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AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta - HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Oct 17 2012 | 9:42A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been a while since we last benched AMD Catalyst drivers in CrossFire which is our fault and not AMD`s, lack of time... Anyway AMD repleased the Catalyst 12.9 Beta three weeks ago and we tested the performance of this driver package last week using one single card. Here we are going to check what`s about a dual graphics card CrossFire setup and compare it with some previous Catalyst drivers."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL - HD 7970 Gaming Performance @ Ocaholic
     Sat, Sep 01 2012 | 9:32A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here we go, though AMD said they will not keep on doing one driver release a month they did it. So the Catalyst of August are out named 12.8 and they`re even WHQL certified. The fact that AMD managed to improve performance from one driver to another, makes us curious about the Catalyst 12.8 WHQL. We can`t wait to test if there is yet another jump in performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jul 17 2012 | 9:16A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We found out that there were 2 different drivers dated june 12 that popped out on the web. The first one we tested earlier were the Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta labeled 9.000.0 and now comes the Catalyst 12.7 Beta version 8.981.2. We were a bit disappointed by the 9.000.0 even if they had the best performance ratio a glitch in performance was present under Dragon Age II. Are the 12.7 Beta better? Will there be the same performance glitch or even more? Let`s see which is the best driver for the Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

XBMCs Thoughts On XvBA: AMD Catalyst Has Problems
     Fri, Jul 06 2012 | 9:10A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s not only NVIDIA with Linux problems that cause upstream developers to publicly bash companies (i.e. Linus Torvalds calling NVIDIA the worst company ever), but AMD has come under scrutiny too. The developers of the popular cross-platform XBMC multimedia project shared a little story about enthusiasm, hope, and disappointment. In this guest posting by Peter Frhberger on Phoronix, XvBA is what is principally talked about, which is AMD`s lead choice for video acceleration when using their proprietary Catalyst driver. Unfortunately the XBMC developers aren`t too happy about the state of video acceleration using AMD`s Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics hardware, hence why they have reached out to Phoronix with this rather lengthy public message. Whether AMD even cares about Linux users and when XvBA will support missing functionality are among their open questions for AMD."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.2 and 11.12 WHQL added @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 2:08P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
No new drivers this week coming from AMD. But as readers asked us if we could add some more drivers to the graphs, so we did! We added two drivers to this HD 7970 drivers performance article, the Catalyst 11.12 WHQL and the Catalyst 12.2. Therefore you are now able to find the results of seven different Catalyst drivers in our benchmarking panel."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

AMD Catalyst 12.6 Windows 7 Driver Analysis
     Thu, Jul 05 2012 | 9:23A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has just released a new Catalyst driver (12.6) for Radeon graphics cards - we check out performance under Windows 7."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta (June 12) @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 01 2012 | 9:10A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following we present to you our driver performance analysis on AMD`s latest Radeon HD 7970. This time we tested our benchmarking/gaming setup with the latest Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta from June 12. Last time we saw that the Catalyst 12.6 Unofficial Beta from June 4 did bring quite a boost in performance compared to the Catalyst 12.4 WHQL. Let`s see what happens with this new Beta driver."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta, Best AMD driver ever
     Wed, Jun 27 2012 | 2:10P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We found out that there were 2 different drivers from june 12 that popped out on the web. The first ones we tested were the Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta labeled 9.000.0 on now comes the Catalyst 12.7 Beta version 8.981.2. We were a bit disappointed by the 9.000.0 even if there had the best performance ratio a glitch in performance was present under Dragon Age II. Are the 12.7 Beta better ? Will there be the same performance glitch or even more ? Let's see which is da best driver for the Radeon HD 7970!
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.x Unofficial Beta (June 12) @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 2:52A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Straight after the single graphics card driver comparison comes another driver comparison. Like before we did use 5 different AMD Catalyst drivers including the latest Unofficial Beta from June 12 to see what has been improved and what hasn`t been but this time using a CrossFire setup. We saw quite some improvement using a single Radeon HD 7970, will it be the same with two of them ? Let`s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Nouveau Driver Still Tries To Compete With NVIDIA
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:59A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After sharing the results last week of an optimized open-source Radeon driver trying to compete with AMD`s Catalyst driver, it is time to turn the tables. In this article is a look at the latest open-source Nouveau driver code compared to NVIDIA`s official closed-source Linux driver across a few generations of GPUs."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

HD 7970 CrossFire Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst Retail Drivers vs 12.4 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Jun 14 2012 | 9:10A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following we present to you our second driver performance analysis. This time we show you through a dual graphics card setup how much AMD worked the drivers since the launch of the Radeon HD 7970. By using the first released drivers against the latest ones. Will there be such a performance gap like we noticed using one one card?"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HD 7970 Gaming Performance: AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 1:37P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following we present to you our third driver performance analysis on AMD`s latest Radeon HD 7970. This time we tested our benchmarking/gaming setup with four different Catalyst drivers. Featuring the Catalyst 11.12, 11.12 RC11, 12.4 and the latest beta available the Catalyst 12.6 Beta from June 4th. Let`s see how they do perform."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

An Optimized Open-Source Driver Tries To Compete With AMD Catalyst
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 7:03A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s been a number of recent open-source driver improvements that have come about for modern ATI/AMD Radeon graphics cards under Linux, but not all of these features have yet to be merged or enabled by default (e.g. 2D color tiling, PCI Express 2.0, and HyperZ). With some basic tweaks, can the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver now compete with AMD`s proprietary Catalyst Linux driver when it comes to OpenGL performance? Let`s see."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

AMD Radeon Catalyst: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
     Thu, May 24 2012 | 3:00P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now having compared the graphics driver performance between Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Linux for the NVIDIA driver with the GeForce GTX 680 and the multi-platform Intel performance for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, here`s a look at the AMD Catalyst driver performance with the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card when running between Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

[Tech ARP] Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 6.6
     Sat, May 19 2012 | 6:31A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to 133 workstation graphics cards. We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 6.6 : - Reorganized the ATI / AMD tables. - Added a new Die Size specification for the ATI/AMD range of graphics cards. - Added the AMD FirePro V3900 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V9800 graphics card. - Updated the specifications of the AMD FirePro 3D V8800 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

DirectX 11.1 Specifications Released @ NGOHQ.com
     Thu, May 10 2012 | 8:11A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Direct3D 11.1 lets you use shader tracing to ensure that your code is performing as intended and if it isn`t you can discover and remedy the problem. The SDK for Windows 8 Consumer Preview contains HLSL compiler enhancements. Shader tracing and the HLSL compiler are implemented in D3dcompiler_nn.dll."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

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