Download Driver For ATI Catalyst 10.2

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AMD has new Catalyst drivers ready for you and as usual, the month and year of release form the version number. The drivers are available for Windows XP, Vista and 7, with separate downloads for 32bit and 64bit environments. The new drivers are suitable for all Radeon models from the HD 2400 series; older maps rely on the 9.3 release. As usual, at the very bottom of this posting are the direct links to the pages where the available downloads can be found.

AMD has announced a number of new features in this and the next release, as previously stated on our front page. For example, the CrossFireX profiles are now not only supplied with the driver, but also as loose download, so that updates can be offered faster from now on. We also find energy-saving techniques, audio over the DisplayPort, and new functionality for CrossFireX on Eyefinity configurations. In addition, the drivers also include some performance improvements and of course the usual list of bug fixes, followed by a collection of issues that are already known, but are still being worked on:

ATI Catalyst application profiles for ATI CrossFireX supported configurations

This release of ATI Catalyst delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX profiles in a separate executable file, ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.

  • The ATI Catalyst 10.2 package includes the fully qualified ATI Catalyst 10.2 application profile list (which includes all ATI CrossFireX profiles) and is installed by default
  • The latest application profile list is posted on in a separate .exe file that users can install to get the absolute latest application profiles (that have not yet been added to the official ATI Catalyst release)

ATI Catalyst support for PowerPlay on ATI CrossFireX technology supported configurations

Significant power saving benefits for users with ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series setup in ATI CrossFireX configurations.

  • Automatically enabled in the ATI Catalyst driver for Windows® 7 and Windows Vista
  • Sets secondary GPU(s) engine and memory clocks to low levels and reduces voltage when the GPU(s) are not in use

ATI Catalyst support for DisplayPort audio

This release of ATI Catalyst provides support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort panels.

Support for ATI CrossFireX on Eyefinity configurations

The ATI Catalyst 9.12 hotfix release provides ATI CrossFireX support on Eyefinity configurations, allowing users to take advantage of their additional GPUs for increased gaming performance when driving high resolution Eyefinity display groups.

Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, and ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series.

Performance Improvements

  • DiRT 2 – Overall performance improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5970, ATI Radeon HD 5800 series, and ATI Radeon HD 5700 series products
  • Battleforge – CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 5870 performance improves up to 6%
  • Unigine Heaven – DirectX 9 CrossFire performance has improved significantly on ATI Radeon HD 5700 and ATI Radeon HD 5800 series products
  • The Chronicles of Riddick – Assault on Dark Athena – Overall performance on ATI Radeon HD 5970 improves up to 4%

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

  • Appropriate prompts will now pop up while creating Eyefinity group with DVI and display port devices in extended mode
  • Creating an Eyefinity group on the non-primary display now functions properly
  • Catalyst Control Center now responds properly and selection buttons are available when re-creating Eyefinity group
  • [Catalyst Control Center] Hotkeys for rotations no longer disappear after disabling rotated Eyefinity mode
  • With active display in clone mode, creating an Eyefinity group now functions properly and message prompting user to disable the extended desktop will now pop up
  • System will no longer freeze while accessing the UVD Decoder
  • Intermittent gray screen or vertical line corruption may randomly appear on the screen

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Flickering grass and white borders are no longer visible in Unigine “Heaven” benchmark in DirectX 9 mode
  • Performance drop no longer visible on “Resident Evil 5” cinematics scenes
  • Corruption no longer visible when viewing Unigine “Tropics” demo
  • [Win7 32-bit] Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 now functions properly while dragged back and forth between the extended split display
  • During HD playback, unplugging and hotplugging back the display connector no longer causes player to freeze and display incompatible graphics driver error message
  • Performing rotation or resolution changes no longer causes the player to stop responding during H.264 HD content playback
  • Pixelation in distant background lights no longer visible in “The Saboteur” game
  • Enabling Catalyst AI in Catalyst Control Center no longer causes severe flickering in Ubisoft “RUSE” beta game
  • Enabling split screen demo mode now functions properly on WinDVD during Bluray content playback
  • Corruption in specific chapters are no longer visible during “Resident Evil 5” gameplay
  • System no longer fails and screen distortion no longer visible during Blu-ray content playback with 1680×1050 resolution
  • Corruption no longer visible in “Resident Evil 5” during in game cut scenes with specific settings and HDR value set to high
  • Fixed various identified memory leaks in CAL runtime
  • Exiting “The Saboteur” game no longer causes the mouse cursor to freeze and the game to become unresponsive
  • 120 Hz support is now available for all resolutions
  • HDTV optimized modes will now appear under the desktop area tree view without a custom mode added first
  • Resuming video playback after sleep/hibernation no longer causes black checkered video corruption or the system to stop responding
  • Display will now enter power save mode properly

