ATI Catalyst 7.8 Performance Analysis (Page 1)

AMD has just released a new set of ATI Catalyst 7.8 drivers for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Win XP.
| Aug 13, 2007 at 11:00 pm CDT
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IntroductionWell and truly past that half way mark for the year, we find ourselves half way through the month of August and a new ATI Catalyst release from the folks over at AMD.We should really see a big focus for improvements over the next few months thanks to the large Radeon line up now available on the market and their need to gain momentum in the market. No doubt, performance sells!There are big promises this month so let's see what they are before we move forward.Performance ImprovementsLost Planet DX10 with anti-aliasing improves 11% or greater on Radeon™ HD2900XT products Radeon™ HD2600 and Radeon™ HD2400 (single and CrossFire™) show improvements of as much as 6% in 3DMark 2006 and 3DMark 2005 Serious Sam 2 with HDR enabled improves as much as 14.5% on Radeon™ HD2900, Radeon™ HD2600 and Radeon™ HD2400 products Important message from the EditorWe receive the ATI Catalyst drivers well before they go up online the AMD website and before the release notes are written. While we don't always get the opportunity to test the particular applications that are mentioned in the release notes, we try to cover all our bases by testing the following - synthetic, real-world, HDR, OpenGL, Direct3D along with AA and AF.If there is an application improvement that we haven't tested feel free to use the forums and comment on anything you notice as that will be a good resource for other users, too.Moving on now we have got that clear with you all!

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