AMD Catalyst Drivers XP  7.7
The Catalyst" software suite 7.7 contains the following:
* Radeon" display driver 8.391
* Multimedia Center" 9.16
* HydraVision" Basic Edition
* Remote Wonder 3.04
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst" Control Center Version 7.7
This section provides information on new features introduced in this release of the Catalyst" software suite. These include:
* New Catalyst" Control Center Avivo features
* 12X and 24X Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon" HD 2900 XT and ATI Radeon" HD 2600 Series
New Catalyst" Control Center Avivo features
Catalyst" 7.7 releases a number of new Avivo features and enhancements which optimize video playback and display configuration. These include
* Enhanced video color pages with two new color controls1: flesh tone correction and color vibrance
* Enhanced video quality pages with easier to use deinterlacing controls and layout
* Simplified Theater Mode2 controls, layout and now supporting Windows Vista
* Enhanced quick settings for video controls (available through the basic layout in Catalyst" Control Center)
* Easy to use display scaling controls2 when outputting to display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p) through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces
1These features are only available on the ATI Radeon" HD 2000 series using Windows Vista.
2These features are only available on the ATI Radeon" X1000 series and HD 2000 series
12x and 24x Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon" HD 2900 XT and ATI Radeon" HD 2600 Series
This release of Catalyst" introduces support for 12X and 24X Anti-Aliasing for the ATI Radeon" HD 2900 XT, and ATI Radeon" HD 2600 Series. These new Anti-Aliasing settings are available through the new Anti-Aliasing Edge Detect Filter. Selecting 4X Anti-Aliasing plus selecting the Edge Detect filter deliver the equivalent of 12X Anti-Aliasing. Selecting 8X Anti-Aliasing plus selecting the Edge Detect filter deliver the equivalent of 24X Anti-Aliasing.
The ATI Radeon" HD2400, HD2600 and HD2900 (single and CrossFire") can see performance improvements of 13.2% or more in various Far Cry maps.