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ATI Catalyst 7.10 released

Posted on Friday, October 12 2007 @ 00:12:18 CEST by


AMD released new Catalyst 7.10 drivers today. These new drivers should boost performance in several FPS games, especially when you have a CrossFire system.

Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon X1000 Series of products

This release of Catalyst introduces Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon X1000 Series of products. Adaptive Anti-Aliasing substantially improves image quality by anti-aliasing transparent textures.

Software CrossFire support for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series

This release of Catalyst introduces software CrossFire support for the ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series and ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series. Software CrossFire is only available when two graphics accelerators from the same family (i.e. 2 ATI Radeon HD 2600 products) are plugged into a CrossFire compatible motherboard with no hardware interconnect between the two graphics accelerators.

Performance Improvements

The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst 7.10:

  • Battlefield 2142: CrossFire performance improves 5-23% on ATI Radeon HD2600, HD2400 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550
  • BioShock DX10 CrossFire performance improves 70% or more on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of products
  • Call of Duty 2: performance improves up to 6.7% on both single card and CrossFire ATI Radeon HD2600 and ATI Radeon HD2400 configurations
  • Call of Juarez DX10: CrossFire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of products
  • Company of Heroes DX10 CrossFire performance improves up to 80% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of products and single card performance improves as much as 31% on ATI Radeon HD2900 and ATI Radeon HD2600 products
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars CrossFire performance improves as much as 23% on ATI Radeon X1x00 series products and single card performance improves as much as 23% on both ATI Radeon HD2x00 and ATI Radeon X1x00 series of products
  • FEAR CrossFire performance improves as much as 16% on ATI Radeon X1950XTX, X1650XT, HD2400 and X1300/X1550
  • Lost Planet DX10 CrossFire performance improves 20% or greater on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 series of products
  • Supreme Commander CrossFire performance improves up to 30% on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 and ATI Radeon X1x00 series products. ATI Radeon X1650 and X1300/X1550 see even greater improvements of 82% or more
  • World In Conflict DX10 CrossFire performance improves 14-67% or more and single card performance improves 20% or more on ATI Radeon HD2900XT and ATI Radeon HD2600 products
  • World in Conflict DX9 CrossFire performance improves up to 70% or more on all ATI Radeon HD2x00 products
You can download it at ATI's site.

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • Call of Juarez: Enabling CrossFire and setting the in-game graphics options to higher settings no longer results in the game failing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29541
  • Call of Juarez: Setting up a multi-player LAN game on a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon HD 2900 series of product no longer results in corruption being noticed 737-29917
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter: Pressing the Alt+Tab keys when playing the game no longer results in the Windows Vista operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28491
  • GTA San Andreas: Enabling AFR mode and CrossFire no longer results in corruption being noticed in the opening cinematic of the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29543
  • Might and Magic Heroes V: Display flicker and corruption is no longer noticed when CrossFire is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29913
  • The composite video slider values are no longer automatically applied without clicking on the Apply button. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28812
  • Setting the language option to any of the supported languages other than English no longer results in the help page for Advanced Color failing to be displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28822
  • Using live TV on a system containing an ATI HD 2900 XT product and running the Windows Vista operating system no longer results in the application failing if the Catalyst 7.6 driver is installed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28823
  • A Windows error message no longer occurs when game settings are set to their highest levels. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28830
  • Hot-plugging an HDMI display device no longer results in the display device failing to be detected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29534
  • Hot-plugging an HDMI display device to a system that has a CRT connected to it, followed by swapping the display devices no longer results in invalid refresh rates being listed in the Display manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29536
  • Windows Dream Scene Content: Corruption is no longer noticed when attempting to run the preview for the chosen clips. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28856
  • Setting the display resolution to 1600x1200 or less no longer results in corruption being noticed when attempting to play an HD-DVD using the Cyberlink player. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29550
  • Playing a HD-DVD or Blu-ray title using PowerDVD followed by rotating the display device by 90 degrees no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29552
  • Enabling video mode within the Catalyst Control Center->TV Properties->Adjustments no longer results in the Enable Video Mode check box becoming grayed out if the Catalyst Control Center is closed and then restarted. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29920
  • Catalyst Control Center->Basic View: Current setting text is no longer misplaced in the Content Viewing Selection for Component Video. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29922
  • Catalyst Control Center->HDTV Support->Predefined and Custom HDTV Formats: Selecting a different format and clicking the Apply Format button no longer results in the Add button becoming grayed out. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29924
  • The text is no longer truncated in drop down menu of the ATI OverDrive warning pop-up message. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29925
  • Clone mode can no longer be enabled for software CrossFire configurations under Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29985
  • The Refresh rate for 576i/p is no longer listed erroneously as 20Hz/34Hz in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29909
  • Hot-plugging an HDMI display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon Xpress 12x0 series of product no longer results in the HDMI display device failing to be detected under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29910
  • Chronicles of Riddick: A very dark display image is no longer noticed when playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon X800 series of product and running the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29911
  • All high resolutions are now displayed in the Displays Manager and Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29912
  • Corruption is no longer noticed in the ATI Catalyst End User License Agreement when using the Swedish version of the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29914
  • Tearing artifact is no longer visible on OTM display when playing back any video using Overlay with OTM enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 727-29915
  • Horizontal line corruption is no longer noticed when AFR mode is enabled and vsync is disabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29916
  • Attempting to play HD-DVD title on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 2600 series of product no longer results in hardware mode not being available for all display resolutions. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29982
  • Attempting to playing certain DVD's using WinDVD 7 and enabling hardware acceleration no longer results in the DVD failing to play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29918
Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • DIRT: Launching DIRT with CrossFire enabled no longer results in the game failing to launch and an error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29554
  • On certain products playing back VC-1 and H.264 content with display resolution set at 1360x768 or higher no longer results in screen flashing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28515
  • Playing an HD Blu-ray title using Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra for Blu-ray and HD-DVD followed by open multiple windows and moving them around the desktop no longer results in the windows background not being re-drawn properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28831
  • On certain products playing back VC-1 and H.264 content with display resolution set at 1360x768 or higher no longer results in screen flashing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28515
  • Running Google Earth in OpenGL mode no longer results in corruption being noticed on the desktop and the mouse pointer is moved around. Further details can be found in topic number737-29932
  • Stranglehold: Frequent stutters are no longer noticed when using dynamic resources. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29949
  • Attempting to play an HD-DVD or Blu-ray title on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series of product no longer results in a VPU Recover occurring when looping the introduction of the title. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29962



 



 

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