ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.2 for Windows 7 64-bit

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Date: February 17, 2010
File Size: 71.4 MB
OS Support: 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

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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