ATI Catalyst Software Suite 9.6 for Vista and Windows 7 (64-bit)

last update:
June 16th, 2009, 16:45 GMT
developed by:
ATI
file size:
57.8 MB
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C: \ Graphics Board \ ATI
platform
Windows Vista 64 bit / 7

Specifications:

The Catalyst Software Suite 9.6 contains the following:
Radeon display driver 8.62
HydraVision for both Windows XP and Vista
HydraVision Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
WDM Driver Install Bundle
Southbridge/IXP Driver
Catalyst Control Center Version 8.62


Performance Improvements

Catalyst 9.6 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPU-limited. Some measured examples are:
Company of Heroes – performance improves up to 25% with HD 4600 series products and below as well as improvements of up to 10% on HD 4800 series
Crysis – performance improves up to 13% in multi-GPU configurations
Crysis Warhead – performance improves up to 11% in multi-GPU configurations
World in Conflict – performance improvements of up to 30% can be seen in settings that were previously CPU limited


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

Known Issues for All Windows Operating System

This section provides information on known issues that may be experienced under all Windows operating system with the latest version of CatalystTM. These include:

Garbled text may appears on resume splash screen after hibernation with some ASICs
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
Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor when system is configured with 4 displays
Confirmation dialog box might not appear when applying HDTV 720p and 1080i formats; the resolution will be applied automatically Interlaced modes might not be applied on HDTV supported DFP panels even when forced via Catalyst Control Center
Catalyst Control Center: The wrong help pages are displayed for Component video properties
Catalyst Control Centre may fail to launch when CrossFire has been disabled on some multi-adapter systems
Catalyst Control Center: Text in some of the panels may be cut when running on a Russian operating systems
Catalyst Control Center: Some text in the Basic View may be cut after using the “Rotate Desktop” options

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



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:
On some system configurations, a delay may be noticed when task switching between the desktop and a game in progress
Some system configurations may prevent the playback of Blu-ray content on DVI ports at 1920x1080 and 1280x720 display modes [Vista 64] Re-installing the graphics driver may cause a “No ATI Graphics driver installed...” error dialog on reboot
HDMI audio may not be enabled in some DX10 games when Crossfire is enabled

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



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:

Playing back Blu-ray content in extended desktop might not switch to primary display after unplugging the secondary display
Power Cinema may have to be launched twice to start Blu-ray playback
Catalyst Control Center may report Crossfire as disabled for some quad crossfire configurations
Catalyst Control Center: Some of the default HDTV modes may not be enabled with particular monitors
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