AMD has released a new beta version of their Catalyst drivers for their graphics cards. According to the release notes, Catalyst 12.7 Beta offers up to 25% performance boost in Skyrim, up to 6% in Crysis 2 and up to 6.5% in Batman: Arkham City. In addition, these new drivers offer Anti-Aliasing support for Blizzard’s hack n slash action RPG game, Diablo III.
In addition, the company released the first CAP for 12.7 that comes with Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing and Super Sample Anti-Aliasing support for Diablo III in multi-GPU mode, as well as improved CrossFire profiles for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Myths and Heroes 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown , and Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Soldier.
Those interested can download these new beta drivers from here and the 12.7 CAP1 from here.
And here is the release notes of Catalyst 12.7 Beta:
Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta
-Up to 25% Skyrim
-Up to 6% in Crysis 2
-Up to 20% in Total War: Shogun 2
-Up to 3.3% in Battlefield 3
-Up to 6.9% In 3DMark™ 11
-Up to 4.8% in Aliens vs. Predator
-Up to 6.5% in Batman: Arkham City
-Up to 8% in Crysis Warhead
-Up to 7.2% in F1 2010
-Up to 8% in Just Cause 2
-Up to 12% in Wolfenstein MP
Feature highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta
Diablo 3: Anti-Aliasing support:
Users can now enable Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing and Super Sample Anti-Aliasing for Diablo 3 through the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
Resolved Issues for the Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP Operating System
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim- screen flickering when in AMD CrossFire mode
Note: This issue was first observed with version 1.6 of Skyrim.
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