ATI Catalyst Display Driver Suite 10.3 for Vista/Win7

last update:
March 25th, 2010, 8:45 GMT
developed by:
ATI
file size:
52.8 MB
category:
C: \ Graphics Board \ ATI
platform
Windows Vista / 7

Specifications:

Supported by most major OEM and ODM notebook manufacturers
ATI Catalyst Control Center - ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements
Multiple ATI Eyefinity Groups
Create more than one ATI Eyefinity group from multiple displays
Display Bezel Compensation
Easy-to-use wizard shows users how to adjust their display layout to remove the pixels occupied by their display bezels

Note: Bezel compensation is available only for sets of monitors that
have pixel resolution and density within a 5% tolerance of each other.
Per-Display Color Adjust Individual Color, Brightness and Contrast controls
Improved Display Configuration switching
Support for ATI Eyefinity groups and the ATI Catalyst Control Center
profile manager
Easy to toggle between cloned and extended desktop modes
ATI Catalyst support for 3D Stereoscopic glasses
AMD has updated it’s Direct3D (Quad buffer support) driver to enable 3rd party middleware vendors such as iZ3D to output stereo L/R images at 120 Hz (60 Hz per eye)

Performance Improvements
-The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst 10.3:
3DMark Vantage
-Overall scores increase by up to 8% with ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics
products
-Overall scores increase by up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
products and up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products Aliens vs. Predator
-Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
Battleforge
-Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Call of Duty: World at War
-Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
-Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Company of Heroes
-Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Crysis and Crysis Warhead
-Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Devil May Cry 4
-Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products DiRT 2
-Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
-Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Far Cry 2
-Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark
-Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000
Series products S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky
-Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
-Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products Resident Evil 5
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
-Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
-Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI
Radeon HD 5700 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Unigine Tropics
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products World in Conflict
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
-Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
-Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products Wolfenstein
-Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
-Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 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:

Canvas area no longer appears black for third display while creating a 3x1 or 1x3 Eyefinity group
Catalyst Control Center: Avivo Video controls will now retain its value instead of
changing to ‘0’ upon being disabled
Hotplugging a HDMI display while Catalyst Control Center is open no longer causes the HDTV Standard Modes box not to appear

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:
Flashing no longer visible in "Shattered Horizon" game with CrossFire enabled
Saturation value for a hotplugged digital display will no longer intermittently be set to '0' by default
Enabling detail enhancement no longer causes dynamic contrast to stop functioning
Catalyst Control Center system tray now displays the proper number of physical adapters
Force EDID override now displays options above 85 Hz
Resolutions no longer missing in Catalyst Control Center Graphics Desktop
Properties with CV connected and displays in extended mode
Forced anti-alias now functions properly in "The Saboteur" game
Refresh rate changes no longer revert back to 60 Hz (default) when "Enable GPU
Scaling" is enabled under Digital Panel Properties attributes
"Aliens vs. Predators" game now loads properly when run in DirectX 11 mode on
DirectX 9/10 graphics cards
Mouse cursor no longer disappears on cloned displays after swapping the displays in primary and extended cloned mode
Displays no longer goes blank on some of the ports after display is hot-unplugged and then hotplugged back
Media Center no longer displays corruption when viewing DVB-T content
Forced AF now works properly in "Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War" games

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:

Sporadic frame drops no longer visible while viewing H.264 interlaced Blu-ray
content during fast moving scenes
Video playback no longer displays checkerboard pattern on background after resume from sleep
Blank screen no longer observed while exiting "Heaven-OGL" or "GL View"
applications
Tint adjustments in Catalyst Control Center Basic Color now transitions smoothly
when adjusted for Blu-ray playback
Displays no longer go blank when CrossFire is disabled for the first time under
specific configurations
Laser designator beam now focuses on target properly in "Call of Duty: Modern
Warefare 2" during Act II: Exodus mission

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:

ATI Catalyst Release Note Version 10.3 9
Switching resolution options in "AION" game settings no longer causes the display screen to flicker
Forward and backward seeking while viewing Hulu video on dailymotion.com with FlashPlayer 10.1 no longer causes the browser to freeze
Video cut scenes are now rendering properly in "The Saboteur" game
Corruption no longer visible when performing forward/backward video seeking on
Hulu with Adobe Flash Player
Corruption no longer observed when viewing MPEG2 clips with Windows Media
Player

Known Issues Under All Windows Operating Systems
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows operating system in the latest version of Catalyst. These include:

Loading time between maps in "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" may be long
[Catalyst Control Center] Changing to deinterlace mode may default to adaptive
deinterlace mode instead when playing videos
Pressing the "Page Down" button while configuring the last display in Eyefinity
group may cause the bezel user interface to close instead of switching to the next display
Desktop mouse cursor may intermittently appear enlarged
Utilizing hardware shaders (perfect mode) may cause text to become corrupted and unreadable while loading any mission in "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946" game

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:
Black video may appear on one monitor when switching to clone mode during Bluray playback on PowerDVD
Green video may be visible in the beginning during AVCHD content playback with PowerDVD 9
Alt-Tabbing to desktop and back into "Mass Effect 2" game may cause the display to go black
Display may flash black when high settings of 19x12 are applied to in-game settings for "Dawn of War 2"
Catalyst Control Center might not remember the position of fourth monitor in
Eyefinity group
Video corruption might be visible when watching live HD Jade Channel (Hong
Kong) with Windows Media Center
Changing in-game resolution in "Alien vs. Predator" may result in screen flickering under Multi-GPU configuration; relaunching game will resolve issue
In-game anti-alias might fail to apply when other in-game options like Volumetric
Effects are enabled in "Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War" games
Flashing black block corruption may be visible in "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" on some ASICs
Intermittent flickering and flashing textures may be visible in "Battlefield 2: Bad
Company" on some ASICs
In-game V-sync option might not function in "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" until
resolution/refresh rate mode change

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of Catalyst. These include:

"1776x1000" and "1152 x 648" HDTV resolutions might be missing from the
Desktop Area for Catalyst Control Center - Desktop Properties
With one of displays connected via the DisplayPort, PowerDVD may terminate
during Blu-ray content playback in Eyefinity mode
Audio playback devices may list "ATI DP Output" instead of "ATI HDMI Output"
when a HDMI display is connected
Display may flash black when high settings of 19x12 are applied to in-game settings for "Dawn of War 2"
Corruption may be visible during fullscreen playback with Flash Player 10.1 on some ASICs
Changing in-game resolution in "Alien vs. Predator" may result in screen flickering under Multi-GPU configuration; relaunching game will resolve issue

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:

Corruption may be visible during fullscreen playback with Flash Player 10.1 on some ASICs
75 Hz refresh rate might fail to apply with GPU Scaling enabled in digital panel
properties


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