Good news for ATI videocard owners who have been struggling with gray lines, vertical corruption, and other unpleasantries. AMD has released its Catalyst 10.2 package, and if the company follows through on its promise, these look to take things a little more seriously.
The latest release resolves a number of issues for a variety of Windows operating systems, just a handful of which include:
System will no longer freeze while accessing the UVD Decoder (all Windows OSes)
System no longer fails and screen distortion no longer visible during Blu-ray content playback with 1680x1050 (Windows 7)
Resume playback after sleep or hibernation no longer causes green block corruption on video (Windows Vista)
Changes to the AVIVO gamma settings during Blu-ray HD playback are not retained after closing and restarting player (Windows XP)
Performance improvements include up to 8 percent in Dirt 2 on ATI HD 5970, 5800, and 5700 series cards, 6 percent in Battleforce for HD 5870 CrossFire, and 4 percent in Chronicles of Riddick.