Friday, October 22nd 2010

AMD Announces Catalyst 10.10 WHQL Software

On the occasion of kick-starting its new generation of graphics processors, the Radeon HD 6800 series, AMD backed it up with the launch of [the first] AMD Catalyst, version 10.10 WHQL. The Catalyst software suite installs drivers for installed ATI/AMD Radeon graphics processors, AMD chipsets, as well as installs relevant system software. The major change of course is added official support for Radeon HD 6800 series GPUs, but also a big set of new features, namely support for Blu-ray 3D, Stereoscopic 3D powered by Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD) and iZ3D; AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology; added hardware video acceleration for HD WMV, and enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls. It doesn't stop here, a boat-load of game and GPU-specific performance increments were announced, that covers a number of Radeon HD 5000 series GPUs, which are detailed below.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 10.10 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

A detailed list of changes follows.

New Features
  • Introduction of AMD HD3D Technology
  • Blu-ray 3D support
  • o This release of AMD Catalyst provides support for Blu-ray 3D playback
    o Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
    o Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • Stereo 3D gaming support
  • o This release of AMD Catalyst provides support for Stereo 3D gaming via 3rd party Stereo 3D Conversion Software from Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD) and iZ3D
    o Requires 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
    o Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • Introduction of AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition
  • There will now be two variants of the AMD Catalyst package available:
  • 1. AMD Catalyst – includes the Direct3D, OpenGL, Display driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center components
    2. AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition Edition (same as ATI Catalyst, but includes the OpenCL driver) – Everything found in AMD Catalyst, plus the OpenCL driver
  • Users can still grab all of the individual AMD Catalyst components as well (which will also include the OpenCL driver as well)
  • Video accleration for HD WMV video content
  • This release of AMD Catalyst provides video acceleration support for WMV HD (Microsoft video codec) under Windows 7
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series of products
  • Enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls
  • This release of AMD Catalyst enhances the Dynamic Contrast setting found in the Catalyst Control Center by adding support for histogram based detection
Performance Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 10.10 release include:
  • Metro 2033:
  • o Performance increases up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
    o Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations
    o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
    o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
    o Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series in DirectX 11and 10 modes
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Call of Pripyat Benchmark:
  • o Performance increases up to 7% on single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Unigine Heaven:
  • o Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
    o Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
  • World in Conflict:
  • o Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
    o Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
  • Aliens vs. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark:
  • o Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire
    o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire
    o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
    o Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
    o Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • Crysis Warhead:
  • o Performance increases up to 9% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products with anti-aliasing enabled
  • Far Cry 2:
  • o Performance increases up to 7% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
For more information, refer to the Release Notes document.
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183 Comments on AMD Announces Catalyst 10.10 WHQL Software

#1
Loosenut
Bta, your link you provided leads to the 10.9 drivers and not the 10.10
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Anyone try these puppies in BC2 yet?

Oh and thank you BTA (jams out to Punjabi MC "Good Morning")
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#5
Bobington
Known Issues: Mouse cursor may intermittently be corrupt/missing in one of the displays under Eyefinity configuration while playing games/samples
Come on it's been over a year and this still isn't fixed and now they expect us to shell out cash for 6xxx which has the same bugs?

Ironically I got the cursor bug while making this very post.
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#6
char[] rager
Question on these hotfixes.

Do you install the main 10.10 and then the hotfix, or just the hotfix by itself?
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#7
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
LULZ!!! long live my puny 4650. no eyefinity hassels. no crossfire.
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
char[] rager said:
Question on these hotfixes.

Do you install the main 10.10 and then the hotfix, or just the hotfix by itself?
Hot fix alone. FYI only use the hotfix IF you have a 68xx series.
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#10
f22a4bandit
Cada isn't going to be happy that the cursor corruption isn't fixed with the 6800 series...
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#11
TheMailMan78
Big Member
erocker said:
Awesome. Morphographical AA before December as they initially said. I guess they got it done early. The reason they release hotfixes so early is due to them not being WHQL certified which takes time. Really, they should just call them beta's as they don't really "hot-fix" anything.
Do the 58xx series card support that?

f22a4bandit said:
Cada isn't going to be happy that the cursor corruption isn't fixed with the 6800 series...
I know. I wish I could see his face when he reads that. I wouldnt blame him if he went green. lol
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#12
f22a4bandit
TheMailMan78 said:
I know. I wish I could see his face when he reads that. I wouldnt blame him if he went green. lol
I wouldn't blame him either. Going on a year for this issue, and no fix whatsoever, at least with the 6800 series. I'm sure the 6900 series will have the same issue. There's something wrong with either the way eyefinity is implemented, or it's a hardware issue. Either those or AMD is too lazy to correct it.
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Loosenut said:
Bta, your link you provided leads to the 10.9 drivers and not the 10.10
Not when it was posted, not now:



They'll be hosted on TPU servers very soon.
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#14
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
everytime i click on Win 7 x64, it goes to a white screen with only the option to click english in the browser? is the server over loaded?
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#16
Swamp Monster
Is there Morphographical AA support for HD 4800 Series too?
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#17
boogah
dooooood i just installed this and run street fighter 4 benchmarks on one of my machine and it boosted the FPS.

Core i5 650 @ stock
HD 5770 1 GB @ stock 850/1200
1920 x 1080 60hz 8xAA maxed out everything

older drivers average FPS 47

new drivers average FPS 74.04
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#18
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
This is all i get :(

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#19
boogah
just go to ATI.com then select your particular card and windows 7 etc.. and it will take you to the correct page.
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#21
LAN_deRf_HA
f22a4bandit said:
I wouldn't blame him either. Going on a year for this issue, and no fix whatsoever, at least with the 6800 series. I'm sure the 6900 series will have the same issue. There's something wrong with either the way eyefinity is implemented, or it's a hardware issue. Either those or AMD is too lazy to correct it.
I think it is a hardware issue and that's the problem. AMD has made things harder for themselves by adding batch issues too the mix.

The anandtech review made it sound like Morphographical AA will work on any game regardless of support for aa. Wondering if that would mean it would work on one of those old first gen DX 9 titles like Halo.
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#22
acperience7
I've been nosing around AMD's site(having the same issue as others with white screen). What is this "Accelerated Parallel Processing" technology? From the ads on AMD's site it seems to be a 68xx feature.
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#23
boogah
acperience7 said:
What is this "Accelerated Parallel Processing" technology? From the ads on AMD's site it seems to be a 68xx feature.
I think that's what street fighter the boost after i installed the driver. There's an option inside the settings that says Parallel Processing and have option on and off... it works on my 5770 so it's not exclusive to 6 series.
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#24
aj28
Question: I have seen several sites posting official AMD terminology that reads something along the lines of "Morphological AA is a new feature available in the HD 6000 series cards." This would imply, to me, that they intend to roll it out across the entire HD 6000 series. Being that the 6770 is likely (confirmed?) to be a 5770 refresh, what do you suppose are the chances that users of these cards could hack their way into this feature? I mean, this isn't something that requires hardware support... Or is it?
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#25
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Ok guru3d worked, currently running 10.10
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