AMD just released two new Catalyst drivers for their graphics cards. According to the changelog the 12.10 WHQL one isn't really special and the 12.11 Beta is very special because on the paper it "introduces significant performance improvements for many games across all 28nm AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series products". That's what we are going to check in this article, comparing those last drivers under more or less recent games and benchmarks with previous drivers.
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|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 12.9 Beta - HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance||AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 8 - HD 7970 Gaming Performance|