ATI Catalyst 7.10 drivers

ATI/AMD has released a new version of its drivers for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Version 7.10 of the ATI Catalyst drivers bring speed improvements and new features.

Catalyst™ 7.10 introduces the following new features:

Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon™ X1000 Series of products
Software CrossFire™ support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 and ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon™ X1000 Series of products
This release of Catalyst™ introduces Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon™ X1000 Series of products. Adaptive Anti-Aliasing substantially improves image quality by anti-aliasing transparent textures.

Software CrossFire™ support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 and ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
This release of Catalyst™ introduces software CrossFire™ support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series. Software CrossFire™ is only available when two graphics accelerators from the same family (i.e. 2 ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 products) are plugged into a CrossFire™ compatible motherboard with no hardware interconnect between the two graphics accelerators.

The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst™ 7.10:

Battlefield 2142: CrossFire™ performance improves 5-23% on ATI Radeon™ HD2600, HD2400 and ATI Radeon™ X1300/X1550
BioShock DX10 CrossFire™ performance improves 70% or more on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 series of products
Call of Duty 2: performance improves up to 6.7% on both single card and CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD2600 and ATI Radeon™ HD2400 configurations
Call of Juarez DX10: CrossFire™ performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 series of products
Company of Heroes DX10 CrossFire™ performance improves up to 80% on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 series of products and single card performance improves as much as 31% on ATI Radeon™ HD2900 and ATI Radeon™ HD2600 products
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars CrossFire™ performance improves as much as 23% on ATI Radeon™ X1x00 series products and single card performance improves as much as 23% on both ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 and ATI Radeon™ X1x00 series of products
FEAR CrossFire™ performance improves as much as 16% on ATI Radeon™ X1950XTX, X1650XT, HD2400 and X1300/X1550
Lost Planet DX10 CrossFire™ performance improves 20% or greater on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 series of products
Supreme Commander CrossFire™ performance improves up to 30% on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 and ATI Radeon™ X1x00 series products. ATI Radeon™ X1650 and X1300/X1550 see even greater improvements of 82% or more
World In Conflict DX10 CrossFire™ performance improves 14-67% or more and single card performance improves 20% or more on ATI Radeon™ HD2900XT and ATI Radeon™ HD2600 products
World in Conflict DX9 CrossFire™ performance improves up to 70% or more on all ATI Radeon™ HD2x00 products

Thanks travl0r for posting this in our BPN forum

News source: AMD Game website
View: Release notes
Download: ATI Catalyst 7.10 drivers

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Ive tried these drivers, 7.10 , 7.9 on my x1650 and everytime they break direct3d to the point nothing works. Have tried removing the drivers, clean installing, installing over old drivers etc etc and everytime they just break my gaming

The official release of 7.10 works flawlessly so far with my x1950PRO agp card (GeCube) on Windows XP!!! (don't have Vista to test it).

Games play with no problems (tested with Bioshock, Company of Heroes, Jericho Demo, Half life 2 (and Lost Coast) ). Didn't run any benchmarks, but Bioshock seems to run smoother.
Winamp visualizations work fine. D3D Acceleration IS enabled (confirmed by dxdiag)

Finally. Though the 7.8 and 7.9 were a bunch of no good drivers for my agp card, these are a welcome surprise.

thats weird , they wouldnt run any direct3d games for me and mines the saphire radeon x1950pro agp might give it another go but i doubt it will make anydifferance may aswell justs tick with 7.6

If only they could for once make them work properly for my X1600, I'd be happy... Everything else fine except DX, which the driver considers dead...

weird in my ati x600 it works great and i even used modtool to get it work for my laptop on vista, no issues here...

i always have nvidia drivers support, especially for laptops....

7.10, 7.9, 7.8, and 7.7 I believe haven't worked right for many of their cards.

I've been getting a weird "invalid CRT type" or something error over and over in my Event Viewer.

Hopefully today will be my last day of dealing with ATI drivers (junk in Windows and Linux).

The UPS website says my new PCI-Express NVidia GeForce card is "out for delivery"...

I'm beginning to wish I had stuck with Nvidia , last three driver releases from ATI have been useless for the X1950 Pro AGP.

yup thats the error i was getting on them to with my x1950pro even reinstalled directx to try fix the problem but no matter what it didnt do direct3d

I kind of wish I had read these comments before I updated for the first time in ages.

I don't update my graphics card drivers all that often, probably 3-4 times a year. Realised I was still using 7.6 and decided to update when I saw the new release. Wish I didn't. As you stated above, it would not allow Direct3D to function correctly - how could they miss this??? I too reinstalled DirectX 9.0c until I realised that wasn't the problem.

Upon uninstalling, cleaning up PC and installing 7.6 once again it did the trick.

Pippin, if you have the time... 7.6 does indeed support Direct3D so you can update your drivers to those as I'm using them myself.

TBH, once I start saving to build a new PC early next year (after Christmas), I'm going nVidia. I've had so many issues with my card AND drivers these past few months, I'm sure it can't be much worse on the other side of the fence.

these are bloody awful for X1950 pro on agp doesn't let me play any games at all and even winamp visualizations don't work anyone got a link to a working suite for the x1950pro agp ? im stuffed :s


managed to find the 7.6 driver suite , and guess what all works AMAZING ATI wtf you playing at only 7.6 and below work with agp x1950 pro's sort it out

In WinXP for a x1950Pro agp 256GB, they run with no problems.
(mind you the 7.8 and 7.9 didn't work so up until now I was using the 7.7 set) .

jmmycrackcorn said,
It's AGP. What did you expect?

for the drivers to work properly that's what considering i bought it not so long ago and since im not made of money i couldn't go out and buy a new system for the card so quit it with the its old tech compared to pcie , cant have everything in this world , i actualy expected ATI to have better product support considering the card itself isn't that old