New Catalyst 6.7 for Windows and Linux

DailyTech previously reported Spanish tech site MadBoxPC had posted a leaked WHQL certified version of ATI’s Catalyst 6.7. ATI has officially released the Catalyst 6.7 driver package yesterday, WHQL certification and all. The new Catalyst 6.7 drivers introduce enhanced CrossFire support which allows users to manually force alternate frame rendering modes in Direct3D applications. This should theoretically improve performance in Direct3D applications that lack proper CrossFire profiles. However, ATI warns forcing alternate frame rendering will not work with applications with known compatibility issues.

A plethora of issues were resolved with Catalyst 6.7 too, including a couple issues with Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Quake 4. As with the last Catalyst 6.6 release product support is limited to ATI Radeon Xpress, CrossFire Xpress and Radeon 9500 series or newer products. ATI’s Catalyst 6.7 software package is available for Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and Windows XP Professional x64.

ATI has also released a new set of Catalyst 6.7 drivers for Linux. New features for ATI’s Catalyst 6.7 Linux Edition include 7.1 support and Fedora Core package support. TV-out still doesn’t work on X1000-series products according to the release notes. ATI Catalyst Linux Edition drivers are available in 32-bit and 64-bit releases.

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