“Let’s not kid ourselves. Just days before the end of the month comes to a close, ATI squeezes out a Catalyst driver, I think it’s safe to say that this driver is more so to keep the flawless monthly release record than to bring massive improvements or new features.
The driver seems so rushed out that someone forgot to update the Catalyst Control Center to actually say 10.1. Instead it still says 9.12. Terry Makedon @ CatalystMaker even said on Twitter that this is just a standard release driver to fix some bugs.”
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Tweaktown took a look at the new Catalyst from AMD, technically the 10.1 driver but actually labelled 9.12. It seems AMD might have been a bit rushed trying to get a new driver for the users of their graphics cards and instead of offering big changes and new features they set up a few bug fixes and marched it out the door. The performance differences are barely noticeable unless you are using the beta Hemlock driver for the HD5970 there is no real reason to update. Hopefully February will be a better month for AMD’s graphics driver crew.