Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
In H.A.W.X., however, the new Catalyst 9.6 driver version causes multi-GPU solutions to slow down a bit. The performance drop is not too high and makes only 3-5%, which doesn’t affect the level of gaming comfort in this game, but the fact is undeniable: the new driver does worsen the performance. Luckily, Catalyst 9.6 didn’t affect the performance of single-GPU solutions in any negative way.
World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
The developers promised the biggest performance boost in this game – up to 30% when the system CPU becomes the bottleneck. And this time, ATI kept their promise: in 1280x1024 the average performance of Radeon HD 4890 CrossFireX tandem increased by almost 14%, and that of a single Radeon HD 4890 – by 7%. The gain wasn’t high enough to hit the promised 30%, but was nevertheless quite significant. Unfortunately, we can’t advise Radeon HD 4770 owners willing to play this game to upgrade to Catalyst 9.6, as their performance may drop by 4-10% depending on the resolution.