ATI Catalyst 7.12 Analysis - XP & Vista (Page 1)

AMD has just released a new ATI Catalyst 7.12 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under XP and Vista.
| Jan 3, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST
Manufacturer: none
IntroductionHo Ho Ho! We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and if you have bought yourself a new Radeon based graphics card over the holiday period there is no doubt you want to see if it's worth jumping to the newer Catalyst 7.12 driver suite.Let's not delay as we have some performance improvements promised which you can see mentioned below.Performance Improvements Note3DMark2005: Performance improves 5% or more with largest gains noticed when Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are disabled on systems containing either an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series of products Company of Heroes: DX10 performance improves up to 5% on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD38x0 series of product We 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...

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:26 pm CDT

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf


Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.