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ATI Catalyst 10.5 Windows 7 Driver Analysis (Page 1)

AMD has just released a new ATI Catalyst 10.5 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Windows 7.
By Shawn Baker from May 28, 2010 @ 5:17 CDT
Manufacturer: AMD

CATALYST 10.5 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Introduction

The end of the month is all very hectic at the moment and straight in the middle of our busiest time ATI have dropped the latest driver on us like clockwork. Combined with the pre-Computex news getting along that there's an NDA lifting on the new mid-range GTX 400 series next week and it's just busy, busy, busy times.

On the performance front ATI isn't promising us anything with the 10.5s so we're not expecting anything too exciting. To be honest, the late release in the month makes us think it was all a little rushed.

In saying that, there's some things worth noting. Two big features are the fact that 120Hz displays are now supported on both HD 3000 and HD 4000 series cards which is great for people who want to get some ultra smooth gaming done.

The other big news is that the flicker on extra monitors has been fixed. This was done by upping the 2D clocks which has in turn bumped up idle temps, but for most it shouldn't be anything too serious.

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