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Old 22-03-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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ATi Catalyst Drivers

This thread will be dedicated to ATi drivers and feedback thereof. This thread will replace the current combined nVidia and ATi driver thread which will be closed and no longer kept updated, although will remain as a reference point for older drivers, basically anything dated before the first set posted here in.

I will try to cover both official and modified driver (of note) relases in this thread and give feedback and help on drivers where possible since I can test the new releases on the still very popular Radeon 9800 Pro in my second rig.


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ATi Catalyst 5.3 Official WHQL

ATi Catalyst 5.3 Official WHQL

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Fixed in this driver:

* 3DMark2001: A black screen is no longer displayed when launching 3DMark2001 after launching Aquamark3, when the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER is installed. Topic number 737-1140
* Code Creatures: Running the benchmark under Windows XP SP2 with an ATI RADEON™ 9250 installed, and the desktop display set to either 1600x1200, 1280x1024, or 1024x768 no longer results in the ground textures appearing corrupted. Topic number 737-10108
* Pacific Fighters: Playing the game after playing any track for a short period of time and having the landscape detail set to perfect no longer results in the clouds becoming blocking when flying. Topic number 737-209
* Thief Deadly Shadows: Setting the desktop display to 1024x768 32bpp and setting the Texture Preference to High Performance in the control panel no longer results in corruption being seen at the end of the introduction movie. Topic number 737-10109
* Attempting to apply a higher refresh rate to a non-DDC monitor no longer results in the refresh rate reverting to 60hz. Topic number 737-10101
* Accessing the Problem Report Wizard option from the ATI icon in the system tray no longer results in Problem Report Wizard not being translated in the supported localized languages. Topic number 737-341
* Entering the Video option found in the Graphic Setting tab of the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER no longer results in the side scroll bar being missing for the secondary display device connected to an ATI RADEON™ 9800 series under Windows XP. Topic number 737-347
* The Welcome tab found in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER is now completely localized for the Japanese version of Windows XP, or 2000. Topic number 737-351
* Using the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER to access the Display Manager no longer results in corruption being seen on top of menu text in the Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of Windows XP. Topic number 737-353
* The TV formats now corresponds to the country selected in the TV properties. Topic number 737-1438
* Having a CRT and TV connected to the ATI RADEON™ X850 series no longer results in the TV image quality page not being grayed out when enable video mode is enabled. Topic number 737-1439
* Launching the Hotkey Manager found in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER no longer results in the Hotkey Manager window not closing when hitting the ESC key. Topic number 737-10097
* Using the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER to access the Display Manager no longer results in corruption being seen on top of menu text in the Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of Windows XP
* Entering the Video option found in the Graphic Setting tab of the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER no longer results in the side scroll bar being missing for the secondary display device connected to an ATI RADEON™ 9800 series under Windows XP
* Creating a profile for clone or stretch mode and attempting to change to that mode from an extended desktop mode, no longer results in the task failing to complete. Topic number 737-10098
* The Windows desktop and Full-screen video options are no longer missing when clicking the back button found in the Video Wizard of the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. Topic number 737-10098
* The CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER tool bar now displays correctly after applying a new skin and restarting the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. Topic number737-10098
* Defining a custom view in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER by deselecting the graphic adapter and applying the changes, no longer results in the Advanced view taking on the properties of the defined custom view. Topic number 737-10102
* The font size used in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER for the Quicksilver and Steelblue skins have been readjusted in order to be seen clearer. Topic number 737-10103
* Enabling Temporal AA no longer results in a noticeable flicker on the display device. Topic number 737-10103


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No time for extensive tests atm, but tested briefly in the following with no noticeable problems to my eyes.

Halo PC
Half-Life 2
CS:Source (some people are reporting stuttering or stalling issues in Source based games)
Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
Star Wars: Battlefront
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ATI today posted the fourth "certified" driver package in this year. Catalyst 5.4 comes with updates for Windows 2000 and XP. Major new features include a HDTV wizard that allows the configuration of a PC display for HDTV. This driver is also the first Catalyst driver certified for Windows XP x64 and will bring some "pretty good performance gains" compared to the 64-bit beta drivers, according to ATI. The company said that also the Linux version of Catalyst integrates and number of fixes.

The Windows fix-list includes issues in 3DMark2001, Pacific Fighters, Sail Simulator 4, SolidWorks 2004, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. Corrected Linux issues affect Unreal Tournament 2004 as well as Viewperf 7.1.1 and Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 version 2.

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Catalyst comparrisons

Origo 3D has to a roundup of this years Cats, including official drivers, Omegas, DNAs and TC ATi

http://www.origo3d.com/Catalyst-Roundup-2005.shtml - (The site's in German but you can look at the pretty pictures and graphs )
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CATALYST 5.5 Windows XP - Driver Download

