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Catalyst 8.11 drivers boost performance, add features

The Tech Report: "A new batch of Radeon graphics drivers is now available. While there's still a month to go until the Catalyst 8.12 update with built-in ATI Stream GPGPU support comes out, AMD now offers Catalyst 8.11 drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors.

For Windows, AMD says it has brought a couple of new features together with the following performance enhancements:

- Stalker Clear Sky: Performance increases between 6%-18% on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series of products. Performance increases between 10%-30% on CrossFireX configured systems using the ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series of products.

- Far Cry 2: Performance increases between 5%-10% on single card configured systems when using the ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series of products. Performance increases between 8%-14% on CrossFireX configured systems using the ATI Radeon HD 3000 or ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series of products."

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