AMD Catalyst Drivers Vista 8.9 Vista
AMD's award-winning Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon graphics processors. AMD Catalyst drivers deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.
Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, AMD Catalyst puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience.
- AMD Catalyst updates are focused on improving graphics performance, including enhancements for popular Direct3D and OpenGL game titles.
Innovative and exciting features
- AMD Catalyst includes the AMD Catalyst Control Center, delivering innovative features and unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon graphics.
- Catalyst drivers for Windows Vista and Windows XP are Microsoft WHQL-certified to deliver the industry's most stable and reliable graphics performance.
This version is for the 32-bit version of Vista.
The Catalystâ„¢ software suite 8.9 contains the following:
Â· Radeonâ„¢ display driver 8.53
Â· Multimedia Centerâ„¢ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
Â· HydraVisionâ„¢ for both Windows XP and Vista
Â· HydraVisionâ„¢ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
Â· Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
Â· WDM Driver Install Bundle
Â· Southbridge/IXP Driver
Â· Catalystâ„¢ Control Center Version 8.9
Catalystâ„¢ 8.9 introduces the following new features:
â€¢ Catalystâ„¢ Control Center: New Display mode support
â€¢ OverDriveâ„¢ support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations
Â· OpenGLâ„¢ 3.0 extension support
Catalystâ„¢ Control Center: New Display mode support
This release of Catalystâ„¢ introduces 1080p @ 50Hz custom mode support for HDTVs for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series, and ATI Radeon X1000 Series of products. Users can configure their own custom 1080p @ 50Hz modes to best fit their display.
OverDriveâ„¢ support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations
This release of Catalystâ„¢ introduces Overdrive support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations. Users can now over-clock each graphics acceleratorâ€™s engine or memory speed when running in QUAD CrossFire configurations using manual controls or the automated auto-tuning utility.
OpenGLâ„¢ 3.0 support - Phase 1
This release of Catalystâ„¢ introduces OpenGLâ„¢ 3.0 extension support. In upcoming Catalystâ„¢ releases AMD will continue to expand its support for OpenGL 3.0 extensions. The following is a list of supported extensions in Catalyst 8.9:
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 Catalystâ„¢. These include:
Â· Call of Duty 4 or Crysis: Color corruption may be noticed when running the games in full screen mode with Quad CrossFireâ„¢ enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35115
Â· Crysis: Playing the game at a display resolution lower than the native display resolution of a connected 30" display device may result in corruption being noticed when CrossFireâ„¢ is enabled and having the Catalystâ„¢ Control Center scaling the image to full screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35111
Â· Hellgate London: Pressing Alt-Tab to return to the Windows Vista (32 bit version) desktop while playing the game may intermittently result in a translucent image of the game appearing on the Windows desktop. This issue may be experienced on systems containing either an ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 4870 X2 or ATI Radeonâ„¢ 4800 product
Â· Lost Planet (DX10 version): Some of the in-game display resolutions may fail to be available when using a CRT display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35872
Â· Gears of War: The game may intermittently fail to respond on systems running Windows Vista (32 bit version) and containing an ATI 48x0 series of product when certain having various in-game options set. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37346
Â· The secondary HDMI Display may turn off when resuming from an S1 hibernation with an HDMI display connected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31146
Â· An error message may appear when installing the display driver package through setup.exe. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31577
Â· Installing an ATI Radeonâ„¢ X1600 series of product into a system containing an ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 2600 series of product with the display driver already installed may result in the operating system entering a continuous reboot. This issue may be averted by removing the ATI graphics driver prior to the installation of the ATI Radeonâ„¢ X1600 series of product. This issue may also be experienced with the ATI Radeonâ„¢ X1300 and 1550 series of products. Furtherinformation may be found in topic number 737-33471
Â· Performing an express install of the Catalystâ„¢ Control Center may result in an error message being displayed when rebooting the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29532
Â· Restoring the factory defaults for the Catalystâ„¢ Control Center may result in the Catalystâ„¢ Control Center title bar intermittently failing to be redrawn when dragging the interface around the Windows Vista (64 bit version) desktop
Â· Video playback may occasionally appear shaky or jerky when playing a recorded video file using a Webcam to record and Quickplay to playback the file Enabling extended desktop mode and setting the color depth below 16bpp may occasionally result in the secondary display device failing to redraw properly
Â· Connecting two or more display devices and enabling either extended desktop or clone mode may intermittently result in the operating system failing to respond when running the Auto-tune feature in the Catalyst Control Center -> OverDrive page. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37347
Â· Setting the desktop resolution to 1600x1200 or greater may result in green pixel corruption being noticed when playing certain games. This issue maybe noticed when using a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeonâ„¢ HD 2600 or HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31150
Â· Attempting to play the HD-DVD title Harsh Times, School for Scoundrels using the Cyberlink player may result in block corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31155
Â· Enabling clone mode followed by switching to extended desktop mode may result in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34125
Â· Enabling extended desktop mode and setting the color depth below 16bpp may result in the secondary display device failing to redraw properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35114
Â· A green or black screen may be displayed when configuring MCE to ATSC mode. Further information may be found in topic number 737-27622
Â· Playing a Blu-ray DVD title may result in corruption being noticed when using certain display resolutions such as 1360x768, 1360x1024, or 1600x1200. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35896
Â· Enabling clone mode followed by switching to extended desktop mode may result in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35766