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AMD Catalyst Software

  1. 1. Stability Performance Innovation AMD Catalyst™ Software Update December 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  2. 2. What is AMD Catalyst™ Software?  AMD Catalyst™ is AMD’s software suite for all AMD Radeon™ graphics products AMD Catalyst™ has 3 major components: AMD Catalyst™ Control Center  Released monthly OS Support:  Microsoft® Certified  Windows 7  Supported on: Unified Graphics Display Driver  Windows Vista  Desktop  Windows XP  Notebook  Linux  Chipset OpenCL driver 12 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required See footnotes at end of deck
  3. 3. The Ultimate in Stability, Performance and Simplicity Stability Performance Innovation Microsoft® Monthly New features & certified drivers improvements enhancements3 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  4. 4. Performance InnovationStability AMD Catalyst™ Software Update December 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  5. 5. AMD Catalyst™ Software Stability  An independent 3rd party conducted stability runs with Microsoft® DCT WHWL tests to compare stability on AMD GPU hardware vs. Nvidia GPU hardware2  Tests compared AMD and Nvidia driver/configurations to determine GPU driver stability under extreme conditions without resulting in a system crash or failure  AMD passed each of the tests runs 100% of the time. The only failures observed were on Nvidia Configurations NVIDIA AMD Driver Test Results 75 80 85 90 95 1005 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required See footnotes at end of deck
  6. 6. Stability Innovation Performance AMD Catalyst™ Software Update December 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  7. 7. AMD Catalyst™ Drivers: Performance Improvements  With monthly updates from AMD Catalyst™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 users saw huge gains in a number of games over the year3  AMD Catalyst™ 9.10 vs. 10.10 improvements: Resident Evil 5: 68% Metro 2033: 48% World in Conflict: 14% Wolfenstein MP: 14% Aliens vs. Predator: 13% Crysis WarHead: 15% Chronicles of Riddick: 15% Unreal Tournament 3: 15%7 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required See footnotes at end of deck
  8. 8. Weekly AMD Catalyst™ application profiles  AMD Catalyst™ Application Profiles (CAP) released each week  No driver update required; the latest CAP release includes all previous application profiles  AMD Radeon™ graphics users get rapid access to the latest application profiles to maximize their multi-GPU performance or enable Anti-Aliasing in new titles  Simple naming convention – AMD Catalyst™ release, CAP#:  AMD Catalyst 10.12 CAP1 (released with Catalyst posting)  AMD Catalyst 10.12 CAP2  AMD Catalyst 10.12 CAP3  AMD Catalyst 11.1 CAP18 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  9. 9. AMD and DivX™ Accelerated  DivX Plus Codec Pack for AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 and HD 6900 Series Graphics Cards  Improved Video Experience  Benefits of using AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 and HD 6900 Series Graphics Hardware with DivX™ Plus Codec Pack  Lower CPU load  Reduced noise on home theater PCs  Playback of DivX content on devices with entry-level CPUs9 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  10. 10. AMD Catalyst™ Software support for OpenGL 4.1 New features high-lights in OpenGL 4.1  Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs  64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision  Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility10 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  11. 11. Stability Performance Innovation AMD Catalyst™ Software Update December 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  12. 12. AMD Catalyst™ Control Center Evolution 2002: 2004: 2011: First UI to give complete First Graphical UI in the The ultimate in control of GPU settings industry is released usability & simplicity12 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  13. 13. The New AMD Catalyst Control Center™  NEW! Two views – designed for mainstream and advanced views  NEW! Dynamically updates features based on available AMD hardware  AMD partnered with Infusion  Experts in User Interface design  Independent usability study comparing the old CCC and the new CCC  100% of users preferred the new CCC13 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  14. 14. AMD Catalyst™ Software – Intuitive  “Task based” discovery model  Leverages UI concepts from web browsers  Navigation Bar  Search Engine  Pinned pages14 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  15. 15. AMD Catalyst™ Software – Efficient  Quick navigation  Re-sizable UI  “One-click” access to any setting  Presets15 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  16. 16. There’s Still More to Come…  Continued UI improvements  New Task based display management  Improved AMD Eyefinity experience16 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  17. 17. The New AMD Catalyst Control Center™ (CCC) Release Plan:  Available in “AMD Catalyst™ 10.12 preview” on http://game.amd.com  http://game.amd.com will host a new CCC forum to collect end user feedback  Scheduled to become part of AMD Catalyst™ Software package in early 2011 Technical Highlights – Framework:  New CCC framework is built on the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and .NET 3.51  Built into Windows® 7  Windows® Vista users must update  Windows® XP is not supported (uses current AMD Catalyst Control Center™)17 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required | Dec 2010| AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  18. 18. Stability Performance Innovation Thank You December 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  19. 19. Footnotes 1. Based on internal AMD data 2. Results from “Project Final Report: Catalyst Stability Testing” from Perseus Labs in Round Rock, TX 3. Measured on ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 using AMD Catalyst™ 9.10 and 10.10 drivers on the following platform: Intel Corei7 X980 (3.33GHz), Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Motherboard, 6GB DDR3 (1600MHz 9-9-9-24), Windows 7 RTM 64bit, using the following image quality settings:  2560x1600, 8xAA, 16xAF: DiRt 2, Metro 2033, World in Conflict, Wolfenstein MP, Crysis  1920x1200, 8xAA, 16xAF: Resident Evil 5, Crysis Warhead, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.  1920x1080, 8xAA, 16xAF: Aliens vs. Predator 4. Measured on AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 using AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 drivers on the following platform: Intel Corei7 X980 (3.33GHz), Gigabyte EX58-UD5 Motherboard, 6GB DDR3 (1600MHz 9-9-9-24), Windows 7 RTM 64bit19 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required
  20. 20. Disclaimer & Attribution DISCLAIMER The information presented in this document is for informational purposes only and may contain technical inaccuracies, omissions and typographical errors. The information contained herein is subject to change and may be rendered inaccurate for many reasons, including but not limited to product and roadmap changes, component and motherboard version changes, new model and/or product releases, product differences between differing manufacturers, software changes, BIOS flashes, firmware upgrades, or the like. AMD assumes no obligation to update or otherwise correct or revise this information. However, AMD reserves the right to revise this information and to make changes from time to time to the content hereof without obligation of AMD to notify any person of such revisions or changes. AMD MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS HEREOF AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS INFORMATION. ATTRIBUTION ©2010 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Catalyst, Catalyst Control Center, CrossFireX, PowerPlay, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and DirectX are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions. PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.20 | AMD Catalyst™ Software Update | Dec 2010 | AMD Confidential: NDA Required

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