ATI Catalyst 10.8 - Kantenglättung in Starcraft 2 offiziell

Wie jeden Monat veröffentlicht AMD einen neuen Grafikkarten-Treiber, diesmal mit einigen neuen Features und kleineren Leistungsverbesserungen.

von Georg Wieselsberger,
26.08.2010 10:13 Uhr

Der neue Catalyst 10.8 unterstützt nun OpenGL ES 2.0 und damit hardwarebeschleunigte 3D-Grafik in Webbrowsern. Ebenfalls neu sind neue Einstellmöglichkeiten der Qualität von Videos und neue Grundeinstellungen des Standard-Profils für die Video-Wiedergabe. Über eine neue Checkbox kann man diese Werte auch für Internet-Videos übernehmen.

Die Leistung von ATI Eyefinity wurde für Systeme mit Quad-CrossfireX-Konfigurationen laut AMD deutlich erhöht, es gibt aber auch kleinere Verbesserungen für Einzelkarten. Der neue ATI Catalyst-Treiber enthält auch die bereits mit der Beta-Version 10.7a eingeführte Unterstützung für Kantenglättung in Starcraft 2. Neben diesen Veränderungen hat AMD auch wieder mehrere Probleme behoben.

Der Download des Catalyst 10.8 ist wie immer direkt bei AMD möglich.

Die Änderungen im Detail:

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 10.8:

  • 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

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

  • HDMI default refresh rate now appears properly as 60 Hunder HDTV in CatalystControl 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

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • 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

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

  • 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

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled in PowerDVD
  • Minor frame drops are no longer observed while viewing HD interlaced content

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