Wednesday, February 17th 2010

ATI Catalyst 10.2 WHQL Released

AMD released the ATI Catalyst version 10.2 driver suite, as promised in a press release earlier today. Catalyst 10.2 is one of two important releases by AMD that add to its products' overall feature-set, among the usual baggage of application-specific and generic fixes. Feature additions are as follows:
  • ATI Catalyst application profiles for ATI CrossFireX supported configurations
  • ATI Catalyst support for PowerPlay on ATI CrossFireX technology supported configurations
  • Support for DisplayPort audio
  • Support for ATI CrossFireX on Eyefinity configurations
In addition, there are application-specific performance improvements:

  • DiRT 2 – Overall performance improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5970, ATI Radeon HD 5800 series, and ATI Radeon HD 5700 series products
  • Battleforge – CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5870 performance improves up to 6%
  • Unigine Heaven – DirectX 9 CrossFire performance has improved significantly on ATI Radeon HD 5700 and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series products
  • The Chronicles of Riddick – Assault on Dark Athena – Overall performance on ATI Radeon HD 5970 improves up to 4%
The driver also patched a number of smaller OS-specific issues.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.2 for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

For more information, please refer to the Release Notes document.
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89 Comments on ATI Catalyst 10.2 WHQL Released

#1
bogie
Still no CODWAW Crossfire fixes. :cry:

No fix for flashing in Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta. :cry:

Oh well.

So where do we download the new gaming profile .exe's? Are they included in the driver?
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#2
t_ski
Former Staff
Anyone see if this fixed their gray stripe lockups? I'm at work now and I'm eager to try these.

I hope they fixed the issue where my 5970 does not go to sleep (screen goes black but monitor does not go to standby).
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#3
DonInKansas
by: t_ski
Anyone see if this fixed their gray stripe lockups? I'm at work now and I'm eager to try these.

I hope they fixed the issue where my 5970 does not go to sleep (screen goes black but monitor does not go to standby).
Mine does the same thing. Hoping to fix teh issue as well.
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#4
Hazar

+1 fps in GPU test 2

9.10 vs 10.2
why 9.10? - latest normal forcing AF driver (yep im Dragon Age fan)

E8500 (4333mhz)
Radeon4870 (820/1030)
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: t_ski
Anyone see if this fixed their gray stripe lockups? I'm at work now and I'm eager to try these.
IIRC, AMD fixed that with 10.1 hotfix. So this should include it.
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#7
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
I cant access CCC now with these drivers. says currently active card is not supported. If I disable my gtx260 I can use the CCC but only when its disabled. is ati cockblocking physx now?
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#8
sapetto
So it doesn't fix the problems with Palit/XpertVision...
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#10
EviLZeD
by: sapetto
So it doesn't fix the problems with Palit/XpertVision...
its working fine for me, I couldn't use 10.1 tho
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#11
erocker
by: ShRoOmAlIsTiC
I cant access CCC now with these drivers. says currently active card is not supported. If I disable my gtx260 I can use the CCC but only when its disabled. is ati cockblocking physx now?
Gah, hopefully we won't have to wait for another hack/patch. Have you tried redoing the patch?
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#12
Polarman
Do they have a list for what's inside the "Application Profile" ?
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#13
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
by: erocker
Gah, hopefully we won't have to wait for another hack/patch. Have you tried redoing the patch?
physx still works and CCC still takes the changes after I re-enable the nvidia card. Just more of a hassel then anything. I havent tried the patch again. Probly gonna need an ati patch now.
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#14
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
by: t_ski
Anyone see if this fixed their gray stripe lockups? I
Lol from the release notes:
Intermittent grey screen or vertical line corruption may randomly appear on the
screen
:slap:
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#15
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by far the best working CCC to date for my gpu. Thank's Tpu for putting the release up on the home page. And thank you ATI for a great but still flawed driver. I cant wait to see how the 10.3's work for my 5970 :pimp:
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#16
eidairaman1
I wonder if They will have a Legacy set soon as it has been 3 months since the last set. (They work fine for me Other than Cat 7.7-7.9 at the time but users of X2K and higher Hardware may want them)
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#17
CY:G
Ugh... i cant install this drivers, everything seems to work fine then at the very end i get a ? that says there were errors and that i should open the Report, everything has a success but the ATI Display Driver:

ATI Display Driver
Final Status: Fail
Version of Item: 8.702.0.0000
Size: 90 Mbytes


Anyone else with this problem, i tried jumping from 9-11 to 10-2, also tried cleaning everything and then installing just the 10-2, same problem.

