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ATI Catalyst 8.7 Analysis - XP & Vista (Page 1)

AMD has just released a new ATI Catalyst 8.7 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under XP and Vista.
Shawn Baker | Jul 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 2 secs reading time for this page
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ATI Catalyst 8.7 Analysis - XP & Vista

Introduction

As we roll towards the end of the month, I have to admit we were a little worried when we hadn't seen the latest Catalyst release. No doubt AMD have been extremely busy working on the latest HD 4870 incarnation; the X2.

3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% is noticed in the Performance Preset on single card configured systems when using ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx or ATI Radeon™ HD 34xx products

Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases of 3% to 12% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon ™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product

Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases of 4% to 15% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx, ATI Radeon™ HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon™ HD 36xx product

Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps is noticed on single card configured systems when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 48xx product

Lost Planet DX9:CrossFire™ scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all Radeon; products when AA and AF is enabled

There are some decent looking performance improvements, so let's see how they go in our tests today.

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