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ATI releases Catalyst 10.6 drivers

A little earlier than expected, ATI has released Catalyst 10.6 drivers.

A little earlier than expected, ATI has released Catalyst 10.6 drivers.

These new drivers seem to offer across the board improvements in performance for ATI hardware users.

So, what's new? A lot!

GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe Flash  Player 10.1   AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 delivers smooth high  definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop platforms  featuring AMD graphics including: ƒATI Radeon HD 5000 and ATI Radeon HD 4000 series ƒATI Mobility  ATI Radeon HD 400 series (and higher) ƒATI Radeon HD 3000 series integrated graphics (and higher)   Video De-blocking support   Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback  Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series of products   Mosquito noise reduction    Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video, during playback Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series of products    Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3    ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the ATI Radeon HD Series

There's also the usual performance improvements for games such as Alien vs. Predator benchmark; Company of Heroes; Crysis Warhead; DiRT2 DX9, and Wolfentstien.

Grab the new drivers here.

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