ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.6 for Windows XP 32-bit

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Date: June 17, 2010
File Size: 45.6 MB
OS Support: Windows XP
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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

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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