ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.6 for Windows Vista/7 32-bit

June 17, 2010
vista32-suite
53.1 MB
Windows Vista / 7
6,837
New Features:

GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash
Player 10.1

- AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe® Flash Player 10.1 delivers smooth high
definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop platforms
featuring AMD graphics including:
ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series
ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 400 series (and higher)
ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 series integrated graphics (and higher)

Video De-blocking support

- Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback
- Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products

Mosquito noise reduction

- Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during
playback
- Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
- ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI Radeon™ HD
5000 Series
- ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI Radeon™ HD
Series

Performance Improvements:

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.6:

- 3DMark Vantage
Overall scores improve up to 5% on a single ATI Radeon™ HD 5970

- Batman: Arkham Asylum

Performance improves up to 5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations

- Aliens vs. Predator DirectX® 11 Benchmark

Performance improves up to 4% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
Performance improves up to 3% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products

- Company of Heroes – DX10

Performance improves up to 7% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 5% with single card and CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations

- Crysis Warhead

CrossFire™ performance improves by up to 7% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series products

- DiRT 2 – DX9

Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
Performance improves up to 4% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products

- The Chronicles of Riddick - Assault on Dark Athena

Performance improves up to 15% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 13% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products

- Unigine Tropics

CrossFire™ performance improves by up to 8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series products

- World in Conflict

Performance improves up to 6% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations

- Wolfenstein

Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
Performance improves up to 11% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products

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:

- "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" maps no longer takes unusually long to load
- Assigned hotkeys are now retained for "Desktops & Displays" after Catalyst Control Center restart
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.6 for Windows Vista/7 32-bit: