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Download ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.8 Vista 64

AMD Catalyst Drivers Vista 64  10.8 Vista 64

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# New Features
This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
* OpenGL ES 2.0 support
- ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 delivers full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
- Enables 3D accelerated graphics within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
- Supported on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

* Video Quality default options
The Default video options for ATI Catalyst™ have been greatly enhanced to deliver the best quality video viewing experience. Users can also choose to apply these settings to Internet Video via a new checkbox control within the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center
- In the “Advanced Color” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
> Color vibrance (default = 40)
> Flesh tone correction (default = 50)
> Brighter Whites
- In the “Advanced Quality” section, the following defaults are now enabled:
> Edge-enhancement (default = 25)
> De-noise (default = 64)
> Mosquito Noise Reduction (default = 50)
> De-blocking (default = 50)

* Performance enhancement for Eyefinity Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
- Performance has been greatly improved for users running with ATI Eyefinity on a
* Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configuration Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II
- ATI Catalyst™ Control Center enabled Anti-Aliasing is now available for StarCraft II

# Catalyst™ Application Profiles
The following application profiles are available with this release of Catalyst™ :
* Singularity – CrossFire™ profile update
* Mafia 2 – CrossFire™ profile update
* Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark – new CrossFire™ profile
* Lord of the Rings Online – new CrossFire™ profile
* Aliens Vs. Predator – CrossFire™ profile update

# Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.8:
* Far Cry 2
- Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
- Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
- Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
* Left 4 Dead 2
- Performance increases 3-5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series configurations
* Stormrise
- Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations

# All Systems
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows. These include:
* HDMI default refresh rate now appears properly as 60 Hz under HDTV in Catalyst™ Control Center
* Catalyst™ Control Center - Basic wizard pane or resolution combo box in "Display Setting for Desktop Viewing" page no longer turns blank in basic view for component video mode
* "FSAA" is a selectable option in City of Heroes / City of Heroes Going Rogue™

# Windows Vista
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:
* Catalyst™ Control Center no longer fails and displays error message while transcoding specific video files on 64-bit operating systems
* AVI video no longer lags during playback within Microsoft PowerPoint slide deck
* 3D and video settings in Catalyst™ Control Center are now retained after resume from sleep/hibernate

# Windows 7
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
* Desktop line corruption no longer observed after powering off the DP display and then turning it on while viewing Blu-ray content
* "Borderlands" no longer fails after a duration of gameplay
* Opening numerous windows in Adobe Photoshop CS5 no longer causes application to fail
* Re-sizing Windows Media Player while viewing 720/1080 WMV video content no longer causes the screen to turn black
* "ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead" game now works in CrossFire™ mode
* Shifting mouse cursor between displays no longer causes intermittent cursor corruption or system lock up

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