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Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Hardware News |

AMD Catalyst 9.00 Beta Drivers come with increased performance in Skyrim

AMD Catalyst 9.00 Beta Drivers come with increased performance in Skyrim

For some time rumors suggest that future 9.0 Series will bring major improvements to the graphics of AMD GPUs DirectX 11 and DirectX 11.1, rumors are partially tested by those of Benchmark3D, which bring us a mini-review of the recently leaked AMD Catalyst 9.00 Beta drivers.

It is assumed that AMD will release its Catalyst 9.00 WHQL drivers in August this year under the title: Catalyst 8.12 WHQL beta drivers are filtered by date on 12 June (two days), and unfortunately do not come with a description of improvements concrete, but that does not mean that we do not bring pleasant surprises, and like the Catalyst 8.98-120604th within her find some new code names:

  • AMD6823.2 = “AMD HD 8800M”
  • AMD6823.3 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD682B.2 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6823.4 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.2 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.2 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD682B.3 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6823.5 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.3 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.3 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD682B.4 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6823.6 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.4 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.4 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.5 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.5 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.6 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.6 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6823.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6820.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6821.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD682B.5 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6823.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6820.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6821.7 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD682B.5 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series”
  • AMD6823.1 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD682B.1 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6821.1 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6820.1 = “AMD Radeon HD 8800M”
  • AMD6600.1 = “MARS (6600)”
  • AMD6601.1 = “MARS (6601)”
  • AMD6602.1 = “MARS (6602)”
  • AMD6603.1 = “MARS (6603)”
  • AMD6606.1 = “MARS (6606)”
  • AMD6607.1 = “MARS (6607)”
  • AMD6620.1 = “MARS (6620)”
  • AMD6621.1 = “MARS (6621)”
  • AMD6623.1 = “MARS (6623)”
  • AMD6610.1 = “ÖLAND (6610)”
  • AMD6611.1 = “Öland (6611)”
  • AMD6631.1 = “ÖLAND (6631)”
  • AMD6660.1 = “SUN (6660)”
  • AMD6663.1 = “SUN (6663)”
  • AMD6667.1 = “SUN (6667)”
  • AMD666F.1 = “SUN (666F)”
  • AMD679E.1 = “TAHITI LE”

The code names seemingly belong to future AMD Radeon HD 8000M GPUs for notebooks (MARS, Oland, Sun and VENUS) also observed a LE Tahiti, Tahiti shortened version of the GPU, which probably comes under the trade name of Radeon HD 7930 .

Turning to the performance improvements of the new filter driver (which can be downloaded from this link ) offers significant performance improvements in the game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (approximately 14.86%).

Without further ado here some tests with the new driver on a Radeon HD 6950 1GB:

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Link: AMD Catalyst 6.12 BETA 9.00 Benchmark June 12 (Benchmark3D)

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