ATI Catalyst 10.7 Beta OpenGL ES 2.0

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2010 - 05:51 PM |
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No more jaggies in Starcraft 2 for AMD GPU users with the release of the Catalyst 10.7 beta as Anti-Aliasing is now supported at the driver level.  For those like Ryan playing on a six screen EyeFinity setup this is a huge improvement even though it is also a huge performance hit.  Drop by to grab yours, but remember that this is a BETA, not a WHQL driver so you may find some bugs that haven't been fully ironed out yet.

We have just released the ATI Catalyst 10.7a beta driver for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.   This update brings Anti-Aliasing support (which must be enabled through the ATI Catalyst Control Center) for StarCraft II, as well as a performance enhancement for Eyefinity users running with Quad ATI CrossFireX configurations.

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst 10.7:

  • Borderlands  Performance increases 3-5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 and ATI Radeon HD
    5700 series single card and CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and
    anisotropic filtering is enabled

  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 single card and
    CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled 

  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 and ATI Radeon HD
    5500 series single card configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering
    is enable Performance increases 2-10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 series single card and
    CrossFire configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst
Software Suite for Windows. These include:

"Current Setting" indicator will now appear when "Windows desktop" option is
selected in "Catalyst Control Center - Basic" for specific CV resolutions

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst
    Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • "Desktop Window Manager has stopped working" error no longer appears after
    driver installation on specific cards ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire
    configurations Screen no longer turns blank when flashlight is turned on in "The Chronicles of
    Riddick 2" with Screen Space Ambient Occlusion enabled

  • Running Unigine Heaven 2.1 (OpenGL) with "Tessellation" enabled no longer causes
    system to fail
    Player no longer exits abruptly while changing basic quality settings in Catalyst
    Control Center Browser no longer fails after repeated system suspend/resume and video playback
    pauses while viewing YouTube content

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst
Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • ATI Catalyst Release Note Version 10.7 7 ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire
    configurations

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst
    Software Suite for Windows XP. These include: "Age Of Empires: The Rise of Rome" no longer fails and display error message when
    the diplomacy button is clicked
  • Flickering no longer observed when task switching between game and desktop with
    Alt+Tab in "Need for Speed: Shift" game
Source: AMD

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