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ATI Catalyst 10.7a Beta Adds AA in StarCraft 2

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 41 comments

Anti-aliasing can now be enabled for StarCraft II.

Friday AMD released a new Catalyst 10.7a driver that adds anti-aliasing support for Blizzard's just-released sci-fi RTS, StarCraft II. According to AMD, anti-aliasing must be enabled through the ATI Catalyst Control Center when using Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP.

Outside the StarCraft II visual enhancement, the new beta drivers also offer improved performance for Eyefinity users using four graphics cards (Quad ATI CrossFireX).

Here's the full scoop:

** Starcraft II: Support for Anti-Aliasing through the ATI Catalyst Control Center when using a Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP based system with an:

  • ATI Radeon HD 5xxx series graphics card or ATI Radeon Mobility equivalent series of products

  • ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series graphics card or ATI Radeon Mobility equivalent series of products

  • ATI Radeon HD 3xxx series graphics card or ATI Radeon Mobility equivalent series of products

  • ATI Radeon HD 2xxx series graphics card or ATI Radeon Mobility equivalent series of products

** Improved performance for Quad ATI CrossFireX for Eyefinity supported configurations.

To download, click on the appropriate link below:

ATI Catalyst 10.7a beta driver for Windows 7 / Windows Vista

ATI Catalyst 10.7a beta driverĀ for Windows XP

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    tommysch , August 2, 2010 5:20 PM
    skittleAnd still broken linux drivers!!!


    Does anybody cares?
  • 15 Hide
    Ragnar-Kon , August 2, 2010 5:26 PM
    skittleAnd still broken linux drivers!!!

    Drivers work perfectly for me on Ubuntu 10.04.
  • 11 Hide
    Camikazi , August 2, 2010 7:39 PM
    proxy711huh? nvidia updates their drivers 50 times more often then ATI.

    That's pretty damn often considering ATI does pretty much monthly driver releases. When your company is doing more then one driver update per day (based on your numbers) then that is NOT a good thing, just mean incomplete or buggier drivers.
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  • 7 Hide
    partytime , August 2, 2010 5:06 PM
    w00t!
  • 11 Hide
    wintermint , August 2, 2010 5:09 PM
    AMD is def. not giving up their lead :)  Go AMD :D 
  • 11 Hide
    Ragnar-Kon , August 2, 2010 5:15 PM
    Downloaded it, tried it, SC2 now kicks the snot out of my Radeon HD 2400. My Radeon HD 4870 runs it like a champ. Wish I had a 5xxx series... *sigh*

    Props to the ATI team at AMD, good job.
  • 0 Hide
    skittle , August 2, 2010 5:19 PM
    And still broken linux drivers!!!
  • 3 Hide
    kezix_69 , August 2, 2010 5:19 PM
    Hopefully they can keep this up and maybe I'll get an ATI card next time I buy a video card!
  • 20 Hide
    tommysch , August 2, 2010 5:20 PM
    skittleAnd still broken linux drivers!!!


    Does anybody cares?
  • 2 Hide
    sheath , August 2, 2010 5:20 PM
    Sweet, cant wait to download these tonight!
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , August 2, 2010 5:22 PM
    Huh ?
    Didn't the ATI CC or the Nvidia Control Panel already have the ability to add anti aliasing to ANY Direct3D application ? I always do that on old apps in nvidia control panel...
  • 7 Hide
    noodlegts , August 2, 2010 5:24 PM
    MaulBCHuh ?Didn't the ATI CC or the Nvidia Control Panel already have the ability to add anti aliasing to ANY Direct3D application ? I always do that on old apps in nvidia control panel...


    Doesn't always work well. Nvidia has a similar thing that I tried and it didn't work. Had to wait for latest drivers to actually support the game and even then they're not tweaked for it.
  • 2 Hide
    jakmove , August 2, 2010 5:24 PM
    Can't wait to get these downloaded, and the game installed. Also waiting for my second 5770. It's gonna be a good week!
  • 15 Hide
    Ragnar-Kon , August 2, 2010 5:26 PM
    skittleAnd still broken linux drivers!!!

    Drivers work perfectly for me on Ubuntu 10.04.
  • 4 Hide
    borisof007 , August 2, 2010 6:12 PM
    Good thing they got those out quickly! : )
  • 0 Hide
    henrystrawn , August 2, 2010 6:14 PM
    No problems with a 5770 and Ubuntu 10.04 as well. 9.10 sucked though.
  • 1 Hide
    mrecio , August 2, 2010 6:22 PM
    Why do they call these minor release changes BETA? Are they actually BETA testing these drivers or are they just 10.7 with these fixes making it 10.7a
  • -6 Hide
    koga73 , August 2, 2010 6:56 PM
    just need this for my 8800gt now!
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    hellwig , August 2, 2010 7:05 PM
    mrecioWhy do they call these minor release changes BETA? Are they actually BETA testing these drivers or are they just 10.7 with these fixes making it 10.7a

    My guess is they are still Beta because they are so new (with SCII not yet a week old). I agree though, if this is just a minor release, calling it 10.7a and leaving it at that would have been fine.

    P.S.: Toms, you caused the AMD website to report some sort of "leeching" error. Those links don't work anymore.
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    mrecio , August 2, 2010 7:05 PM
    koga73just need this for my 8800gt now!


    save a dollar a day and i bet you will have enough money for a nice ATI card before NVIDIA upgrades their drivers.
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    etrnl_frost , August 2, 2010 7:10 PM
    MaulBCHuh ?Didn't the ATI CC or the Nvidia Control Panel already have the ability to add anti aliasing to ANY Direct3D application ? I always do that on old apps in nvidia control panel...

    I believe in both the Catalyst and nVidia Control Panel apps, you can force many things - among them VSync and AA. I haven't tried it on SC2, though. I will probably tonight - the lack of AA is pretty bad, even at 1680x1050.
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    Saljen , August 2, 2010 7:15 PM
    Is it just me or is anyone else getting a message saying "We're sorry, but this download request cannot be authorized." and it gives links to the regular 10.7 driver? Can't seem to find the 10.7a anywhere.
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    proxy711 , August 2, 2010 7:26 PM
    mreciosave a dollar a day and i bet you will have enough money for a nice ATI card before NVIDIA upgrades their drivers.

    huh? nvidia updates their drivers 50 times more often then ATI.
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