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27


Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.5


The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

* 3DMark05: Running the application under Windows XP for extended periods of time no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when using an ATI Radeon™ X700 PRO
* Ashli Viewer sample Wood: Display corruption is no longer noticed when Anisotropic Filtering set to 4x or above
* Ashli Viewer v1.6.0: Running the application under Windows 2000 and launching a sample item found in the Programs & Shaders no longer results in corruption being displayed in the sample item
* City of Heros: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 series installed no longer results in the characters in the game appearing corrupted
* Freedom force VS The 3rd Reich: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ 8500 installed no longer results in the super hero character attributes appearing blank
* Imperial Glory Demo: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ X800 installed no longer results in the game failing to respond
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: Setting the graphic option in the Catalyst™ Control Center to Optimal Quality, followed by launching the game and setting the resolution option to 1600x1200, no longer results in a performance drop being noticed
* Star Wars Knights of the old republic: Loading the Dantooine level of the game under Windows XP no longer results in slow game performance
* Setting the desktop display to 800x600 or 1600x1200 16/32bpp no longer results in the incorrect display resolution information being provided when checking the video control panel in the Catalyst™ Control Center
* Setting the display device to 1080i no longer results in the text on the custom format being illegible
* Setting a customized resolution for 720p now works properly when maintaining the aspect ratio
* Moving the TV to desktop2 and selecting swap device or double up no longer results in the CRT being in panning mode and display corruption being seen on the TV
* Having a TV connected as the only display device and clicking the OK button in the ATI displays tab found in the Advanced section of the Display Properties results in a flash of the TV image being noticed
* Connecting and enabling an HDTV and entering the properties page for the HDTV no longer results in the D3/D4 options being available in the D-Connector Control Panel
* The occasional Windows error messages no longer occurs when booting into extended desktop under Windows XP when using an ATI Radeon™ X300 or X600
* Corruption is no longer seen when connecting a secondary display device and moving the primary display device to the left of the secondary device, followed by disconnecting the primary display device and then reconnecting it
* Previewing or launching the aquarium screen saver under Windows XP Media Center Edition no longer results in the operating system failing to respond
* RF online game compatibility issue with all ATI Radeon™ series
* Launching the Catalyst™ Control Center help files from the Start->All Programs->Catalyst™ Control Center now results in the localized version of the help file being displayed
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Running the French custom install no longer results in a NewFeature1 component being listed
* The link found in the second and third help page for the Change Desktop Settings found in the Japanese version of the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer cross-references to an incorrect help page
* A black screen is no longer displayed when launching AMCap and attempting to view video from the tuner when using either the svideo or composite inputs
* Display corruption is no longer noticed on the TV when setting the TV format to PAL-B and attempting to adjust the flicker removal in the TV Advanced option
* Having a TV and CRT connected and clicking on Preview Automatic adjustment in the Optimize Media Center no longer results in both display devices displaying a black screen

Known Issues for Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.5

The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of Catalyst™. These include the following:

* Doom3 Resurrection of Evil: Loading the saved game Medical Labs, may result in hesitation being noticed for a brief moment when moving through the door that is displayed in front of the character. Topic number 737-19379
* Farcry: Playing the game under Windows XP SP2 with the display set to 1024x76832bpp along with AA disabled results in flashing textures being noticed when setting the game's video options to high detail. This issue is know to occur when using an ATI Radeon™ 9100 or 8500 series product. Topic number 737-10089
* Half-Life 2: Having the display set to 1024x768 32bpp and setting the video options in the game set to 1600x1200 and all other options set to their maximum values results in sluggish performance and missing textures. Topic number 737-10086
* Rainbow six3: Athena Sword: Playing the game under Windows 2000 with an ATI Radeon™ X700 installed results in the game failing to retain its resolution option of 1600x1200 if you Alt-tab out of the game and then Alt-tab back to the game. Topic number 737-535
* Serious Sam: The Second Encounter: Playing the game for approximately 5 to 10 minutes under Windows XP with the game quality set at normal/default, results in display corruption being seen in the menu. Topic number 737-10090
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ 9800 series installed, results in display corruption being noticed when changing the in-game options from low to maximum Topic number 737-10091
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: Running the Dantoonie level of the game may result in hesitation being noticed. Topic number 737-19378
* World of Warcraft: Enabling Full-Screen Glow in the game may result in a blue screen image being displayed when walking under water. Topic number 737-19075
* Assigning a hotkey to increase the overlay gamma results in the hotkey not functioning properly when playing an MPEG using the Windows Media Player. Topic number 737-494
* The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode found under the Catalyst™ Control Center Video standard settings is grayed out when playing a media file. Topic number 737-497
* Installing the display driver and the Catalyst™ Control Center, results in a runtime error and the system tray failing to start when attempting to create multiple user accounts and enabling fast user switching. Topic number 737-10084
* The Catalyst™ Control Center installation currently does not check for the installation of Microsoft .Net Framework before preceding with the install, resulting in an error message being displayed when attempting to launch the Catalyst™ Control Center. Topic number 737-10085
* Changing the DPI setting found in the General tab of the display properties to Large size (120 DPI) results in the change not taking effect when launching the Catalyst™ Control Center. Topic number 737-18885
* The Scale to Full Screen option found in the Theater Mode settings of the Catalyst Control CenterE is currently unavailable when using multiple display devices and enabling clone mode. Topic number 737-19380
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New Cats 5.6 are out

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27

Fixed in this driver:

* MS Works 8.0: Running the application under a German edition of Windows XP no longer results in an error message being displayed when clicking on the calendar
* MVP Baseball 2004: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI PCIe product installed no longer results in brief display corruption being noticed when there is a transition between certain frames
* Shadow Vault: Setting the desktop resolution to 1280x1024 and the D3D slider to Optimal Quality in the ATI 3D tab no longer results in corruption being displayed in the opening cinematic and no longer results in the game failing to respond along with a VPU recover message
* VirtualSkipper3: Launching a challenge in the game no longer results in the game failing to respond while the challenge is loading
* Assigning a hotkey to increase the overlay gamma no longer results in the hotkey not functioning properly when playing an MPEG using the Windows Media Player
* Installing the display driver and the Catalyst™ Control Center, no longer results in a runtime error and the system tray failing to start when attempting to create multiple user accounts and enabling fast user switching
* The Catalyst™ Control Center installation now checks for the installation of the Microsoft .Net Framework before preceding with the install of the Catalyst™ Control Center. This resolves an error message that was displayed when attempting to launch the Catalyst™ Control Center
* The Scale to Full Screen option found in the Theater Mode settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center is now available when using multiple display devices and enabling clone mode
* The text that describes the preferred setting for the Plugged-in option found under the Powerplay™ settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center is no longer missing


