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[TPU] AMD Catalyst 12.11 to boost GCN cards performance - 4% to 10%  

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Actual performance improvements vary between cards. Improvements start with 4% for the HD 7750 and reach an amazing 10% for the HD 7870. The HD 7950, HD 7970 and HD 7970 GHz Edition settle in at 7%. Single digit improvements may not sound like much, but these results are the biggest performance boosts we've ever seen through a driver update. Especially the 10% on the HD 7870 made it feel like a completely different card while gaming.

Source: TPU

OMG 10% for 7870 biggrin.gif
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Nice!
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gonna copy and paste the statement i made on tomshardware

Anandtech Review

Hexus Review

I wasn't even aware 12.11 was already slated, felt like 12.8 didn't happen too long ago. What surprised me most about these reviews is the ridiculous jump in Battlefield 3 performance, to the point that different price point AMD cards have equaled or surpassed their nvidia price point counterparts. Sadly, no movement in power consumption with the cards. GCN has really been a large refreshment when it comes to drivers for AMD. I'm going to assume Toms might test as well?(while all the review sites will be busy for the upcoming FX-8350 Benchmarks either tommorrow or the day after)

Thoughts?


edit: Also, shouldn't this technically be in software?
Edited by Dudewitbow - 10/21/12 at 11:16pm
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Very nice!

Can't wait for the free performance gains smile.gif
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Download is:
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst1211betadriver.aspx

It needs login though, but its there.
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This same article has been on the front page for 3 hours, how can you not notice yours is a repost.
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