ATI Catalyst 10.6 Released

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Source: AMD - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 18 weeks ago

It’s that time again for the ATI Catalyst™ driver update!  We have been getting great comments and feedback from the community because of this blog site.  Please continue to send us your feedback as we do review them all*.

*IF you are having technical issues with the ATI Catalyst™ driver, or your graphics card please report your issues here.

Here is what is new this month!

New Windows Features

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 Windows release includes:

GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash Player 10.1

  • AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe® Flash Player 10.1 delivers smooth high definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization on notebook and desktop platforms featuring AMD graphics including:
    • ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 and HD 5000 series Graphics
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 series (and higher) Graphics
    • ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 series integrated graphics (and higher)

 

Video De-blocking support

  • Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback
  • Supported on  ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 series Graphics

Mosquito noise removal

  • Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback
  • Supported on  ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 series Graphics

 

Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 series Graphics
  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on ATI Radeon™ HD series Graphics

 

New Linux Features

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ driver for Linux 10.6 release includes:

Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 series Graphics
  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on ATI Radeon™ HD series Graphics

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
    • RHEL 5.5 production support

 

2D performance enhancements

  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 delivers a new architecture for 2D acceleration.  The new 2D architecture delivers fast windows resizing with Compiz/Visual-Effects and general 2D performance improvements in all AMD supported Linux distributions.

For more information on ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the ATI Catalyst™ 10.6 release notes.

To download the driver, click here.

 

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3dGameMan
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BadCompany 2 fix is coming">BadCompany 2 fix is coming

"This past Wednesday, AMD released Catalyst 10.6. We looked at video performance here and flash acceleration here. In our forums we have seen a few Crossfire users of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 complain about decreased performance in that game with Catalyst 10.6. So we went right to the source, to ask for a comment on the reported performance decrease.

Terry Makedon told us this “Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We have reproduced the performance drop and will be issuing a Catalyst Application Profile (CAP) update later today to get our performance back up to previous levels. An optimization was accidentally disabled which caused us to unnecessarily stall the driver resulting in stuttering and poor performance.”

KitGuru says: You guys wont have long to wait !" ~kitguru.net

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3dGameMan
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Yea... this driver probably should be skipped :(

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Im having problems with the new flash though even with the new ATI update each time when i load a video both my screens flashes for like 1 sec 

Disabling hardware acceleration helps though meaning no flash improvements 

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I guess I'll skip this update then. Why release a driver with fixes only to break what was already fixed in the drivers before it?

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Don't update if you play Battlefield Bad Company 2.. drops frame rates down to 1/4 of normal. Stay at 10.5

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I hear there are lots of BC2 issues, which I'm sure they will fix with another release.