* Catalyst™ Control Center: The Apply and Discard button are no longer disabled when disabling Overdrive™
* Moving the TV to desktop2 and selecting swap device or double up no longer results in the CRT being in panning mode and display corruption being seen on the TV
* The Optimal Performance text string is no longer missing in the Standard settings of the 3D options found in the Catalyst™ Control Center
* The Color option found under Smartshader is no longer missing when selecting the option No Preview for the Catalyst™ Control Center
* Changing the regional option found in the control panel to Japan followed by installing the display driver no longer results in the TV format failing to change in accordance with the regional option
* Selecting German as the language for the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer results in the heading for the Digital Panel Attributes page being cut-off
* Creating a hotkey to adjust any video overlay option no longer results in the overlay option not changing when executing the hotkey
* Black text boxes are no longer displayed in the Overdrive™ option of the Catalyst™ Control Center when selecting the Windows XP Silver Color Scheme
* The language translation of Hide Toolbar Text in the Preferences tab of the Catalyst™ Control Center is now correct for the Korean language
* Paragraph truncation is no longer noticed in the confirmation dialog box when using the Korean language option and making a change to the Graphic Settings in the Display Options of the Catalyst™ Control Center
* Changes to the Overlay Display in Clone Mode option found in the Theater Mode settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center are now retained
* The Scale to full screen option found in the Theater Mode Settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center is now working properly
* The title for the ATI Setup Wizard failed dialog box is no longer missing when running the installation under Windows XP Korean version
* Display corruption is no longer noticed when resuming from a full screen DOS session and attempting to run a 3D application under Windows XP in a system containing an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series product
* Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series no longer results in the selection of D3 and D4 in the HDTV properties
* Connecting both a DVI display device and an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series no longer results in the DVI monitor failing to enter power save mode
* The back lighting is no longer disabled after the installing of the display driver in a system containing an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series
* Setting the Anti-Aliasing option to 4x and running an application that supports non-standard modes such as 1360x1024 no longer results in the application being displayed incorrectly
* LCD Response Time Composition is now enabled and automatically turns off if video playback is below a predefined threshold
* Adding a secondary ATI display adapter to a system contain an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series on board no longer results in hesitation being noticed when using the hot-key function to switch between display devices
* Having a TV connected as the only display device and clicking the OK button in the ATI displays tab found in the Advanced section of the Display Properties no longer results in a flash of the TV image being noticed
* Having a TV and CRT connected and clicking on Preview Automatic adjustment in the Optimize Media Center no longer results in both display devices displaying a black
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ATI Catalyst 5.6 review and tests at Anandtech. Also previews of the 5.7 and 5.8 Catalyst drivers.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2441

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We are definitely looking forward to the new features coming down the line. For now, the Catalyst Control Center has become a useable feature with the improved load time and the decreased lag in changing options. We feel that the interface still needs to be massaged in order for the enthusiast crowd to embrace it. Right now, if you know what you are doing, there is really no compelling incentive to install CCC when the control panel works fine.

It is commendable that ATI have begun pushing their mobility driver along side their desktop Catalyst offering, but unless most OEMs opt in on the program, the end users won't see any benefit.

The video options now available in Catalyst are getting better, but we would like to see more finely grained control and a useful preview. If we could select a preview source and play with the options, that would be more compelling. The issue is that every video clip is unique and responds differently to settings. Of course, the current preview shows ATI's motion adaptive mode to be the best option, but in some cases, we may see better results from something else.

Better control of HDTV modes is long over due. NVIDIA gave it a shot a few months ago, but even their controls are still too clunky. We will be interested to see what ATI can do with this. Adding the Media Center Extensions is also a good effort to make. Easily adjusting TV settings is a difficult task in itself, but doing it via a 10-foot UI is even better.

It goes without saying that we are disappointed in the performance of Catalyst 5.6. We had been expecting at least a small improvement in our OpenGL titles, but none of the games that we tested showed any improvement (less than 1% improvement falls into the "noise" category).

While Lock On may have shown some significant improvement and application specific optimizations are of interest, a single game gaining performance isn't as compelling as what a general improvement in OpenGL performance would be.
Bit dissapointing (although A LOT of claims of improved 3D Mark 2005 performance) considering the hype behind the 5.6 drivers, but the preview of the 5.7 and 5.8 drivers look very interesting.
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On the other hand ATI Heaven have posted a preview of the 5.6 drivers showing some nice Open GL performance improvements. Obviously trudge through the pro ATI jargon and there is some fact in there, although a somewhat questionable choice of system (Intel) and card (X800 Pro) but id have thought the trend would continue thru teh range and on AMD based systems.

http://www.driverheaven.net/articles...st56/index.htm
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The latest CATALYST 5.7 are out

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...ge&folderID=27

New Features
This section provides information on new features introduced in the latest release of the Catalyst™ Software Suite. New features include:

1080p Display Support Option
Catalyst™ Control Center Un-install Option
1080p Display Support Option
Catalyst™ 5.7 introduces support enhancement to the display support options found in the Digital Panel Properties of the Catalyst™ Control Center. This enhancement will offer a 1080p standard format option for a displays that are reporting incomplete or incorrect capabilities in their EDID information. This feature will be supported on ATI Radeon® X300 products and above, and will be supported under the Microsoft Windows XP, 2000 and the next release of the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating systems.

Catalyst™ Control Center Un-install Option
Catalyst™ 5.7 introduces a clean un-install option for the Catalyst™ Control Center. When a user chooses to remove the Catalyst™ Control Center, all desktop shortcuts, user defined profiles, and hotkeys will be completely removed from the system. All custom setting will need to be recreated when the Catalyst™ Control Center is installed once again.

