ATI Catalyst Radeon 6.10 (Windows XP/2000/Media Center)

October 31, 2006
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This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.301), and the Catalyst® Control Center (version 6.10). This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI Catalyst® software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

The Catalyst® Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or 2.0 be installed. Without .NET version 1.1 or 2.0 installed, the Catalyst® Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

* Radeon® X1900 series
* Radeon® X1800 series
* Radeon® X1600 series
* Radeon® X1300 series
* Radeon® X850 series
* Radeon® X800 series
* Radeon® X700 series
* Radeon® X600 series
* Radeon® X550 series
* Radeon® X300 series
* Radeon® 9800 series
* Radeon® 9700 series
* Radeon® 9600 series
* Radeon® 9500 series

Note: ATI All-in-Wonder® variants based on the above are also supported.
Note: All ATI Radeon® PC Graphic cards are optimized for Microsoft\'s Media Center Edition 2005 when coupled with a supported video capture card.

ATI Chipset Product Support

The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following ATI chipset products:

* Radeon® Xpress X1150 series
* Radeon® Xpress 200 series (for both Intel and AMD Processors)

Operating systems supported

The latest version of the Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

* Windows XP Professional
* Windows XP Home Edition
* Windows XP Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)

New Features

This release of Catalyst® introduces the following new features:

* New Product Software Driver Support
* HDR + Anti-Aliasing support for The Elder Scrolls Oblivion

New Product Software Driver Support

This release of Catalyst® will provide software support for the following new ATI products:

* ATI Radeon® X1650 Pro
* ATI Radeon® 1950 XTX
* ATI Radeon® X1300 XT

HDR + Anti-Aliasing support for The Elder Scrolls Oblivion

Users no longer need to download and install the Chuck patch - the Direct3D driver now includes native support for High Dynamic Range and Anti-Aliasing with The Elder Scrolls Oblivion.
Performance Improvement

As with most Catalyst® releases, performance has increased in various situations. In this release of Catalyst® Intel 965 Crossfire performance increases due to improvements of the Crossfire D3D driver in handling large vertex meshes. Gains of 6.7-15.8% can be seen in 3DMark2006, 9.7-10.5% in 3DMark2005 and 3DMark2003 performance improves as much as 7.1%.

To read the complete release notes please go to: https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_610_release_notes.html
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Radeon 6.10 (Windows XP/2000/Media Center):