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Catalyst 7.4 now available

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Posted April 19, 2007 by admin in News

Highlights of the Catalyst 7.4 release include:

Performance improvements

? OpenGL performance in Windows Vista improves for the entire ATI Radeon X1000 series of products in both single card and hardware Crossfire configurations. Typical Improvements of 15% or more can be seen games such as Doom 3, Quake 4 and Prey with enthusiast class products seeing improvements of 30% any beyond.

New features

Avivo Video Converter for Windows Vista (32-bit)

? This release of Catalyst? introduces the Avivo Video Converter for the Windows Vista (32 bit) operating system. The Avivo Video Converter is a transcoder tool that provides a quick and easy way of converting videos from one format to another. The Avivo Video Converter found within the Catalyst? Control Center, allows the user to select the input file, and output format, along with the quality level and file location. The Avivo. Video Converter accepts a wide variety of file formats as a source, and outputs to file formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4/DivX, WMA, H.264/AVC and more.

Highlights of the Linux Catalyst 7.3 (8.36.5) release include:

New features

? This release of the AMD Catalyst? Linux Graphics Driver software suite introduces support for Linux Kernel 2.6.20.

? The Beta version 0.9 of the AMD Catalyst Control Centre: Linux Edition now features language Localization in: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish

Resolved Issues
? In certain AGP graphics cards the system no longer ceases to respond when switching from the X-Server display to a text console.

Catalyst 7.4 is available for download from ati.amd.com

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