After a slew of preview versions, ATI has released its WHQL-certified 10.4 drivers.
The main changes this month include enhancements to video playback, improved video transcoding, and also support for the latest version of Ubuntu.
Note this release doesn't include the load fix for Bad Company 2 (unless you have a 5xxx series card) -- if you want that, grab the latest preview set. Surely it will be included in 10.5, however.
Release notes are below, as is a download link to the driver.
New Windows Features
ATI Catalyst – Video enhancements
- H.264 Level 5.1 support
- ATI Catalyst can now playback 5.1 level streams on all support players
- Allows for playback of high resolutions (4Kx2K)
AMD video transcoding updates
- This release of ATI Catalyst provides enhanced support for the Windows 7 Drag and Drop video converter
- Performance improvements
- New formats supported (H.264 file formats – MTS, WTV, and WMV9 Complex profile interlaced content)
- ATI Catalyst Control Center™ option for enabling/disabling GPU acceleration
- Support for the ATI Video converter is now available in the advanced view of the ATI Catalyst Control Center
New Linux Features
Support for new Linux operating systems
- This release of ATI Catalyst driver for Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
- Ubuntu 10.04 early look support
For more information on ATI Catalyst 10.4 (for Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, and Linux® versions), including all of the resolved issues in this release, please see the ATI Catalyst 10.4 release notes.
To download the driver, click here.