Wednesday, May 26th 2010

ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL Driver Suite Released

AMD today rolled out this month's release of its ATI Catalyst software, which provides drivers and essential system software for ATI Radeon graphics processors, AMD chipsets, and other ATI multimedia products. The WHQL-signed version 10.5 brings a few feature updates, along with a list of important bug fixes. To begin with, Catalyst 10.5 gives 120 Hz display support for ATI Radeon HD 4000 and HD 3000 series graphics processors (helpful with stereoscopic 3D), and ATI Overdrive enhancements which allow full control over ATI Radeon GPUs that are connected to multiple displays, eliminating a limitation.

Following on with Catalyst 10.4, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 doesn't take unusually long to load maps, while a stability issues connected to IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Mass Effect 2 (where display goes blank if you switch to desktop in the middle of a game), Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War got a fix which allows AA settings with Volumetric effects, while Unigine Heaven 2.0 in wireframe mode doesn't crash. For more details, refer to the release notes document.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
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60 Comments on ATI Catalyst 10.5 WHQL Driver Suite Released

#1
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Black Panther said:
You're 100% sure about that?
I was holding myself from installing this driver since I seen negative feedback, but your post makes me change my mind.
Yes 100% FoR sure Black Panther,

I've been on the 10.3CCC for a few months now. This CAT Is for sure a great driver, I've noticed straight away while in 2D mode, the monitor was crisp,fast, and lag free under stock 157MHz idle clocks. I find It's even better than when I made a custom profile under the 10.3CCC.... ATI got it right with this driver :toast:

Also, ran Mark06 + Vantage + GOW, Dirt2 , Heaven , all ran smother and the way Id expect a driver to perform. :pimp:
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#2
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
The best score ever for my rig, 10.5 Kat CCC rocks :pimp:

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#3
inferKNOX
These drivers a trash.:shadedshu
They bumped my idle clocks up to 400/1125, instead of the normal 1x7/300 (I forgot the x on the idle core clock).
Went back to 10.4 and all is back to normal.

As good as they may be in boosting performance, etc, sacrificing downclocks is not worth it IMO.
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
inferKNOX said:
These drivers a trash.:shadedshu
They bumped my idle clocks up to 400/1125, instead of the normal 1x7/300 (I forgot the x on the idle core clock).
Went back to 10.4 and all is back to normal.

As good as they may be in boosting performance, etc, sacrificing downclocks is not worth it IMO.
its a fix for various other issues (flickering on multi monitor, for one) that activates when it shouldnt.

from what i've read, it will be fixed in 10.6 (just like its fixed in 10.5a which also got a forgotten fix for BC2)
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#5
HillBeast
Well I just tested it on my computer, and there are some increases in scores on 3DMark, but nothing to get excited about.

1280x1024 0xAA w CCC 10.4 (20841 3DMarks) -> CCC 10.5 (20920 3DMarks) - 79 Points
1920x1200 4xAA w CCC 10.4 (18412 3DMarks) -> CCC 10.5 (18556 3DMarks) - 144 Points

I'll see if DiRT 2 runs any better later on, but IMO it's not really worth it. It does increase the clock speed at idle (as you can see in my screenshots below), and idle temps are up from 25C to 36C. I like my computer to be really cold and that really irks me.
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#6
HillBeast
So yeah, I put 10.5a on here and well for a minute it worked, as in the clocks were back to 157/300. I went to take a screenshot and then 10 seconds after taking the screenshot the clocks went back to 400/1250. No idea why the RAM clock is so high and the core is so low, but thereis definately something funky in 10.5 and 10.5a.

Heres a screenshot of it anyways. You can see for a wee bit it was at 157, then it went to 875, then back to 157 then it stuck to 400. It's still at 400 right now and the RAM is still at 1250.

Oh yeah I have a Vapor-X hence the higher clocks.



EDIT: Just tried something: I went into CCC and set the clocks to the lowest possible (600/625), clicked apply, then clicked Defaults then clicked Apply again and now it's at 157/300. I confirmed it in GPU-Z as well.



I'll see how long it stays like this.
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
weird, on 10.5a mine have been at 157/300 all the time.

are you running dual monitors/crossfire?
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#8
HillBeast
Mussels said:
weird, on 10.5a mine have been at 157/300 all the time.

are you running dual monitors/crossfire?
Nup. Single card, single monitor. I think it was just something weird it was trying to do because it seems to be working fine now at normal speeds.
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#9
Radamanthys
The problem is when you overclock. If i Set up the core clock to 861 instead of the Default 860. Idle 2D clocks go up to 400/1200 instead of 137/300. My idle temps went 14ºc up, and that's driving me crazy, Any fix ?
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#10
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
Mussels said:
weird, on 10.5a mine have been at 157/300 all the time.
That's exactly what happened to me as well.
With a disastrous effect, since my card can't deal witb 157/300 for the 2D clocks.

It was an ordeal for me to remove the drivers :ohwell:
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