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ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite Version 8.5

This release note provides information on the latest posting of AMD's industry leading
software suite, Catalyst™. This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display
Driver, and the Catalyst™ Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to
provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst™
software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

This release note provides information on the following:

Web Content
AMD Product Support
Operating systems supported
Performance Improvements
New Features
ATI's Folding@Home
Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System
Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System
Known Issues Under the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Installing the Catalyst™ Vista Software Driver
AMD Customer Care
Catalyst™ Crew Driver Feedback

Web Content
The Catalyst™ software suite 8.5 contains the following:

Radeon™ display driver 8.493
Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
WDM Driver Install Bundle
Southbridge/IXP Driver
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.5

Caution: The Catalyst™ software driver and the Catalyst™ Control Center can be
downloaded independently of each other. However, for maximum
stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be
updated from the same Catalyst™ release

Caution: The Catalyst™ Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET
Framework version 2.0 be installed. Without .NET version 2.0 installed,
the Catalyst™ Control Center will not launch properly and the user will

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see an error message.

Note: These release notes provide information on the Radeon™ display driver
only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™, HydraVision™,
HydraVision Basic Edition, WDM, Remote Wonder™, or the
Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes
found at: https://support.ati.com/

AMD Product Support
The Catalyst™ Vista driver for both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the Microsoft Windows
Vista operating system is supported on the following ATI Radeon™ products.
AMD Desktop Product Family Support for both
Windows Vista and XP
AMD Desktop Product Family Support

ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 series ATI Radeon™ X1300 series

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 series ATI Radeon™ X1050 series

ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 series ATI Radeon™ X850 series

ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series ATI Radeon™ X800 series

ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series ATI Radeon™ X600 series

ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series ATI Radeon™ X550 series
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ATI Radeon™ X1950 series ATI Radeon™ X300 series

ATI Radeon™ X1900 series ATI Radeon™ 9800 series

ATI Radeon™ X1800 series ATI Radeon™ 9700 series

ATI Radeon™ X1650 series ATI Radeon™ 9600 series

ATI Radeon™ X1600 series ATI Radeon™ 9550 series

ATI Radeon™ X1550 series ATI Radeon™ 9500 series

ATI Radeon™ X700 series

Note: As of Catalyst™ 8.3 Hybrid Graphics has been supported on the ATI
Radeon™ HD 2400 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series for the
Windows Vista operating system. Hybrid Graphics delivers a significant 3D
performance boost for systems featuring an AMD 780G Hybrid CrossFire™
compatible integrated graphics motherboard and an ATI Radeon™ HD
2400 Series or ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics accelerator. This
provides support for up to four independent displays.

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AMD Multimedia Family Product Support for both Windows
Vista and XP
AMD Multimedia Family Product Support

ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1900 Series ATI Theater 600™

ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1800 Series ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 Series

ATI All-in-Wonder™ 2006 Edition ATI Theater™ 550 PRO

ATI All-in-Wonder™ X800 Series ATI All-in-Wonder™ 9800 Series

ATI Theater 650™ ATI All-in-Wonder™ 9600 Series

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Note: ATI All-in-Wonder™ boards operate with AMD's Windows Vista ready
display and capture drivers under the Windows Vista operating system.
However, the Windows Vista Media Center application does not support
TV/Capture functionality provided by the ATI All-in-Wonder™. TV/Capture
functionality is qualified to function with Snaptream's BeyondTV 4.6 for
Windows Vista. Other third party solutions (such as Arcsoft's Total Media
3) may support TV/Capture with the ATI All-in-Wonder™, but these
applications have not been fully tested by AMD.

