ATI Releases Catalyst 4.8 Drivers

ATI released version 4.8 of their Catalyst Driver package today. This release introduces an interesting new feature called “Geometry Instancing” which, to quote their release notes:

“This new feature provides assistance when a game has to render many objects where the geometry is highly similar. Geometry Instancing allows the VPU to create multiple objects from a single geometric model, rather than passing an entire new model for each item on the screen. This increases the rendering speed of images such as leaves, or grass. “

Wonder if this will help with Battlefield Vietnam Framerates?

You can read the entire release notes here: 8.042 CATALYSTâ„¢ Release Notes

And download the driver set directly here: ATI Technologies Inc.

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