ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.2 for Windows 7 64-bit

February 17, 2010
win7-64-suite
71.4 MB
Windows 7 64-bit
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New Features

This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:

- ATI Catalyst™ application profiles for ATI CrossFireX™ supported configurations
- ATI Catalyst™ support for PowerPlay™ on ATI CrossFireX™ technology supported
configurations
- ATI Catalyst™ support for DisplayPort audio
- Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations

ATI Catalyst™ application profiles for ATI CrossFireX™
supported configurations

This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles
in a separate executable file, ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of
profiles installed on their PC.

- The ATI Catalyst™ 10.2 package includes the fully qualified ATI Catalyst™ 10.2
application profile list (which includes all ATI CrossFireX profiles) and is installed
by default
- The latest application profile list is posted on amd.com in a separate .exe file that
users can install to get the absolute latest application profiles (that have not yet been
added to the official ATI Catalyst™ release)

ATI Catalyst™ support for PowerPlay™ on ATI CrossFireX™
technology supported configurations

Significant power saving benefits for users with ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series, ATI
Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series setup in ATI
CrossFireX™ configurations.

- Automatically enabled in the ATI Catalyst™ driver for Windows® 7 and Windows
Vista
- Sets secondary GPU(s) engine and memory clocks to low levels and reduces voltage
when the GPU(s) are not in use

ATI Catalyst™ support for DisplayPort audio

This release of ATI Catalyst™ provides support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort
panels.

Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations

The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release provides ATI CrossFireX™ support on Eyefinity
configurations, allowing users to take advantage of their additional GPUs for increased
gaming performance when driving high resolution Eyefinity display groups.

Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, ATI
Radeon™ HD 5700 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series.

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.2:

- DiRT 2 – Overall performance improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970, ATI
Radeon™ HD 5800 series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series products
- Battleforge – CrossFire ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 performance improves up to 6%
- Unigine Heaven – DirectX 9 CrossFire performance has improved significantly on
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 and ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series products
- The Chronicles of Riddick – Assault on Dark Athena – Overall performance on
ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 improves up to 4%

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows. These include:

- Appropriate prompts will now pop up while creating Eyefinity group with DVI and
display port devices in extended mode
- Creating an Eyefinity group on the non-primary display now functions properly
- Catalyst Control Center now responds properly and selection buttons are available
when re-creating Eyefinity group
- [Catalyst Control Center] Hotkeys for rotations no longer disappear after disabling
rotated Eyefinity mode
- With active display in clone mode, creating an Eyefinity group now functions
properly and message prompting user to disable the extended desktop will now pop
up
- System will no longer freeze while accessing the UVD Decoder
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.2 for Windows 7 64-bit: