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ATI’s Catalyst 6.8 released

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Posted August 18, 2006 by admin in News

ATI have just released the Catalyist 6.8 driver set even though?I just got my Core 2 Duo rig with CrossFire setup two hours ago and downloaded the 6.7’s, grrrrrr! Grab them XP drivers here: Cat 6.8

Performance improvements:

OpenGL ? Improved shader compiler and transform engine optimizations have led to many significant performance gains in OpenGL applications across the entire Radeon X1000 Series of products:

  • Doom 3 performance improves as much as 6.5%
  • Quake 4 (v1.2 or higher) performance improves as much as 18%
  • Chronicles of Riddick performance improves as much as 20%.? Average improvements of 5-10% are commonly seen.
  • Prey performance improves as much as 16%.

Direct3D ? Optimizations made to ATI?s graphics memory manager have led to significant gains in applications that make heavy use of graphics memory on 256MB ATI graphics cards:

  • 3DMark06 performance improves as much as 22% on the Radeon X1000 Series of products in single card configurations with 256MB of graphics memory at 1280×1024 and anti-aliasing enabled.? The largest gains are found on the ATI Radeon X1800 Series and Radeon X1900 Series of products.?
  • Call of Duty 2 performance improves as much as 30% on single Radeon X550 cards or higher with 256MB of video memory at 1280×1024 and anti-aliasing enabled.? The largest gains are found on the ATI Radeon X1800 Series and Radeon X1900 Series of products


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