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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20 Comments

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.

RuuddieBoy said,

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

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

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

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

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.
....

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 %

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.

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