Catalyst 10.6 WHQL released.

AMD published this months Catalyst release which comes with a couple of new multimedia features and performance improvements for HD5000 Series cards.

New features:

  • GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe Flash Player 10.1
  • Video De-blocking support
    Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback (for users of Radeon HD 5000 series cards)
  • Mosquito noise reduction
    Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback (for users of Radeon HD 5000 series cards)
  • Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3 (OpenGL 4.0 supported by Radeon HD 5000 series only)

Performance Improvements:

  • 3DMark Vantage
    Overall scores improve up to 5% on a single ATI Radeon HD 5970
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Performance improves up to 5% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 series cards
    Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
  • Aliens vs. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark
    Performance improves up to 4% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
    Performance improves up to 3% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards
  • Company of Heroes
  • DX10
    Performance improves up to 7% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 5% with single card and CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
  • Crysis Warhead
    CrossFire performance improves by up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series cards
  • DiRT 2 – DX9
    Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
    Performance improves up to 4% on single card ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Assault on Dark Athena
    Performance improves up to 15% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 13% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
    Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards
  • Unigine Tropics
    CrossFire performance improves by up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series cards
  • World in Conflict
    Performance improves up to 6% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
  • Wolfenstein
    Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series cards
    Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire and single card ATI Radeon HD 5970 configurations
    Performance improves up to 11% on CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series cards

Release notes
DownloadWinXP 32bit | WinXP 64bit | Vista/Win7 32bit | Vista/Win7 64bit

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