ATI Technologies Inc. today continued its commitment to deliver the most advanced, high-quality graphics solutions with the release of a new beta software driver supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) application program interface (API). ATI's new driver, CATALYST(TM) Beta Release Candidate 0 (BRC0), provides the industry's first support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and enables end-users to take full advantage of the most current hardware and software features, creating a richer and more immersive 3D graphics experience.
CATALYST DX9 BRC0 display drivers are to be used in conjuction with Microsoft's DirectX9 Release Candidate (RC). This driver is currently a Beta Release Candidate (BRC) and is being provided to permit users to experience the most advanced graphics capabilities available. Please keep in mind that this driver is a Beta Release Candidate and may have outstanding bugs at present (Please refer to the errrata notes for known issues).
ATI does NOT recommend installing these drivers in systems used for mission critical operations or where productivity of any kind is a concern. There is a chance that using any Beta Release Candidate software may result in an unstable system.
Note: W2K/XP supported only
Download: ATI DX9 RC0 Beta Driver & DX9 Demos (Thanks XP-RTM)
Download: DirectX 9 RC0