Catalyst 10.9 Released

The new update brings a number of fixes and improvements. AMD’s latest driver update for its graphics card line is ready for download assuming Steam has not done it for you already.

Performance Improvements:

STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark – depending on the model, screen resolution, anti-aliasing and whether you are using ATI CrossfireX™ technology, here’s an example of some performance improvements we’ve noted in our labs:
up to 20% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics
up to 12% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 graphics

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

up to 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5770 graphics
up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics
up to 6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 graphics

ATI Catalyst™ Application – Updated ATI CrossFireX™ Profiles

Aliens Vs. Predator – Profile update
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Profile update
F1 2010 – Profile update
Kane & Lynch 2 – New profile

Bug Fixes

  • UVD clocks will now return to normal speeds after switching from High Definition to Standard Definition content
  • Flickering is no longer visible while running 3D games on HDMI displays with Quad CrossFireX™ enabled
  • Mesh corruption is no longer visible in “The Chronicles of Riddick 2: Assault on Dark Athena” when SSAO in-game settings are set to “high”
  • ATI CrossFireX™ now functions properly, and in-game Anti-Aliasing can now be enabled in “StarCraft II”
  • Adobe® Flash Player will no longer display green screen after resume from sleep
  • Negative ATI CrossFireX™ scaling on “Final Fantasy-XIV” no longer occurs
  • Intermittent performance drops no longer observed with hardware cursor enabled in “World of Warcraft” game running in extended mode

Not too shabby AMD. Now about that Lost Planet 2 benchmark…