Leaked ATI Catalyst 10.1 drivers reveal some of the new features AMD has in store for us. New in this driver is support for 3D stereoscopics, hybrid graphics mode for RS880 and forthcoming entry-level GPUs, lower power consumption for Radeon HD 5000 series CrossFire, multi-GPU compatibility improvements, bezel management for Eyefinity, DisplayPort audio support, and more. The final version of this driver will arrive before the end of the month.
Additional features of the Catalyst 10.1 as listed in the Beta Release Notes:
* AMD Dual Graphics: Possibility of combining performances of the IGP of the RS880 with the forthcoming entry level GPUs from the Cedar and Park ranges.
* 3D Stereoscopics: Update of the D3D driver so as to allow third party firms such as IZ3D to use their 3D solution with 120 Hz screens. Support for Bit Cauldron glasses.
* Better GPU acceleration in Windows 7 Video Converter
* Support for DisplayPort Audio (already in the 9.12 hotfix)
* If laptop manufacturers allow it, possibility of installing the Catalysts on a laptop in Vista and 7
* Improvement of 2D performance in Linux
* Support for Ubuntu 9.10 and OpenSUSE 11.2