Performance Improvements
Enhancements to our driver's internal memory management bring significant benefits to 64MB and 128MB framebuffer configurations in Catalyst™ 5.7.

The resulting performance gains are most apparent in high resolution, everything on modes, when running applications that use a significant amount of graphics memory. Examples include:

5-15% gains in 3DMark05 on some products
20-60% gain in Far Cry Regulator across multiple settings
25-60% gains in Half-Life 2 at 1600x1200 4xAA 8xAF
40-60% gains in UT2004 at 1600x1200 6xAA 16xAF
50-100% improvement in Comanche4 at 1600x1200 6xAA 16xAF
50-200% gains in certain ShaderMark tests at high resolution

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Note: The exact magnitude of these performance benefits will vary depending on the product configuration, clock speeds and available system memory. All of the changes noted are specific to 64MB and 128MB framebuffer configurations. Performance of 256MB and 512MB boards is already very good at these settings.

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Additionally, an improvement in our OpenGL driver brings a gain of approximately 10-15% to the Unigraphics test in SPECviewperf. This improvement is not framebuffer-specific.

Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.7
The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

Flight Sim 2004: Launching the application under Windows XP and enabling Anisotropic Filtering (AF) within the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer results in the AF functionality not being enabled within the game
Trackmania Sunrise: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when attempting to exit the game after leaving the PC idle for an extended period of time
Warcraft III: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in display corruption being noticed when rotating the display 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Creating a custom hot-key for rotation currently no longer results in the custom hot-key to become unavailable for the secondary display device when extended desktop is enabled and the display devices are set to 1280x1024.
Changing the format from NTSC to any PAL format no longer results in the PAL format not working.
Changing the regional option found in the control panel to Japan followed by installing the display driver no longer results in the TV format failing to change in accordance with the regional option
Changes to the Overlay Display in Clone Mode option found in the Theater Mode settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center are now retained
The Scale to full screen option found in the Theater Mode Settings of the Catalyst™ Control Center is now working properly
Rotating the display by 180 degrees no longer results in all the text on the desktop failing to appear
Truncated text in the localized French version of the Catalyst™ Control Center is now resolved
The profile manager hotkey notification dialog box is now translated for all supported languages
ATI Color Controls can now be reactivated using a hotkey combination if the ATI Color Controls have changed by the color management tool of a third party application
The TV is now detected when both the SVIDEO and the Composite connectors are used
Windows Movie Maker 2.0: The Movie maker preview playback no longer displays a blank image when attempting to playback an mpeg file
Windows Movie Maker 2.0: Attempting to record a TV source for 6 hours or more, no longer results in audio corruption being heard after approximately 4 hours of recording
Subtitles are now displayed when playing a DVD under Windows XP Media Center Edition
The Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager is now completely localized for Japanese
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Catalyst 5.11

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New Features
This section provides information on new features introduced in the Catalyst® 5.11 software suite. New features include
Adaptive Anti-Aliasing
ATI Catalyst® 5.11 introduces Adaptive Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon® X1800 and Radeon® X1300. A check box called Enable Adaptive Anti-Aliasing within the 3D option of the Graphics Settings, found in the Catalyst® Control Center. A slider bar is also provided and provides two setting; Performance, or Quality. The slider bar is grayed out when Adaptive Anti-Aliasing is disabled.

Stretch Desktop Support for ATI FireMV™ Products
ATI Catalyst® 5.11 introduces Stretch desktop support for both dual and quad output ATI FireMV™ products. This support allows for the operating system to see the display output as a single large display. This allows for the operating system's task bar stretch across all display devices connected to the ATI FireMV™ product line.

Overlay Theater Mode Enhancement
ATI Catalyst® 5.11 introduces an enhancement to Overlay Theater Mode. Overlay Theater Mode will allow for video mode to enabled automatically when a TV is connected as a secondary display device. Enabling video mode automatically sets the display to 720x480 and improves the video playback on standard Televisions.

Catalyst® Control Center Enhancement
ATI Catalyst® 5.11 introduces a Catalyst® Control Center enhancement that will allow users to switch between display modes. When using a multiple monitor system the feature will provide hot-key shortcuts that will allow users to switch from clone mode to extended desktop mode, and the ability switch between display devices

CrossFire™ and the ATI Radeon® X1300 series
Catalyst® 5.11 introduces CrossFire™ support for the ATI Radeon® X1300 series. CrossFire™ provides the ultimate multi-GPU performance for all 3D applications by permitting users to run 2 Radeon® X1300 graphic cards in the same system with no special interconnection required between the two cards (other than your PCI Express Motherboard).

Performance Improvements
As with most Catalyst® releases, performance has increased in various situations.

The ATI Radeon® X1800 has massive gains in OpenGL when 4X Anti-aliasing is enabled. Increases include:


Doom 3 performance improvement of up to 38%
Quake 4 performance improvement of up to 60%
Older OpenGL titles such as Quake 3, Arena, and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, have performance improvements of up to 50%

The ATI Radeon® X1300 has a performance improvement of 10-15% in Quake 4.

The Vertex Shader has performance improvement of 3-5% across multiple products.

