ATI Catalyst 6.2 Performance Analysis (Page 1)

ATI has released another set of Catalyst display drivers for Radeon graphics cards. We explore the performance changes.
| Feb 9, 2006 at 11:00 pm CST
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IntroductionAs we roll into February another set of Catalyst drivers roll in to our inbox and in normal TweakTown style we will be looking at just how they compare against the previous batch, Catalyst 6.1.The 6.2 drivers are the first official driver to support the latest ATI offerings the X1900XT and X1900XTX. Let's have a quick look at the release notes before we move on to see if the drivers are worth upgrading to from a performance prospective.Release Notes from ATIFrom ATI:BattleField 2 Special Forces: A blooming or ghosting effect is no longer noticed when playing the game in night vision mode. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21648City of Heroes: Running Shadertest 7 no longer results in slow performance being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21463Dragonshard: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition with CrossFire™ enabled, no longer results in the screen becoming out of sync, and a scrolling display image occurring shortly there after. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20975Fable: The Lost Chapters: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE may result in the shadows found within the game appearing jittery, when the desktop resolution is set to 1024x768 32bpp, and all the game options are set to default. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21184Half-Life2: Enabling Catalyst AI no longer results in the outer edges of the water appear dark or black in color. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number. 737-21649Pacific Fighters: A stuttering effect at certain levels of the game is no longer noticed when playing the game with CrossFire enabled. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21650The Fall: A VPU Recover event or the operating system failing to respond no longer occur when playing the game. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21651World of Warcraft: Pixel corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on systems containing an ATI Radeon X1600 series. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21652

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