AMD Releases ATI Catalyst 7.2

Like I mentioned yesterday, Nvidia has released their second Vista driver and ATI released their yesterday aswell. The driver is similar to the Nvidia one because it does not support all of the features of the cards that it says it supports (Radeon 9500 and later, mobility radeon 9550 and later). There is no support for Radeon X1950XTX cards and no support for Vivo and All-in-Wonder functionality. The drivers seem to be significantly faster than previous drivers.

AMD ATI Radeon users can download the new Catalyst 7.2 for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista 32-bit and Windows Vista x64

Nvidia Releases 32-bit Vista Drivers

Nvidia has released drivers for all you 8800 users out there who have Vista, no more beta drivers for you, unless you like to be on the cutting edge. This is the official WHQL driver for Vista, supporting all 8800, Geforce 7 series, and 6 series GPUs.  But, what about SLI support, well thats a different question entirely. I’ll quote Nvidia:

“DirectX 9 and OpenGL NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs and DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available in a future driver”

There is however DirectX9 support and OpenGL support in the driver for 8800 SLI but its not supported under Vista. Looks like they still don’t have love for SLI under Vista.

They did add this little paragraph at the bottom of the downloads page howerver:

 “These NVIDA Windows Vista drivers are under development. This version is not fully optimized for full 3D performance and may not include all available features available on different operating systems. NVIDIA, along with the industry, is continuing to update its Windows Vista drivers to ensure maximum performance on 3D applications and add support for features. These drivers are provided “AS IS.” NVIDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOVER AS TO MERCHANTABILITY, COMPATABILITY, PERFORMANCE, APPLICATION OR FUNCTION, AND DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.”

I guess that was aimed straight at the heads of those with the class action law suit.

If have Vista and an Nvidia card you may want to head on over here and grab the drivers, they should work better then the previous one.