Issues Resolved in Catalyst® Software Suite 5.11
The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

3DMark05: Running the application under Windows XP MCE with CrossFire enabled no longer results in a warning message being displayed when closing the application
Battlefield 2: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon® 9200/9250 series no longer results in the operating system failing to respond
Call of Duty: Starting a single player game at any skill level no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when using an ATI Xpress™ 200 series product
City of Heroes: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition no longer results in display corruption being notice when attempting to task-switch between the game and the desktop
Doom3 Resurrection of Evil: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE with CrossFire enabled and Catalyst® A.I. disabled no longer results in scissor mode corruption being noticed
Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE with CrossFire enabled no longer results in ghosting effect being noticed
FarCry: Installing the 1.32 patch for the game followed by changing the lighting quality no longer result in corruption being noticed when reaching a certain point in the game
F.E.A.R.: Playing the game under Windows XP using an ATI Radeon X1800 no longer results in poor performance being noticed
Max Payne 2: Playing the game under Windows XP with CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in a loss of sync being noticed
Neverwinter Nights: Installing the 1.66 patch along with Shadows of Undertide and Hordes add-ons no longer results in features of the game being missing when using an ATI Radeon® 9600 SE
Quake 4: The fire effect no longer becomes corrupt after using GLSL
Serious Sam: Two directdraw samples are no longer displayed as a blank screen
Windows Movie Maker: Inputting the video source from the S-Video connector, and using the application to capture from source, no longer results in the Windows 2000 operating system failing to respond once the capture is complete
Wurm Online: The water reflection displayed within the game is now rendered properly
Connecting a CRT and a TV no longer results in the TV not being automatically detected under Windows XP MCE when using an ATI Radeon® 9550/9600/9650 series
Catalyst® Control Center: All the menu items in the Deinterlacing aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center are now displayed when selecting Simplified Chinese as the supported language
Catalyst® Control Center: Enabling East Asian language support no longer results in the Apply, Discard and Defaults buttons being invisible
Vertical striping corruption is no longer noticed when running the Windows XP MCE TV when using an ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 series
Connecting a DVD player to the ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 no longer results in the left and right audio channels being reversed when using the Windows XP MCE operating system
Enabling CrossFire support on a system using three display device no longer results in corruption remaining on the secondary or third display devices when disabling the displays
Water reflection textures are now displayed correctly when running ViewMarseille.bat found in the Use Debug Version of Direct3D
Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X800 CrossFire™ Edition no longer results in the HDTV being detected as a CRT monitor when the smart dongle switches are set to off
The extended desktop display profile is now retained after switching between different user account in systems using an ATI Xpress™ 200 series and running the Windows XP operating system
Using WinDVD to playback a DVD title while having the Catalyst® Control Center running, no longer results in the playback of the DVD pausing momentarily
Vertical striping corruption is no longer noticed when running the Windows XP MCE TV when using an ATI All-in-Wonder X300/X600 series
Connecting a DVD player to the VIVO connector no longer results in the video preview window failing to provide a preview when attempting to capture
Connecting an HDTV as the only display device using the component video connector on an ATI Radeon X1300 no longer results in the display image shrinking when making changes to either AA or AF found in the 3D aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center
Creating a *.avi file under Windows XP MCE when using an ATI Radeon X800 series no longer results in the color of the captured file appearing corrupt during playback
Connecting a display device to the DVI connector on systems containing an ATI Xpress™ 200 series no longer results in the display device failing to respond when attempting to resume from an S3 state
Attempting to play a DVD using the ATI DVD player under Windows XP MCE with an Apple Cinema display device connected no longer results in a blank playback window
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Known Issues for Catalyst® Software Suite 5.11
The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

Beyond Good and Evil: Flickering artifacts are noticed on the game characters after approximately 15 minutes of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20795
Dark Age of Camelot: The game exits to the desktop immediately after launching, or may play for up to 15 minutes followed by a VPU Recover error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20794
Dragonshard: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition with CrossFire™ enabled, may result screen becoming out of sync, and a scrolling display image occurring shortly there after. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20975
FarCry: Launching the game on systems using an ATI Xpress™ 200 series product and running the Windows XP operating system may results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20978
Quake4: Selecting the Ultra Quality option within the game results in the game failing to load after the restart required by the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20981
Serious Sam 2 Demo: Enabling CrossFire™ may result in a performance drop being noticed when playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20976
WARHAMMER: DAWN OF WAR: Starting a skirmish game on a 4 player map under Windows XP, may result in the game performance appearing choppy when using an ATI Radeon® X800 series, and having all of the game options set to high. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20974
Catalyst® Control Center: The SmartShader™ effect is not removed from the 3D preview when attempting to restore the default values in the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20846
The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode, within the Catalyst® Control Center Video standard settings, is grayed out when playing a media file. Further details can be found in topic number 737-497
Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X700 series may result in the HDTV being detected as a CRT or TV under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20783
Attempting to install the integrated WDM driver under Windows XP may result in an error message being displayed indicating that the hardware is not installed because the install Wizard cannot find the necessary software. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20784
Using the Custom option when installing the software driver results in the Theater 550 software driver not being present. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20786
Enabling clone mode, followed by playing a video clip, results in the underscan/overscan option failing to work when using Theater mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20973
Connecting a display device using an interlink cable to the ATI Radeon® X800 CrossFire™ Edition, may result in CrossFire™ becoming disabled if the interlink cable is disconnected from the Radeon® X800 CrossFire™ and then reconnected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20977
The PAL FM fine tuning algorithm is currently using 200 MHz bandwidth which may overlap FM channels resulting in the same FM channel being found several verdana during the scan function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20979
Launching the Adobe Gamma calibration application and moving the gamma slider back and forth, results in the Task Manager being filled with cli.exe until the system becomes low on memory. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20980
Catalyst® Control Center: Attempting to extend the desktop display when using a CRT, TV and DFP display devices may result in display corruption being noticed on the primary display adapter. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20982
Connecting a CRT and a TV to an ATI Radeon X300/600 series and attempting to enable clone mode, intermittently results in extended desktop mode being applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20983
Corruption may be noticed within the Catalyst® Control Center once a VPU Recover event is triggered. This issue is known to occur under the Windows XP MCE operating system when using an ATI Radeon X1800 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20984
Connecting a display device to the DVI connector on systems containing an ATI Xpress™ 200 series may result in the display device failing to respond when attempting to resume from an S3 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20985
Catalyst® Control Center: The preview for the Deinterlacing aspect found in the Catalyst® Control Center is currently unavailable when using the ATI Radeon® X1300. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20986
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Catalyst® Software Suite 5.12

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New Features
The Catalyst® 5.12 software suite introduces dual core support for CPU bound cases. This feature provides improved graphics performance for DX 9 supported graphics adapters installed in systems running the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems.

