ATi Catalyst 8.2 drivers now available

AMD GAME! has released their latest ATi Radeon video drivers which now stands at Catalyst™ 8.2.

Performance improvements with this release of Catalyst™ includes Company of Heroes DX10 frame rates increasing as much as 20% across all of the ATI Radeon™ HD 2x00 series of products and on all ATI Radeon™ HD 3x00 series of products. These performance improvements are even larger (up to 30%) for CrossFire™ configurations.

The drivers can be downloaded here:
Download: Catalyst drivers for Windows XP (32-bit)
Download: Catalyst drivers for Windows XP (64-bit)
Download: Catalyst drivers for Windows Vista (32-bit)
Download: Catalyst drivers for Windows Vista (64-bit)

For more information on Catalyst 8.2 (for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the Catalyst 8.2 release notes here.

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well i have to use it as there is no OC abillity in atitraytool for my HD2600xt's as of yet (i think unless there's a beta version i dont know about) but thats the only reason for ccc use otherwise i ATI tray tool for everything else though

I found I never used the Control Center for anything so I've been downloading just the drivers for the last couple of releases. Can anyone think of a downside?

For single-display systems, it's most prominent and useful features are the ATI Overdrive overclocking tool and the ATI PowerPlay controls (for power management / economy).

I'm wondering about AGP support as well.

I have a Radeon 9800 Pro AGP sitting at home, and I seem to recall support for that (and other cards such as the nice X1950 Pro AGP) seemed to die after the 7.6 release or so.

I believe they dropped AGP support and kept quiet about it, my older machine sports a Radeon 9550 that can't go past early Cat 7 drivers. Really got me steamed too, how can a company suddenly drop support and go so far as disable AGP video cards and not do anything about it? Been using ATi since Windows 9X, and switched to an nvidia card when I got a new PC. Honestly, I couldn't recommend an ATI card anymore.. to anyone. :/


and yeah, I can speak english, honest, what I was getting on about was how ATI could bugger their AGP cards and not say anything or note anywhere that installing these drivers will harm your OS configuration?

(Xenomorph said @ #5)
I'm wondering about AGP support as well.

I have a Radeon 9800 Pro AGP sitting at home, and I seem to recall support for that (and other cards such as the nice X1950 Pro AGP) seemed to die after the 7.6 release or so.

These drivers work fine on my x850 Pro AGP, so I'm pretty sure they'd work on a x1950. I'm not too sure about the 9k series however.

(Beastage said @ #2.1)
THAT DOT IS THE MOST STUPID, ANNOYING AND EVIL THING I EVER SEEN!

Thank god 8.2 fixed it.


you could have easily fixed it by turning off the system tray icon for ccc

Is AMD pulling their head out of their arses? (or is AMD pulling ATi's head out of their arse?)

I hope so, either way. It will be nice to see some competition for nVidia, then maybe they (nVidia) will step up and correct the bugs that infest the SLI systems, and so on...

Wow, I just talked a lot and didn't really say anything... meh.