ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.4 for XP

last update:
April 9th, 2009, 6:37 GMT
developed by:
ATI
file size:
15.9 MB
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C: \ Graphics Board \ ATI
platform
Windows XP

Specifications:

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

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

ATI Catalyst Release Note Version 9.4 5


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: 1080i@30hz and 1080i@25hz 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

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on known issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system with the latest version of Catalyst. These include:
 AVIVO converter may fail to convert h.264 avi video to another format
 “Unsupported file formats” error message dialog may occur when selecting H.264, mp4 and VC1 file formats
 “CCC Host application...” error message dialog may occur when cancelling a
transcoding process
 Output media file size differs after transcoding multiple times to the same format
 The ATI AVIVO video transcoder does not currently use GPU acceleration under Windows Vista 64-bit edition
 Both LCD and CRT may go blank when hotplugging the CRT to the system, and will not recover until it is switched to discrete GPU
 DVD playback may cause the system to stop responding after resume from S3/sleep
 Frames may be dropped when playing Blu-ray video with PowerDVD8
 "Fan Speed Control" may change to default settings when Crossfire is
enabled/disabled
 Audio Control Panel might show the HDTV entry even when unplugged
 Rotation may not work if Aero mode is turned off
 Call of Duty 5: Some corruption may be visible
 Audio Control Panel might not reflect configuration change from 7.1 Audio to Stereo
 Running OpenGL applications in windowed mode on extended desktop may cause the secondary display to go blank for some ASICs
 Catalyst Control Center: On "Available Display Devices" detection page, when
selecting the secondary display, the radio button is not greyed out for the monitor already chosen as the main display
 Corruption might be observed in some OGL games with Super Anti-Alias and "Show
CrossfireX" enabled on 3-4 display configurations
 Fallout 3 with QUAD Crossfire may flicker at specific resolutions
 Second adapter will run at custom GPU clock values instead of default mininum clock values until a 3D game is launched and exited in full screen mode

ATI Catalyst Release Note Version 9.4 6

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of Catalyst. These include:
 Transcoding a VOB DVD file (18min source file) results in 2.27min output file
 Transcoding falls back to CPU after transcoding to DVD/MPEG2 multiple times in XP
 Media files transcoded using CPU instead of GPU in XP MCE OS
 Garbled text may appears on resume splash screen after hibernation with some ASICs
 OS Display Settings shows extra resolutions for Component Video
 A performance drop may be observed on Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Doom3 and Quake4
 Fan Speed Control is missing in OverDrive5 aspect

Known Issues Under the Windows 7 Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of Catalyst. These include:
 Moving a video clip file across an extended desktop may causes Windows Media player to stop responding on ATI Radeon 31xx, 24xx devices
 Display configuration changes in extended desktop may take longer than normal to apply
 Catalyst Control Center: Advance Color page, when enabling the advanced color settings the preview window may blank out
 Opening Catalyst Control Center may result in an error message when using Dual Adapters with a non-ATI ASIC and ATI ASIC
 Switching amongst Virtual Desktops may cause certain applications on one virtual desktop to move to another virtual desktop
 Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor when system is configured with 4 displays
 Catalyst Control Center page is missing under OS Display Properties
 Confirmation dialog box might not appear when applying HDTV 720p and 1080i
formats; the resolution will be applied automatically
 Catalyst Control Center: At the end of the auto-tuning, it might not report that the process has completed successfully
 Power Cinema may have to be launched twice to start Blu-ray playback
 Moving a video clip across an extended desktop may cause the desktop to flicker or the media player to stop functioning
 Component Video may be missing modes by default
 Device manager mistakenly identifies the adapter as Standard VGA Adapter for some ASICs
 Interlaced modes might not be listed in the "List All Modes" window with HDTV
supported DFP panels
"Yes" and "No" buttons might disappear while moving confirmation windows on
desktop during driver installation

ATI Catalyst Release Note Version 9.4 7

 Interlaced modes might not be applied on HDTV supported DFP panels even when forced via Catalyst Control Center
 Restricting the maximum refresh rate and resolution via Catalyst Control Center may fail to apply
 Changes to display resolutions may fail to apply for Component Video and S-Video
 Catalyst Control Center: Image Scaling settings might not be applied
 Avivo Video Converter option is not available for Windows 7

 

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