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Catalyst 12.1 Windows 7 Driver Analysis (Page 1)

AMD has just released a new Catalyst 12.1 driver for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Windows 7.
Shawn Baker | Jan 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm CST - 0 mins, 56 secs time to read this page
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Introduction

Catalyst 11.12 Windows 7 Driver Analysis

We again find ourselves closer to the end of the month and the Catalyst driver from AMD coming in just in time before we tick over to February. If you go over the release notes there's nothing all that exciting going on outside of some fixes when it comes to a number of games.

If we look back to the 11.12 release that made its way to us just before December came to an end, it was one we said to skip, instead we suggested that you skipped the official WHQL driver and jumped onto the 12.1 preview that was released at the same time.

This release sees a similar kind of setup when it comes to the release schedule. Outside of the new WHQL 12.1 driver we're going to be looking at today, AMD have also released a Catalyst 12.2 preview driver.

We'll talk a little about that driver when we wrap everything up, lets first just check out the test system we've got up and running before we move into our Catalyst benchmark line up to see what the latest driver does in turn of performance.

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