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AMD releases Catalyst 10.8 drivers with a good lineup of changes

This one should be well worthy of an update, folks

| Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 26, 2010 9:36 am

For the first time in a while a set of new ATI Catalyst drivers have been released which look much more worthy of your time in going out with the old, in with the new.

 

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The new Catalyst 10.8 driver suite give a solid amount of promised performance improvements along with some additional functionalities in the way of better optimied video playback quality, support for hardware-accelerated 3D content in web browsers, anti-aliasing support in StarCraft II and OpenGL ES 2.0 support.

 

If you're running a Quad CrossfireX configuration with Eyefinity enabled you will also appreciate greatly improved performance with this particular driver update.

 

As for the gaming performance highlights, AMD gives the following claims :-

 

Far Cry 2:

 

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

 

Left 4 Dead 2:

 

• Performance increases 3-5% on ATI CrossFireX™ configurations using the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series.

 

Stormrise:

 

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

 

Head over to the Game.AMD website to grab the new Catalyst 10.8 driver suite in either 32 or 64-bit form for Windows XP, Vista or 7.

 

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