So, I spent a couple of hours trying to uninstall older, yet recommended by Windows Update, drivers. I finally got them uninstalled and when I played games I saw no improvement on my 7870 as I had expected to see - and even possibly some worse statistics. So, I rolled back the drivers and the old ones were replaced. I played some games with the old ones and on a whim thought that I might try Windows Update again to see if it could find me better suggested drivers. So I set it to look online for drivers and it installed the very same drivers I had just rolled back. What the...?
Blow all of that away and pull down Catalyst 13.1. I'd avoid the Windows Update route.
I have Catalyst installed and am now installing the 13.1 update. Thanks. I didn't even know you could update through it.