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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 10.9 WHQL Driver Suite

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD released the latest version of the ATI Catalyst software suite. Version 10.9 WHQL comes rather early for this time of the month, when normally it's out towards the end or last week. ATI Catalyst installs drivers and system software for ATI Radeon graphics processors (HD 2000 series and above), AMD chipset integrated graphics, and other ATI multimedia products. Although Catalyst 10.9 does not mention any notable feature changes, it does offer some game-specific performance improvements across the board, as well as CrossFireX profiles that make the graphics driver take advantage of CrossFireX specific to games. Notable improvements include up to 20% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark on Radeon HD 5800 series, and up to 6% on The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, when running Radeon HD 5970 single or CrossFireX. A usual load of bug fixes goes with this version.

    DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.9 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

    A complete list of changes follows.

    The Catalyst Software Suite 10.9 contains the following:
    • ATI Radeon display driver 8.771
    • HydraVision for both Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
    • Southbridge/IXP Driver
    • ATI Catalyst Control Center Version 8.771

    Catalyst Application Profiles
    The following application profiles are available with this release of Catalyst 10.9:
    • Aliens Vs. Predator – Profile update
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Profile update
    • F1 2010 – Profile update
    • Kane & Lynch 2 – New profile
    Performance Improvements
    The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.9:
    • STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark
      o Performance increases up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX11) and anti-aliasing enabled
      o Performance increases up to 12% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX11) and anti-aliasing enabled
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
      o Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations
      o Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
      o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
      o Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 Series single and CrossFire configurations

    Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
    • UVD clocks will now return to normal speeds after switching from HD to SD content
    • Flickering no longer visible while running 3D games on HDMI displays with Quad CrossFire enabled
    • Mesh corruption is no longer visible in "The Chronicles of Riddick 2: Assault on Dark Athena" when SSAO in-game setting is set to high
    • CrossFire now functions properly and in-game Anti-Aliasing can now be enabled in "StarCraft II"
    • Adobe Flash Player will no longer display green screen after resume from sleep
    • Negative CrossFire scaling on "Final Fantasy-XIV" no longer occurs
    • Intermittent perfomance drops no longer observed with hardware cursor enabled in "World of Warcraft" game in extended mode

    Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
    • AVI video no longer lags during playback within Microsoft PowerPoint slide deck
    • Desktop corruption no longer occurs during PowerDVD SD/Blu-ray content playback on 120Hz displays
    • Choppy HD playback no longer occurs while changing color vibrance and fleshtone correction in Catalyst Control Center - Advanced Color

    Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
    • Copy protection message will no longer appear when viewing a DVD with Windows Media Player on a Windows XP system with PowerDVD 9 installed

    For more information, refer to the Release Notes document.
     
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    Just two weeks after the last one; last Nvidia WHQL driver was almost two months ago.
     
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    well the early release is odd...seeing as how there isnt much listed..Sh1t I havnt even fully tested the 10.8b that I loaded this morning.
     
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    AMD's site doesn't even have these posted yet. Perhaps this release is a bit too early?
     
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    Very nice! but 2 very odd games to focus on?
     
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    They should have a catalyst updater tray

    Yes, AMD should implement something like windows updates, that automatically keeps up with the driver updates
     
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    Crap, was hoping those would have been fixed by now. Guess I'll keep 10.7 installed then.
     
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    Is that good or bad? .... not sure, perhaps NVidia's current drivers don't have so many issues.
     
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    I've felt for awhile no that amd could greatly improve their drivers if they went to every other month, spent more time testing, maybe work on a better driver install system since many errors comes from installing over old drivers.
     
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    Just installed them. I have not seen the Super Sampling option shown for the past 2 drivers (10.8 and this one). Is it shown for anyone else? Only Adaptive is there.
     
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    probably because of the ati drivers being able to be updated from steam from today.
     
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    nvidia doesnt need to release as many drivers. They are solid already unlike ati's
     
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    That's somewhat of a blanket statement. I have not had an issue with an ATi driver in the past year at least. Plus, do these driver make any difference to what you use? Just don't make silly statements like that, it causes things to go off topic. ;)

    Just started using the 10.9's and so far so good as usual.
     
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    it doesnt even concern u, do u have ati card?
     
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    I might try these if I hear positive reports, thanks for the reminder OP.

    erocker, are you going by your own guide or are you simply overwriting? Thanks
     
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    So far no difference from 10.8's. I have about a 4-ish FPS boost in Mafia II. BCBC2 is working fine, loads up fast. Left 4 Dead 1&2 no issues. One thing I recommend is going into the video settings and turning down all of the "denoise" and "deblocking" type options down to at least 20 for best video quality. It seems the default settings like to overdo things a bit. * I went by the guide, it's 2nd nature to me now. :)
     
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    Mine's bigger than yours. My daddy could beat your daddy in a fight.
     
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    The guide is great, thanks for that. You have persuaded me to try these out.
     
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    wat guide? am i messing out on something?
     
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    To the guys thinking nVidia drivers are 'solid', read this:
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_WinXP_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf

    These are the release notes of the 258.96 driver. Look under knows product limitations.

    The fact is that Ati has always been very open (maybe too open) about the known/fixed issues while nVidia puts them nicely away in a pdf somewhere.
    No driver will ever be '100% solid'.
     
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    According to Nvidia's own site:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease_Notes.pdf
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease_Notes.pdf




    I hope this ends all the stupid "Nvidia drivers are god threads/posts".
     
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    As far as I'm aware this thread is a discussion about ATI's current driver release and all comparisions to Nvidias drivers (while informative) are irrelevent.

    :toast:
     

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