Monday, July 26th 2010

AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 10.7 WHQL Software Suite

AMD rolled out its latest ATI Catalyst Software Suite today, as expected. The latest release is Catalyst 10.7 WHQL. The Catalyst Software Suite provides drivers for ATI Radeon graphics processors, AMD 7-series chipsets, and ATI multimedia products. Version 10.7 WHQL ironed out an important issue with VLC Media Player, which enabled DXVA2 hardware h.264 video acceleration (with VLC 1.1.1 or later installed), which results in smooth video playback and reduced system resource usage. Important enhancements to the HydraVision technology were also added, such as taking into account bezel compensation when maximizing windows across displays. The new pull-down detection algorithm improves visual quality of certain types of videos. And finally, ATI CrossFireX now supports rotated displays, which was particularly longed for by users of ATI Eyefinity setups that make use of rotated physical displays. A list of performance improvements are also included, pertaining to Borderlands in single and multi GPU modes, with and without AA.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.7 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

A list of changes follows.

Performance Improvements:
Borderlands -
  • Performance increases 3-5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 and ATI Radeon HD 5700 series single card and CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 single card and CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 and ATI Radeon HD 5500 series single card configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Performance increases 2-10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 series single card and CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
New Features:

ATI Eyefinity - HydraVision enhancements
  • Maximizing a window across displays will now take user defined bezel compensation into account
  • Automatically adjusts window position when dragging and dropping windows to ensure title bar visibility
  • Proper dialog box placement - dialogs do not cross displays, are not hidden behind bezels, and can be designated to be shown on the users “preferred” display
Enhanced Pull-down detection
  • The Pull-down detection algorithm has been enhanced for higher visual quality on certain types of video content
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
ATI CrossFireX technology – support for rotated displays
  • This release of ATI Catalyst enables end users running supported ATI CrossFireX configurations to rotate their displays (single or ATI Eyefinity display configurations) and still enjoy the performance benefits of ATI CrossFireX technology
ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player
  • Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media Player – delivering a better user experience by consuming less system resources
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 and ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series of products
  • Requires VLC version 1.1.1 and later
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91 Comments on AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 10.7 WHQL Software Suite

#1
AlienIsGOD
Hopefully these are better than the 10.6's. 10.6 caused BFBC2 to crash in win 7 and since I went back to 10.5 no crashes..
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#3
AphexDreamer
Wasn't going to get these but now that I see AA performance increase I think I will :)
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#4
W1zzard
by: AphexDreamer
Wasn't going to get these but now that I see AA performance increase I think I will :)
AA improvement only in borderlands as i read it
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#6
Wile E
Power User
/subscribed for user reports.
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#7
DarkOCean
how are the idle clocks on 5xxx series with these drivers still high or they are back to pre 10.5?
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#8
AphexDreamer
by: W1zzard
AA improvement only in borderlands as i read it
Oh I know he said Boarderlands but when they list the improvements they also say for what games as well if any specific.

I'll just look at the PDF file myself hehe.
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#9
LAN_deRf_HA
I haven't paid much attention before, but is it normal for them to not list bug fixes? Is it in a text file somewhere?
EDIT* Nvm I found it.
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#10
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
by: DarkOCean
how are the idle clocks on 5xxx series with these drivers still high or they are back to pre 10.5?
2nd that? I havent left 10.4a preview because of that.
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#11
RejZoR
Why can't they make some general optimizations where you could gain certain % across everything that is 3D ? I know you can't make wonders but still...
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#12
DRDNA
Yes Sir, I do hope these are better than the 10.6 . The 10.6 gave me instant BSOD'S.
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#13
tw3akm@ster
Confirmed that GPU acceleration in VLC 1.1.1 works fine with HD4870. Compared side by side with WMP-HC. No difference. Performance slightly better on VLC...
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
DLing now. Thank you my little dot headed news fairy!
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#15
chris89
Hmm shall see if that will enable me to Run Hardwareshaders mode on IL2.....

Chris
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#16
Psychoholic
Idle clocks still arent where they should be, but they arent 100% 3d clocks anymore either...

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#17
WarhammerTX
by: AlienIsGOD
Hopefully these are better than the 10.6's. 10.6 caused BFBC2 to crash in win 7 and since I went back to 10.5 no crashes..
I did the same I didnt crash but frame rates were horrible and it lagged pretty good went back to 10.5 and all is well
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#18
pantherx12
For those with idle clock problems

Fix things yourself and use any driver : ]

Create a profile using catalyst, find the config file using windows explorer, open it, edit the clocks to what ever you fancy, save and enjoy! (

Had to do it when I ran eyefinity for a bit, idle clocks were to low and causing problems so adjusted my settings to as follows.

Idle 300mhz
Media mode( I assume) 600mhz
Full load 1000mhz

I seem to recall the numbers being in tens of thousands but I could be going mad, rather self explanatory though once you're in the text file.
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#19
AphexDreamer
by: pantherx12
For those with idle clock problems

Fix things yourself and use any driver : ]

Create a profile using catalyst, find the config file using windows explorer, open it, edit the clocks to what ever you fancy, save and enjoy! (

Had to do it when I ran eyefinity for a bit, idle clocks were to low and causing problems so adjusted my settings to as follows.

Idle 300mhz
Media mode( I assume) 600mhz
Full load 1000mhz

I seem to recall the numbers being in tens of thousands but I could be going mad, rather self explanatory though once you're in the text file.
yeah numbers are like this
30000 for 300mhz
90000 for 900mhz
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#20
TheLaughingMan
by: RejZoR
Why can't they make some general optimizations where you could gain certain % across everything that is 3D ? I know you can't make wonders but still...
That is because games use different rendering engines and these optimizations are main just them going, "Oh company B finally gave us the specs on game X. We will rework our generic rendering to adapt when this game is running." This is why if you see something about one game getting better, chances are a game running the same rendering engine will work better as well but may not be listed as a "major change" on the details sheet.

Once Nvidia and ATI know what is what, they can create shortcuts, better optimize drivers and response for the games core rendering Engine cause everyone has got their little, "we do it this way" thing.

Generic gains across all games are usually for new cards the month after they are released. Month 1 they add support, month 2 they work on the kinks with the chip, month 3 they optimize the current crop of games being played. At least that is how I see it.
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#21
Feizy
This still makes BC2 crash for me, back to 10.5
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#22
TheLaughingMan
I am using 10.6 and I have no crash problems at all in anything. And I played BFBC2 for 3 hours today.
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#23
Feizy
by: Feizy
This still makes BC2 crash for me, back to 10.5
Oh, I have an HD5970. 10.6 & 10.7 both cause crashes in BC2 for me. :(
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#24
eidairaman1
by: Feizy
Oh, I have an HD5970. 10.6 & 10.7 both cause crashes in BC2 for me. :(
solution to that, remove the drivers properly using the steps in drivercleaner pro/.net and driver sweeper.
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#25
AphexDreamer
by: Feizy
Oh, I have an HD5970. 10.6 & 10.7 both cause crashes in BC2 for me. :(
Or install southbridge drivers if you haven't already
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