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ATI Catalyst 10.8 released – 2-10% performance boost

AMD have just released Catalyst 10.8 with promises of some very nice performance increases.

Performance highlights:

Far Cry 2:

  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.
  • Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.
  • ·Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.

Left 4 Dead 2:

  • Performance increases 3-5% on ATI CrossFireX™ configurations using the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series.

Stormrise:

  • Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600  series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations.

New Features

OpenGL ES 2.0 support

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 delivers full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Supported on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

Video Quality default options

  • The Default video options for ATI Catalyst have been greatly enhanced to deliver the best quality video viewing experience.  Users can also choose to apply these settings to Internet Video via a new checkbox control within the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center


Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations

  • Performance has been greatly improved for users running with ATI Eyefinity on a Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configuration

Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II

  • ATI Catalyst Control Center enabled Anti-Aliasing is now available for StarCraft II

Highlights of the Linux ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 release include:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
  • SLED/SLES 11 SP1 production support

OpenGL ES 2.0 support

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 delivers full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Supported on Linux distributions

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