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ATI releases Catalyst 9.10 for Windows 7/Vista/XP

ATI has released the Catalyst Control Center v9.10. I’ve yet to install but I’ll provide some screenshots this time. For now, Here’s the usual highlights from the releases notes 😀

Windows 7 x86 (x64)
Windows Vista x86 (x64)
Windows XP x86 (x64)

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

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

  • The video preview in Avivo™ Video – Basic Quality page in Catalyst Control Center
    no longer flickers while playing SD/HD Blu-ray titles

  • Underscan/Overscan settings for TV can now be applied from the Catalyst Control
    Center – TV Properties Adjustments page

  • The display mode page will now refresh properly when selecting another display
    from drop down menu in Catalyst Control Center with two displays connected in
    extended mode

  • “Component Video Properties” is no longer incorrectly listed under the “Quick
    Settings” tab under Catalyst Control Center – Basic view in extended mode

  • Changes to the Avivo™ Video Presets page in Catalyst Control Center can now be
    applied and will not revert back to the default settings

  • The “Use Application Settings” checkbox in Avivo™ Video Presets page can now be
    unchecked in Catalyst Control Center

  • Changes to the “All Settings” and “Basic Quality” pages in Catalyst Control Center –
    Avivo™ Video will now be retained after reboot

  • Switching profile settings in Avivo™ Video – Basic Quality page now functions
    properly in Catalyst Control Center

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • EA Sports startup logo screen for “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08” will no longer
    disappear or turn black

  • Ghostbusters video game no longer flickers between desktop and game play when
    anti-aliasing is set to 8X and game resolution set to 2560×1600

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:

  • Enabling Screen Space Ambient Occlusion option in “Riddick 2 Dark Athena” no
    longer causes the game to fail under Multi-GPU configurations

  • Severe flickering no longer observed while running 3D games/samples on specific
    HDMI displays with Tripod and Quad CrossFire enabled configurations

  • Desktop flashing no longer observed after driver installation and reboot with systems
    configured with Radeon ASIC in the primary PCIe slot and Firestream ASIC in the
    secondary PCIe slot

  • “Combat Mission Shock Force” no longer fails after a duration of game play
  • Intermittent flashing no longer visible in Windows with ViewSonic VE150m
    displays

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:

  • Catalyst Control Center: The DTV (HDMI) Pixel Format settings will now be
    restored when a HDMI display is hotplugged back after a DVI display is hotplugged
    and unplugged during the interval to the same port

  • System no longer reboots or displays a black screen while executing ATI Stream
    applications with a particular combination of ASICs set as primary and secondary

  • “Force maximum performance clocks” option is now available for the second ASIC
    in the Catalyst Control Center system tray when two R700 ASICs are connected

  • Corruption no longer observed during Blu-ray DVD H.264/VC-1 content playback
  • Different Presets/Basic Color options can now be selected under Avivo™ Video in
    Catalyst Control Center Advanced View
 

A glance at the Sapphire ATi Radeon HD5850

For some time now, Sapphire has been my GPU Rebrander of choice. So I’ll take this opportunity to plug the upcoming specs and some pics of the newly released SAPPHIRE HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCIE





Specifications
Core Clock: 725 MHz
Memory Clock: Effective 4000 MHz

I/O Output: Dual DL-DVI-I+DP+HDMI, Triple Display Support
40 nm Process Technology
Microsoft DirectXÂŽ 11 Support

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 System Requirements

  • PCI ExpressÂŽ based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 500 Watt or greater power supply with 2x 75W 6-pin PCI ExpressÂŽ power connector recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ Technology in dual mode)”
    Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products

  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
  • For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required
  • To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.