Far Cry 2 will be available very soon (today…) and ATI has released a hotfix for the latest Catalyst 8.10. This hotfix improves performance of Crossfire systems (Direct3D 9) or single and Crossfire systems (Direct3D 10).
The hotfix is available here: Far Cry 2 HotFix
Symptoms: DirectX not functioning with Radeon AGP graphics cards.
After installing Catalyst 7.9 or higher an error is received launching DirectX based games. The error indicates that Direct3D Failed to Initialize or similar.
In Vista your Experience score will drop to 1.0.
The DirectX Diagnostic tests will fail in both XP and Vista.
Download Catalyst 8.5 Hotfix by clicking on the appropriate link below:
Catalyst 8.5 Hotfic for AGP
Futuremark issued a pending hotfix for 3DMark Vantage today.
Yo can download the hotfix HERE.