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AMD Catalyst Drivers is a smart choice for those that want to improve their PC performance while increasing overall stability.
AMD Catalyst Drivers includes the latest 32-bit AMD (ATI) for the graphics card and panel Catalyst Control Center.
The AMD driver provides a gain of performance in several 3D applications thus ensuring an optimal experience. The panel Catalyst Control Center provides quick access to all parameters relating to AMD hardware offering multimedia features, management and display game.
There are different versions of AMD drivers for each operating system.
# New Features
This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI Radeon Display Driver. These include the following:
* ATI Catalyst Video enhancements
> H.264 Level 5.1 support
- ATI Catalyst can now playback 5.1 level streams on all supported players
- Allows for playback of high resolutions (4Kx2K)
* AMD video transcoding updates
> This release of ATI Catalyst provides enhanced support for the Windows 7 Drag and Drop video converter
- Performance improvements
- New formats supported (H.264 file formats MTS, and WMV9 Complex profile interlaced content)
- ATI Catalyst Control Center option for enabling/disabling GPU acceleration
* Support for the ATI Video converter is now available in the advanced view of the ATI Catalyst Control Center
# Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst 10.4:
* S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
* Improves up to 6% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
* Improves up to 3% with ATI Radeon HD 5800 graphics products
* Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
# All Systems
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows. These include:
* Desktop mouse cursor will no longer intermittently appear enlarged
* Pressing the "Page Down" button while configuring the last display in Eyefinity group will now properly switch to the next display instead of closing the bezel user interface
* Shortcut keys to configure the bezel now functions properly
# Windows XP
This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
* [Adobe Flash Player] Resume from standby no longer causes hardware acceleration may become disabled
* "Resident Evil 5" now launches properly on a HDMI display on an AGP card
* "Golfstar" game no longer encounters nProtect GameGuard security program compatiblity issues