Performance, Innovation, and Stability
AMD's award-winning AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon™ graphics processors. Certified by Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), AMD Catalyst drivers for Windows® operating systems deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.
Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, AMD Catalyst™ puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience™.
- AMD Catalyst™ updates are focused on improving graphics performance, including enhancements for popular Direct3D and OpenGL game titles.
Innovative and exciting features
- AMD Catalyst™ includes the AMD Catalyst Control Center™, delivering innovative features and unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon graphics.
- AMD Catalyst™ drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified, and include rigorously tested Linux drivers to deliver the industry's most stable and reliable graphics performance.
AMD Catalyst™: under the hood
AMD Catalyst™ delivers a full software solution for PCs running several operating systems including Microsoft® Windows 7® and Linux®, and supports AMD Radeon™ graphics including:
- AMD Radeon graphics processors for desktops
- AMD Radeon graphics processors for notebook PCs
- AMD Chipsets with integrated AMD Radeon graphics onboard
The AMD Catalyst™ software engine is comprised of three primary software components:
- AMD Catalyst Control Center™ - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
- Unified Graphics Display Driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon products.
- Video Capture Driver - AMD Catalyst™ software for recording and "capturing" digitized video from external sources onto your PC's disk drives using AMD Radeon products.
AMD Catalyst™ and OpenGL
AMD's OpenGL driver for AMD Catalyst™ offers many benefits to OpenGL workstation users, gamers, and developers. Featuring advanced next-generation driver architecture, the OpenGL AMD Catalyst™ driver improves graphics quality and stability, and enables hardware-independent optimizations for superior driver performance.