As far as I am concerned it is the drivers. Myself and six others updated to Cat 12.10 and suddenly a number of different games started crashing.
NFS Shift 2 Unleashed
NFS Most Wanted
BF3 and more
Even going back to 12.8 we still stuffer many of the issues. Did a complete uninstall of all Cat drivers, used a Cat cleaner, then reinstalling 12.8 helped but we still have issues though not as severe.
Been using ATI cards since the 9500 Pro, your drivers have been superb up to this point but there is definitely an issue with 12.10.
We are all using 6950's 70's, or 7970 cards on Win7 X64. If it was just one of us, would not blame the driver. But seeing how it has affected a number of us and all problems started immediately after installing the Cat 12 drivers that we all had done within a day of each other.
Issues being expereinced:
Game crashes, no crashes prior ro 12.10
Video lag. Screen would go black, would hear the audio, 15 to 30 seconds later, game would resume. This lag would happen at any time, during start up of the game or in the middle of gameplay.
Win7 x64, all updated
I7 3770k processor
16 gig DDR3 1600 ram
Asrock Fatal1ty Pro Motherboard
nothing overclocked, no need