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AMD Catalyst 8.5 Drivers are out

HTPC users looked after

| Posted: May 21, 2008 11:59 pm

It's that time of the month again where AMD stick to their guns and dish up a new set of Catalyst Drivers for Radeon graphics cards. The 8.5 release brings a bunch of bug fixes along with the following performance improvements :-


- Call of Juarez DX10: Performance increases up to 12% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3xx0 series of product
- Halo: Performance increases by 10-30% across all of the supported ATI Radeon series of products
- Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases from 5 to 35% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3xx0 series of product
- Stalker DX9: Performance increases by 20-50% when HDR is enabled in the game; across all ATI Radeon HD38x0 series of products
- World in Conflict DX10: Performance increases up to 25% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD36x0 and/or an ATI Radeon 38x0 series of product. Higher performance gains are noticed on systems containing an ATI Radeon 3870x2 series of product


There are also stacks of TV output improvements made for all the HTPC users this time around as well. You can learn more about the changes/fixes within the official release notes.


Head over to the AMD Game! website to grab them folks.


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