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ATI driver 9.10 or Catalyst Driver 9.10?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 2, 2009 8:46:34 PM

What is the difference between the 2? I have a XFX HD 5870 card and recently went to windows 7 ultimate 64bit. Looked for the latest drivers and there is a Windows 7 64bit ATI driver 9.10 and a Windows 7 64bit Catalyst Driver 9.10.

I'm a noob in need of help!
November 2, 2009 9:10:24 PM

Catalyst is the software suite that allows you to tune specific 3D settings such as custom resolutions, forced anti-aliasing, and other quality/color settings via ATi's provided means.

The regular driver doesn't include any software and will not allow you to adjust those settings without a third-party alternative.
November 2, 2009 11:44:54 PM

Also, the Catalyst suite will allow for some overclocking of the card... just slide the memory and GPU sliders to the right and VOILA. Your 5870 is even faster.