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

#26
DRDNA
Nothing at all in this release for the 4800 series....Oh well they must be as good as they are going to get.
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#27
temp02
acperience7, post: 2064862"
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.
Renamed ATI Stream Technology.
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#28
Steevo
aj28, post: 2064887"
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?
Search through your registry and change any options relating to it to yes, or "1", search through the xml files and change them too, make sure you save, reboot and see if it appears.


I plan on trying this tonight and see if the options appear. I was using the newer deblocking and mosquito noise removal before they were officially available by doing this. You can also force DXVA though this method.
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#29
erocker
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Steevo, post: 2064910"
Search through your registry and change any options relating to it to yes, or "1", search through the xml files and change them too, make sure you save, reboot and see if it appears.


I plan on trying this tonight and see if the options appear. I was using the newer deblocking and mosquito noise removal before they were officially available by doing this. You can also force DXVA though this method.
10.10a hotfix has the options already. Yeah, there's already a "hotfix".
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#30
dir_d
Can anyone confirm that the 10.10a hotfix has MLAA for 5xxx series?
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#31
AphexDreamer
dir_d, post: 2064929"
Can anyone confirm that the 10.10a hotfix has MLAA for 5xxx series?
I installed it and I don't see any means of enabling it. I do have a Video Converter now though, never did before.
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#32
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
MLAA would be the absolute bomb on 5000 series cards, especially my weak Mobility 5650, taking just a few % performance hit sounds much better than 15-20%+

FYI running 10.10 mobility now, most games I play have picked up an extra FPS or so, which isn't bad considering they are tweaked to run around 30-40fps.
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#33
Rebelstar
- Enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls

Where can I locate that in CCC?
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#34
TheLaughingMan
Just updated through Steam. Worked perfectly the first time with no issue.

File >> Check for ATI Driver Update >> Update Now
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#35
mtosev
No performance upgrades for the 5900 series. i'm sad.
:(
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#36
temp02
Rebelstar, post: 2064985"
- Enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls

Where can I locate that in CCC?
If your hardware supports it it should be on Video -> All Settings.
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#37
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I just updated through steam and it worked like a charm! WIN
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#38
dir_d
Just installed these...are there no CCC changes to the 5000 series cards?
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#39
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
Clean os install and testing the 10.10 cat's

I think these are going to be a win win :rockout:
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#40
Psychoholic
performance is great, but just like the betas, driver crashes when watching hulu.
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#41
Mussels
Moderprator
acperience7, post: 2064862"
What is this "Accelerated Parallel Processing" technology? From the ads on AMD's site it seems to be a 68xx feature.
it says so in the first post of this thread, its just openCL/direct compute. they're including them as official drivers now.





be nice if TPU hosted these ones as well, now and in future releases.
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#42
buggalugs
Hey guys, If anyone notices a pinkish tinge after installing the new driver just go into CCC options and restore factory defaults.
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#43
Mussels
Moderprator
buggalugs, post: 2065245"
Hey guys, If anyone notices a pinkish tinge after installing the new driver just go into CCC options and restore factory defaults.
if you mess with any brightness/color/gamma controls in 10.10, you get a pink/red hue. as buggaluggs said, just reset to default and it will go away.
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#44
buggalugs
temp02, post: 2065006"
If your hardware supports it it should be on Video -> All Settings.
Ya its in "advanced color" or "all settings"

Mussels, post: 2065246"
if you mess with any brightness/color/gamma controls in 10.10, you get a pink/red hue. as buggaluggs said, just reset to default and it will go away.
I didnt mess with any settings but i still got a pinkish tinge. Anyway easy fixed....
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#45
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
As always :D, it's working great here!
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#46
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Mussels, post: 2065246"
if you mess with any brightness/color/gamma controls in 10.10, you get a pink/red hue. as buggaluggs said, just reset to default and it will go away.
This works but only for like 10-20 minutes then back to pink, i ended up resetting to default about 3 times before i downgraded back to CAT 10.9
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#47
buggalugs
brandonwh64, post: 2065260"
This works but only for like 10-20 minutes then back to pink, i ended up resetting to default about 3 times before i downgraded back to CAT 10.9
I did it an 90 minutes ago and its still fine.
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#48
ColdAsIce
nerf 2 driver packages ( 10-10_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_enu.exe and 10-10_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_ocl.exe ). which one is better from a gamer perspective ?
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#49
buggalugs
ColdAsIce, post: 2065309"
nerf 2 driver packages ( 10-10_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_enu.exe and 10-10_vista64_win7_64_dd_ccc_ocl.exe ). which one is better from a gamer perspective ?
The first one.
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#50
Mussels
Moderprator
they're exactly the same driver, the one ending in OCL just includes openCL.

there is no negative to installing the OCL version, the positive is that openCL apps will now run (if you can find one)
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