Friday, June 1, 2007

AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 7.5

Another month, another new driver release

AMD today released the latest ATI Catalyst 7.5 drivers for Windows XP and Windows Vista. As with previous ATI Catalyst releases, graphic driver support is limited to the ATI Radeon 9500-series or newer graphics cards.

The new ATI Catalyst 7.5 drivers introduce DirectX 10 support for ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics cards in Windows Vista. DirectX 10 support is available on single-card and CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT configurations. Windows XP users will not receive DirectX 10 support.

Also new to the ATI Catalyst 7.5 drivers is support for the second-generation ATI Theater 650 multimedia products. Second-generation ATI Theater 650-based products meet Windows Media Center DRM requirements and broadcast flag support. The new drivers also improve TV quality.

ATI X1950 XTX owners should see improved OpenGL performance with the new ATI Catalyst 7.5. Performance improvements of 13-18% in Doom 3 and Quake 4, and 15.6% in Prey with anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering and resolutions 1920x1200 or higher are touted with the ATI Catalyst 7.5 driver set. The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro and X1650 XT receive mild improvements up to 14.1% as well.

As with every ATI Catalyst driver release, ATI Catalyst 7.5 resolves issues in Doom 3, Quake 4, Lego Star Wars II and Serious Sam in Windows Vista. AMD has also resolved issues in Call of Duty and Just Cause under Windows XP.


Windows XP
Windows XP 64-bit
Windows Vista-32bit
Windows Vista 64-bit

Source dailytech

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