Catalyst 9.2 drivers promise Crysis, FEAR 2 speed-ups


— 3:17 PM on February 20, 2009

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's latest ForceWare release, AMD has posted a new set of Catalyst drivers for its Radeon graphics cards. The Catalyst 9.2 software brings some performance improvements, much like the new Nvidia drivers, albeit not in all of the same games. Here are the speed-ups you can look forward to, in AMD's words:

  • Crysis DX10 – performance gains of up to 20%
  • Crysis Warhead DX10 – performance gains of up to 20%
  • World in Conflict DX10 – performance gains of up to 5%
  • Fear 2 CrossFireX support – Fear 2 now includes Multi-GPU performance enhancements
  • Good news for folders, too: the 9.2 Catalysts bring support for Radeon HD 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-series multi-GPU configurations in Stanford's Folding@Home GPU client.

    Naturally, AMD has also included a round of bug fixes. The company talks of resolutions related to the Catalyst Control Center, Call of Duty 4, systems with more than 8GB of RAM, Radeon HD 4800-series CrossFire stability, and OpenGL 3.0.

    You can grab the Catalyst 9.2 drivers for Windows XP and Vista, in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, from the AMD Game website, as usual. Detailed release notes in PDF format are linked in the driver download pages.

     
       
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