It’s that time again for the ATI Catalyst™ driver update!  We have been getting some great comments and feedback from the community because of this blog site.  Please continue to send us your feedback as we do review them all*.  *IF you are having technical issues with the ATI Catalyst™ driver, or your graphics card please report your issues here.  Here is what is new this month! Highlights of the ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 release for Microsoft Windows include:OpenGL ES 2.0 support
         
  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 provides full      support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
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  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics      within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
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  • Supported on Windows XP,      Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Performance enhancement for Quad ATI CrossFireX™ configurations using ATI Eyefinity technology
         
  • Performance has been greatly      improved for users running with ATI Eyefinity technology on a Quad ATI      CrossFireX™ configuration
Anti-Aliasing support for StarCraft II
         
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center™ now  enables Anti-Aliasing for StarCraft II
Performance highlights: Far Cry 2:
         
  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.
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  • Performance increases 2-4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.
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  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations.
Left 4 Dead 2:
         
  • Performance increases 3-5% on ATI CrossFireX™ configurations using the ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series.
Stormrise:
         
  • Performance increases 5-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600  series and ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 series configurations.
Highlights of the ATI Catalyst driver for Linux 10.8 release include:Support for new Linux operating systems
         
  • This release of ATI Catalyst™      driver for  Linux introduces support      for the following new operating systems: 
           
    • SLED/SLES 11 SP1 production       support
OpenGL ES 2.0 support
         
  • ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 provides      full support for OpenGL ES 2.0 specification
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  • Enables 3D accelerated graphics      within a web browser that supports OpenGL ES 2.0
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  • Supported on Linux      distributions
For more information on ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 (for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the ATI Catalyst™ 10.8 release notes. To download the driver, click here. Till Next Month,  Jay Marsden Jay Marsden is a Product Marketing Manager at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD's positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links sites and no endorsement is implied.