The aforementioned update from AMD to their Catalyst Driver series has arrived.  You can grab the 10.2 release from the site.  If you are using CrossfireX you owe it to yourself to upgrade as soon as possible to take advantage of the new power saving options, CrossFireX EyeFinity support

Highlights of the ATI Catalyst 10.2 Windows release include:

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%

New Features

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

Highlights of the Linux ATI Catalyst 10.2 release include:

New Features

This release of ATI Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:

  • OpenSUSE 11.2 production support