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AMD Catalyst 10.10 driver is out

Posted on Friday, October 22 2010 @ 22:09:58 CEST by


AMD's Catalyst 10.10 WHQL driver has been published, you can grab it over here. This release adds support for the Radeon HD 6800 series and adds several new features like Blu-ray 3D support, stereo 3D gaming support, AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP), video acceleration for HD WMV video, enhanced dynamic contrast controls, and a bunch of performance improvements for the Radeon HD 5000 series.
Introduction of AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing ("APP") technology Edition
There will now be two variants of the AMD Catalyst package available:
1. AMD Catalyst (comparable to prior versions in features and components) – currently includes the Direct3D®, OpenGL®, display driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center components
2. AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (“APP”) technology Edition – AMD Catalyst plus the OpenCL driver

Users can still obtain the individual AMD Catalyst components as well (which will also include the OpenCL driver as well)

Video accleration for WMV HD® video content
This release of AMD Catalyst provides video acceleration support for WMV HD® (Microsoft video codec) under Windows 7
Compatible with the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products

Enhanced Dynamic Contrast video controls
This release of AMD Catalyst enhances the Dynamic Contrast setting found in the Catalyst Control Center by adding histogram based detection

Introduction of AMD HD3D Technology

Blu-ray 3D™ Support
This release of AMD Catalyst enables Blu-ray 3D™ playback
Requirements include Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
Compatible with the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

Stereo 3D Gaming Compatibility
This release of AMD Catalyst enables Stereo 3D gaming via 3rd party Stereo 3D Conversion Software from Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD™) and iZ3D™
Requirements include 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
Compatible with the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

*More information on AMD HD3D Technology, including Stereo 3D Conversion Software and a list of supported displays, can be found at www.amd.com/hd3d

Catalyst™ Application Profiles

The following application profiles are available with this release of AMD Catalyst 10.10:

Multiplayer Medal of Honor™ (DirectX® 9/DirectX® 10/DirectX® 11) CrossFire™ update
Darksider™ (DirectX 9) performance and CrossFire anti-aliasing update
NBA 2K11™ (DirectX 9) CrossFire update
Stone Giant™ (DirectX 10/DirectX 11) CrossFire update
Civilization V™ (DirectX 10/DirectX 11) tweak CrossFire update
H.A.W.X.™ 2 (DirectX 10/DirectX 11) CrossFire update
Formula 1™ (DirectX 10/DirectX 11) CrossFire update
World of Warcraft™ (DirectX 11) version CrossFire update

Performance Improvements

The following performance improvements were observed with this release of AMD Catalyst 10.10:

Aliens vs. Predator™ DirectX 11 Benchmark
Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series

BattleForge™
Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled

Crysis Warhead®
Performance increases up to 9% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products with anti-aliasing enabled

Far Cry™ 2
Performance increases up to 7% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products Metro 2033™
Performance increases up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.™ : Call of Pripyat Benchmark
Performance increases up to 7% on single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products

Unigine™ Heaven
Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled

World in Conflict™
Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series



 



 

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