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ATI Catalyst 5.12

ATI has released its December update for its Catalyst Display Drivers. This month's update introduces dual core support for CPU bound cases. This feature provides improved graphics performance for DX 9 supported graphics adapters installed in systems running the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Below are some of the more prominent fixes introduced this month.


Notable Fixes




  • 3DMark05 gains as much as 5.7%



  • 3DMark03 gains as much as 3.3%



  • 3DMark2001 SE gains up to 10%



  • Aquamark 3 gains up to 16%



  • Comanche 4 improves as much as 20%



  • Far Cry gains as much as 25% on some product configurations



  • Half-Life 2 performance improves as much as 8%



  • Splinter Cell improves as much as 8% in certain parts of the game



  • Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness runs as much as 10% faster



  • Unreal Tournament 2004 framerates improve as much as 10%

For a complete list of fixes and bugs still being addressed please refer to the release notes linked below.


NOTE: The Catalyst Control Center requires Microsoft .NET Framework


Download: ATI Catalyst 5.12 (Windows 2000/XP 21.6MB)


Download: ATI Catalyst 5.12 (Windows XP x64 27.6MB)


Download: ATI Catalyst 5.12 w/Catalyst Control Center (Windows 2000/XP 34.9MB)


Download: ATI Catalyst 5.12 w/Catalyst Control Center (Windows XP x64 56.3MB)


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