Thursday, September 13, 2007

AMD,NVIDIA Releases New Drivers

AMD and NVIDIA this week released new graphics drivers for its graphics cards. AMD’s latest ATI Catalyst Software Suite 7.9 introduces the usual new features, performance improvements and resolved issues. New to the ATI Catalyst 7.9 drivers is a color temperature control panel. The color temperature control lets users adjust chromatic levels on ATI Radeon X1000 and HD 2000 series graphics cards.

AMD also introduces the Avivo Video Converter application to Windows Vista 64-bit users. The Avivo Video Converter application allows users to transcode various video formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV, H.264/AVC and others.

The latest driver set improves performance in various games such as Far Cry, Call of Duty 2, Half-Life 2, Serious Sam 2 and Quake 4. Performance enhancements are seen mostly on AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 2000 series graphics cards, though X1600/1650 Pro and X1300/X1550 products receive anti-aliasing improvements in Quake 4.

NVIDIA users are also treated to a new beta driver release. The latest beta, version 163.67, improves compatibility with Bioshock and Crysis under Windows Vista and XP.

AMD users can grab the latest ATI Catalyst 7.9 from the website for Windows XP, XP-64, Vista and Vista-64. NVIDIA users can grab the beta ForceWare drivers for Windows XP, XP-64, Vista and Vista-64.


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