Download ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.6 Vista 64

ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.6 Vista 64

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# New Features
This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
* 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
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop platforms featuring AMD graphics including:
> ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series
> ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 400 series (and higher)
> 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 the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
* Mosquito noise reduction
- Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback
- Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
* Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
- ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
- ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI Radeon™ HD Series

# Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.6:
* 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 products
- 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 products
- Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
- Performance improves up to 3% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products
* Company of Heroes – DX10
- Performance improves up to 7% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
- 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 products
* DiRT 2 – DX9
- Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
- 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 products
* The Chronicles of Riddick - Assault on Dark Athena
- Performance improves up to 15% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
- 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 products
* Unigine Tropics
- CrossFire™ performance improves by up to 8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series products
* World in Conflict
- Performance improves up to 6% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series products
- 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 products
- 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 products

# All Systems
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows. These include:
* "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" maps no longer takes unusually long to load
* Assigned hotkeys are now retained for "Desktops & Displays" after Catalyst Control Center restart

# Windows Vista
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:
* Toggling from window mode to fullscreen mode now functions properly in "Assassin's Creed" game with DirectX 10
* Toggling between desktop and "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" game no longer causes flickering under Multi-GPU configuration
* Desktop corruption no longer visible while playing SD/Blu-ray content with display set to 120Hz refresh rate
* [Catalyst Control Center] Video basic color controls in the "All Settings" page can now be applied and will not shift to default values
* Disabling CrossFire™ for the first time no longer causes the "Contrast" value to change to zero in Catalyst Control Center - Display Properties Color page
* Flashing texture corruption no longer visible during game play for "Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts"

# Windows 7
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
* "The Chronicles of Riddick 2: Assault on Dark Athena" no longer displays white pixel corruption on walls while playing the "Pitch Black" stage with Super Anti-Alias and in-game Anti-Alias enabled
* Corruption no longer visible during "Bioshock 2" gameplay in DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 mode with CrossFire™ enabled
* Booting the operating system without displays connected no longer causes CrossFire™ to become disabled
* Grass and crops are no longer rendered randomly at unusual locations in "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" game scenes
* Blank/static display no longer observed after loading a game in "TimeShift" with Super Anti-Alias and CrossFire™ enabled
* Enabling Tessellation no longer causes "Unigine Heaven 2.1" to stop functioning
* Graphical settings can now be adjusted to higher values in "Grand Theft Auto 4: Episodes from Liberty City" with Crossfire™ enabled
* Under Multi-GPU configuration with Crossfire™ enabled, setting both "Shaders Quality" and "Post-Processing Quality" to "Enthusiast" no longer causes frame rate drops in "Crysis Warhead" DirectX 9 game