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AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 10.7 Drivers

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 48 comments

Fresh new drivers to make your GPU happy.

Looking to give your Radeon GPU newer drivers? AMD has released the ATI Catalyst 10.7 bundle for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux.

Get the download right here.

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 10.7 Windows release include:

ATI Eyefinity - HydraVision enhancements
* Maximizing a window across displays will now take user defined bezel compensation into account
* Automatically adjusts window position when dragging and dropping windows to ensure title bar visibility
* Proper dialog box placement - dialogs do not cross displays, are not hidden behind bezels, and can be designated to be shown on the users “preferred” display

Enhanced Pull-down detection
* The Pull-down detection algorithm has been enhanced for higher visual quality on certain types of video content
* Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

ATI CrossFireX technology – support for rotated displays
* This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables end users running supported ATI CrossFireX™ configurations to rotate their displays (single or ATI Eyefinity display configurations) and still enjoy the performance benefits of ATI CrossFireX technology

ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player
* Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media Player – delivering a better user experience by consuming less system resources
* Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of products
* Requires VLC version 1.1.1 and later


Highlights of the Linux ATI Catalyst™ 10.7 release include:

Support for new Linux operating systems
* This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
o Ubuntu 10.04 production support

ATI Eyefinity support
* ATI Catalyst™ 10.7 delivers support for ATI Eyefinity technology under all supported Linux distributions

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    ohim , July 27, 2010 11:30 AM
    ionut19When nvidia usually releases a new driver you also get increased performance. Here you get VLC player compatibility..why did i bought ATI?I have driver 10.5 and still work fine. At this rate i will not upgrade only when they release driver 11.0. Just bug fixes and small improvements in certain areas with this driver.

    Maybe because they got it right with performance from the first time and there`s nothing else to improve ? and for nvidia you get improvements for sli etc not for 1 card. And i find it pretty interesting that they take time to tweak the drivers for other aplications too other than video games.
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 1:20 PM
    why did i bought ATI?
    Because you wanted a video board that's not going to die in six months?
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 12:33 PM
    It's better than Nvidia releasing drivers that kill your GPU. Yes we do testing but we didn't test that our new drivers turn off the fan.

    ATI also doesn't relabel old products with new labels and sell them for $100 more.
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    sargentchimera , July 27, 2010 9:06 AM
    I hope these are better than the horrible 10.5 and 10.6, I've been useing 10.4 for awhile now and I really hope these do the trick!
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    coconut , July 27, 2010 9:28 AM
    Ubuntu 10.04 production support! Hooray! Not that 10.6 doesn't seem to work fine with Lucid Lynx already...
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 11:00 AM
    Eyefinity for Linux ... whooop !!!!!!! Now just to get someone to actually implement / test it before 'n buy ...
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    7amood , July 27, 2010 11:14 AM
    what is Pull-down detection algorithm??
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    ohim , July 27, 2010 11:30 AM
    ionut19When nvidia usually releases a new driver you also get increased performance. Here you get VLC player compatibility..why did i bought ATI?I have driver 10.5 and still work fine. At this rate i will not upgrade only when they release driver 11.0. Just bug fixes and small improvements in certain areas with this driver.

    Maybe because they got it right with performance from the first time and there`s nothing else to improve ? and for nvidia you get improvements for sli etc not for 1 card. And i find it pretty interesting that they take time to tweak the drivers for other aplications too other than video games.
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    ionut19 , July 27, 2010 11:43 AM
    You are right in a way about the improvement of other applications but as for gaming i do not know what to say because from my experience with ATI and Nvidia drivers there is always an improvement over time. Only now that nvidia released drivers that increased the speed by a considerable margin, especially with the last 2 driver updates(sli and non sli).
    That's the thing that impacted me when ati drivers did not improve by a lot with the last driver(10.7) release(crossfire and/or no crossfire).
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    ravewulf , July 27, 2010 11:52 AM
    7amoodwhat is Pull-down detection algorithm??

    Telecine is a method of changing the frame rate of a film (24 progressive fps) to that of TV (29.97 interlaced fps) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecine#2:3_pulldown Usually graphics cards are set to detect and reverse this process restoring the original progressive frames and fps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecine#Reverse_telecine_.28a.k.a._inverse_telecine_.28IVTC.29.2C_reverse_pulldown.29
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    jfem , July 27, 2010 11:53 AM
    Downloading...
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    JonathanDeane , July 27, 2010 12:27 PM
    jazn1337Of all things they decided to support GPU acceleration on VLC?


    I almost wish they would just make some sort of generic video acceleration... like DirectX only for video playback.... (There might be something like this and I am just ignorant of it.)
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 12:33 PM
    It's better than Nvidia releasing drivers that kill your GPU. Yes we do testing but we didn't test that our new drivers turn off the fan.

    ATI also doesn't relabel old products with new labels and sell them for $100 more.
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    ravewulf , July 27, 2010 12:45 PM
    JonathanDeaneI almost wish they would just make some sort of generic video acceleration... like DirectX only for video playback.... (There might be something like this and I am just ignorant of it.)

    DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX_Video_Acceleration
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    Sabiancym , July 27, 2010 1:10 PM
    10.6 made me bluescreen on boot....had to roll back.

    Hopefully these work better with my 3 24" monitors in eyefinity.
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2010 1:20 PM
    why did i bought ATI?
    Because you wanted a video board that's not going to die in six months?
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    hari_41 , July 27, 2010 1:32 PM
    ionut19When nvidia usually releases a new driver you also get increased performance. Here you get VLC player compatibility..why did i bought ATI?I have driver 10.5 and still work fine. At this rate i will not upgrade only when they release driver 11.0. Just bug fixes and small improvements in certain areas with this driver.


    Its because nvidia's old drivers sucks. So they release new and get improvements. ATI driver performance is perfect except some bugs. So they can't bring anymore performance.
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    Reynod , July 27, 2010 1:44 PM
    Quote:
    It's better than Nvidia releasing drivers that kill your GPU. Yes we do testing but we didn't test that our new drivers turn off the fan.

    ATI also doesn't relabel old products with new labels and sell them for $100 more.


    I have to agree with you there.

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    schwiing , July 27, 2010 1:51 PM
    10.6 was awful for me, but 10.7 seems to be very stable. Good Job ATI!
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    zinabas , July 27, 2010 2:37 PM
    The reason Catalyst drivers don't usually increase performance is because ATI does it the simple way and makes generic functions and then tweaks them when there is a bug. Nvidia makes it complicated and makes many different sets of functions for certain engines and then tweaks them for better performance later down the line.

    I can't verify that its true but I've had many problems with ATI specialties like Catalyst AI and Adaptive AA cause graphics bugs. Never owned a Nvidia but it would make sense from what I've seen of the drivers.
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    Trueno07 , July 27, 2010 3:12 PM
    10.6 works great for me. If I start to see some instability maybe i'll upgrade to 10.7.
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