Catalyst 10.4a Preview for 4000, 3000, 2000 GPUs

AMD has released preview build of ATI Catalyst 10.4a, which updates the older 10.4 version to include support for ATI Radeon HD 4000, HD 3000, HD 2000 series GPUs. This one should be of interest to those who play Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

The only fix listed for the driver is:

  • Long load times for new maps in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 when using a Windows 7 / Windows Vista based system.

Users of Windows XP also get to grab this as an early look at Catalyst 10.4.

Grab the preview drivers here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • xurwin
    woo. just in time for my 4870. i can play bad company 2 smoooothlyy
  • Kelavarus
    So, 10.4 helps BBC2, but... Does it seriously do nothing else? I haven't heard any updates on that. As much of an AMD fan as I am, I'd be very disappointed if all they did in a month was optimize a single game, as popular as it is...
  • yang
    funny how BFBC2 is the only game I've been playing these days and its the only game being fixed. good job on guessing what games I play ATI!
  • qwoz
    haha load times, who cares. I would rather wait twice as long for the map to load if that meant it would run smoother.
  • This is just perfect for me, I thought my 185 dollar cpu+gpu was the problem, but WOW load times are half or a third the time they were previously. Hopefully more optimizations come along too, but I am quite happy with this for now.
  • doron
    qwozhaha load times, who cares. I would rather wait twice as long for the map to load if that meant it would run smoother.
    Except it won't.
  • DM0407
    Yea, my game has random slowdowns with the hotfix but does load in around 10sec. 10.3 ran better so heres hoping the official release will run smooth and fast.
  • soundefx
    I can't expect too much from a beta driver.
  • saran008
    soundefxI can't expect too much from a beta driver.+1
  • drutort
    this is disappointing, i mean great a game loads faster, but what about all the daily issues with the 2d stuff, that everyone experiences... all they care about is how fast a game loads? that takes a month to fix? looks like someone was on vacation...