If you're one of those that love to try out beta Microsoft OS's and have an ATI card, you can get the beta drivers for your card from ATI's website
. Microsoft Vista, or whatever name they might have to change it because of legalities, is the latest OS from Redmond and the beta was recently released to the public.
ATIâ€™s Catalystâ„¢ Drivers Included in Beta 1 Release of Microsoft Windows
MARKHAM â€“ July 28, 2003 â€“ ATI Technologies Inc., (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT),
today announced broad Catalystâ„¢ graphics driver support for the beta 1
release of the Microsoft Windows Vistaâ„¢ operating system. With its latest
Catalyst driver releases, ATI is one of the first graphics providers to
make a 64-bit driver that supports the Longhorn Driver Display Model
(LDDM)â€”the Microsoft Vista revolutionary graphics driver standardâ€”as well
as the first to provide LDDM drivers for integrated graphics processors.
Microsoft Windows Vista will make extensive use of 3D graphics for the
desktop. ATIâ€™s support of beta 1 enables the developer community to write
a new class of visually stunning applications for the new operating system.
By making LDDM drivers available more than a full year prior to Windows
Vista release, ATI provides developers with a stable, feature-enabled and
performance-optimized platform for application development.
â€œWe are happy to see ATI's commitment to developing a Windows Vista
graphics driver,â€ said Chris Donahue, Group Manager, Windows Graphics &
Gaming Technology team at Microsoft Corp. â€œUsers of Windows Vista advanced
3D capabilities will enjoy the premium experience of a high quality, high
performance and stable GPU driver. ATIâ€™s substantial investment in Windows
Vista has resulted in tremendous progress on driver development, including
the delivery of broad device support, full 64-bit compatibility and
Included with Microsoftâ€™s Windows Vista beta 1 release are ATIâ€™s Catalyst
drivers for its desktop and mobile DirectX 9 class discrete graphics
processors as well as support for the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows
Vista. Additionally, ATI also is making available today on its website a
further Catalyst LDDM driver which includes all of the functionality
mentioned above plus support for integrated graphics processors in Windows
â€œATI is providing broad graphics driver support to Microsoft and the MSDN
community for all ATI DirectX 9 hardware in Microsoft Windows Vista beta
1,â€ said Ben Bar-Haim, Vice President of Software Engineering, ATI
Technologies. â€œATI is proud to point out we have more Windows Vista
in-the-box driver support than any other independent hardware vendorâ€.
A long-time supporter of Microsoftâ€™s DirectX 9 application programming
interface, ATI is working closely with Microsoft to ensure ATI graphics
processors offer the best feature support and greatest compatibility with
Microsoft Windows Vista. ATIâ€™s complete line of DirectX 9 Radeon discrete
graphics for desktop computers, Mobility Radeon graphics for notebook PCs
and Radeon Xpress 200 chipsets with integrated graphics for motherboards
offer fully featured driver support for the beta 1 release.
ATIâ€™s latest beta 1 driver release for Microsoft Windows Vista is available
for download at www.ati.com.