ATI Catalyst v7.2 Drivers Available

AMD/ATI have just made the Catalyst v7.2 driver suite available for download, for both Vista and Windows XP. Lots of fixes and improvements for both platforms according to the release notes. Here are some of the more interesting details...

Catalyst 7.2 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst Control Center for Windows XP. The new Catalyst Control Center delivers a number of significant enhancements:

  • Significant performance gains; Catalyst Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.
  • Reduced system resource usage
  • New 3D preview which significantly improves the ability for users to understand the benefits of enabling the many Catalyst features of their ATI Radeon graphics accelerator
  • Increased stability
  • Native 32 and 64-bit support

Performance Improvements
Open GL performance improves for all ATI Radeon X1000 series products. Gains of up to 25% in Doom 3, 48% in Quake 4 and 21% in Prey can be seen on a variety of ATI Radeon X1000 cards. These performance gains are noticed under the Windows Vista operating system.

You can grab the drivers right here.