New features include Surroundview support for IGP products, and a new Rotation tab for RADEON products.
Performance improvements include
The Pixel Shader performance of our DX9-class products has improved considerably with Catalyst 4.3.
Halo and Tomb Raider framerates are up 3-7%.
Shader-specific technology tests such as ShaderMark show gains in the region of 10-20% or more.
3DMark03's Mother Nature scene runs 2-5% faster across the entire DX9 product line. Our 3DMark03 Pixel Shader 2.0 framerate improves 7-15%.
Aquamark 3 performance has also improved slightly, at higher resolutions.
Resolved issues include:
Setting the video resolution to 1280x1024 in the game Medal of Honor:
Spearhead, along with Anti-Aliasing set to 2x no longer results in the main menu of the game not displaying properly
Display corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game Aquanox under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON(tm) 9100 IGP series installed.
This issue is was known to occur when specific video options have been customized
Running the game Hegemonia under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON 8500 series installed no longer results in all of the main menu options and the 3D textures in the background not being available
The operating system no longer fails to respond when launching the game TrackMania with a RADEON 7000 series installed
Background colour corruption is no longer seen when playing the game Armed and Dangerous
Poor performance is no longer noticed when playing the game Homeworld 2 with extended desktop enabled or when Anti-Aliasing is set to 4x
Visual corruption is no longer seen when playing the game Spy Hunter
Setting the resolution in the game Enclave to 1024x768 or higher no longer results in display corruption
The Windows operating system no longer intermittently fails to respond when playing the game Jedi Knight 2 with the display set to 1024x768 32bpp and the game option set to High Quality
Windows problems are no longer noticed when playing the game
Homeworld 2 in single player mode
Texture corruption is no longer seen when playing the game Battlefield 1942