Catalyst 12.1 preview version with performance improvement

In addition to the 11.12 version AMD release a preview version of the upcoming 12.1 driver for the graphic cards chipsets, this version include performance improvements as AMD mention on the detailed info bellow like HD3D also some UI enhancements, you can give it a try.

AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays.

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Application Profiles
AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
Please be sure to select the “Restore Factory Defaults” option under the Catalyst Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature – this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles

AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements – Video UI improvements
AMD Catalyst 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls

Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 12.1 Preview driver
(in addition to the AMD Catalyst 11.11c performance driver). Improves performance (10%) in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim when Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing is enabled on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series for single GPU and AMD CrossFireX configurations




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Benchmark tests 12.1 Vs 11.1 Vs 11.2:
Bellow a video show some tests of the new 12.1 driver compared with the previous catalyst 11.1 and 11.2 using different benchmarks tools and games, the result is that the Catalyst 12.1 is a must-have driver for your AMD radeon specially if you have performance issues like in Battlefield 3:

Catalyst 12.1 preview version with performance improvement Catalyst 12.1 preview version with performance improvement Reviewed by Maherr Live on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Rating: 5