AMD has announced a new user interface for its AMD Radeon drivers supporting desktop, notebook, and chipset graphics products for Windows Vista and Windows 7. The company collaborated with user-interface design experts at Infusion to develop a new user interface that improves the usability of the AMD Catalyst Control Center.

The AMD Catalyst Control Center is now based on a task-based discovery model that leverages familiar user-interface concepts from the Web, such as a navigation bar and search field. It has quick navigation features, a resizable interface, as well as presets and one-click access to any setting. The latest improvements to the AMD Catalyst software will also include the DivX Plus Codec Pack for AMD Radeon HD 6800 and HD 6900 series graphics cards as well as support for OpenGL 4.

"The AMD Catalyst software updates we are announcing today help make the industry's best graphics solutions perform even better, while continuing to offer the highest level of stability and reliability," Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president of software at AMD Products Group, said in a statement. "Today's driver release brings significant enhancements to the user interface, making it more intuitive than ever for users to take advantage of the wide range of features and benefits of their AMD Radeon graphics hardware. And our standard of providing monthly driver updates is designed to enable ongoing performance improvements in not only our graphics products, but also our upcoming AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units."