Catalyst 9.5 WHQL display driver reviewed
AMD's Catlyst 9.5 WHQL for Radeon graphics cards has been released after a little delay. PC games Hardware tests how much better the May version is in comparison to the predecessor.
Catalyst 9.5 WHQL reviewed: Introduction
Like the Catlyst 9.4 WHQL the Catalyst 9.5 WHQL only supports the Radeon HD series - if you have an older card you have to use a different driver. According to the Release Notes the Catalyst 9.5 WHQL (internal serial number 8.612) increases the performance in Battleforge, Company of Heros and Unigine Tropics by 10 to 11 percent. Additional changes only affect Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Catalyst 9.5 WHQL reviewed: Test system and Benchmarks
Our test system is based on an X58 motherboard with 3x 2 GiByte DDR3-1400 memory (latencies: 7-7-7-21) and a Core i7-920 running at 3.5 GHz.
Compared to the Catalyst 9.4 there isn't much difference in the four games we tested, but the Catalyst 9.4 WHQL is about 10 percent faster in Fallout 3 than the Catalyst 9.3 WHQL.