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

#176
Mussels
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RejZoR, post: 2067338"
Actually it doesn't. If you use Wide or Narrow tent it gets noticeably blury. But with MLAA, i couldn't notice any blur on textures or overall image. So even if there is some blur i can't see it. Doing side by side image comparison, but that's just for technical standpoint, wouldn't prevent me from using MLAA as i'm happy with it's results.
try with the steam overlay, MLAA made it all blurry for me.
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#177
RejZoR
Yes, the text. But usually other stuff isn't all that much changed. For example text messages in Killing Floor look better to me. Smooth and soft fonts opposed to sharp and pixelated default.
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#178
bear jesus
TAViX, post: 2067305"
But I understand that the final image gets a little blurry and the textures washed...:confused:
To be honest i don't really know, i noticed someone mention that when using it with killing floor but i don't have a clue if it's like that for all games.

Well in a couple days i will know and if it does that to all the games i play i won't be too impressed with it.

Mussels, post: 2067344"
try with the steam overlay, MLAA made it all blurry for me.
Grrr i play 90% of my games through steam so i can use the overlay to talk to people.
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#179
dir_d
63jax, post: 2067281"
someone help!!!:cry:
i get green screens in flash with 10.10 any solutions?:banghead:
Thanks
happened to me too i just restarted my computer and i havent had nay issues since.
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#180
TheMailMan78
Big Member
bear jesus, post: 2067470"
To be honest i don't really know, i noticed someone mention that when using it with killing floor but i don't have a clue if it's like that for all games.

Well in a couple days i will know and if it does that to all the games i play i won't be too impressed with it.



Grrr i play 90% of my games through steam so i can use the overlay to talk to people.
The blur isn't THAT bad unless you have a REALLY small monitor.
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#181
bear jesus
TheMailMan78, post: 2067591"
The blur isn't THAT bad unless you have a REALLY small monitor.
I kind of do but i geuss small is a relative term :laugh: it's a 22" widescreen at 1680x1050 although i will be using 3 of them when my 6870's get here but i think number of them won't effect it.

Anoyone know if changing the windows dpi setings effect the text sixe on the steam overlay?

*edit*
It does effect the text size on the ingame overlay, so if needed i can just make the text a little bigger :D
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#182
RejZoR
I'm using 1280x1024 on a 19 inch LCD.
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#183
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RejZoR, post: 2067843"
I'm using 1280x1024 on a 19 inch LCD.
yukk, the pixel must be big,
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