ATI Promises Performance Gain

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ati_logo.pngATI notified DailyTech of the availability of a new beta driver for Windows Vista intended to improve the performance of ATI cards in single and CrossFire modes. The new driver is being called the Catalyst 7.10 “Shoot Em Up” driver by ATI.

The “Shoot Em Up” driver makes big promises of a 5-23% performance gain in Battlefield 2142 in Crossfire running ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series graphics cards.

ATI goes on to promise the drivers will improve performance in Call of Duty 2 up to 6.7% with single and dual HD 2600 and HD 2400 graphics cards, Call of Juarez DirectX 10 performance is said to improve up to 42% in Crossfire and there will be up to a 34% improvement in single card performance on all HD 2000 series products.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Crossfire performance is claimed to improve by as much as 23% on all Radeon 1000 products, HD 2000 and HD 1000 series products. ATI promises to increase performance in FEAR with Crossfire on the X1950 XTX, X1650 XT, HD 2400, and X1300/X1350 video cards by 16%.

Finally, ATI says Supreme Commander performance in Crossfire mode improves by 30% on all HD 2000 and Radeon 1000 cards. Supreme Commander with the X1650, X1300, and X1550 video cards using the “Shoot Em Up” drivers promises to increase performance up to a whopping 82%. The Vista driver download file is called 7-10-NO-WHQL_Vista32-64_53254.exe and is a 66MB file. ATI declined to comment on when the drivers would be publicly available.

Source: DailyTech

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