World in Conflict
ATI promised that new driver release would improve the performance in this game, too. In this case, however, they kept their word, though partially. Radeon HD 4870 X2 did better that it was expected to: instead of the promised 5% increase, the average performance gained additional 8-12% depending on the screen resolution. And as for the single-GPU card owners, they shouldn’t hurry to update their drivers with the new catalyst 9.2: the performance will remain the same at best, or will even drop.
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
As usual, trying to minimize the CPU influence in 3DMark Vantage we used the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering).
Just like Nvidia, ATI didn’t promise any performance improvement in 3DMark Vantage with the new Catalyst version, however, we did detect a slight increase in Radeon HD 4870 X2 speed. However, judging by the individual benchmark results, it only occurred in 1920x1200 in Test 1. All other readings didn’t change, and the total score for Radeon HD 4870 1GB got even lower than with Catalyst 9.1.