AMD Chipset Product Support
AMD Chipset Product Support

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series AMD 580X Series Chipset

ATI Radeon™ HD 3100 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1150 Series

ATI Radeon™ HD 2100 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 Series

ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Series

ATI Radeon™ X1250 Series AMD 690 Series Chipset

ATI Radeon™ X1200 Series

Operating systems supported
The latest version of the Catalyst™ software suite
(ٛ is designed to support the following
Microsoft Windows platforms:

Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Note: When installing the Catalyst™ Vista driver for Windows Vista, the user
must logged on as an Administrator or have Administrator rights in order
to successfully complete the installation of the Catalyst™ Vista driver.

Caution: Once the driver installation is completed under the Vista operating
system (32 and 64 bit), the driver log file may report that the ATI T200
Unified AVStream Driver failed to install. A reboot of the operating
system resolves the issue.

New Features
Catalyst™ 8.5 introduces the following new features:

Catalyst™ Control Center Component Video
ATI Graphics Driver Un-install Enhancement
SECAM TV Out Support
1080p HDTV custom mode

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HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes
Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst™ Control Center
1080p24 Mode Support
Windows XP Service Pack 3 support

Catalyst™ Control Center Component Video

This release of Catalyst™ introduces 480i and 480p support. These formats will be found in
the pre-defined component video format list found in the Catalyst™ Control
Center->Component Video->Advanced page.

ATI Graphics Driver Un-install Enhancement

This release of Catalyst™ introduces an update to the ATI un-install utility. The utility now
pop up dialogue box to show two options to the end user,

Remove ATI Radeon™ graphics software, leave chipset software (RECOMMENDED).
Completely remove all ATI/AMD (Graphics/Chipset) software.

SECAM TV Out Support

This release of Catalyst™ introduces support within the graphics driver to enable TV output
adhering to the SECAM standard.

1080p HDTV custom mode
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This release of Catalyst™ 1080p HDTV display mode. This feature will be available for
display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and
Vista operating systems.

HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes

This release of Catalyst™ introduces HDMI audio support for all TV timing modes and
non-standard (CEA 861b) TV modes. If a non-standard mode is used, on initial connection
to the TV, a pop-up notification should let the user know that the audio may be out of sync.
A UI allows for the audio to be disabled by the user if desired. The UI in Catalyst™ Control
Center would show the list of TV timing modes (both standard and non-standard) and the
capability to enable audio for a given mode.

Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst™ Control Center

This release of Catalyst™ introduces Adaptive AA for Orca Driver, geometry for alpha tested
objects are now submitted multiple times to the hardware using the multi-sample mask
feature to update one sample at a time in the frame buffer using centroid sampling. With
each pass of the sampling position for textures is shifted to be at the location of the sample
that is being updated in that pass.

1080p24 Mode Support

This release of Catalyst™ introduces 1080p24 mode support This feature will be available
for display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and
Vista operating systems.

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 support

This release of Catalyst™ introduces WHQL certified support for Microsoft's Windows XP
Service Pack 3 update for all ATI Radeon™ Series products.

Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™.

Call of Juarez DX10: Performance increases up to 12% on systems containing an ATI
Radeon™ HD 3xx0 series of product
Halo: Performance increases by 10-30% across all of the supported ATI Radeon™
series of products
Lost Planet DX10: Performance increases from 5 to 35% on systems containing an
ATI Radeon™ HD 3xx0 series of product
Stalker DX9: Performance increases by 20-50% when HDR is enabled in the game;
across all ATI Radeon™ HD38x0 series of products
World in Conflict DX10: Performance increases up to 25% on systems containing an
ATI Radeon™ HD36x0 and/or an ATI Radeon™ 38x0 series of product. Higher
performance gains are noticed on systems contianing an ATI Radeon™ 3870x2 series
of product

ATI's Folding@Home
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project designed by the Stanford University. The
application performs intensive simulations of protein folding. This simulation will help
researchers uncover how certain diseases develop. Folding@Home uses distributed

computing to simulate protein folding, the workload is broken up into small work units and
distributed across hundreds of thousands of computers over the internet. You can help find
the cure to many different diseases! To join Folding@Home, follow these steps:

1. Download ATI's Catalyst™ software suite
2. Download the Folding@Home GPU client application

Note: The latest GPU client supports the ATI Radeon™ HD 3xx0 series of
products only.

