ATI Catalyst 8.5 Control Center Xp

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May 27th, 2008, 15:13 GMT
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ATI
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platform
Windows XP

Specifications:

The Catalyst software suite 8.5 contains the following:

* Radeon display driver 8.493
* Multimedia Center 9.16 (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision for both Windows XP and Vista
* HydraVision Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
* Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst Control Center Version 8.5


Caution: The Catalyst software driver and the Catalyst Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for maximum stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same Catalyst release
Caution: The Catalyst Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 be installed. Without .NET version 2.0 installed, the Catalyst Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.
Note: These release notes provide information on the Radeon display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, WDM, Remote Wonder, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: https://support.ati.com/



AMD Product Support

The Catalyst Vista driver for both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is supported on the following ATI Radeon products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Support for both Windows Vista and XP AMD Desktop Product Family Support
ATI Radeon HD 3800 series
ATI Radeon X1300 series
ATI Radeon HD 3600 series
ATI Radeon X1050 series
ATI Radeon HD 3400 series
ATI Radeon X850 series
ATI Radeon HD 2900 series
ATI Radeon X800 series
ATI Radeon HD 2600 series
ATI Radeon X600 series
ATI Radeon HD 2400 series
ATI Radeon X550 series
ATI Radeon X1950 series
ATI Radeon X300 series
ATI Radeon X1900 series
ATI Radeon 9800 series
ATI Radeon X1800 series
ATI Radeon 9700 series
ATI Radeon X1650 series
ATI Radeon 9600 series
ATI Radeon X1600 series
ATI Radeon 9550 series
ATI Radeon X1550 series
ATI Radeon 9500 series
ATI Radeon X700 series


Note: As of Catalyst 8.3 Hybrid Graphics has been supported on the ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series and ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series for the Windows Vista operating system. Hybrid Graphics delivers a significant 3D performance boost for systems featuring an AMD 780G Hybrid CrossFire™ compatible integrated graphics motherboard and an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series or ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series graphics accelerator. This provides support for up to four independent displays.

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support for both Windows Vista and XP AMD Multimedia Family Product Support
ATI All-in-Wonder X1900 Series
ATI Theater 600
ATI All-in-Wonder X1800 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder X600 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder 2006 Edition
ATI Theater 550 PRO
ATI All-in-Wonder X800 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder 9800 Series
ATI Theater 650
ATI All-in-Wonder 9600 Series

Note: ATI All-in-Wonder boards operate with AMD's Windows Vista ready display and capture drivers under the Windows Vista operating system. However, the Windows Vista Media Center application does not support TV/Capture functionality provided by the ATI All-in-Wonder. TV/Capture functionality is qualified to function with Snaptream's BeyondTV 4.6 for Windows Vista. Other third party solutions (such as Arcsoft's Total Media 3) may support TV/Capture with the ATI All-in-Wonder, but these applications have not been fully tested by AMD.

AMD Chipset Product Support AMD Chipset Product Support
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Series
AMD 580X Series Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 3100 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 Series
ATI Radeon HD 2100 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
AMD 690 Series Chipset
ATI Radeon X1200 Series



New Features

Catalyst 8.5 introduces the following new features:

* Catalyst Control Center Component Video
* ATI Graphics Driver Un-install Enhancement
* SECAM TV Out Support
* 1080p HDTV custom mode
* HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes
* Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst Control Center
* 1080p24 Mode Support
* Windows XP Service Pack 3 support


Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst.

* Call of Juarez DX10: Performance increases up to 12% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3xx0 series of product
* Halo: Performance increases by 10-30% across all of the supported ATI Radeon series of products
* Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases from 5 to 35% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3xx0 series of product
* Stalker DX9: Performance increases by 20-50% when HDR is enabled in the game; across all ATI Radeon HD38x0 series of products
* World in Conflict DX10: Performance increases up to 25% on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD36x0 and/or an ATI Radeon 38x0 series of product. Higher performance gains are noticed on systems contianing an ATI Radeon 3870x2 series of product



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:

