ATI releases driver package Catalyst 4.10

Chicago (IL) - ATI posted its monthly driver update. Version 4.10 will improve performance for the game Doom 3 and brings new driver enhancements dubbed Catalyst A.I.

As with most driver updates, the new package primarily increases performance and removes bugs occurring in certain applications. The new version 4.10 tunes Radeon graphics cards to run faster with Doom 3. According to ATI, speed increases range from three percent for the X300 series to up to 14 percent for the X800 Pro model. 9xxx series graphics cards will gain four to eight percent, ATI said.

A noteworthy addition to the driver package is Catalyst A.I., which allows the driver to analyze applications and textures to maximize graphics performance and enhance stability while delivering the high visual quality, according to ATI. Version 4.10 also introduces support for both 720p and 1080i HDTV mode for both CRTs and DFPs. A new properties tab labeled 'Troubleshoot' is added to the ATI Classic Control Panel for both the FPD and Monitor properties page.

The new driver now provides support for rotation mode in extended desktop view. Currently rotation hotkeys are implemented for simultaneous view but are disabled when the system is in extended desktop mode. This feature will be supported under the Windows XP operating system and is supported on all currently shipping ATI Desktop products.