3. Enter the ATI team number 51394 and start folding!

For more information on Folding@Home visit: http://ati.amd.com/technology
/streamcomputing/folding.html

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:

Clive Barker's Jericho: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on a
system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 38x0 series of product and running the
Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34260
Colin McRae: DiRT: Setting the display to 1024x768 with AA set to 4x, and
CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in lower performance being noticed. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34254

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Crysis: Flickering shadow corruption no longer occurs in hallways of the ship when
CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34256
Doom 3: Setting the in game options to Ultra Quality and the screen size to
1600x1200 no longer results in the image next to the text failing to be rendered.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-32603
Farcry: Enabling CrossFire™ no longer results in corruption being noticed during the
introduction of the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34262
Gears of War: Launching the game under the 64 bit version of Windows Vista no
longer results in momentary corruption of the desktop. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-34261
Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Launch the game demo on a system containing an
ATI Radeon™ X11x0 series of product and running the Windows Vista operating
system no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-34199
Halo 2: Enabling AA in the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer results in the Halo 2
logo flickering when loading or quitting a campaign. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-32541
Hellgate: London: Flickering is no longer noticed when quitting and then relaunching
the game when the in-game setting are set to their maximum levels. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-32604
Monster Madness Battle for Suburbia: Shading over 3D characters no longer
results in flickering being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34255
Shrek: The game no longer fails to launch on systems containing an ATI Radeon™
HD3100/3200 series of product and running the Windows Vista operating system.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34197
Stranglehold: The game no longer fails to load on systems running the Windows
Vista operating system with default values enabled. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-34259 ٗ
Tabula Rasa: Setting the graphics option to enable Deferred Lighting and Dynamic
Shadows no longer results in corruption being displayed. Further details can be found
in topic number 737-32597
Team Fortress 2: Enabling CrossFire™ and playing the game on a system running
Windows Vista no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-34257
Tomb Raider Anniversary: Performance improvement is now noticed when playing
the game with CrossFire™ enabled. Further details can be found in topic number
737-32598
Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either
clone mode or extended desktop mode no longer results in the WinDVD 7 player
playing in a windowed mode on both display devices when Overlay Theater Mode is
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30579
The OverDrive™ page is no longer missing in the Catalyst™ Control Center after
disabling CrossFire™ support. Further details can be found in topic number
737-31579
Watching live TV on a system running Windows Vista no longer results in corruption
being noticed after a short time period. Further details can be found in topic number
737-33465
Connecting a TV as the secondary display device and enabling either clone mode or
extended desktop mode no longer results in the TV failing to display an image when
resuming from an S3 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33466
Connecting a CRT and an HDMI display device followed by enabling clone mode and
setting the resolution to 1024x768 32bpp 60Hz. no longer results in corruption being
noticed on the secondary display device when resuming from suspend mode. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-32656
The signal on HDTV TV is no longer displayed as 480p60 after setting the format to
576i25/576p50 in clone mode. Further details can be found in topic number