* Crysis: Catalyst Control Center->Advanced View->3D: Setting the standard setting to Optimal Quality and having certain in-game settings no longer results in missing textures being noticed when playing the game under either Windows XP (32 bit version) or Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-34163
* DIRT: Launching DIRT with CrossFire enabled no longer results in the application failing to launch and an error message being displayed 737-29554
* Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts: The game no longer runs out of virtual memory and no longer fails to load on systems containing an ATI Radeon X1650 series of product and running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34148
* Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x no longer results in the game failing to respond 737-28492
* SecondLife: Corruption is no longer noticed when AA is enabled on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 2600 series of product and running Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34149
* Tiger Woods 2008: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game with Adaptive AA enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34163
* World of Warcraft: Connecting an Apple 30" display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 26x0 series of product and running Windows XP no longer results in poor performance and intermittent flashing display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32576
* World of Warcraft: Playing the game in a windowed mode under Windows XP no longer results in the game failing to respond when attempting to go full screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32586The floppy drive no longer fails to read or write under Vista on a Dell XPS410 system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31148
* World of Warcraft: Poor performance and flashing on screen are no longer noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32584
* A warning message no longer fails to be displayed when reaching the maximum number of modes in the Predefined and Custom HDTV modes section of the Catalyst Control Center. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista and XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33468
* Underscan no longer fails when setting the display device to either 1080i 25Hz or 1080i 50Hz. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33469
* Running the Spanish version of the Windows operating system no longer results in the Catalyst Control Center option failing to be available when right-clicking the Windows desktop menu bar. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32557
* Setting the language option to French for the Catalyst Control Center no longer results in some translation errors being noticed through-out the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32665
* Setting the language option to German for the Catalyst Control Center no longer results in some translation errors being noticed through-out the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32664
* Setting the language option to Russian for the Catalyst Control Center no longer results in some text being cropped for the secondary display device in the display properties. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32663
* Rebooting the operating system after changing the skin to any available option other than system skin no longer results in the Catalyst Control Center menu options may no longer being visible 737-30569
* The 3D aspect no longer appears blank when launching a second instance of the Catalyst Control Center 737-28482
* Setting the language option to any supported language other than English no longer results in the Help file for Configure and Diagnostics failing to appear. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32605
* Enabling or disabling CrossFire no longer results in the HydraGrid settings failing to be retained. This issue may also have been experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32609
* Connecting a CRT and TV and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop no longer results in Overlay Theater Mode failing on the secondary display device when attempting to change the TV format to D/PAL. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32606
* Selecting either Ultimate Dutch or Swedish under no longer results in an error message being displayed when select help within the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34413
* CrossFire no longer fails to be enabled when extended desktop mode is enabled and the displays are connected to the same adapter until the system is restarted. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34414
* Connecting an HDMI display and a DVI display no longer results in the maximum resolution of the HDMI display failing to be available in the Catalyst Control Center when running the Chinese version of Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34415
* The Catalyst™ Control Center no longer fails to respond when modifying or assigning any hotkey in Hotkeys Manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34416
* Catalyst Control Center: Connecting a secondary display device and enabling extended desktop mode no longer results in the Catalyst Control Center failing to respond when disabling the primary display device and attempting to set the secondary display device as the primary. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34417
* Changing the language to Swedish no longer results in text cutoff occurring when rotating the display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34418
* Various text is no longer cropped in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34419
* Avivo: The Advanced Color preview picture now changes when the Avivo settings are adjusted. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34421
* Connecting a secondary display device (DFP) no longer results in the DVI panel not being displayed in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34422
* Connecting a CV/TV as a single display using either a smart dongle or dumb dongle no longer results in the CrossFireX option being available to activate it in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34423
* The Avivo Video->Presets page no longer displays a blank screen when exiting from the screen saver when the Catalyst Control Center active. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34424
* Connecting a TV as the primary display device and making changes to any of the contrast, saturation, S-video sharpeness no longer results in the options taking affect even though the discard button is clicked. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34425
* Text is no longer cropped in the Catalyst Control Center->All Setting when setting the language to DE. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34426
* The Apply button no longer fails to become disabled when changing the display resolution on a system with extended desktop mode enabled and the secondary display device having a different color scheme. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34427
* Catalyst Control Center->Advance View->3D->All Settings->Anti Aliasing making changes to the default AA settings no longer results in the default values failing to be applied when clicking on the Defaults button. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34428
* A corrupt background is no longer noticed when in the OverDrive option of the Catalyst Control Center when changing the Catalyst Control Center skin to any available option other than system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34429
* The tool tips now reference the correct video presets for the adjustment options. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34430
* Help for Anti-Aliasing aspect is now updated with Edge-detect filter details. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34431
* Help is now available for the Catalyst Control Center->CV-Scaling Option. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34432
* The enable/disable HydraGrid option in the system tray is now functioning as expected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34433
* Connecting an HDMI display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 3100/3200 series of product no longer results in the display failing to be detected as a DTV(HDMI) in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34143
* Hot un-plugging a display device no longer results in display device still appearing in the Catalyst Control Center->Display Manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34153
* Hot-unplugging the primary display device (HDMI) no longer results in the secondary display device (DP) failing to display an image under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34161
* Adjusting the flicker removal in the TV properties of the Catalyst Control Center no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34162
* Corruption is no longer noticed during HD-BD playback and panning mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34164

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. These include:

* Crysis: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on a system running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34141
* Unreal Tournament 3: Changing the in-game display resolution may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33470




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