I have to say, the Catalyst 8.12 is one driver set that I’ve been looking quite forward to; this for a few reasons. The first is that I will get to take my brand new testbed for a nice spin using a host of top ATI based graphics cards. The second reason is that it was going to be interesting to see how ATI would respond to the ForceWare 180.47 drivers which had a huge focus on giving good performance to a lot of this holiday season’s top games.
From a paper perspective, the driver doesn’t look like it’s going to disappoint with some big promises made. Let’s have a look at what ATI say they’re going to give us before we get stuck in to the performance side of things and find out for ourselves.