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Momentary flicker is no longer noticed when rotating the display device. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-32661
Flashes of white lines are no longer noticed when quickly moving windows around the
Vista desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32660
Attempting to perform a silent install of the display driver on a system running
Traditional Chinese version of Windows Vista no longer results in an error message
being displayed and the display drivers failing to be installed. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-32601
Corruption is no longer noticed on the Windows Vista desktop when playing a DVD
title when using the Windows Media Player. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-33383
Connecting multiple display devices no longer results in the primary, secondary and
other monitors swapping positions within the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-32543
The secondary display device no longer fails to resume from sleep mode. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-32534
Connecting a DFP display device to a system running Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit
versions) no longer results in the display modes of 1024x768, 800x600, and 640x480
being missing in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-32542
A warning message no longer fails to appear when using an inappropriate DVI-HDMI
adapter. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32596
Hot plugging an HDMI display device to a system running Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit
version) no longer results in the HDMI display device being detected as a DTV (DVI)
device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32593
The color depth no longer changes to 8 bpp when enabling or disabling CrossFire™ for
the first time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31580
Playing DVD content using the WindowsٗMedia Player no longer results in the
playback being choppy. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32529
Catalyst™ Control Center->Display Properties->Settings tab->Advanced: The adapter
information is no longer displayed as ATI Display Adapter instead of the actual
product name. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32602
Setting the language option to any supported language other than English no longer
results in the Help file for Hydragrid failing to appear. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-32608
The Windows Vista operating system no longer fails to resume from suspend mode
when the HDMI display device is set to 1024x768 60Hz.on systems containing an ATI
Radeon™ HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number
737-32549
Resuming from an S3 state no longer results in the display continually blinking on
systems running the Windows Vista operating system (64bit version). Further details
can be found in topic number 737-31575
Setting the display resolution to 1920x1200, followed by playing a DVD title no longer
results in playback of the DVD appearing jittery. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-32535
Connecting a CRT as a secondary display device no longer results in the inability to
swap between a CV display device and a CRT display device. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-34325
Attempting to connect a TV using the S-Video connector no longer results in the TV
failing to be detected in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-34328
The display mode of 1920x1200 is no longer removed from list modes available for a
connected CRT. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34331
The Catalyst™ Control Center monitor page no longer displays incorrect information
on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3100/3200 series of product. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34195

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German translation errors are now rectified for the Vista installer. Further details can
be found in topic number 737-34196
Enabling Overlay Theatre Mode while a movie is playing no longer results in the
secondary display device displaying a black screen when extended desk mode is
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34198
Connecting a CRT and LCD display device, along with enabling clone mode and setting
the display resolution to 1280x1600 no longer results in corruption being noticed.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34230
Intermittent corruption when switching between an LCD display device and an HDMI
TV no longer occurs. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34231
The AMD Live Explorer carousel view no longer fails to load previews. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-34232
Attempting to resume from suspend mode when playing a Blu-Ray title no longer
results in the Windows Vista operating system failing to respond. Further details can
be found in topic number 737-34233
The ATI Graphics Power Settings can now be changed in the Power options on system
running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series of product.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34234
Connecting an HDMI display device no longer results in the display failing to fit the
screen properly when setting the display resolution to 1920x1200. Further details can
be found in topic number 737-34251
The display formats of 720p and 1080i are no longer displayed in the Catalyst™
Control Center when using a display device that does not support the modes. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34252
Connecting a secondary display device and setting the display resolution to 1280x800
or greater no longer results in corruption being noticed when attempting to enable
extended desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34253
Toggling a DX9 application between windowed mode and full screen mode on systems
containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 36x0 series ٗ product and running the Windows Vista
operating system no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34258
Enabling CrossFire™ no longer results in the ability to swap between display devices.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34263
Hot-plugging and hot-unplugging an HDMI display device no longer results in the
Catalyst™ Control Center failing to detect the correct setting of the display device.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34267
Condition Zero and Google Earth no longer fail shortly after starting the applications
on systems running Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34269
Disabling the ATI graphics driver no longer results in the Windows Vista operating
system failing to respond when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series of product.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34270
Hot swapping a display device to the second DVI connector no longer results in the
display device failing to be detected. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34271
Setting the display resolution to 1360x768 or higher and attempting to play a
Blu-Ray or HD DVD title using the Cyberlink player no longer results in the player
displaying a blank screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34272
Enabling Closed Captioning no longer results in a green line at left side and bottom of
the text being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34273

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:

Crysis: Catalyst™ Control Center->Advanced View->3D: Setting the standard setting

