AMD claims that a new ATI FirePro graphics driver has been designed to accelerate application performance and enhance reliability.
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, version 8.702 of the ATI FirePro graphics driver offers significant performance improvements − more than 20 percent ?for Dassault Syst?mes CATIA, Autodesk 3ds Max and PTC ProENGINEER users,
Adobe Photoshop CS4 users can now render images with 10-bit per component color, helping provide exact representation of colors between Photoshop and their 10-bit display, as well as the ability to maintain an enhanced end-to-end 10-bit color workflow, according to AMD.
The new drivers are also offer support for blue-line stereo for synchronizing 3D glasses. In addition, DisplayPort audio is now enabled on select ATI FirePro professional graphics cards, with support for 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS surround sound as well as 8-channel and 2-channel uncompressed audio.