. my friend searched around and sent me the link for the version of 10.3 i have now, cant really say which beta it is to be honest
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#10
I used the one from here :

http://sites.amd.com/us/underground/tips...eview.aspx

It's 10.3b now, and I think I'm gonna try it. =b

Edit :
Hmm...it does say 'Fix for Severe flickering / flashing in Battlefield 2 bad Company'.
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