ATI Catalyst 8.8 driver

Posted on Thursday, Aug 21 2008 @ 14:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ATI today rolled out the Catalyst 8.8 driver for its Radeon graphics cards, you can find the latest driver over here. The Windows edition of Catalyst 8.8 has two new features:
Catalyst Control Center: New Avivo video features

This release of Catalyst™ introduces new Avivo video features:
  • Dynamic Gamma/Contrast correction, available on the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series, improves video image quality by delivering more vivid color in content with sharp contrasts and scenes with low and bright images.
  • Improved video presets, available for the ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 and ATI Radeon™ 4800 Series, delivers a newly optimized video presets that users can select depending on what kind of video content they are viewing.
  • Windows XP support: Edge enhancement, which adjusts the level of sharpness of video content and Noise Reduction, which removes ghosting artifacts while preserving details of the original video. The new slider controls can be found in the All Settings page of the Avivo Video tab found in the Catalyst™ Control Center
  • Hybrid Graphics Support for Windows XP
    This release of Catalyst™ introduces Hybrid Graphics support. Hybrid Graphics delivers a significant 3D performance boost for systems featuring an AMD 780G/780D integrated graphics motherboard and an ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series or ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series graphics accelerator. It also provides support for up to four independent displays
    The full changelog can be read here.

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