Performance Improvements
Catalyst 5.12 improves a variety of CPU-bound performance cases when an ATI product is installed in conjunction with a dual-core or hyperthreading CPU. Performance gains include:

3DMark05 gains as much as 5.7%
3DMark03 gains as much as 3.3%
3DMark2001 SE gains up to 10%
Aquamark 3 gains up to 16%
Comanche 4 improves as much as 20%
Far Cry gains as much as 25% on some product configurations
Half-Life 2 performance improves as much as 8%
Splinter Cell improves as much as 8% in certain parts of the game
Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness runs as much as 10% faster
Unreal Tournament 2004 framerates improve as much as 10%
Issues Resolved in Catalyst® Software Suite 5.12
The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

Doom 3 Resurrection of Evil: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE with CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in ghosting effect being noticed. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21187
EverQuest II: Playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon® X1800 series, no longer results in the operating system failing to respond after approximately 5 minutes of game play. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21189
FarCry: Launching the game on systems using an ATI Xpress 200 series product and running the Windows XP operating system no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20978
Quake4: Selecting the Ultra Quality option within the game no longer results in the game failing to load after the restart required by the game. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20981
Enabling clone mode, followed by playing a video clip, no longer results in the underscan/overscan option failing to work when using Theater mode. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20973
Connecting a display device using an interlink cable to the ATI Radeon® X800 CrossFire™ Edition, no longer results in CrossFire™ becoming disabled if the interlink cable is disconnected from the Radeon® X800 CrossFire™ and then reconnected. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20977
Catalyst® Control Center: Attempting to extend the desktop display when using a CRT, TV and DFP display devices no longer results in display corruption being noticed on the primary display adapter. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20982
Connecting a CRT and a TV to an ATI Radeon® X300/600 series and attempting to enable clone mode, intermittently no longer results in extended desktop mode being applied. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20983
Corruption is no longer noticed within the Catalyst® Control Center once a VPU Recover event is triggered. This issue is known to occur under the Windows XP MCE operating system when using an ATI Radeon® X1800 series product. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20984
Connecting an HDTV as the only display device using the component video connector on an ATI Radeon® X1300 no longer results in the display image shrinking when making changes to either AA or AF found in the 3D aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737- 21186
Connecting a 30 inch Apple Cinema Display to an ATI Radeon® X1300 series that is installed in a system running Windows 2000, no longer results in the display image being off center. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21188
Color corruption is no longer noticed when hot unplugging and hot plugging an LCD display from an ATI Radeon® X1800 series using the DVI connector. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21190
The TV Format now matches the TV Output when enabling TV after boot of the operating system. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21196
Enabling extended desktop mode followed by playing a DVD at 480i no longer results in corruption being noticed when moving the playback window to the secondary display device. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21191
Connecting an Apple Cinema display device to an ATI Radeon® X1800 series no longer results in the failure to playback a DVD when using the ATI DVD Player. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21192
Playing an HQV DVD using the WinDVD 5.0 player on systems containing an ATI Radeon® X1800 series, and running the Windows XP operating system, no longer results in Poor video playback quality being noticed. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21193
Catalyst® Control Center: Attempting to extend the desktop display when using a CRT, TV and DFP display devices no longer results in display corruption being noticed on the primary display adapter. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20982
Using WinDVD to playback a DVD title while having the Catalyst® Control Center running, no longer results in the playback of the DVD pausing momentarily. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21194
The 1080i optimum mode is now available in the Digital Panel properties when connecting both a DFP and a CRT to an ATI Radeon® X850 series. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21197
Catalyst® Control Center: Proceeding through the step by step process to enable the Component Video display, followed by applying a desktop resolution of either 1280x720 or 1920x1080 no longer results in the Custom Setting box failing to appear when clicking on the Add button. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21195
The Help page is now available for the Digital Panel Properties page found in the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21198
Windows Movie Maker: Captured *.avi files no longer appear corrupt in color during playing back. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21199
Scheduling multiple TV recordings no longer results in the audio being distorted in some of the captured TV recordings. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21200
The Capture Video Preview image no longer appears off center when using a PAL version of the ATI Theater™ 550 Pro. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21201
The tool tip for the Contrast slider bar found in the Catalyst® Control Center is now translated properly for Traditional Chinese. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21202
The slider bars found in the Overdrive aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center are now the proper length when selecting Italian as the language of choice. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21203
Dashes are no longer displayed in the front of the ASIC name when selecting the Magyar language option for the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21204
The lower portion of the scroll bar found in the All Settings aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center is no longer missing. Further details on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21205
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Known Issues for Catalyst® Software Suite 5.12
The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

