techpowerup.com: AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Performance Analysis

AMD has the habit of making its year-ending driver release „memorable,“ by either coming up with sweeping performance increases, or introducing new features; and sometimes a mixture of both. The company named its latest such release the Catalyst 14.12 Omega.With 2013-14, AMD stopped releasing WHQL-signed Catalyst releases on a near-monthly basis, and switched to a slower, almost quarterly Catalyst WHQL release cycle, with updates building on each of those WHQL releases being rolled out as betas and hotfixes. Some of these betas ship with some very important game optimizations, and are sometimes so far away from being incorporated into a WHQL release, that hardware reviewers like us, have been forced to keep our bench updated with these betas, at times.