The latest Catalyst Control Center driver update is out and AMD encourages you to upgrade the their allegedly latest and greatest version. AMD were nice enough to detail some of the more useful features contained within the update a recent blog post. However, I thought I’d highlight a few of the more shiny features that are definitely worth you attention:
MD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition
Includes the Direct3D, OpenGL, Display driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center – Plus the OpenCL driver component
Blu-ray 3D support
This release of AMD Catalyst provides support for Blu-ray 3D playback
Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses*
Supported on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPUs
It turns out that the new CCC 10.10 drivers also provides support for couple new Linux-based operating systems: openSUSE 11.3 support (production) and Ubuntu 10.10 support (early look). Nice. You can grab the new CCC 10.10 drivers here.
Personally, I’m quite happy with my 10.4 drivers. The 10.5 and beyond updates have always seemed to really crush the performance of my two 5770 CrossFireX cards — especially on the games that happen to be on my “currently playing” list. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been one of the more obvious victims of each subsequent driver up date so far, despite my using some of the official profiles provided by AMD. It seems a fair few other people have experienced this, too.