AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 7.12 Drivers

Just in time for the weekend, AMD has released a brand new set of Catalyst drivers.  The Catalyst 7.12 suite incorporates a number of performance tweaks and bug fixes for all flavors of Windows.  A quick glance at the release notes reveals the following interesting bits of information...

Enhanced ATI OverDrive support for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series
This release of Catalyst introduces an enhanced version of ATI OverDrive for the ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series. Users can now Overclock both GPU engine and graphics memory clock speeds in CrossFire mode (and over-clock single ATI Radeon graphics accelerators as well).

Performance Improvements
The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst 7.12:

3DMark2005 performance improves 5% or more with largest gains noticed when Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are disabled on systems containing either an ATI Radeon HD 2400 or ATI Radeon HD 2600 series of products

Company of Heroes DX10 performance improves up to 5% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD38x0 series of product

On a side note, a new set of drivers for Linux users has been released as well.