It's been a while since we last benched AMD Catalyst drivers which is our fault and not AMD's. Anyway AMD repleased the Catalyst 12.9 Beta two weeks ago on the 26th of September so we are going to test it and compare it with no less that 12 previous Catalyst drivers. Spoiler Alert: As soon as we started to test the 12.9 Beta we noticed a performance increase over the previous 12.8 WHQL which is always a good sign.
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Find all the benchmarks/games results on the following pages.
|Page 1 - Introduction||Page 8 - Crysis 2 / Dragon Age 2|
|Page 2 - Test Setup & Specifications||Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. / The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim / StarCraft 2|
|Page 3 - Benchmarks and Games Settings||Page 10 - Power Consumption|
|Page 4 - 3D Mark 11 / 3D Mark Vantage||Page 11 - Summary Benchmark Results|
|Page 5 - Unigine Heaven / TessMark||Page 12 - Performance Index|
|Page 6 - Alien vs. Predator / Batman: Arkham City / Dirt 2||Page 13 - Conclusion|
|Page 7 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 / BattleField 3|
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|AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL - HD 7970 Gaming Performance||AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta - HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance|