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AMD Release CATALYST 7.2 Drivers

AMD Release CATALYST 7.2 Drivers news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages

Steve Dougherty | Feb 22, 2007 at 06:35 pm CST (1 min, 7 secs reading time)

Wish your AMD/ATI based graphics card ran a little better with regard to OpenGL games in Windows Vista? you'll be wanting to update your GFX drivers to the newly release 7.2 ones then, as AMD report significantly better OpenGL performance with them over all previous drivers.

Its worthwhile updating if you're still running XP as well, seeing as AMD have decided to incorporate their overhauled Catalyst Control Center into the 7.2 build for WindowsXP (said to reduce system resource usage substantially whilst offering a few more features to boot).

To download the drivers and give 'em a whirl, head over here peeps.

Catalyst™ 7.2 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst™ Control Center for Windows XP. The new Catalyst™ Control Center delivers a number of significant enhancements:

Significant performance gains; Catalyst™ Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.
Reduced system resource usage
New 3D preview which significantly improves the ability for users to understand the benefits of enabling the many Catalyst™ features of their ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerator
Increased stability
Native 32 and 64-bit support

Open GL performance improves for all ATI Radeon™ X1000 series products. Gains of up to 25% in Doom 3, 48% in Quake 4 and 21% in Prey can be seen on a variety of ATI Radeon™ X1000 cards. These performance gains are noticed under the Windows Vista operating system.

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