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ATi Releases Catalyst 10.1 for All Operating Systems!

ATI has released Cataylst 10.1 for all Operating Systems. Here’s links for your operating system as well as highlights from the releases notes 😀

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

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of ATI Catalyst 10.1:

  • Left 4 Dead 2; Overall performance improves as much as 3% on ATI Radeon™
    HD 5700 series products and ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series products

  • Crysis; Performance improves as much as 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series
    products and as much as 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series products

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:

  • Confirmation dialog box will now appear while extending the display through ATI
    Catalyst™ Control Center

  • “Enable Manual Fan Control” check box will now be checked when utilizing external
    tools to apply fan speed

  • [ATI Catalyst™ Control Center] The display order will now reflect changes properly
    when Eyefinity is re-arranged while desktop is rotated to portrait mode

  • Hot unplugging one of the displays in an Eyefinity configuration no longer causes
    rotation modes to disappear from ATI 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:

  • [ATI Catalyst™ Control Center] Enabling LCD Overdrive will no longer cause
    mouse cursor to magnify when moved overtop of the “Calibration Preview”

  • DisplayPort™ “Lower Setting Applied” and “Link Failure” messages will no longer
    appear after driver installation and reboot with DP displays connected to the mini DP
    port

  • Firefox now works properly and video no longer drop frames when playing Youtube
    clips with Adobe Flash Player 10

  • CrossFire™ logo now appears properly in CFX enabled applications like “3DMark
    Vantage” or “Call of Juarez”

  • [ATI Catalyst™ Control Center] Newly added custom modes will now appear
    properly in desktop area tree view

  • Confirmation dialogue window will now appear when setting up Eyefinity mode
  • 120 Hz is no longer missing from display modes for specific digital displays
  • Specific configurations will no longer cause Ubisoft “Wheelman” to stop responding
    during gameplay

  • Loss of HDMI signal may no longer occurs when viewing Blu-ray content, and rescanning
    for the HDMI signal no longer cause the entire screen to shift and display a
    green border

  • Overscan/underscan issue no longer occurs when setting displays to HDTV modes
  • Performance drop no longer observed during some scenes of Resident Evil 5
    cinematics

  • Blocky grass and trees no longer visible in Unigine “Heaven” in OpenGL mode

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:

  • Changing basic color settings will now reflect properly during playback with Adobe
    Flash Player using Internet Explorer or Firefox

  • The right side of HD progressive playback screen will no longer freeze while
    enabling split screen mode and dynamic contrast

  • Green horizontal line no longer visible at the top of the playback window when
    viewing SD HQV content with desktop resolution set to 25×16
 

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.
 

Overscan Options in Catalyst 9.9 on Windows 7

I had enough trouble finding this option that i felt it worthy of a blog post.

I’m not immediately sure how the Catalyst Control Center differs between Windows 7 and Windows XP, but I was able to find the Overscan/Underscan options a bit easier in XP.

To access the Overscan option of your current display do the following:

  • Right click on the Desktop and open CCC
  • If your not already in Advanced Mode, Switch to this.
  • Click dropdown menu Graphics in the top right
  • Select Desktops and Displays
  • Right Click your currently activated display under ‘Please Select a Display’
  • Select Configure
  • Click on the Scaling Options tab 😀

From this menu you’ll probably find more of your favorite CCC options that you’ve been missing. For reference these instructions come from a Windows 7 machine with a Sapphire ATi Radeon 4850 running Catalyst Control Center 9.9

 

ATI Releases Catalyst 9.9!

ATI has released Cataylst 9.9 for all Operating Systems. Here’s links for your operating system as well as 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:

  • Catalyst Control Center – Basic now responds properly after exiting Quick Adjust
    Video Settings

  • Edge enhancement and de-noise sliders in Catalyst Control Center no longer lags or
    appears out of sync with mouse movement

  • Launching Hotkeys Manager in Catalyst Control Center no longer causes an
    unhandled exception error

  • The “Desktop Rotation” page in Catalyst Control Center no longer shows additional
    information for the second display when the secondary adapter is connected

  • HDMI is now detected properly as DTV (HDMI) instead of DTV (DVI) when the
    HDMI display is hotplugged for the first time

  • Catalyst Control Center no longer displays error message when specific HDMI
    displays are hot unplugged and hotplugged back

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:

  • Intermittent failures no longer occur with MediaShow Espresso once a transcoding
    process has been completed

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:

  • Running OpenGL applications in windowed mode on extended desktop no longer
    causes the secondary display to go blank for some ASICs

