TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,673 Reviews & Articles | 36,062 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

AMD Catalyst 10.12 Windows 7 Driver Analysis - Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF and 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: Dec 14, 2010 9:49 am
Manufacturer: AMD

High Quality AA and AF

 

Our high quality tests let us separate the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls. If the cards weren't struggling before they will start to now.

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_25.png

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_26.png

 

HD 5870 We see a big boost in performance under Far Cry 2.

 

HD 6850 Here we see no real change.

 

HD 6870 Far Cry 2 sees a little bit of a boost.

 

Final Thoughts

 

This is a great driver release; there are some nice little improvements on the performance front, but ultimately this driver is all about that improved interface which hadn't changed since 2004.

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_03.jpg

 

It's also clear that AMD want to bring more to us in the coming releases, which is great news. There also seems to be some improvements in ways we'll get Crossfire profiles as well.

 

Inside, though, the interface is nice and easy to use. We've still got that standard and advanced view and we're sure as time goes on little improvements will be made to make it even better.

 

There's really no reason to not get this release, so if you haven't already got it we recommend that you go out and grab it. For now I'll leave you with some screenshots from the new user interface.

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_05.png

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_06.png

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_07.png

 

TweakTown image content/3/7/3732_04.png

 

I hope everyone has a happy holidays and next year we'll see you for the Catalyst 11.1 release!

 

Right of Reply

We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Software content at our Software reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below