Win 7 and HD 5870

Thanks
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#18
eidairaman1
System Restore everything, remove the drivers like you would normally without using any cleaning utilities, them remove the ATI folder out of the Programs. Then try to install drivers. This is what Wile E has been doing and it has worked fine for him some time now. Also delete the drivers you have just downloaded and get them again from AMD site. Disable any Overclocking programs while you are at it. If you have any more troubles see us or Make a Catalyst Feedback report and perhaps make a report about it on the AMD forums, in a professional manner.
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#19
CY:G
by: eidairaman1
System Restore everything, remove the drivers like you would normally without using any cleaning utilities, them remove the ATI folder out of the Programs. Then try to install drivers. This is what Wile E has been doing and it has worked fine for him some time now. Also delete the drivers you have just downloaded and get them again from AMD site. Disable any Overclocking programs while you are at it. If you have any more troubles see us or Make a Catalyst Feedback report and perhaps make a report about it on the AMD forums, in a professional manner.
Thanks for your help but it was a no go, tried cleaning everything etc and i keep getting the same results, FAIL.

It might be because i have Eyefinity or because i have a 4870 in my second PCI e to feed a 4th monitor, these drivers might not be prepared for that.

10.1 seem to work fine though.
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
LAME!

pissed off about that crossfire application thing, i thought it was meant to be user customizable?
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#21
pjladyfox
by: eidairaman1
I wonder if They will have a Legacy set soon as it has been 3 months since the last set. (They work fine for me Other than Cat 7.7-7.9 at the time but users of X2K and higher Hardware may want them)
You do know I hope that all they did with the Legacy release was re-package the 9.3's with a new installer so that they would install correctly under Vista/Win7 right?
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#22
nt300
So what you saying is for instance if I am playing Left 4 Dead 2, this ATI utility will auto enable the CrossfireX profile for that particular game?
What’s this suppose to do, increase performance in CrossfireX setups? If so, good for ATI/AMD. Finally they are doing something right(er) :D
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#23
eidairaman1
In testing stages of 7 they did, but they release driver sets every 3 months now. Only diff between AGP and PCI E sets is the way the units access Direct X, the Issue was Discovered back in 2007 with Cat 7.7s-7.9s. I had grabbed 8.1s at the time and they worked like a charm then 8.5s etc im up to 9.11s but we should see 10.2s
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: nt300
So what you saying is for instance if I am playing Left 4 Dead 2, this ATI utility will auto enable the CrossfireX profile for that particular game?
What’s this suppose to do, increase performance in CrossfireX setups? If so, good for ATI/AMD. Finally they are doing something right(er) :D
its just an update. when ATI release drivers, they're already a month or two old - meaning crossfire doesnt work on the latest games out.

Install this, and you get next months crossfire profiles, this month.
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#25
pjladyfox
by: Mussels
LAME!

pissed off about that crossfire application thing, i thought it was meant to be user customizable?
I never got the entire "user customized" thing with the NVIDIA drivers except that they could get you into some serious do-do if you did not know what you were doing. It's what makes troubleshooting various SLI issues an absolute nightmare when some n00b reads a bunch of settings that worked for one guy, gets them locked in, then hoses his game where they then go QQ on a forum that it's the game's fault for not working right. :twitch:

Not that I'm saying that happens here I just find that the more widgets you give to someone to play with, sooner or later, they'll wind up in a bigger mess than is possible to repair. My only real concern is the speed of the profile updates and not supporting some games for whatever reason.
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