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Catalyst 9.7 is out
First Win 7 certified release
ATI has released Catalyst 9.7, just in time for Windows 7 RTM, and the new driver is the first driver certified for the new OS.
ATI has revamped the UI, saying it now offers "ehnahced usability and end user efficiency." There are new desktop and display managers as well.
ATI has also included its video encoder, powered by ATI Stream technology, and hopefully that will work a bit better than the previous versions.
As far as performance is concerned, ATI says you can expect up to 8 percent more out of your 4800 series cards in Crysis, and about 8 to 11 percent more in Lost Planet colonies.
You can download the new drivers here.