Beyond Good and Evil: Flickering artifacts are noticed on the game characters after approximately 15 minutes of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20795
Dark Age of Camelot: The game exits to the desktop immediately after launching, or may play for up to 15 minutes followed by a VPU Recover error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20794
Dragonshard: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition with CrossFire™ enabled, may result screen becoming out of sync, and a scrolling display image occurring shortly there after. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20975
Fable: The Lost Chapters: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE may result in the shadows found within the game appearing jittery, when the desktop resolution is set to 1024x768 32bpp, and all the game options are set to default. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21184
Serious Sam 2 Demo: Enabling CrossFire™ may result in a performance drop being noticed when playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20976
WARHAMMER: DAWN OF WAR: Starting a skirmish game on a 4 player map under Windows XP, may result in the game performance appearing choppy when using an ATI Radeon® X800 series, and having all of the game options set to high. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20974
Catalyst® Control Center: The SmartShader™ effect is not removed from the 3D preview when attempting to restore the default values in the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20846
The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode, within the Catalyst® Control Center Video standard settings, is grayed out when playing a media file. Further details can be found in topic number 737-497
Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X700 series may result in the HDTV being detected as a CRT or TV under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20783
Attempting to install the integrated WDM driver under Windows XP may result in an error message being displayed indicating that the hardware is not installed because the install Wizard cannot find the necessary software. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20784
Using the Custom option when installing the software driver results in the Theater™ 550 software driver not being present. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20786
The PAL FM fine tuning algorithm is currently using 200 MHz bandwidth which may overlap FM channels resulting in the same FM channel being found several verdana during the scan function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20979
Launching the Adobe Gamma calibration application and moving the gamma slider back and forth, results in the Task Manager being filled with cli.exe until the system becomes low on memory. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20980
Catalyst® Control Center: The preview for the Deinterlacing aspect found in the Catalyst® Control Center is currently unavailable when using the ATI Radeon® X1300. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20986
The Video Preview found in the Standard Settings of the Video option of the Catalyst® Control Center may fail to provide a preview after hotplugging an LCD panel to an ATI Radeon 9500 or 9800 and selecting to extend the desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21173
The Video Preview may fail to change to its default settings when swapping the display mappings using the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21174
Attempting to stretch the display horizontally using the Catalyst® Control Center, may result in the horizontal stretch mode failing to be applied unless the display is stretched vertically first. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21175
Connecting two display devices to the ATI Radeon® X850 CrossFire™ Edition and one display device to the ATI Radeon® X850 XT may result in the display device connected to the Radeon® X850 XT still being active once CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21177
The WDM Drivers may not be enumerated due to the Capture chip not being detected when using the ATI Radeon® X850 XT (ViVo) as a slave card on a system containing an ATI Radeon® X850 CrossFire™ Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21178
The secondary display device may fail to activate when attempting to enable clone mode when using an ATI Radeon® X800 GTO. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21179
The PowerPlay™ option found in the Catalyst® Control Center maybe in the enabled state after initial install of the display driver for systems containing an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21180
Using the Custom option when installing the software driver results in the Theater™ 550 software driver not being present. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21183
Auto-detect fails to be applied as the default setting for the Deinterlacing option when first entering the Video aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center. Currently the option is set as Weave. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21185
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ATI Catalyst 7.2

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New Features

Catalyst™ 7.2 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst™ Control Center for Windows XP. The new Catalyst™ Control Center delivers a number of significant enhancements:

* Significant performance gains; Catalyst™ Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.
* Reduced system resource usage
* New 3D preview which significantly improves the ability for users to understand the benefits of enabling the many Catalyst™ features of their ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerator
* Increased stability
* Native 32 and 64-bit support

Performance Improvements

Open GL performance improves for all ATI Radeon™ X1000 series products. Gains of up to 25% in Doom 3, 48% in Quake 4 and 21% in Prey can be seen on a variety of ATI Radeon™ X1000 cards. These performance gains are noticed under the Windows Vista operating system.
Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

* Doom 3: Setting AA to 4x and AT to 8x along with the display resolution to 2560x1600 no longer results in display corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25520
* Corruption is no longer noticed during fast motion of DVD playback when using MCE/WMP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23550
* Catalyst™ Control Center->Display Manager: Connecting only a CRT display device to a system running Windows Vista no longer results in TV display modes being available. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24467
* The Microsoft Vista operating system no longer fails to resume from an S3 state on systems containing an ATI Xpress 200 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25506
* A flickering display is no longer noticed when playing a DVD using the Windows Media Player in full screen and resuming from a standby state after disconnecting a CRT display device. This issue was known to occur when using a system containing an ATI Xpress 1100/1150 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25507
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The Help Launching Dialog is now localized for all supported languages. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25508
* Hot plugging or un-plugging a third display device when CrossFire™ is enabled no longer results in the primary display device being swapped and identified as the display device connecting to the primary port on the master card. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25509
* Connecting a TV to a system containing an ATI Xpress 200 series and setting it to PAL no longer results in the user not being able to control the display resolution on the LCD display when using the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25511
* The Windows Vista software driver for ATI Radeon™ products no longer fails to install if copied to a directory with a long name or to a directory with a long file path location. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25514
* Display corruption is no longer noticed when watching TV under the Windows Vista operating system when using an ATI Radeon™ X1600 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25515
* The Catalyst™ Control Center no longer fails to launch under the Simplified Chinese version of Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25516
* Connecting two display devices with one display device using the HDMI connector (secondary) no longer results in faded colors being noticed on the HDMI display device when swapping (primary and secondary) between the two display devices. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25793
* The display mode of 1440X900@75Hz is now available within the Catalyst™ Control Center when using a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1600/1650 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25794
* Disconnecting the primary display device when the Windows Vista operating system is in a standby state may result in the log-in screen failing to appear when resuming. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24470
* Hot-unplugging a secondary CRT display device while the Vista screen saver is active no longer results in corruption being noticed on the LCD display when ending the screen saver activity. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25795
* The PowerPlay option is no longer available on systems that do not support the option under the Japanese version of the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25796
* Changing the PowerPlay setting to either Power Saving or High Performance under Windows Vista, followed by rebooting the system no longer results in the PowerPlay setting displaying Battery Life mode regardless of the system being on AC power. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25797

