AMD releases full version of Catalyst 10.3

By on March 24, 2010, 6:58 PM
As promised, AMD today released the full mainstream version of its Catalyst 10.3 graphics drivers after offering a preview build last week. As outlined in our previous article, the update has a ton of performance enhancements, bug fixes, and new features. You can read the full release notes here (PDF) and we have a list of the game improvements after the break.

Along with support for 3D stereoscopic glasses, Catalyst 10.3 introduces many new ATI Eyefinity capabilities. For instance, you can now control over color, brightness and contrast individually, create more than one Eyefinity group from multiple monitors, a bezel compensation feature adjusts occupied pixels in multi-screen setups, and there's improved display configuration switching.


This release is also the first to bring ongoing support for ATI Mobility Radeon graphics chips -- a major deal, since you won't have to hunt down updated display drivers through a notebook manufacturer or elsewhere. Download your copy of Catalyst 10.3 below:

Windows XP | Windows XP x64 | Windows Vista | Windows Vista x64 | Windows 7 | Windows 7 x64
3DMark Vantage

* Overall scores increase by up to 8% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
* Overall scores increase by up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products

Aliens vs. Predator

* Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

Battleforge

* Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Call of Duty: World at War

* Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
* Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Company of Heroes

* Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Crysis and Crysis Warhead

* Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Devil May Cry 4

* Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

DiRT 2

* Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
* Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
* Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

* Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
* Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Far Cry 2

* Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2

* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark

* Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky

* Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
* Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products

Resident Evil 5

* Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

* Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
* Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Unigine Tropics

* Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products

World in Conflict

* Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
* Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products

Wolfenstein

* Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
* Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products




User Comments: 7

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skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

AMD really seems to be making great strides in the right direction lately with it's hardware, drivers and marketing.

I really wish I had the money to jump on the 5870 and eyefinity train!

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Per Hansson Per Hansson, TS Server Guru, said:

The AGP Hotfix version has also been updated to 10.3;

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slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It's nice to see that performance gains are still being squeezed out of the older series as well

Eddo22 said:

You can get the latest CrossFireX Application Profile over at http://www.rage3d.com/xmp/

Puiu Puiu said:

With the latest driver releases AMD managed to beat Nvidia in driver quality. Albeit they still have a lot of work to do, they are at least moving in the right direction.

Executor said:

Glad to see my 4890 getting a boost.

eafshar said:

they still havn't fixed the jitter with 120hz monitors in this driver...

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