ATI Catalyst 5.7

Today ATI released version 5.7 of its Catalyst display drivers, boasting very large performance increases in a wide array of products. We'll see from future analysis if these claims are warranted.

Performance Increases

  • 5-15% gains in 3DMark05 on some products

  • 20-60% gain in Far Cry Regulator across multiple settings

  • 25-60% gains in Half-Life 2 at 1600x1200 4xAA 8xAF

  • 40-60% gains in UT2004 at 1600x1200 6xAA 16xAF

  • 50-100% improvement in Comanche4 at 1600x1200 6xAA 16xAF

  • 50-200% gains in certain ShaderMark tests at high resolution

Game Fixes

  • Flight Sim 2004: Launching the application under Windows XP and enabling Anisotropic Filtering (AF) within the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer results in the AF functionality not being enabled within the game

  • Trackmania Sunrise: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when attempting to exit the game after leaving the PC idle for an extended period of time

  • Warcraft III: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in display corruption being noticed when rotating the display 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

For a complete list of resolved issues please refer to the release notes.

View: Release Notes

Download: Windows XP/2000 w/Control Panel (25.1MB)

Download: Windows XP/2000 w/Catalyst Control Center (33.6MB)

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