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Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)

AMD's Radeon HD 5870: Before And After A Year Of Driver Updates
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1680x1050
No AA/No AF
1680x1050
8x MSAA/16x AF
1920x1080
No AA/No AF
1920x1080
8x MSAA/16x AF
2560x1600
No AA/No AF
2560x1600
8x MSAA/16x AF
Percent Gain
from 9.10 to 11.1
9.35%
7.38%
8.64%
6.63%
6.10%
6.18%


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is one of two benchmarks in our suite that requires us to use Fraps. As a result of different reaction times, the average FPS score can have a one-half to one percent variance. With this in mind, small isolated differences can be discarded. However, that is not what we see here.

When we upgrade from Catalyst 10.3 to 10.8, half the time we experience a small drop in performance. With that said, overall, we don't see any performance gain after updating to 10.3. There is one exception to this trend. At 2560x1600 with 8x MSAA and 16x AF, we see a steady improvement from one driver to another.

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