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    AMD have released a hotfix for the yet unreleased Far Cry 2. This game looks to be taking the idea of immersive sandbox gaming to even higher levels with an area of 50km by 50km ready to be explored.. Anyway this thread is about drivers and the link for the hotfix is here:
    AMD Customer Care

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    In a rather interesting and hasty move, AMD has decided to provide a hotfix driver for the Radeon X1x00, HD 2000, HD 3000 and HD 4000 series cards that will:

    - Improve performance for the DirectX 9 version of Far Cry 2 on CrossFire compatible system
    - Improve performance for the DirectX 10 version of Far Cry 2 on both single and CrossFire compatible systems

    Of course Ubisoft's Dunia-powered Far Cry 2 will be officially released only next week - on the 21st in North America and the 24th in Europe, but AMD may be betting on an early leak.

    As soon as I get my copy of the game I'll let on how good/bad it is...:)
     
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    Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 180.42 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for GeForce 8800, 9 and 200 series graphics cards. The most significant feature is that they are designed to provide improved performance in Far Cry 2.
     
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    ATI has released a new Hotfix driver which improves performance in both Far Cry 2 and STALKER: Clear Sky on X1000, HD2000, HD3000 and HD4000 series cards.
     
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    ATI has released the Catalyst 8.11 graphics drivers. This version adds the ability to verify CrossFireX mode, HydraVision support for XP, performance improvements in Far Cry 2 and STALKER: Clear Sky on HD4000 and HD3000 series cards, as well as resolving a range of bugs.
     
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    Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 180.48 WHQL drivers for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series cards. This version contains a range of changes, including fixes and performance improvements in a range of games when compared with the 178 series WHQL Forceware drivers. Note that the package also contains the 8.10.13 PhysX drivers.
     
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    Nvidia has released a Beta Forceware 180.60 driver for Windows XP and Vista on the CUDA site. These drivers are for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series cards. To download them, select your OS and then click the first Download button. The change list for this driver is unclear.
     
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    Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 180.84 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for all GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series cards and are specifically designed for Grand Theft Auto IV.
     
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    ATI has released the Catalyst 8.12 graphics drivers. This version is a major release containing support for Stream Computing, a new Noise Reduction feature for improving video quality, and a range of performance improvements in games such as Crysis, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, STALKER: Clear Sky and Call of Duty: World at War.
     
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    Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 181.00 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series cards and are designed to provide full OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 support.


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    Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 179.28 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are specifically designed for GeForce 8M and 9M series notebook graphics cards. Among various changes, they allow GPU-based PhysX acceleration on 8M or 9M cards which have 256MB or more of Video RAM, and include the 8.09.04 PhysX drivers in the package.
     
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    Fixes HD 4850 Vista Crossfire X

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    has released a new hotfix that should fix the HD 4850 Crossfire X mode issue in Windows Vista. This should fix both the black screen and boot OS failure with two or more ATI Radeon HD 4850 cards in Crossfire X mode under Windows Vista OS.

    Until now, users with HD 4850 Crossfire running Windows Vista OS had to stick to 8.11 Catalyst, and according to some reports those that have two HD 4870 are still stuck with the previous driver.

    Catalyst 8.12 was something that we eagerly awaited, but it looks like major fixes and performance gains will come with version 9.1.

    You can find the new hotfix here.
     
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    Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 181.20 WHQL drivers for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers add support for the new GTX 295 and 285 cards, as well as supporting the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series. This version contains a range of fixes, as well as performance improvements in a range of games when compared with the 178 series WHQL Forceware drivers. Note that the package also contains the 8.10.13 PhysX drivers.
     
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    Nvidia has released the 9.09.0010 PhysX drivers for both Ageia PhysX hardware and Nvidia PhysX-capable GPUs.
     
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    Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 181.22 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series and are specifically designed for use with Mirror's Edge. They also include the 9.09.0010 PhysX drivers which were released separately earlier last week
     

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