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ATI Catalyst 9.7 WHQL Windows 7 | Vista 64-bit
On this page you can download ATI Catalyst 9.7 WHQL Windows 7 | Vista 64-bit.

Version: 9.7
Publisher: ATI
Date added: 2009-07-24 00:54:22
File Size: 58 MB
OS Support: Windows 7 (64-bit)
License: Freeware
Downloads: 16214 downloads
Software type: Videocards - ATI Catalyst Vista - Win 7



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Download ATI Catalyst 9.7 WHQL Windows 7 | Vista 64-bit driver.

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Guru3D.com ImageATI released a new driver for Windows 7 and Vista today, available in 32- and 64-bit flavors. 

ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 – AMD’s first official unified Windows7 / Windows Vista Microsoft WHQL certified graphics driver for the Windows 7 RTM

AMD has delivered its first official unified WHQL certified graphics driver designed for the Windows 7 RTM (Release To Manufacturing)

  • ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 delivers a superior Windows 7 experience:
  • Great gaming performance – superior performance compared to Windows Vista for single GPU configurations and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
  • Stability – through AMD’s WHQL certified, unified Windows 7 / Windows Vista graphics driver
  • Leadership in Innovation – support for all the Windows 7 WDDM 1.1 features and AMD ATI Catalyst features on the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, and ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series of products

ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Updates

The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center now features:

  • A newly designed Desktops & Displays Manager - enabling users to more quickly configure and arrange their displays
  • Full support for HydraVision under Windows 7
  • The new ATI Catalyst™ Control Center is supported under Windows 7 and Windows Vista

ATI Video encoder update – support for Windows 7

  • ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 introduces support for the ATI Video converter under Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit
  • Using ATI Stream technology, owners of ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series of graphics cards can take advantage of this video conversion tool (found in ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Basic View) to achieve substantial performance improvements when transcoding video files

Performance Improvements

Catalyst™ 9.7 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPUlimited. Some measured examples are:

  • Crysis - performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on HD4800 series products
  • Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on the HD4800 series products

We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.

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