ATI Catalyst 10.6 Released

AMD has released the Catalyst 10.6 drivers for those running on ATI Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 series desktop cards and Radeon HD 3000 and 4000 series IGPs.

Grab the download right here.

 New features

 - GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe Flash Player 10.1

 - Video De-blocking support

Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback (for users of Radeon HD 5000 series cards)

 - Mosquito noise reduction

Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback (for users of Radeon HD 5000 series cards)

 - Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3 (OpenGL 4.0 supported by Radeon HD 5000 series only)

 Performance improvements

 - 3DMark Vantage

Overall scores improve up to 5% on a single ATI Radeon HD 5970

 - Batman: Arkham Asylum

Performance improves up to 5% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 series cards

Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

 - Aliens vs. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark

Performance improves up to 4% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

Performance improves up to 3% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards

 - Company of Heroes - DX10

Performance improves up to 7% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 5% with single card and CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

 - Crysis Warhead

CrossFire performance improves by up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series cards

 - DiRT 2 - DX9

Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

Performance improves up to 4% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards

 - The Chronicles of Riddick - Assault on Dark Athena

Performance improves up to 15% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 13% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards

 - Unigine Tropics

CrossFire performance improves by up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series cards

 - World in Conflict

Performance improves up to 6% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

 - Wolfenstein

Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards

Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations

Performance improves up to 11% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards

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  • Like the OpenGL support. And those are some nice performance increase numbers. Shame I don't play any of those games...
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  • Yay crossfire improvements.... I just need to pick up a second card first...
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  • Looks like no more improvements for hd 4000 series from now on. The champ may have matured..
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  • Like the OpenGL support. And those are some nice performance increase numbers. Shame I don't play any of those games...
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  • Yay crossfire improvements.... I just need to pick up a second card first...
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    Mosquito noise reduction


    Wow, video cards can repel mosquitoes now?! talk about innovation, GO ATI! forget onboard audio, nVidia needs to get on this ASAP!
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