  • Task switching between the desktop and a game in progress no longer has a visible
    delay (7-10 seconds)

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

  • Catalyst Control Center no longer shows both HDMI displays as DVI when they are
    connected via HDMI port and to DVI port via HDMI-DVI dongle

  • Windows Aero Glass Effects now works properly during HD Blu-ray playback

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:

  • Resuming video playback after S1 sleep no longer causes HDMI audio to disappear
  • Changes to AVIVO Basic color settings are now retained after Catalyst Control
    Center is re-opened

  • AVIVO Basic color setting changes can now be applied during HD DVD playback
    on specific ASICs on XP Media Center Edition
 

ATI releases Catalyst 9.6 XP/Vista/Win7

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

From the releases notes:

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating System

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

  • Opening Crossfire pages no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: With some multi adapter systems in clone mode, disabling the primary display is now possible
  • Changing the bitrate slider values, while transcoding WMV files, no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: On some systems configurations, the Overdrive options no longer fails to display
  • Catalyst Control Center content no longer appears interlaced when automatic deinterlacing is enabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Display settings no longer missing when hot plugging a CRT display in clone mode
  • Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer inadvertently enabled
    when using a non-HDTV resolution

  • Fixed a regression in ATI CAL that caused certain IL kernels that compiled and
    executed properly with Catalyst version prior to 9.4 to no longer work properly with Catalyst 9.4 or later

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:

  • On some configurations, video artifacts are no longer visible during playback of
    transcoded video files
  • Second adapter will now run at default minimum clock values, instead of custom GPU clock values, without requiring the user to launch and exit the 3D game in full screen mode
  • Corruption and flickering no longer visible when switching between window and full
    screen mode when playing Crysis

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: Scaling option slider is no longer incorrectly enabled when
    using non-HDTV resolutions

  • System instability no longer observed when task switching to desktop when playing
    “Tom Clancy’s HAWK”

  • Catalyst Control Center: On some configurations, the scaling options are no longer
    missing for HDMI or component video displays

  • Team Fortress 2 some slowdowns no longer occur during gameplay

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:

  • Some systems with both a component video display and a secondary display, it is
    now possible to duplicate the displays using the display settings

  • Catalyst Control Center: Graphics corruption no longer visible when updating the
    ATI Graphics Power settings

  • Catalyst Control Center: System no longer fails to set the Component Video modes
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer shows Crossfire as disabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Default HDTV modes can now be enabled properly
  • Enabling CrossFire under specific system configurations no longer causes Catalyst
    Control Center to stop responding

  • Intermittent corruption no longer visible throughout Enemy Territory Quake Wars
    levels
 

ATI Releases Catalyst 9.4 for Windows 7/XP

Filename: 9-4_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu.exe
Filesize: 47.1MB

From the release notes:

New Features

This section provides information on new features found in this release of the Radeon™
Display Driver. These include the following:

ATI Catalyst™ 9.4 – New ATI OverDrive™ auto-tuning application
ATI Catalyst™ 9.4 – New ATI OverDrive™ auto-tuning
application*

ATI Catalyst 9.4 includes a new ATI Overdrive™ auto-tune application to accurately
determine the best over-clocked engine and memory values for ATI Overdrive
supported ATI Radeon™ Graphics accelerators
Designed for the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series

* AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by over clocking, even when
enabled via AMD OverDrive software

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:

“World of Warcraft” or “World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King”: Flickering no
longer occurs when Shadow is set to medium/high using CrossFire
Google Sketchup no longer displays blank screen
Resolutions above 10 x 7 will now full screen properly for specific HDMI displays
Artifacts no longer visible while playing Age of Conan DX10
VC-1 progressive disc playback no longer exhibits block corruption

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:

The Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) driver now functions properly under
Windows XP
Overlay Theatre Mode display no longer corrupt after enabling 3D screen saver
OS Display Settings no longer shows extra resolutions for Component Video

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:

City of Villains: Display now redraws correctly after changing graphics settings
Catalyst Control Center: [email protected] and [email protected] Component Video modes
can now be applied via Component Video – Advanced aspect
Custom formats modes can now be applied properly and will be available under “List
All Modes”
Display profiles will now be restored when displays are swapped while the system
sleeps
WinDVD9 HD playback doesn’t cause the desktop to jitter or flicker anymore
Device Manager no longer displays error during express driver uninstall

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1369/ATI_Catalyst_9.4_Software_Suite_Vista/7_32-bit.html