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ATI Releases Catalyst 8.12

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Posted December 11, 2008 by Jake in News

Perhaps the biggest news with the release of ATI Catalyst 8.12 is that users can now unlock the potential of accelerated applications enabling ATI Stream technology for various ATI Radeon graphics processors. This release also adds Stream technology to ATI’s AVIVO Video Converter and many performance improvements.

DOWNLOAD: http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

Performance Improvements
* 3DMark Vantage DX10 ? performance gains of up to 5% for Single and
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on HD46xx, HD4550 and
HD4350.
* Call of Duty: World at War DX9 ? performance gains of up to 21% for Single
and Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD48xx.
* Crysis DX10 ? performance gains of up to 25% for Single and Crossfire
mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx.
* Crysis Warhead DX10 ? performance gains of up to 13% for Single card
mode and up to 16% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on
all Radeon HD4xxx.
* Devil May Cry 4 DX10? performance gains of up to 6% for Single and
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and
HD38xx.
* Fallout 3 ? performance gains of up to 15% for Single card mode.
* Far Cry 2 DX10 ? performance gains of up to 10% for Single card mode and
up to 57% in Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon
HD4xxx and HD38xx.
* FEAR DX9 ? performance gains of up to 6% for Single and Crossfire mode.
Performance gains were noticed on Radeon HD4870X2 and HD4870.
* Hellgate: London DX10 ? performance gains of up to 6% for Single card
mode and up to 10% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on
all Radeon HD4xxx.
* Left 4 Dead DX9? performance gains of up to 10% for Single card mode and
up to 5% for Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon
HD4870 series.
* Lost Planet Colonies DX10 ? performance gains of up to 10% for Single and
Crossfire mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and
HD38xx.
* Prey OGL ? performance gains of up to 15% for Crossfire mode. Performance
gains were noticed on Radeon HD4870 1GB products, HD46xx,
HD45xx.
* S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky ? performance gains of up to 10% for Crossfire
mode. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and HD38xx.
* Unreal Tournament 3 DX9 ? performance gains of up to 18% for Single
card mode and up to 15% in Crossfire mode, especially in cases where AA is
enabled. Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and
HD38xx.



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