Comparison test: Catalyst 8.6 hotfix VS Catalyst 8.7

We ran the test to see if there is any performance improvement between Catalyst 8.6 hotfix and Catalyst 8.7.

Test setup:

mobo: Maximus II Formula
CPU: E8400 OC 450MHz x9
RAM: G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 1100
GFX Card: ASUS Radeon HD 4870 TOP

Cat 8.6 Hotfix

Cat 8.7,Β  the D3D version is even lower than 8.6 hotfix

On HD 4870, Cat 8.7 did not bring any performance improvement over Cat 8.6. However, the release note mentioned that lots of fix have been done on Crossfire and single card setup issues, so if you don’t encounter any graphic corruption or blank, stick to Cat 8.6 hotfix is OK.

6 Responses to “Comparison test: Catalyst 8.6 hotfix VS Catalyst 8.7”

  1. [expreview] Catalyst 8.6 hotfix VS Catalyst 8.7 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net Says:

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  2. Tim Says:

    Considering how fast the new ATI cards are, I think its best they work on bugs first anyways.

  3. Mustafa Says:

    Tim I agree, they should definitely fix the shadowing problem in Devil May Cry 4…

  4. hoho Says:

    @Mustafa
    some users reports that even N card also have the issue… So is it only a game issue?

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