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Old 22 October 2010, 20:30   #1
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AMD has released a new build of their Catalyst software suite. This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability. Catalyst 10.10 brings the following features:

New Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing Technology Edition (See note below).
Video accleration for WMV HD video content.
Enhanced Dynamic Contrast video controls.
AMD HD3D Technology.
o Stereo 3D Gaming Compatibility.
o Blu-ray 3D Support.
Updated Catalyst Application Profiles.
Performance improvement in Aliens vs. Predator Benchmark.
Performance improvement in BattleForge.
Performance improvement in Crysis Warhead.
Performance improvement in Far Cry 2.
Performance improvement in Metro 2033.
Performance improvement in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Benchmark.
Performance improvement in Unigine Heaven.
Performance improvement in World in Conflict.
Numerous bug fixes.

What is Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing OMG SUPER AWESOME Technology Edition (APP)?
AMD came up with another stupid and confusing idea. By default, Catalyst comes without OpenCL driver. The Catalyst APP edition is just the regular Catalyst suite, but with OpenCL driver included. The entire idea is to keep Catalyst filesize lower, but it doesn't make any real difference (5MB?).

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Old 22 October 2010, 22:10   #2
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Yay, improvements in various old games.
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Old 22 October 2010, 22:12   #3
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Yay, improvements in various old games.
And old benchmarks.
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Old 22 October 2010, 22:14   #4
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I'm not that siked about those, tbh. But world in conflict improvements have been long overdue.
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Improvements for the 4800 are a thing for the past, aren't they? Nvidia gives better support for older generations.
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Improvements of any kind are a thing of a past. And it's been a long time indeed since these drivers had anything for 4800 cards so I really see no need to update the drivers anymore.
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I haven't updated drivers for months. And it looks like I wont have to until I get a new card. And that wont be soon because my 4850 still works like a charm. ATI is so quick to drop the driver support for older cards. A lot of people are still using the 4800 series and there is still much more they can do with drivers for the 4800 series.
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Just because it doesn't mention 4800 in their list, does not mean that 4800 is unaffected by the changes. Not saying it is always positive, depends on the application/game, but personally I would recommend trying new releases with whats important to you as you may find quite a few improvements. These 5% in xxxx, are just standard crap that has been in both Nvidia and ATi's drivers for the last while, to make nubs feel like they are getting something fantastic, half the time its rubbish or not even close to those figures.
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Well, if they are priced correctly and by that I mean no more than $320 I will be buying a 6950 to replace my current 4870 card.
And if I can find a bargain I will throw in a 430 for physx. Only if I can find one used, I don't want to encourage Nvidia to keep physx closed software .
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how long ofr new optimized driver ngo for ati card? thanks.
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