DisplayLink has released an updated Windows Driver (version 5.5, dated September 29th, 2010), which is available for download here.
This update is compatible with all of Plugable’s products with DisplayLink-based USB graphics.
This is a must-have update for all with machines with ATI/AMD as their primary graphics controller, as it works around serious issues introduced with ATI’s Catalyst™ 10.8 driver release. ATI’s driver was released just recently (August). ATI has not pushed this update widely, but over time we expect more ATI/AMD users will need to make sure they’re running DisplayLink driver version 5.5 or later.
In terms of new features, DisplayLink’s version 5.5 driver also includes:
- Windows Presentation Foundation compatibility on Windows XP — a big deal for XP users who use Visual Studio 2010 or any of the other (limited but growing) list of applications built on WPF
- ‘Fit to TV’ functionality for HDMI TVs
- GUI menu enhancements
- Some improvements in motion video playback performance on Windows 7 and Vista
See the 5.5 release notes for details.