ATI Catalyst 10.5

AMD released version 10.5 of their ATI video card driver package.

What's new:

  • Support for 120 Hz displays on the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series and ATIRadeon™ HD 3000 Series
  • ATI Overdrive enhancement – full support for multiple display configurations

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:

  • Alt-Tabbing to desktop and back into "Mass Effect 2" game no longer causes the display to go black
  • In-game Anti-Alias can now be applied when other in-game options like Volumetric Effects are enabled in "Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War" games
  • Enabling Anti-Alias in "Empire: Total War" no longer causes a performance drop Running "Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0" in wireframe mode with tessellation enabled no longer causes the application to fail on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series cards
  • Changing in-game resolution in "Alien vs. Predator" no longer causes the screen to flicker under Multi-GPU configurations
  • Catalyst Control Center now remembers the position of fourth monitor in Eyefinity group
  • Black screen no longer observed with "Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.0" application with OpenGL mode settings
  • Enabling dynamic contrast in Catalyst Control Center video settings no longer causes vertical stripes to appear during XVID content playback

 View: Release notes
 Download: ATI Catalyst 10.5 driver

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Installed them, it's still displaying 10.3 in the driver information bit, I had that in 10.4 betas but is that still ok in this release?

What GPU are you running? I did notice that my HD5450 initially required a reboot the first time I installed 10.4 (however, that wasn't the case when installing 10.5 over 10.4), which is atypical in my experience (usually, AMD Catalyst *updates* don't force a reboot, while initial installs do).

Updated, cheers.
Driver didn't initialise though without restart... Nothing like seeing the desktop in good ol' 640x480 res like the old days.

They have been cranking out the updates lately. Too bad most of the updates don't really do anything for me since I don't play games all that often.

roadwarrior said,
They have been cranking out the updates lately. Too bad most of the updates don't really do anything for me since I don't play games all that often.

Lately? They've been doing monthly releases for quite some time now...

SOOPRcow said,

Lately? They've been doing monthly releases for quite some time now...


It seems like the last few have been shorter than a month apart, but I may be wrong. And it seemed like previous versions were farther apart than a month.

You were right. I guess I never really paid too much attention to their release schedule. What I just found funny is that their version numbers seem to match the year and month of release!

roadwarrior said,
They have been cranking out the updates lately. Too bad most of the updates don't really do anything for me since I don't play games all that often.

I moved to the 10.5s (was using the 10.4s when I upgraded from HD3450 to HD5450) and noticed smoother performance in video overall compared to the 10.4s. Performance in Split/Second (full game) improved as well. Can't comment on Blur (performance there improved due to update #2; not the new Catalysts). So there *are* gains to be had outside what is in the Release Notes.

Red-Fox said,

These drivers work for my HP 6545B model.

Snce the 10.2s, *all* HP portables with AMD Mobility Radeon HD4xxx graphics can use the regular Catalyst drivers (that is when AMD started their latest driver unification project).