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Graphics AMD 'Never Settle' - Catalyst 12.11 Performance Gains and New Game Bundles

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kodongo, 22 Oct 2012.

  1. Kodongo

    Kodongo Member

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    12.11 Drivers

    New Game Bundles

    Performance Improvement

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    I was like :jawdrop: when I saw this slide from Hexus:

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    Good optimisation work from the driver team at AMD.
     
  2. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Might just give this a go over the weekend. Thanks for the update.
     
  3. TheDodoKiller

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    I'll give it a punt when I get home from work.

    I don't like the dubious '110%!!!!!' thing, though.
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Very impressive!

    Though my last few GPUs have been Nvidia, its great to see the Red team taking drivers seriously.

    What a massive performance jump. If its just through driver optimisation then wow, but I can't help but feel they might have unlocked something at a hardware level (higher boost clocks or something?)
     
  5. michaelrw

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    As an owner of both 7970 Lightning and GTX680 Lightning, I look forward to comparing the two with these new drivers from AMD. Well see if they can hold up against the traditionally superior NVIDIA drivers
     
  6. JamesRC

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    Nice boost in BF3, was hoping for a little more from Borderlands tbh.

    Wish I had picked up my 7870 with a copy of Far Cry 3 - looks great to me!
     
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    anandtech did a few comparisons differs alot on a game by game basis. Def a boost for BF3 but not as much elsewere.
     
  8. Kovoet

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    Anyone else with feedback.
     
  9. Chicken76

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    Looks like Nvidia released some driver optimizations of their own.
    Would be nice to read your conclusions after you test both cards with their new drivers.
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    Right, my findings with the latest 12.11 Beta drivers vs 12.8 in BF3.

    The results speaks for them self! :D

    Test rig in Sig. CPU @ 2.9GHz (Turbo off)

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  11. chewbaccas_nan

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    So what suppliers sell the card with hitman or far cry? All I can see is sleeping dogs...
     
  12. KeTZz

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    Ain't that a bitch? 3 free games 2 weeks after I buy my 7970GHz :/
    Oh well. As for testing the improvements, I can't weigh in due to I've been running the BETA drivers since I got my card 2 weeks ago. Never had the 12.8.
     
  14. rollo

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    anyone seen nvidias latest drivers compared to AMDs yet?
     

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