The only positive thing about this driver is that Skyrim performs better with it. On the other hand, 12.6 Beta delivers 25% less FPS in DiRT 3 (DirectX 11) while DirectX 9 version of the same game plays the same as with any other driver tested in the last months.
I’d really appreciate it if someone could confirm if DiRT 3 is acting up on their rig with this driver too. It’s a conundrum to me.
Because of that and the fact that 3DMark06 performs about the same as with 12.4 WHQL, AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta or AMD Catalyst 12.6a takes the 8th place in our chart. AMD Catalyst 8.97 18 April remains the fastest driver to date.