Battlefield 3 is the point of interest for all of you. This driver seems a bit more stable than the other two. Tests showed that 8.95 17 January is the best driver for Battlefield 3 until now, although some users complained about having fewer frames with 8.95 than with 12.1 (my case is exactly the opposite). If you’re wondering, maximum FPS got a bit higher too; 8.95 17 January = 41.5 and 8.95 24 January = 42 FPS. My opinion is that that 0.5 FPS isn’t really that important.
DiRT 3, as before, performs 99.5% the same with any recent driver. Either AMD stopped optimizing drivers for DiRT 3 or there is nothing left to optimize, at least for HD6xxx Series Graphic Cards. My bet is on option 2.
Skyrim shows a slight decrease in performance with this driver but nothing to worry about.