Catalyst 7.1 is Windows Vista 32-bit

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AMD/ATI have just released the first official WHQL certified Catalyst Windows Vista release on

Highlights of the Windows Vista Catalyst 7.1 release include:

New features

Blu-ray and HD DVD playback

  • Catalyst 7.1 introduces the ability to playback Blu-ray and HD DVD protected high definition content under Windows Vista 32-bit edition (support for Windows Vista 64-bit edition will be available in a future Catalyst release), when used in combination with a software content player from vendors such as Cyberlink or Intervideo and an ATI Radeon X1000 series graphics accelerator (with HDCP support).  Note: an HDCP ready Display is also required.

Crossfire support under Windows Vista

  • Catalyst 7.1 introduces Crossfire support for the entire ATI Radeon X1000 product series under Microsoft Vista.  Users will see significant performance gains in a number of applications when running in Crossfire mode under Windows Vista.  (Initially available for Direct3D only, coming soon in a future Catalyst release for OpenGL)

Native OpenGL Windows Vista support

  • Catalyst 7.1 introduces native support for OpenGL, delivering a number of OpenGL application performance gains over the previously released AMD Vista RTM driver (  Future Catalyst releases will include further OpenGL optimizations to further enhance performance of Vista OpenGL applications

Catalyst Install Manager for Windows Vista

  • Catalyst 7.1 provides Microsoft Vista users with a new ATI Radeon graphics installer that will help users more easily update and install ATI Catalyst software. Users will also experience a significant improvement in install and un-install times of ATI Catalyst software components.  

New Catalyst Control Center

  • Catalyst 7.1 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst Control Center for Windows Vista, which delivers a number of significant enhancements:
  • o Significant performance gains; Catalyst Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.
  • o Reduced system resource usage
  • o New 3D preview significantly improves the ability for users to understand the benefits of enabling the many Catalyst features of their ATI Radeon graphics accelerator
  • o Increased stability
  • o Native Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit support

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