AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver 9.3 for Vista/Windows 7

last update:
March 19th, 2009, 7:25 GMT
developed by:
ATI
file size:
44.5 MB
category:
C: \ Graphics Board \ ATI
platform
Windows Vista / 7

Specifications:

AMD Catalyst 9.3 Unified driver for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- AMD has delivered a single unified graphics driver for both Windows 7 and Windows Vista – demonstrating AMD’s Windows 7 graphics driver leadership and focus on delivering a stable and robust Windows 7 experience on AMD hardware
- Delivers full WDDM 1.1 support under Windows 7 on the AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series, AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series of products
- Delivers improved gaming performance under Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista
- All future AMD Catalyst postings will deliver one single unified driver for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

AMD Catalyst 9.3 Folding@Home performance enhancements

- Using AMD Stream technology, owners of the AMD Radeon HD 4000 Series, AMD Radeon HD 3000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 2000 Series of graphics accelerators will see a performance boost in their Folding@Home scores when running the latest Folding@Home client and upcoming cores in conjunction with AMD Catalyst 9.3

AMD Catalyst 9.3 – Windows Vista HDMI audio driver support integrated into all AMD Catalyst 9.3 packages

- As of AMD Catalyst 9.3 the Windows Vista HDMI audio driver is automatically included in the AMD Catalyst 9.3 package
- The HDMI audio driver will only be installed if the AMD graphics accelerator has an HDMI display connector and there is no 3rd party HDMI audio driver installed

New AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK

- AMD Display Library (ADL) SDK is designed to access display driver functionality for all AMD Radeon graphics accelerators and FirePro graphics accelerators
- The SDK supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux - 32 and 64 bit variants
- The SDK can be used from both unmanaged (C/C++) and managed (C#) applications - samples are provided within the SDK
- The ADL SDK is available to the public via the Developer relations site

Performance Improvements

- Catalyst 9.3 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPUlimited.
- Some measured examples are: Lost Planet: Colonies gains up to 20% on 4800 series products, and up to 50% on 4600, 4500 and 4300 series products

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

- Video combing effects no longer visible during movie playback while fast forwarding or rewinding Avivo Video Color Settings are now retained after resume from Sleep/Hibernate
- Overlay Theater Mode is now enabled with component video or composite video in extended modes
- Catalyst Control Center: Avivo Video Advanced Color page is no longer grayed out and preview is now functional
- OGL games now play properly with "Show Crossfire logo…" option enabled
- Rotation now works if Aero mode is turned off

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

- Avivo Video Color Settings will now be applied in the video when played using PowerDVD
- FJ online game no longer changes resolution slowly in full screen mode with some ASICs
- Quake 4: Screen corruption no longer appears in CrossFire using two bridge cables with some ASICs
- Composite video no longer goes black when disabling Overlay Theater Mode using Catalyst Control Center
- Resolved issues for Open GL 3.0 "CreateContext" function
- Toggling between 3D games in full screen mode to the desktop is no longer slow when using the Alt-Tab key



 

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