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ATI Catalyst 7.1 for Vista - Software improvement and Crossfire! - Benchmarks - Company of Heroes

AMD is about to release their newest Vista Catalyst driver and it comes with stacks of new features and improvements!

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jan 28, 2007 5:00 am

Company of Heroes

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Demo

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Built-in Test

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.relic.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.companyofheroesgame.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

Company of Heroes, or COH as we're calling it, is one of the latest World War II games to be released and also one of the newest in our lineup of benchmarks. It is a super realistic real-time strategy (RTS) with plenty of cinematic detail and great effects. Because of its detail, it will help stress out even the most impressive computer systems with the best graphics cards - especially when you turn up all the detail. We use the built-in test to measure the frame rates.

 

 

Moving into our first real-world gaming test we have COH which shows big improvements over the previous driver in single card mode.

 

However, when we enable Crossfire (and it's not a typo!), performance is very bad. It's clear that AMD has not optimized for this game under Crossfire mode just yet. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next driver release next month.

 

We got an update from Andrew at AMD about this and he said that this performance is a known issue and will be fixed in Catalyst 7.3 in March.

Microsoft Windows Vista¬ô Ultimate Full Version for PC

 

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