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

#76
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
where is ACE.xml to be found? I edited MLF_NA in the registry and rebooted but can't locate ACE.xml
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#77
AphexDreamer
Eddie9909, post: 2065543"
Has anyone else had problems trying to open the CCC? I updated the driver and everthing using the suite installer, but when i go to open the CCC, the mouse displays the time clock and then goes back to normal as if nothing has open. Please Help. THanks!
Might have been a problem with the install. Goto All Programs, CCC and hit restart runtime see if that opens it. You might just want to try reinstalling it.
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#78
Eddie9909
Wolf its in the Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shelle\ContextMenuHandlers\ACE
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#79
Eddie9909
AphexDreamer, post: 2065549"
Might have been a problem with the install. Goto All Programs, CCC and hit restart runtime see if that opens it. You might just want to try reinstalling it.
Tried that like a 100 times. Have been trying everything since 7am this morning. I looked this up on the forums and i must have found over 300++ post about the subject. Apparently this problem goes back all the way to 2006. I tried opening the CCC from the right click, the program's list, and from withing the original folder.....all to no sucess. It looks like its trying to open but something is not letting it. NEED HELP!!!!!!!
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#80
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Where are the modded drivers at? I thought I had to hack an ini file.
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#81
AphexDreamer
I'd just like to say that during the install of the Moded drivers I received a BSOD and the install did not complete.

However, I now have a check box to enable Morphological Filtering and everything else seems ok.

I don't know if this is bad but if everything is working I don't care.



Going to test some games. Can anyone tell me if the test screen is supposed to change when checking Morphological Filtering in CCC? Cause mine looks the same with it on or off.
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#82
3xploit
Am I supposed to install the modded drivers on top of the 10.10a hotfix, or is the hotfix not needed?

or do i do a clean install of just the modded drivers?
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#83
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I am trying to isntall the drivers and its giving me an error "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software" Is this normoal?

Edit: where do I enable it?
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#84
AphexDreamer
TheMailMan78, post: 2065631"
I am trying to isntall the drivers and its giving me an error "Windows can't verify the publisher of this driver software" Is this normoal?

Edit: where do I enable it?
3D>AA> Check the Box.

Let us know what happens.
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#85
Eddie9909
NEED HELP!! Tried everything to get the CCC started with this new update. CCC was working fine before, WTF happened now????? anyone anyone out there know anything i could try???
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#86
TheMailMan78
Big Member
AphexDreamer, post: 2065652"
3D>AA> Check the Box.

Let us know what happens.
What does the box say?
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#87
Bobington
W1zzard pointed out my image link was broken so here's a new one



Managed to trigger the cursor bug while posting in this thread.
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#88
Unregistered
please make it tutorial i want to try it for my HD 4850 card
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#89
f22a4bandit
TheMailMan78, post: 2065660"
What does the box say?
Morphological AA

wahdangun, post: 2065663"
please make it tutorial i want to try it for my HD 4850 card
There isn't an option to engage it on a 4850. I just looked at the settings myself, and it's a no go, but I knew that from reading the release notes. I don't think you're going to see morphological AA for the 4xxx anytime soon, if at all, unless someone ports it themselves.
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#90
Unregistered
f22a4bandit, post: 2065669"
Morphological AA



There isn't an option to engage it on a 4850. I just looked at the settings myself, and it's a no go, but I knew that from reading the release notes. I don't think you're going to see morphological AA for the 4xxx anytime soon, if at all, unless someone ports it themselves.
but someone said the MAA was work on direct compute and the HD 4850 can use direct compute
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#91
f22a4bandit
wahdangun, post: 2065673"
but someone said the MAA was work on direct compute and the HD 4850 can use direct compute
I know, but I don't think AMD will release this for the 4xxx series. Why? Simply because they want to sell more up-to-date cards. I do believe someone might backport it to the 48xx series like HalfAHertz stated, but not AMD.

I'm with you Wah, I want this on my 4850 as well just to see it in action.
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#92
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Ok got it to work. Had to do a clean install of the drivers. I see no difference in BC2.
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#93
EastCoasthandle
Eddie9909, post: 2065659"
NEED HELP!! Tried everything to get the CCC started with this new update. CCC was working fine before, WTF happened now????? anyone anyone out there know anything i could try???
Go to:
C:\ATI\Support\10-10_*\Packages\Apps\VC10RTx\vcredist_x (depends if you have x86 or x64 OS)
Click on setup.exe and install VC++ 2010
Reboot
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#94
AphexDreamer
TheMailMan78, post: 2065684"
Ok got it to work. Had to do a clean install of the drivers. I see no difference in BC2.
Sadly I saw no difference in New Vegas either.
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#95
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I guess it only works in games without AA built in like Unreal 3 engine and Startcraft 2. I just ran Jerico and it looks MUCH smoother.
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#97
Eddie9909
EastCoasthandle, post: 2065685"
Go to:
C:\ATI\Support\10-10_*\Packages\Apps\VC10RTx\vcredist_x (depends if you have x86 or x64 OS)
Click on setup.exe and install VC++ 2010
Reboot
I already had VC++ 2010 installed. But, i tried your option and instead of installing it offer to repair it. So tried that, and nothing! I dont get it. Everything seems to have installed fine. The CCC looks like its gonna open but quickly gets canceled by something. Ive never had a problem like this with any software. Someone out there had to experience the same as me.......or no?
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#98
dir_d
Drivers are here...i had to do a clean install of just these drivers for CCC to have the correct options.
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#99
AphexDreamer
TheMailMan78, post: 2065695"
I guess it only works in games without AA built in like Unreal 3 engine and Startcraft 2. I just ran Jerico and it looks MUCH smoother.
Tried Unreal with it on and off and saw no difference. :/
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#100
Eddie9909
GODDAM!!! Finally worked! Seriosly NEVER EVER EVER buying amd again. Had a amd processor that went bad after only three years of use. Now i got this Dell i7 980x and thinking that the graphics card was good enough, i chose amd. BIG MISTAKE!!!! anyways here is the link to anyone who has the "CCC NOT OPENING PROBLEM"

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/mobility-radeon-drivers-support/186707-problems-installing-catalyst-control-center.html



Basically the problem is that amd does not know how to redirect DLL's when updating or uninstalling their crappy and buggy software. Its seriosly amazing that what Nvidia and other software/hardware mfgs do automatically in their updates, AMD has you doing it manually........and you dont even now KNOW IT!!!!! Waste of a saturday. THANK YOU AMD for totalling killing my confidence in you. They might be more expensive, but Nvidea totally makes reliability their #1 priority!
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