ATI launches Catalyst 5.11

Posted on Friday, Nov 11 2005 @ 22:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
As expected ATI today officially launched the Catalyst 5.11 drivers on their website. Here's a look at the new features of this driver:
Adaptive Anti-Aliasing
ATI Catalyst 5.11 introduces Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon X1800 and Radeon X1300. A check box called Enable Adaptive Anti-Aliasing within the 3D option of the Graphics Settings, found in the Catalyst Control Center. A slider bar is also provided and provides two setting; Performance, or Quality. The slider bar is grayed out when Adaptive Anti-Aliasing is disabled.

Stretch Desktop Support for ATI FireMV Products
ATI Catalyst 5.11 introduces Stretch desktop support for both dual and quad output ATI FireMV products. This support allows for the operating system to see the display output as a single large display. This allows for the operating system's task bar stretch across all display devices connected to the ATI FireMV product line.

Overlay Theater Mode Enhancement
ATI Catalyst 5.11 introduces an enhancement to Overlay Theater Mode. Overlay Theater Mode will allow for video mode to enabled automatically when a TV is connected as a secondary display device. Enabling video mode automatically sets the display to 720x480 and improves the video playback on standard Televisions.

Catalyst Control Center Enhancement
ATI Catalyst 5.11 introduces a Catalyst Control Center enhancement that will allow users to switch between display modes. When using a multiple monitor system the feature will provide hot-key shortcuts that will allow users to switch from clone mode to extended desktop mode, and the ability switch between display devices

CrossFire and the ATI Radeon X1300 series
Catalyst 5.11 introduces CrossFire support for the ATI Radeon X1300 series. CrossFire provides the ultimate multi-GPU performance for all 3D applications by permitting users to run 2 Radeon X1300 graphic cards in the same system with no special interconnection required between the two cards (other than your PCI Express Motherboard).
The full changelog with all fixes, performance updates and known issues can be found here.

You can download the drivers over here.


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