Catalyst 7.8 drivers available for Windows, Linux

— 4:04 PM on August 13, 2007

AMD's graphics group has just uncorked yet another monthly video driver rev for Radeon cards, Catalyst 7.8. The Windows versions of Cat 7.8 promise several performance improvements, including a claimed "11% or greater" performance boost with antialiasing in Lost Planet DX10 on the Radeon HD 2900 XT. Such performance improvements with antialiasing on the Radeon HD are both needed and possible for reasons we explained here. 3DMark scores on the Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 are purportedly up by "as much as 6%," as well.

The Linux release brings a native 64-bit version of Catalyst Control Center and support for TV-out connectors, along with a range of stability fixes.

Catalyst 7.8 can be had for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista x64, Linux x86, and Linux x64.

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