AMD Catalyst 10.10 Driver with HD3D Technology

AMD have just released AMD Catalyst 10.10 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 Windows release include:


New Features

Introduction of AMD HD3D Technology

Blu-ray 3D support
o This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides support for Blu-ray 3D playback
o Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
o Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

Stereo 3D gaming support
o This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides support for Stereo 3D gaming via 3rd party Stereo 3D Conversion Software from Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD) and iZ3D
o Requires 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
o Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series

*More information on AMD HD3D Technology, including Stereo 3D Conversion Software and a list of supported displays, can be found at www.amd.com/hd3d


Introduction of AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition
There will now be two variants of the AMD Catalyst package available:
AMD Catalyst™ – includes the Direct3D, OpenGL, Display driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center components
AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition Edition (same as ATI Catalyst, but includes the OpenCL driver) – Everything found in AMD Catalyst, plus the OpenCL driver
Users can still grab all of the individual AMD Catalyst components as well (which will also include the OpenCL driver as well)


Video accleration for HD WMV video content
This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides video acceleration support for WMV HD (Microsoft video codec) under Windows 7
Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products


Enahnced Dynamic Contrast video controls
This release of AMD Catalyst™ enhances the Dynamic Contrast setting found in the Catalyst Control Center by adding support for histogram based detection


Performance Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 release include:

Metro 2033™
· Performance increases up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
· Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations
· Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
· Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
· Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series in DirectX 11and 10 modes
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.™ : Call of Pripyat Benchmark
· Performance increases up to 7% on single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
Unigine™ Heaven
· Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
· Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
World in Conflict™
· Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
· Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
Aliens vs. Predator™ DirectX 11 Benchmark
· Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire
· Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire
· Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
· Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
· Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
Crysis Warhead®
· Performance increases up to 9% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products with anti-aliasing enabled
Far Cry™ 2
· Performance increases up to 7% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products

For more information on AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues and performance highlights in this release, please see the AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 release notes.
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AMD Catalyst 10.10 Driver with HD3D Technology AMD Catalyst 10.10 Driver with HD3D Technology Reviewed by Maherr Live on Friday, October 22, 2010 Rating: 5