AMD has some news coming for the Catalyst drivers suit. Yesterday we presented the logotype for the coming drivers and AMD has now released a new version of Catalyst for download, Catalyst 10.9.

The September Catalyst driver comes with performance optimizations in STALKER: Call of Pripyat and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. The focus is on the Radeon HD 5000 family, but also the Radeon HD 4800 series will get a boost in Chronicles of Riddick.

AMD has also revisedthe support for GPU acceleration in Internet Explorer 9 Beta, and updated several game profiles and activated CrossFire in StarCraft II.

STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark
o    Performance increases up to 20% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations with Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX11) and anti-aliasing enabled
o    Performance increases up to 12% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations with Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX11) and anti-aliasing enabled

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
o    Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
o    Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
o    Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations
o    Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series single and CrossFire™ configurations

Catalyst™ Application Profiles

  • Aliens Vs. Predator – Profile update
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Profile update
  • F1 2010 – Profile update
  • Kane & Lynch 2 – New profile

Support for the Internet Explorer 9 Beta release
AMD’s graphics processors deliver graphics acceleration through Direct2D and HTML 5 for the Internet Explorer 9 beta release

More information and download links can be found at at AMD’s website. There you will also find a hotfix for Radeon HD 4870 X2 and HD 4850 X2.

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