Hot on the heels of Windows 7 going gold, AMD today released its first WHQL-certified ATI Catalyst graphics drivers for Windows 7 RTM. For ATI Radeon customers, the ATI Catalyst 9.7 driver is immediately available for download from game.amd.com. Simultaneously, the ATI Catalyst 8.632 driver has been made available for ATI FirePro professional graphics customers.
Even if you're not running Windows 7 RTM (and you probably won't be for a while), you can still grab today's Catalyst 9.7 file for a single, unified driver installation for both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Windows 7 users will supposedly get "performance improvements" compared with Windows Vista in single card and multi-GPU configurations employing ATI CrossFireX technology. The drivers also include Windows 7 support for accelerated video transcoding tasks utilizing the system CPU and GPU via ATI Stream technology.