ATI Catalyst 10.3

ATI Catalyst logoATI, now being as AMD part, already for few years follows the tradition when releasing video cards drivers. It supposes one release per month. From one side such periodicity does not allow to bring in cardinal changes within the frame of a few updates, but innovations and corrections of errors are made not immediately, but gradually. And it is possible to look after this process very intently.

Changes are in next Catalyst can touch both the correction of errors, addition new useful functions and increase in performance in certain games and tests.

The new version of ATI Catalyst 10.3 driver was presented the other day. List of its changes for Windows looks like the following:

  • New Features:
    • ATI Catalyst support for ATI Mobility Radeon Premium Graphics solutions. This release of ATI Catalyst introduces support for the production version of Windows 7 and Windows Vista for notebooks featuring the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2000 Series, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 Series, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series of products.
    • ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements. Multiple ATI Eyefinity Groups. Display Bezel Compensation. Per-Display Color Adjust. Improved Display Configuration switching.
    • ATI Catalyst support for 3D Stereoscopic glasses. AMD has updated it’s Direct3D (Quad buffer support) driver to enable 3rd party middleware vendors such as iZ3D to output stereo L/R images at 120 Hz (60 Hz per eye).
  • Performance Improvements:
    • 3DMark Vantage
      • Overall scores increase by up to 8% with ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics products
      • Overall scores increase by up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
    • Aliens vs. Predator
      • Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
    • Battleforge
      • Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Call of Duty: World at War
      • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
      • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Company of Heroes
      • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Crysis and Crysis Warhead
      • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Devil May Cry 4
      • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • DiRT 2
      • Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
      • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
      • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
      • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Far Cry 2
      • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark
      • Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
    • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky
      • Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
      • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
    • Resident Evil 5
      • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
      • Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
      • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Unigine Tropics
      • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
    • World in Conflict
      • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
      • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
      • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
    • Wolfenstein
      • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
      • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

New Catalyst Linux driver contains error corrections.

It is possible to download new driver ATI Catalyst 10.3 from our catalog:

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