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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Catalyst 8.7 Drivers Released

AMD Catalyst version 8.7 is available to download from

Catalyst 8.7 introducesan improved Catalyst Control Center, adds support for new Linux operating systems (Ubuntu 8.04, SLED 10 sp2) and offers various performance improvements.

This release of Catalyst introduces an enhancement to the Catalyst Control Center Information Center. Full Hardware information will be shown for each physical graphics accelerator installed in the system.

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst.

- 3DMark Vantage: Performance increases of up to 20% is noticed in the Performance

Preset on single card configured systems when using ATI Radeon HD 36xx or ATI Radeon HD 34xx products

- Company of Heroes DX10: Performance increases of 3% to 12% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon HD 48xx, ATI Radeon HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon HD 36xx product

- Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases of 4% to 15% is noticed in specific maps on single card configured systems when using either an ATI Radeon HD 48xx, ATI Radeon HD 38xx, or an ATI Radeon HD 36xx product

- Call Of Duty 4 DX9: Performance increases of up to 4% in specific maps is noticed on single card configured systems when using an ATI Radeon HD 48xx product

- Lost Planet DX9: CrossFire scaling improves up to 1.7x and performance increases up to 80% across all Radeon? products when AA and AF is enabled

The complete release notes file is available here.

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