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AMD 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver released

AMD's new the 8.921.2 RC11 driver lets Radeon HD 7900 users enable super-sampled and adaptive antial

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 23, 2012 12:16 am CST (0 mins, 48 secs reading time)

Radeon HD 7970 owner? Want to try out a new release from AMD that might give you some higher frame rates in some games? The new driver is not a full-blown Catalyst release, or even a "preview driver". It's a very specific driver, for just the Radeon HD 7900-series cards. The release brings a bunch of performance updates, as shown below:

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8% (up to) performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator

15% (up to) performance improvement in Battleforge with Anti-Aliasing enabled

3% (up to) performance improvement in Battlefield 3

3% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis 2

6% (up to) performance improvement in Crysis Warhead

10% (up to) performance improvement in F1 2010

5% (up to) performance improvement in Unigine with Anti-Aliasing enabled

250% (up to) performance improvement in TessMark (OpenGL) when set to "insane" levels

As always, these are "up to" numbers, and these drivers should be used with caution. Bleeding-edge users should be the only ones to use these, or people who like a bit of experimentation.

Download them, here.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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