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News AMD rolls drivers into Steam

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Sep 2010.

  1. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Lol i just tried it out and catalyst install manager crashed,so i think ill stick to the old fashioned way for now however i think its a neat idea.
     
  2. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Minimodder

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    Nvidia are updating their install package with the current Beta drivers. You will be able to perform a "clean" install where it does not just overwrite the old drivers but performs a full driver clean first - all automatically.

    This seems more like a killer feature than driver updates through Steam - which to my mind is not desirable on any level.
     
  3. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Minimodder

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  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    just used Steam to update my drivers. zero problem, and very easy. count the mouse clicks:

    Steam menu -> Update AMD driver (auto downloads) -> install -> finish
     
  5. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 ^It was funny when I was 12

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    If steam automatically detects a game you have installed would benifit from a newer driver, then this is awesome. Otherwise, I don't want to be bothered by steam every month a new driver is released.
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Problem with the article, red camp is now Pantone 347..
     
  7. bbshammo

    bbshammo What's a Dremel?

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    Aha, in that case you appear to assume that Nvidia actually have consumers at the heart of their efforts?

    Do we need reminding of the countless times they've bled Nvidia fans by re-releasing old tech under new badges, simply because they thought they could get away with it?

    I stopped buying green a long time ago. Back since the ATI 9800 pro release I think.
     
  8. greyhavens24

    greyhavens24 What's a Dremel?

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    A BRILLIANT IDEA

    I tried downloading the Steam drivers but stopped a short while in. I noticed that the download package was 115MB compared to 74MB from ATI. I can only assume that the installer from Steam covers all versions of Windows whereas I just downloaded the version I required for my machine.

    However, that aside this is a step in the right direction. We're getting a step closer to console like ease of use. I don't think that this is necessarily aimed at enthusiasts who will essentially do what I did, but for the more casual gamer who has less technical knowledge it is a step forward definitely. Well done AMD/Valve - brilliant idea.
     
  9. matt...

    matt... Slacker

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    don't know about 'less technical' but it certainly appeals to the 'more lazy' gamers like myself :)
     
  10. Xir

    Xir Modder

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    And that while Steam detects which Card you have, and could select the "optimized" driver. Instead you get a gigantic download.
     
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