Catalyst 7.6 drivers hit the web
AMD has released a new set of Catalyst drivers its ATI Radeon graphics cards. This latest release is numbered 7.6 and is available for Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, and a handful of other operating systems listed on this page. As one might expect, one of the chief focuses of these drivers is the newly released Radeon HD 2900 XT. AMD tells us Radeon HD 2900 XT CrossFire setups see performance gains of up to 42% in Half-Life 2: Episode One with high dynamic range lighting and antialiasing enabled. Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, which is based on the same engine, also sees gains of 16% with HDR lighting enabled.
On the bug fixes front, AMD says problems pertaining to Quake 4, IL2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Armed Assault, and multi-monitor setups have been resolved, among others. A full list of bug fixes, tweaks, and known issues is available in AMD's release notes for these drivers.