ATI's Catalyst driver adds X1800 Crossfire support, H.264 acceleration

ATI today released the download of its Catalyst driver version 5.13 - the 13th driver update for this year. The driver, suited for graphic chips Radeon 7000 and up, chipsets IXP300 and up as well as FireMV 2200 and up, introduces support for multiple X1800 graphics cards running within one system and brings visible H.264 video acceleration for the X1000 series of graphics chips.

As usual, there are also a number of issues that have been resolved with the new driver version. These include improvements for games such as FEAR, Battlefield 2 and especially. World of Warcraft. A detailed description of the benefits of the driver can be found in ATI's Catalyst 5.13 release notes.