IntroductionPerformance is the name of the game this month, performance increases are what AMD have promised with Catalyst 7.10. Labeled as the "Shoot em' Up Driver" we have a huge line up of improvements. Unfortunately while we don't test all of the programs there are a number that we do. You want to read this as much as I want to write it so let's not ramble on and just get straight into it.Performance ImprovementsBattlefield 2142: CrossFire performance improves 5-23% on ATI Radeon HD2600, HD2400 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550BioShock DX10 CrossFire performance improves 70% or more on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of productsCall of Duty 2: performance improves up to 6.7% on both single card and CrossFire ATI Radeon HD2600 and ATI Radeon HD2400 configurationsCall of Juarez DX10: CrossFire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of productsCompany of Heroes DX10 CrossFire performance improves up to 80% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of products and single card performance improves as much as 31% on ATI Radeon HD2900 and ATI Radeon HD2600 productsEnemy Territory: Quake Wars CrossFire performance improves as much as 23% on ATI Radeon X1x00 series products and single card performance improves as much as 23% on both ATI Radeon HD2x00 and ATI Radeon X1x00 series of productsFEAR CrossFire performance improves as much as 16% on ATI Radeon X1950XTX, X1650XT, HD2400 and X1300/X1550Lost Planet DX10 CrossFire performance improves 20% or greater on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of productsSupreme Commander CrossFire performance improves up to 30% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 and ATI Radeon X1x00 series products. ATI Radeon X1650 and X1300/X1550 see even greater improvements of 82% or moreWorld In Conflict DX10 CrossFire performance improves 14-67% or more and single card performance improves 20% or more on ATI Radeon HD2900XT and ATI Radeon HD2600 productsWorld in Conflict DX9 CrossFire performance improves up to 70% or more on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 products 470Performance Improvements NoteWe receive the Catalyst drivers before they go up on 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 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.Moving on...
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