New Catalyst 12.11 shows big performance boosts
Laurence Howe / 238 days ago
A new Catalyst driver which boasts significant improvements has been released by AMD.
AMD’s Catalyst 12.11, or “The Never Settle Catalyst Driver 12.11″ as callit, aims to deliver a slight bump in performance to gamers across the board. However, 12.11 also marks even more significant boosts for several major titles: Borderlands 2, Civilization V, Dirt Showdown, Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite V2 and StarCraft II. AMD claims these games will experience a roughly 10 percent FPS increase (mileage will vary based on settings) while being run at resolutions between 1920×1080 and 2560×1600.
Battlefield 3 players may also want to check out the driver, which revealed 20-30 percent performance gains. It appears this update finally puts Radeon cards on par with their relative Nvidia counterparts when it comes to BF3.