from 10.3 to 11.1
Overall, there is no performance improvement once you move beyond Catalyst 10.3. Again, we'd need to expect results like these given the relative newness of F1 and the fact that AMD wouldn't have been adding optimizations for it ahead of the title's release.
The exception to this trend is still 2560x1600 with 8x AA. At this setting, we see close to a 20% drop in performance when we move to 10.3. With 10.8, there is another small drop, but by the time you look at 11.1, there is a 6% total increase from Catalyst 9.10.
Before you're blown away by the gain in performance from 9.10 to 11.1, I need to explain why this occurs. F1 suffers a quality error when we benchmark in Catalyst 9.10. The metric runs successfully, and technically you can still play the game. However, the on-screen corruption doesn't allow us to make an apples-to-apples comparison. Once you toss the Catalyst 9.10 numbers out, the results are less impressive. Only the highest quality setting on the highest resolution offers an impressive 41% improvement.
As with Lost Planet, results like this should be expected. F1 2010 emerged almost a year after AMD’s Radeon HD 5870. The fact that one of the earliest driver packages doesn’t properly support the game is hardly surprising. However, it’s worth noting that if you’re not diligent about updating drivers, these are the results you can anticipate. If anything, getting current helps ensure any potential visual corruption in the latest games can be addressed through new software.
- One Year Worth Of Drivers
- Test Hardware And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Lost Planet 2 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Aliens Vs. Predator (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010 (DX11)
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: World Of Warcarft: Cataclysm
- Final Words