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ATI Catalyst 9.7 Vista Driver Analysis - Final Thoughts

AMD has just released a new Catalyst 9.7 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Vista.

By: | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Jul 27, 2009 10:25 am

Final Thoughts


The latest driver release from AMD seems to offer some good performance increases for both the HD 4890 and HD 4870 X2. But unfortunately it does seem that the HD 4850 manages to miss out on a bit of the action.


Apart from these performance increases there are as always a number of bug fixes which for the most part are a good enough reason to upgrade to the latest installment. AMD has also been quick to offer a WHQL Windows 7 driver, so if you're an ATI owner and you're going to be upgrading to Windows 7 in the near future, make sure you grab the latest driver.


All in all we've got a good driver this month that offers the usual array of bug fixes as well as a nice bump in performance in a number of games at a number of resolutions. As always, if you find something hot or cold about the latest driver releases on your machine, make sure you leave us a line in the forums.


Until next month, happy gaming and benchmarking folks.


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