Catalyst 4.6's released

Sazar

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download here

official release...

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_46_Release_Notes.html

dl lads and enjoy...

Performance Improvements
As with most CATALYST™ releases performance has increased in various situations. The following performance gains are noticed:

Pixel Shader compiler improvements bring significant performance gains to PS 2.0 applications such as Halo (2-3%), Tomb Raider (4-5%) and Mother Nature (4-5%). ShaderMark 2 shows numerous gains in the 3-6% range. The High Dynamic Range scenes in ShaderMark (Tests 20 & 21) gain 10-15%.
RADEON X800 driver tuning improves performance for several Vertex-Shader-heavy tests. For example, Battle of Proxycon, Troll's Lair and Mother Nature gain 9-15% on the RADEON X800 PRO.
Improvements in our surface allocation and texture management code have increased performance for resource-challenged cases. Re-Volt scores improve 25% at 1600x1200 across several RADEON configurations. ShaderMark Test 14 (Veined Marble) improves dramatically (up 380% at 1600x1200) on some 256MB products.
Improvements in OpenGL driver efficiency bring numerous small gains (1-3%) in Call of Duty, Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory, Star Trek - Elite Force II, Serious Sam, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Quake III Arena.
X800 memory tuning improves Anti-Aliasing performance in a number of games and benchmarks. For example, at 4xAA, 3DMark2001 gains 4-7%, UT2003 Antalus and Asbestos Flybys improve 2-7%, and the CodeCreatures score rises 15%.
Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Version 4.6
 

Electronic Punk

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Hit the frontpage about 4 hours ago.
Still downloading em tho, hehehe

Good to see they fixed some Enemy Territory Stuff and the odd increase in the benchmarks!
 

Sazar

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for what its worth :)

my far cry performance has improved pretty nicely...

fps are up in some areas by 5-10 :D

nice ps 2.0 improvement in there.. I play with all settings maxed plus AA and AF in-game @ 12x10 resolution...can get choppy on some levels in some places but is playable unlike before...
 

Sazar

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dun have ET installed but seeing how ET ran flawlessly before I dun see how it could improve?

havent played ET in AGES...

all my skillzzzes are lost :(
 

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