Considering there was nothing in the press release about performance improvements it's nice to see that we have got a bit of a speed bump anyway. The disappointing thing here though is that it only seems to affect the higher end models, but at the lower resolution where generally the cards are already powerful enough and giving out a decent score.
The most interesting thing about the latest driver release is the new models that have managed to show up under the drivers' support.
"ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" = ati2mtag_RS780
"ATI Radeon HD 3450" = ati2mtag_RV610
"ATI Radeon HD 3470" = ati2mtag_RV610
"ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series" = ati2mtag_RV630
"ATI Radeon HD 3850" = ati2mtag_RV630
"ATI Radeon HD 3870" = ati2mtag_RV630
"ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2" = ati2mtag_RV630
While we know about the HD 3870 X2 coming out in the next few days, the other models are a bit of a surprise.
Clearly AMD have something up their sleeve and no doubt we're going to see it sooner rather than later.
Before we finish up though, the only real gripe we have with the latest drivers is that it manages to put this little grey square in the top left corner. A number of people have reported it and we've managed to see it as well. No one really knows what it is at the moment but let's hope AMD get rid of it in the next driver release because it's quite annoying.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Release Notes]
- Page 2 [Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Prey]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 7 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - Vista]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Call of Juarez (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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