ATI Catalyst v8.2 Hits The Web

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News Posted: Thu, Feb 14 2008 11:15 AM

AMD has released the latest set of Catalyst drivers for ATI Radeon based graphics cards, bringing the version number up to 8.2.  There are numerous bug fixes listed in the release notes as well as a couple of performance enhancements for current and previous-gen Radeons.  Here’s a snip from the release notes regarding performance...

“The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst 8.2: Performance improvements with this release of Catalyst includes Company of Heroes DX10 frame rates increasing as much as 20% across all of the ATI Radeon™ HD 2x00 series of products and on all ATI Radeon™ HD 3x00 series of products. These performance improvements are even larger (up to 30%) for CrossFire configurations."

Now that the dual-GPU based Radeon HD 3870 X2 is AMD’s flagship graphics card, we expect constant improvements in CrossFire performance in future releases.  We suspect Catalyst 8.2, is just a precursor of what’s in store.

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I'm anxiously awaiting 3870X2 xfire benchmarks!

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