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ATI Catalyst 10.8 Windows 7 Driver Analysis

AMD has just released a new Catalyst 10.8 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Windows 7.

By: | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Aug 27, 2010 1:02 pm
Manufacturer: AMD

CATALYST 10.8 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

 

Introduction

 

We knew it was only a matter of time 'till the latest Catalyst suite graced our desktops and here it is. It must be said that this looks to be quite a mean little driver set this month.

 

We're not going to say much else at this point. Check out the performance improvements below along with some of the other improvements that the latest driver has brought with it before we get stuck into the benchmarks and really see what this driver set means to us.

 


Performance Improvements

 

- Far Cry 2

 

-Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
-Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
-Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations

 

- Left 4 Dead 2

 

-Performance increases 3-5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series configurations

 

- Stormrise

 

-Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations

 

- Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX configurations

 

-Performance has been greatly improved for users running with ATI Eyefinity on a Quad ATI CrossFireX configuration

 

- Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II

 

-ATI Catalyst Control Center enabled Anti-Aliasing is now available for StarCraft II

 

- Catalyst Application Profiles - The following application profiles are available with this release of Catalyst 10.8

 

Singularity - CrossFire profile update
Mafia 2 - CrossFire profile update
Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark - new CrossFire profile
Lord of the Rings Online - new CrossFire profile
Aliens Vs. Predator - CrossFire profile update

 

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