Catalyst 10.11 Performance Analysis
The previous entry of this continued series was the Catalyst 10-9 Performance Analysis. Today we look at what has taken place since then. Since the Catalyst 10.9 driver was released, we have seen both the Catalyst 10.10 and the Catalyst 10.11 WHQL drivers.
For this article, I aim to use 12 benchmarks consisting of 11 games and 1 synthetic benchmark to show the performance differences among these 3 driver iterations. The testing will take into account AMD’s largest DX11 lineup, the Radeon HD 5000 series, represented here by the HD 5830.
The Heaven 2.1 (synthetic) benchmark is run at its default settings while all the games are run at 1920×1200 and 1680×1050 resolutions with maxed out in-game settings plus 4xAA and 16xAF.
The tests are going to be run on the same Radeon HD 5830 (at stock settings) that was reviewed earlier. Let’s get to the test bench and the results.