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.