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