AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark


AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL deeps a bit lower in Crysis 2 than 8.97 18 April but looks much better than 12.6 WHQL. Further more, latest WHQL driver is on par with 8.97 18 April in Metro 2033 and DiRT 3.

When it comes to Battlefield 3, performance is relative but the results are more than reliable, all three runs showed a margin of error of +/- 0.2 FPS. Having that in mind, 12.8 WHQL will deep lower than 8.97 18 April and even 12.6 WHQL.

I’m pleased to say that 12.8 WHQL fixes Skyrim’s HUD / UI issue present in the last couple of Catalyst drivers. But 12.7 Beta is still 4+ FPS faster; if you can live with the graphical glitch than you might want to consider still using 12.7 Beta when playing Skyrim.

AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - Crysis 2
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - Metro 2033
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - Battlefield 3
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - Battlefield 3
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - DiRT 3
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
AMD Catalyst 12.8 WHQL Benchmark - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Page 2 – 3DMark06,3DMark11,Cinebench and Unigine
Page 4 – Conclusion

  • Adriano Gil

    Nice driver nice job!


  • cristian

    nice job…

    i will change my 12.7 june 26 for this version.

    muchas,. muchas thankyou! :D

  • Lonelobo

    Nice job, finaly a driver that replaces the old 12.6 b3 driver on my system :)

  • Nick

    Thanks! Great driver review and always on time .

  • GGuts

    8.951.1 05 March is the second-best driver for Battlefield 3 and one the best allrounders = My choice.

    Still hoping there will come the promised one…

  • Seth-01

    When are you change the graphic card for your test ? HD6950 in now an old card and testing news catalyst with HD7900 series can be a good idea no ???

    • eatthis

      @Seth-01 The tests are fine the way they are. STFU. There are more people without 7xxx cards than with 7xxx cards. Stop whining.

  • CoCoNUT31

    Thanks for your work here, first and mostly only website I consider for AMD driver news/benchmarks. Installed 12.8 on my 5850 yesterday and it worked like a charm, good to see it has great performance as well.

    I had problems with all drivers since 12.4 but this one finally works nicely again. Also thanks for the Flash Player fix, made my whole system freeze sometimes.

    Oh and I’m not sure if you know this tool but it’s the only one I use for driver uninstalling: Genetix Cleaner – – it was made by the user TwL from the forums.

  • Tchouk

    n1 on BF3 thx for your job

  • alcide

    ~+8fps on GW2 for me

    • bouuman

      how can you test it on GW2, there is no beta at the moment and the release ist on 25 August -_- ?

      • alcide

        on the 15aout stress test

        • bouu

          damn :(

  • purenab

    Hello people I would like to know which driver is give the best result in Battlefield 3, and also for some new games like max payne 3.
    Thanks in advance

  • denniz

    Thanks for this nice test , hope they still going to do this in the future

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