AMD Releases Catalyst 9.6 Drivers

More performance improvements inbound.

Published Tue, Jun 16 2009 12:53 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
AMD has launched new ATI Catalyst drivers bringing the version up to 9.6

ATI Officially Launches Catalyst 9.6 Drivers

Improvements can be seen in single-GPU and multi-GPU configurations as well as in some situations where frame rates were CPU limited. Those interested in reading the full release notes can find them here (PDF). Performance increases listed are as follows:

- Company of Heroes - performance improves up to 25% with HD 4600 series
products and below as well as improvements of up to 10% on HD 4800 series

- Crysis - performance improves up to 13% in multi-GPU configurations

- Crysis Warhead - performance improves up to 11% in multi-GPU configurations

- World in Conflict - performance improvements of up to 30% can be seen in settings that were previously CPU limited

Those seeking to download the Catalyst 9.6 drivers can grab them from AMD's website.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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