ATI Catalyst 10.6

AMD released version 10.6 of their ATI video card driver package.

What's new:

  • GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash Player 10.1
  • Video De-blocking support
  • Mosquito noise reduction
  • Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:

  • "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

 View: Release notes
 Download: ATI Catalyst 10.6 driver

 


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new version of vlc media player 1.1.0 (http://www.videolan.org)
check out what they say: so far, on Windows, VideoLAN is quite sad to be forced to recommend nVidia® GPU, until ATI® fixes their drivers on Windows.

i own an ati video card and i assure you, their drivers suck. go with with nvidia if you are in the market for a card.

chago12 said,
can catalyst control panel preserve my settings now? is that too much to ask ati?

Problem is not the drivers but your installation/configuration.

I don't like CCC but it always preserve my settings on 2 different computers.

LaP said,

Problem is not the drivers but your installation/configuration.

I don't like CCC but it always preserve my settings on 2 different computers.

No, it's a problem with the drivers. It affects me too. They even mention that it's a known bug in the release notes.

giantpotato said,

No, it's a problem with the drivers. It affects me too. They even mention that it's a known bug in the release notes.

the last 5 catalyst installs have remembered my setting including my OC and fan %

after install, i get a artifacts around the screen when i press the finish button of the catalyst installer .
after reset, i can't open the CCC.
....

Kr0m said,
OpenGL is still messed up
Back to 10-4

why not just extract the atio6axx.dll and drop it into the c:\win\sys folder to replace the new one that worked for me

warwagon said,
Yay, now with the new driver the screen flicker is now gone when starting a youtube video and leaving a youtube video.

Never mind the screen still flickers

i wish they would fix the eyefinity mouse pointer bug, it has affected atleast the last 3 releases and is really annoying

RuuddieBoy said,

Is that to block out the noise of the Vuvuzelas?
Nah, that would be "angry killer bee noise reduction"

chAos972 said,
Wonder if the BC2 load times regression is back again. XD

I noticed the load times in BC2 were smaller. I guess it's working now.