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ATi Catalyst 10.6 released

OpenGL 4.0 and FLash acceleration among improvements

| Video Cards News | Posted: Jun 16, 2010 9:03 pm

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It's time again for another ATi Catalyst Driver update. Version 10.6 is out and listing some minor bug fixes as well as OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0 as well as GPU acceleration of H.264 video in Flash 10.1. No gaming improvements were noted in the link, but give them a try and check it out for yourself! Download links at the Source link below.

 

List of improvements according to ATi:

 

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:

 

o ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 and HD 5000 series Graphics

 

o ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 series (and higher) Graphics

 

o 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:

 

o 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.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Blogs.amd.com

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