ATI releases 10.7 Catalyst drivers, brings GPU boost to VLC users

It's a little this month, but ATI has released a new batch of Catalyst drivers for its range of GPUs, and this batch brings with it an interesting new feature.

It's a little this month, but ATI has released a new batch of Catalyst drivers 10.7 for its range of GPUs, and this batch brings with it an interesting new feature.

So what's this new feature - it's GPU acceleration for VLC media player users running version 1.1.1 of the player and with either a 4000 or 5000 series GPU.

Here's a rundown of what's new:

New Windows Features

Highlights of the ATI CatalystTM 10.7 release for Microsoft Windows include:

ATI Eyefinity Technology - Enhancements for HydraVisionTM

  • Maximizing a window across multiple displays will now take user defined bezel compensation into account
  • Automatically adjusts window position when dragging and dropping windows to ensure title bar visibility
  • Proper dialog box placement - dialogs do not cross displays, are not hidden behind bezels, and can be designated to be shown on the users "preferred" display

Enhanced Pull-down detection

  • The Pull-down detection algorithm has been enhanced for higher visual quality on certain types of video content
  • Supported on the ATI RadeonTM HD 5000 Series of GPUs

ATI CrossFireXTM technology - support for rotated displays

  • This release of ATI CatalystTM enables end users running supported ATI CrossFireXTM configurations to rotate their displays (single or ATI Eyefinity display configurations) and still enjoy the performance benefits of ATI CrossFireXTM technology

ATI RadeonTM GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player

  • Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media Player - enabling a better user experience by consuming less system resources
  • Supported on the ATI RadeonTM HD 5000 and ATI RadeonTM HD 4000 Series of GPU products
  • Requires VLC version 1.1.1 and later

Highlights of the ATI CatalystTM driver for Linux 10.7 release include:

Support for new Linux operating systems

  • This release of ATI CatalystTM driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:  - Ubuntu 10.04 production support

ATI Eyefinity support

  • ATI CatalystTM driver for Linux 10.7 provides support for ATI Eyefinity technology under all supported Linux distributions

Download the new drivers here.

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