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

* Battlefield 2: Attempting to launch the game under Windows XP with the in-game display setting at 1920x1440 or 2048x1536 and AA set to 6x no longer results in the game failing to launch. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22817
* Desperados 2: The game no longer fails to play and display an error in atioglxx.dll when AA is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25109
* Splinter Cell Double Agent: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game with AA enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25104
* Catalyst™ Control Center->Basic View: Connecting a secondary display device and attempting to enable it, no longer results in the inability to enable the device when using Basic view. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23447
* Connecting a CRT as the primary display device and CV as the secondary display device no longer results in the desktop area and refresh rate being reported incorrectly when applying the 1080i30 Optimized mode within the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25174
* Enabling CrossFire™ no longer results in display corruption being noticed when playing certain 3D games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 and Madden Football. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23006
* Catalyst™ Control Center->Basic View: Connecting a secondary display device and attempting to enable it, no longer results in the inability to enable the device when using Basic view. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24347
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Connecting an HDTV or DFP display device no longer results in some of the HDTV formats being listed twice in the Catalyst™ Control Center->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24349
* A blank display no longer occurs when switching the display mode from 1920x1200 60Hz to 1600x1200 60Hz. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25811
* The display mode of 1080p is no longer added to mode list and customized list on HDTV where the maximum display mode is 1080i. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25812

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on known issues associated with the ATI Catalyst™ Vista RTM driver for both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. These include:

* Call of Duty: Setting AA to either 2 or 4x may result in display corruption or the Vista operating system failing to respond when using an ATI Radeon™ X800/850 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25523
* Call of Duty->United Offensive: Setting the in game video mode to 2048x1536 may result in display corruption being noticed when playing the game under Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25519
* City of Heroes: Changing the display resolution to 2560x1600 or higher may result in the game failing to run. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25518
* Doom 3: Attempting to play the game on a system running the Windows Vista operating system and containing an ATI Radeon™ X550/700 series of product may result in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25513
* Doom3/Quake 4: Setting the in game options for Video Quality to Medium and Screen Size to 1024x768 may result in display corruption being noticed when setting AA to 4x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25802
* NBA Live 07: The full animation may not be displayed when launching the game with AA set to 2x or higher. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25803
* Never Winter Nights->Shadows of Undertide: Attempting to play the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X800/850 series of product and running the Windows Vista operating system may result in game failing to respond after playing the opening cinematic. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25512
* Never Winter Nights->Shadows of Undrentide: Attempting to play the game under the Windows Vista operating system (64bit version) may result in the opening cinematic failing to play when using an LCD display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25521
* NHL 07: The in-game display settings may fail to be applied when playing the game under the Windows Vista operating system when using a supported ATI Radeon™ product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23549
* Quake 4: game corruption may be noticed when playing the game under the Windows Vista operating system when using an ATI Radeon™ 9800 XT product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25510
* X-Plane: Playing the game under the Windows Vista operating system may result in display corruption being noticed when using an ATI Radeon™ X1900/1950 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25522
* The Force TV option may still be active after deselecting the option and then re-launching the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23547
* Playing a DVD under the Windows Vista operating system using the Windows Media Player may result in the DVD failing to play when switching between display devices using the hot-key function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24472
* The Microsoft Vista gamma settings set by the operating system may be overwritten when launching the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25505
* Launching the Catalyst™ Control Center after hot-plugging a secondary CRT display device may result in the desktop image reverting to a black and white image requiring a re-installation of the display driver. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25517
* OverDrive™ may not function as expected under the Windows Vista operating system when running an OpenGL application. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25524
* Resuming from an S3 state may result in a longer than expected time for the Windows Vista operating system to resume. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25798
* Connecting a CRT to a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1200/1250/1300 series of product may result in the Windows Vista operating system may fail to respond when attempting to resume from an S3 state by pressing the power button. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25799
* Display corruption may be noticed when clone mode is enabled and the displays are set to either 1280x1024 75/85/100 Hz. or 1400x1050 60Hz. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25800
* Hot-plugging a CRT to a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon™ X1100/1150 series of product may result in extended desktop mode failing to be applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25801
* Installing an ATI Radeon™ X800 GT in a system running the Windows Vista 64bit version operating system may result in the WDM driver being unloaded when opening a window or application. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25804

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

* Starwars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Setting the in-game display option to low settings may result in corruption being noticed within the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25173
* Enabling CrossFire™ may result in display corruption being noticed when playing a DVD or media clip using either WinDVD 7, Windows Media Player or PowerDVD 6. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22806
* Uninstalling the graphics drivers may result in some of the files and folder failing to be removed in the Program File folder. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23715
* Catalyst™ Control Center->OverDrive: The OverDrive setting are not retained for individual accounts. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25805
* The response time for the Catalyst™ Control Center may appear slow when attempting to make changes to the display devices when having both a CRT and HDTV connected and extended desktop mode enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25806
* Choppy playback of media previews and captured files may be noticed in the media center and movie maker after applying WMP 11 update. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25807
* Installing an ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Master and X1900 slave under Windows XP may result in AA settings failing to be retained when rebooting the system. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25808
* Hot-plugging an HDMI TV to the DVI port of graphics adapter via HDMI to DVI cable may result in the DVI-to-HDMI detection message appearing but then disappearing within 30 seconds or when making a slight mouse movement. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25809
* Extend desktop mode may fail to work after rotating the extended secondary desktop to 90 degrees. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25810
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Cant get em to install on XP x64 , stuck with the 6.11's as there the latest that will work with the folding @ home GPU client
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*downloads* Good job i'm getting this still had the one that came with the card since me xp reinstall.
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Cant get em to install on XP x64 , stuck with the 6.11's as there the latest that will work with the folding @ home GPU client
Yep seems they have managed to **** it up for x64 at the moment.

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