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

  • SiSoftware Sandra 2010 STREAM benchmarks will now complete properly
  • Resuming DVD or Blu-ray playback after sleep or hibernation no longer causes system to stop responding
  • Desktop no longer flickers during fullscreen Blu-ray playback with dual-link display on some ASICs
  • HDTV custom modes being added are now listed under the Desktop Area of ​​the Display Desktop Properties in Catalyst Control Center
  • Resume playback after sleep or hibernation no longer causes green block corruption on video
  • Viewing 1080p videos with Adobe FlashPlayer no longer causes display driver to TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery)
  • Catalyst installation log no longer report properly installed HDMI audio drivers as failed to install

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • Changes to the AVIVO gamma settings during Blu-ray HD playback are now retained after closing and restarting player
  • Flickering and corruption no longer observed while playing “Wolfenstein Multiplayer” at high settings
  • Resume playback after standby or hibernation no longer causes PowerDVD 9 to freeze or exit abruptly

Known Issues Under All Windows Operating Systems

  • Re-enabling rotation hotkeys after disabling and rebooting system may cause a warning message to pop up
  • [Catalyst Control Center] Changing to deinterlace mode may default to adaptive deinterlace mode instead when playing videos
  • Canvas area may appaer black for third display while creating a 3×1 or 1×3 Eyefinitey group
  • Hotplugging a HDMI display while Catalyst Control Center is open may cause the HDTV Standard Modes box not to appear
  • Desktop mouse cursor may intermittently appear enlarged

Known Issues Under the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Line corruption may be visible when mouse curse is moved to the left-top border of window display on UMA platforms
  • Saturation value for a hotplugged digital display may intermittently be set to ‘0’ by default instead of ‘100’
  • Flashing might be visible in “Shattered Horizon” game with CrossFire enabled on some ASICs
  • Dynamic contrast may stop functioning when detail enhancement is enabled
  • Catalyst Control Center system tray may show incorrect number of physical adapters for some ASICs
  • [Catalyst Control Center] Advanced options may become disabled after connecting second display in clone mode on some ASICs
  • Black video may appear on one monitor when switching to clone mode during Bluray playback on PowerDVD
  • Green video may be visible in the beginning during AVCHD content playback with PowerDVD 9
  • Setting the resolution lower than 1920×1080 may cause a black bar to flash at the bottom of the PowerDVD viewing screen during Blu-ray playback on some monitors
  • Forced anti-aliasing might not function properly in “The Saboteur” game
  • Refresh rate changes may revert back to 60 Hz (default) when “Enable GPU Scaling” is enabled under Digital Panel Properties attributes
  • Media Center may display corruption when viewing DVB-T content
  • Blank screen may be observed when 8X anti-aliasing is applied in “The Chronicles of Riddick 2” game

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

  • Drop frames may be visible when viewing interlaced Blu-ray content on some ASICs
  • Random seeking while watching Blu-ray content on PowerDVD 9 may cause a black line to appear
  • WinDVD 10 may stop responding when moved to an extended display in a multimonitor setup
  • Minor frame drops might periodically occur while viewing H.264 interlaced Blu-ray content during fast moving scenes
  • “1776×1000” and “1152 x 648” HDTV resolutions might be missing from the Desktop Area for Catalyst Control Center – Desktop Properties
  • With one of displays connected via the DisplayPort, PowerDVD may terminate during Blu-ray content playback in Eyefinity mode
  • Black video may appear on one monitor when switching to clone mode during Bluray playback on PowerDVD
  • Blank screen might be observed while exiting “Heaven-OGL” or “GL View” applications; display can be resumed by pressing ALT+CTRL+DEL and clicking on task manager
  • Laser designator beam might not focus on target properly in “Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2” during Act II: Exodus mission

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

  • [Catalyst Control Center] De-noise/edge enhancement options might not be available in AVIVO Video Advanced Quality page
  • Viewing some online clips with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 may cause the system to stop responding or reboot for some ASICs
  • Hardware acceleration might become disabled after resuming from standby or hibernation with PowerDVD SD/HD content playback in progress
  • [Catalyst Control Center] SmartGart aspect might be missing under Graphics Settings
  • Switching resolution options in the “AION” game setting may cause the display screen to flicker
  • Forward and backward seeking while viewing Hulu video on with FlashPlayer 10.1 may cause the browser to freeze

The following downloads are available:
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows XP (32bit)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows XP (mobility)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows XP (64bit)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows XP (Media Center Edition)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows Vista (32bit)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows Vista (64bit)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows 7 (32bit)
ATi Catalyst 10.2 for Windows 7 (64bit)
ATi CrossFireX Application Profiles

Version number 10.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows XP Media Center 2005, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Website amd
File sizes 45.20MB – 71.40MB
License type Freeware
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