Apparently has been out for a week or two already with no thread...
Some nice new ease of use features here for the multi GPU and or multi-monitored of us
(though I'm not clear if this is simply integration of Hydravision or an acual update?)
Most bugfixes seem multi-monitor/video playback related.
Originally Posted by release notes
This section provides information on new features found in this release of the
Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
• ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
• HydraVision Support for Windows XP
• New Display Enhancements
• Performance Improvements
ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables users to verify whether an application is
running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. The new option found in the ATI Catalyst™
Control Center system tray, will allow users to verify whether a Direct3D or
OpenGL application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. (The “ATI Cross-
FireX” logo will be shown on screen when the application is running).
HydraVision Support for Windows XP
This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces HydraVision support for the ATI Catalyst
™ Control Center under Windows XP. HydraVision enables users to more
efficiently organize multiple applications across single or multiple displays. Highlights
• HydraGrid – A new feature found in HydraVision that divides the Windows
desktop into user definable areas. This helps users to more easily move and
organize multiple applications.
• HydraVision Hotkeys – The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager
can assist users to quickly setup and define their HydraVision specific hotkey
• HydraVision Virtual Desktops – Users can configure up to 9 different virtual
desktops. This enables users to manage and group multiple applications
across each user defined desktop. Application positions, desktop associations
and display settings can be saved for every virtual desktop.
• HydraVision Wizard – Using the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Wizard,
users can configure their HyrdaVision settings with ease.
New Display Enhancements
This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for display scaling to
resize the display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces.
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™
FarCry 2 – performance gains of 3 to 10% for Single card mode and 8 to 14% in
Crossfire mode, with some specific configurations showing even greater improvements.
Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and Radeon
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky – performance gains of 6 to 18% in single card settings
and 10 to 30% in CrossfireX mode. Performance gains were noticed on all
Radeon HD04xxx and Radeon HD3xxx products.