AMD Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 Preview - Changes for multi-GPU multi-display users
Catalyst 10.3 Preview
You will also now be able to adjust the color on each monitor separately - a noteworthy feature for users that want to get the color matching between different panels as exact as possible without external hardware/software.
At PC Perspective we love to see innovation and improvement in existing technologies and AMD is truly accomplishing both with their 10.2 driver and 10.3 driver coming next month. Though NVIDIA eventually might apply the auto-updating profile system used for Optimus to SLI technology, for now AMD has the advantage for multi-GPU user experience with the easy CrossFire profile updates. Finally getting updates for multi-GPU Eyefinity is a strength as well as are the power benefits and DisplayPort audio, though less so. The CrossFire re-architecture is something that will only be taken advantage of down the road.
Catalyst 10.3 will be even more impressive I think, finally bringing bezel correction to Eyefinity (hopefully before NVIDIA's Fermi drivers are released with the same feature) along with other Eyefinity improvements like color control, multiple groups and switchable configurations. I have been a big fan of Eyefinity since the HD 5870 was first released and these updates are long coming and necessary in my opinion. And finally, the 10.3 update will be the first to offer frequent driver updates to mobile ATI Radeon users; with the emphasis on mobile computing in the past 2+ years this is necessary in today's world.
If you are an AMD graphics card owner with either multiple-GPUs or multiple-displays, the Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 drivers offer some fantastic upgrades in options and features along with the normal performance and compatibility improvements. Keep 'em coming!
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