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ATI releases 10.7 Catalyst drivers, brings GPU acceleration to VLC Media Player

by Tarinder Sandhu on 26 July 2010, 20:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), ATi Technologies (NYSE:AMD)

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ATI has left it a little later in the month to release new drivers. Catalyst 10.7 is now available to download and promises a number of non-performance-related highlights, listed below, including, finally, GPU acceleration for VLC's Media Player with Radeon HD 4000- and 5000-series cards.

Highlights of the ATI CatalystTM 10.7 Windows release include:

New Features

ATI Eyefinity - HydraVision enhancements

  • Maximizing a window across displays will now take user defined bezel compensation into account
  • Automatically adjusts window position when dragging and dropping windows to ensure title bar visibility
  • Proper dialog box placement - dialogs do not cross displays, are not hidden behind bezels, and can be designated to be shown on the users "preferred" display

Enhanced Pull-down detection

  • The Pull-down detection algorithm has been enhanced for higher visual quality on certain types of video content
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

ATI CrossFireX technology - support for rotated displays

  • This release of ATI CatalystTM enables end users running supported ATI CrossFireXTM configurations to rotate their displays (single or ATI Eyefinity display configurations) and still enjoy the performance benefits of ATI CrossFireX technology

ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player

  • Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media Player - delivering a better user experience by consuming less system resources
  • Supported on the ATI RadeonTM HD 5000 and ATI RadeonTM HD 4000 Series of products
  • Requires VLC version 1.1.1 and later

Highlights of the Linux ATI CatalystTM 10.7 release include:

New Features

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of ATI CatalystTM Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems: 
    • Ubuntu 10.04 production support

ATI Eyefinity support

  • ATI CatalystTM 10.7 delivers support for ATI Eyefinity technology under all supported Linux distributions

Mosey on down to the download page and give them a go.


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Good news about VLC, and I don't even have an ATI card atm :)
Lets hope these are better than the previous releases which have not been that great!
VLC support is good news :)
the driver says it has support for OpenGL ES 2.0, does this mean it is compliant with the new OpenGL 4.1 standard announced yesterday?
Lets hope these are better than the previous releases which have not been that great!

I haven't had any problems with any Catalyst drivers.