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ATI Catalyst 10.3 Windows 7 Driver Analysis - Final Thoughts

AMD has just released a new Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Windows 7.

| AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Mar 22, 2010 5:17 am
Manufacturer: AMD

Final Thoughts

 

ATI has delivered the goods. Speaking to a few people, they wondered if ATI had been holding the driver back for the release of the GTX 400 series. To be honest, I think what we're seeing today is months of hard work finally coming to show. You combine these performance improvements with the new features mentioned on the front page and you've got one of the best driver sets we've seen to date from ATI.

 

I think you can also probably thank NVIDIA for these drivers as well. The constant delays, rumors of bad yields, rumors of poor performance and more have given ATI the time to really improve on the HD 5000 series products. They haven't needed to work on new products which is great.

 

ATI has done a fantastic job and it's nice to see that even lower end models like the HD 5770 series receive improvements. Looking at the notes as well, we see that they've even given some love to the HD 4800 series which is great for people on older cards. It's clear that ATI has harnessed not only more power from the HD 5000 series, but some from your system or the games on offer to be able to offer improvements in the older models.

 

If you want to get in on the 10.3 action now you can head over here or you can simply wait for the WHQL driver due out early next week.

 

Until next month, may all your frame rates be high and your games good fun!

 

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