ATI Mobility Catalyst Display Drivers 10.8 for Vista/7 64-bit

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Date: August 25, 2010
File Size: 69.1 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7
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Catalyst Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver for with limited support for
system vendor specific features. Support is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7
to be used at your own risk.

The Installation Verification Software will prevent driver download on certain notebook
products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or
functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unacceptable behavior is
experienced using Catalyst Mobility it is recommended to revert back to the driver
provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please check with your system
vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

The following notebook graphics products are supported in this release:

* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4800 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon 4100 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon 3100 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Series
* ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 Series
* ATI PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets

The following notebooks are not supported in this release:

* Any notebook launched after this driver release.
* Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel chipsets.
* Toshiba notebooks (please check with your notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
* Sony VAIO notebooks (please check with your notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)
* Panasonic notebooks (please check with your notebook OEM for driver support for these notebooks)

What's New:

New Features

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

- OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- Video Quality default options
- Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
- Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II

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

- In the “Advanced Color” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
+ Color vibrance (default = 40)
+ Flesh tone correction (default = 50)
+ Brighter Whites
- In the “Advanced Quality” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
+ Edge-enhancement (default = 25)
+ De-noise (default = 64)
+ Mosquito Noise Reduction (default = 50)
+ De-blocking (default = 50)

Note: Video Quality option settings can be accessed by launching the Catalyst™ Control Center and clicking on "Graphics", then "Video" and "All Settings".

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

Catalyst™ Application Profiles

The following application profiles are available with this release of Catalyst™ 10.8:

- Singularity – CrossFire™ profile update
- Mafia 2 – CrossFire™ profile update
- Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark – new CrossFire™ profile
- Lord of the Rings Online – new CrossFire™ profile
- Aliens Vs. Predator – CrossFire™ profile update

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.8:

- Far Cry 2
+ Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and
CrossFire™ configurations
+ Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and
CrossFire™ configurations
+ Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and
CrossFire™ configurations
- Left 4 Dead 2
+ Performance increases 3-5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and
CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series configurations
- Stormrise
+ Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 series and ATI
Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations

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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