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ATI Catalyst 9.2 Analysis - XP & Vista - Benchmarks - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky - XP

AMD has just released a new Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under XP and Vista.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2009 5:00 am

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Clear Sky

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.5.07

 

Timedemo or Level Used: Custom Timedemo

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.gsc-game.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://cs.stalker-game.com/en/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, is the stand-alone prequel for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, a first-person shooter computer game by Ukrainian developer GSC Game World.[3] The game consists of a roughly 50/50 mix of new areas and old, remodeled areas from the previous game. The X-ray graphics engine has been updated to version 1.5 and includes DirectX 10 support (later patch 1.5.06 included DirectX 10.1). Additionally, the AI received an overhaul to accommodate the new faction wars feature.

 

ATI Catalyst 9.2 Analysis - XP & Vista

 

ATI Catalyst 9.2 Analysis - XP & Vista

 

HD 4850: We can see here that performance is a bit all over place; better at some points and worse at others.

 

HD 4870: Here we see no real change.

 

HD 4870 X2: At the top end of the spectrum we see a serious performance increase in the minimum department.

 

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