Thursday, March 25th 2010

ATI Catalyst 10.3 Driver Suite Released

AMD released the ATI Catalyst 10.3 WHQL driver suite. Catalyst provides drivers and related system software for ATI Radeon, ATI FirePro, graphics processors, AMD 7-series and 8-series integrated graphics, AMD chipset system software, and drivers for ATI multimedia products. Version 10.3, like 10.2 promises to bring a series of significant additions to the feature-set, along with a long list of application-specific performance improvements.

Catalyst 10.3 introduces a set of additions to the ATI Eyefinity technology, such as display bezel compensation, per-display colour adjustments, multiple Eyefinity groups (which allows multiple Eyefinity display heads over available graphics cards and displays), and improvements to the display configuration switching. ATI hardware now supports stereoscopic 3D display over third-party middleware from the likes of iZ3D, DDD, etc., for output of stereoscopic L/R images at 120 Hz (60 Hz per eye). A number of bugs were also fixed. For more details refer to the Release Notes document.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.3 for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

Game-specific performance increment figures follow.

Aliens vs. Predator
  • Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Battleforge
  • Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Call of Duty: World at War
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Company of Heroes
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Crysis and Crysis Warhead
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Devil May Cry 4
  • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
DiRT 2
  • Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Far Cry 2
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark
  • Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky
  • Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
Resident Evil 5
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
  • Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Unigine Tropics
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
World in Conflict
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
Wolfenstein
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
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26 Comments on ATI Catalyst 10.3 Driver Suite Released

#1
buggalugs
Yay. Gonna test them now......
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#2
afw
This is a review done on 10.3 driver ... vs. the previous 10.2 driver ---> http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3194/ati_catalyst_10_3_windows_7_driver_analysis/index.html

And this is a review on 10.3 vs. the launch drivers ---> http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/3196/high_end_radeons_then_and_now/index.html

Some good gains noticeable :rockout:
When reading GTX 400 reviews in the coming week or two, make sure you keep an eye on the driver version that people are using. The GTX 400 series should be tested on a 197 driver. The same goes for the GTX 200 series models. As for the ATI models, make sure they're tested on either the Catalyst 10.3 or the 10.3a Preview Driver.
:laugh:
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#3
InnocentCriminal
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Anyone willing to compare these with the 10.3a set?
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#4
Reefer86
well i have just installed these over the 10.3a set im gona run a heaven benchmark now and also a run of vantage will get back to ya.
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#6
Reefer86
5870 @ stock
Specs on the left.

Heaven 2.0

10.3a

36.7 fps
924 score

10.3 official

36.7 fps
925 score

3D Mark Vantage GPU score only

10.3a

17396

10.3 offcial

18055


i changed to 10.3 over 103a just because im having stability issues but it seems there might be a little more 'juice in the can' with them.
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#7
InnocentCriminal
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I'd like to see some Metro 2033 results.

:D
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#9
InnocentCriminal
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by: Reefer86
does metro have a bench?
Honestly I don't know, but you may be able to set a timedemo in the full game, but that's pretty useless if you don't have the full game.
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#10
Reefer86
well i do have the full game :).

Having issues tho at the moment with metro 2033 cant keep it stable with my card. Thankfully the card is being replaced soon anyways.
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#11
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
>.<

I'm looking forward to playing Metro 2033 but I really want a patch to be released so that it sorts out the performance issues and I was wondering what effects the 10.3 and 10.3a sets will have on the game.
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#12
Hayder_Master
first time i know ATI also have 3D view, i know it's only nvidia have 3D vision
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#13
xsever
Can anyone report noticeable improvements/changes with the 4850/4870/4890 ?

Thanks.
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#14
Lipton
The biggest news here to me seem to be the introduction of support for their Mobility series products in their standard Catalyst suite. This is of course great news for all notebook users with ATI graphics because they now will receive monthly updates just like desktop users. Good job!

More info about this over here: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3743&p=5
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#15
Sasqui
I'm just glad the driver team finally has the chance to work on optimization... yea!
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#16
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
nice driver at stock settings but Im getting random lock up's when over clocking the cpu.. wth?

If I go back to the 10.3preview cat problem solved... and one have any ideas why this is happening?

UPDATE * I think it's the new Antivir ver 10 I also d/l'd last-night that my be the problem.
I haven't had the lock up's sense disabling the real time protection
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#17
Meizuman
And they can still squeeze some more fps out of 4800 series... that is just sweet!
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#18
ArmoredCavalry
:twitch:

Wowwww, I'm not sure if I should thank Nvidia for this or ATI.

Haven't upgraded drivers since Decembers, looks like I now have a reason! :D
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#19
Polarman
I downloaded them but i'm too lazy right now to change it. I'll probably do it over the week end.
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#20
entropy13
by: Polarman
I downloaded them but i'm too lazy right now to change it. I'll probably do it over the week end.
I'm not the only one then :laugh:
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#21
Wile E
Power User
Anybody try these with an nVidia card being used for Physx/CUDA?
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#22
boulard83
100% fine with me.

Ran Unigine at 1050/1333
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#23
blkhogan
Just unloaded them. Was having shuttering and loss of FPS on my 5770 playing bfbc2. I think Ill sit this round of drivers out. Mine runs great with the 10.2 set.
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#24

but the 10.3a are just normal 10.3 without the WHQL...I think...
#25
InnocentCriminal
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by: TAViX
but the 10.3a are just normal 10.3 without the WHQL...I think...
I don't believe they are tbh.
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