ATI Catalyst 9.7 Video Drivers for Windows 7 / Vista

by Rafael Hernandez on July 23, 2009 · 0 comments


AMD’s monthly driver rollout for their ATI Radeon HD lineup of video cards are upon us once again. The company has released their Catalyst 9.7 graphics driver suite for Microsoft’s Windows 7 and Vista operating systems. Here’s a peek at their patch notes:

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

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

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

Among the myriad of bug fixes and other performance enhancements. The drivers only support Radeon HD 2400 Series graphics cards and higher and Radeon 3000 series integrated graphics chips. Legacy graphics cards (Radeon HD 1950 and earlier) are not supported.

Here are the links directly to AMD’s driver downloads:

Catalyst 9.7 Drivers for Windows Vista

Catalyst 9.7 Drivers for Windows Vista 64-bit

Catalyst 9.7 Drivers for Windows 7

Catalyst 9.7 Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit

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