Catalyst vs DNA vs Omega

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by G|ass, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. G|ass

    G|ass Guest

    I have been using the DNA drivers with my Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB for a while because they were recommended by a friend over Omega and Catalyst, but then someone else told me the Omegas are better, so I went online to a bunch of sites and forums and it seems half the people think the DNAs are better, and the other half like the Omegas, and a few still like the Catalysts, and it's giving me a headache. How about some intelligent opinions from some knowledgable people (Sazar?)
     
  2. Black-Syth

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    I have actually had some troubles with the Omega drivers, so I won't recommend them. At the moment, the Catalyst 3.9s suit my Mobility 9200, and my 9700pro just fine. I would definitely say the Catalysts are the best.
     
  3. Wolf1.8

    Wolf1.8 Guest

    I have been using the DNA drivers (1.9.3.10) on my 9800 pro (128) and they work well. I have benchmarked w/ the Catalyst 3.9 and 3.10 and the DNA drivers better than double my score in 3dmark.

    3DMark Scores:

    Catalyst 3.9 -- 2816

    Catalyst 3.10 -- 2819

    DNA 1.9.3.10 -- 5805


    I have never had trouble with the DNA drivers either.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    i find that a bit extreme. do you happen to have compare urls for both the cat's and dna's so we can see the difference?
     
  5. Wolf1.8

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    is there a way to publish more than 1 score at a time w/o paying??? If so...let me know otherwise I can do 1 at a time...it's true though...I was a little amazed at the gains I saw over the catalyst
     
  6. Taurus

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    oh yeah. well, do 3dmark2001se. it's a better indicator anyway.
     
  7. Wolf1.8

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    sure...I'll try it :D