Catalyst 10.6 available now

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2010 - 06:06 PM |
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ATI Catalyst 10.6 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux platforms

GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash Player 10.1

  • AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe® Flash Player 10.1 delivers smooth high definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop platforms featuring AMD graphics including:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5000 and ATI Radeon HD 4000 series
    • ATI Mobility ATI Radeon HD 400 series (and higher)
    • ATI Radeon HD 3000 series integrated graphics (and higher)

Video De-blocking support

  • Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

Mosquito noise removal

  • Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback.
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3

  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI Radeon HD Series

Highlights of the Linux ATI Catalyst 10.6 release include:

New Features

Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3

  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI Radeon HD Series

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of ATI Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
    o RHEL 5.5 production support

2D performance enhancements

  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers a new architecture for 2D acceleration. The new 2D architecture delivers fast windows resizing with Compiz/Visual-Effects and general 2D performance improvements in all AMD supported Linux distributions.

Source: AMD

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