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AMD releases Catalyst 8.7 drivers

20% increase in Vantage and the usual bug fixes

| Posted: Jul 22, 2008 2:13 am

It's that time of the month again; AMD have released a new revision of their Catalyst drivers for Radeon graphics cards; the 8.7s.

 

ATI Catalyst 8.7 Drivers

 

Performance improvements:

 

- 3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% are seen in the Performance Preset on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 3600 or ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series of products
- Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases between 3% to 12% are seen in specific maps on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 4800, ATI Radeon HD 3800, and ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series of products
- Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases between 4% to 15% are seen in specific maps on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 4800, ATI Radeon HD 3800, or ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series of products
- Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps are seen on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series of products
- Lost Planet DX9: CrossFire scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all ATI Radeon products when Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are enabled

 

New features:

 

Catalyst Control Center: Information Center enhancements
- This release of Catalyst introduces an enhancement to the Catalyst Control Center Information Center. Full Hardware information will be shown for each physical graphics accelerator installed in the system.

 


You can grab the release notes here. The new drivers for both XP and Vista in 32/64-bit flavours at the AMD Game! website.

 

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