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AMD Catalyst 12.11 Windows 7 Driver Analysis

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon Drivers in Software | Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:50 pm
Manufacturer: AMD

Final Thoughts


Looking through the performance this is an absolutely fantastic driver and we didn't run into any problems with it when it came to running our benchmark line up which is something we always love to see. While AMD launched the 12.10 WHQL driver at the same time, we'd recommend you skip it, and just make the move over to the 12.11 Beta.


For the most part we'd like to see AMD just give up on the whole monthly WHQL driver and instead just focus on releasing drivers that bring real performance increases when it comes to WHQL - the same approach as NVIDIA. And release bug fixed drivers as needed. We could see something like the 12.11a, 12.11b and so on, so we can still tell in a heartbeat which month the driver is aimed at.


While we find ourselves on the whole disappointed with what AMD has been doing this year with drivers, they've released a few stand outs, and the new 12.11 is indeed one of them. Outside of the new driver, though, AMD are offering some pretty sweet deals as we get into the holiday season.


For more information regarding receiving games like Far Cry 3, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs, we recommend you head over here to the AMD website to find out just how you can get your game on this holidays.

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