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to Optimal Quality and having certain in-game settings no longer results in missing
textures being noticed when playing the game under either Windows XP (32 bit
version) or Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34163
DIRT: Launching DIRT with CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in the application
failing to launch and an error message being displayed 737-29554
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts: The game no longer runs out of virtual
memory and no longer fails to load on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ X1650
series of product and running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34148
Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x no longer results in the game failing to
respond 737-28492
SecondLife: Corruption is no longer noticed when AA is enabled on a system
containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series of product and running Windows XP.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34149
Tiger Woods 2008: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game with
Adaptive AA enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34163
World of Warcraft: Connecting an Apple 30" display device to a system containing
an ATI Radeon™ HD 26x0 series of product and running Windows XP no longer results
in poor performance and intermittent flashing display. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-32576
World of Warcraft: Playing the game in a windowed mode under Windows XP no
longer results in the game failing to respond when attempting to go full screen.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-32586The floppy drive no longer
fails to read or write under Vista on a Dell XPS410 system. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-31148
World of Warcraft: Poor performance and flashing on screen are no longer noticed.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-32584
A warning message no longer fails to beٗdisplayed when reaching the maximum
number of modes in the Predefined and Custom HDTV modes section of the Catalyst™
Control Center. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista and XP
Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-33468
Underscan no longer fails when setting the display device to either 1080i 25Hz or
1080i 50Hz. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33469
Running the Spanish version of the Windows operating system no longer results in
the Catalyst™ Control Center option failing to be available when right-clicking the
Windows desktop menu bar. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32557
Setting the language option to French for the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer
results in some translation errors being noticed through-out the Catalyst™ Control
Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32665
Setting the language option to German for the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer
results in some translation errors being noticed through-out the Catalyst™ Control
Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32664
Setting the language option to Russian for the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer
results in some text being cropped for the secondary display device in the display
properties. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32663
Rebooting the operating system after changing the skin to any available option other
than system skin no longer results in the Catalyst™ Control Center menu options may
no longer being visible 737-30569
The 3D aspect no longer appears blank when launching a second instance of the
Catalyst™ Control Center 737-28482
Setting the language option to any supported language other than English no longer
results in the Help file for Configure and Diagnostics failing to appear. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-32605
Enabling or disabling CrossFire™ no longer results in the HydraGrid settings failing to
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Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found
in topic number 737-32609
Connecting a CRT and TV and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop no
longer results in Overlay Theater Mode failing on the secondary display device when
attempting to change the TV format to D/PAL. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-32606
Selecting either Ultimate Dutch or Swedish under no longer results in an error
message being displayed when select help within the Catalyst™ Control Center.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34413
CrossFire™ no longer fails to be enabled when extended desktop mode is enabled and
the displays are connected to the same adapter until the system is restarted. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34414
Connecting an HDMI display and a DVI display no longer results in the maximum
resolution of the HDMI display failing to be available in the Catalyst™ Control Center
when running the Chinese version of Windows XP. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-34415
The Catalyst™ Control Center no longer fails to respond when modifying or assigning
any hotkey in Hotkeys Manager. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34416
Catalyst™ Control Center: Connecting a secondary display device and enabling
extended desktop mode no longer results in the Catalyst™ Control Center failing to
respond when disabling the primary display device and attempting to set the
secondary display device as the primary. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34417
Changing the language to Swedish no longer results in text cutoff occurring when
rotating the display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34418
Various text is no longer cropped in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can
be found in topic number 737-34419
Avivo: The Advanced Color preview pictureٗ now changes when the Avivo settings are
adjusted. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34421
Connecting a secondary display device (DFP) no longer results in the DVI panel not
being displayed in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34422
Connecting a CV/TV as a single display using either a smart dongle or dumb dongle no
longer results in the CrossFireX™ option being available to activate it in the
Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34423
The Avivo Video->Presets page no longer displays a blank screen when exiting from
the screen saver when the Catalyst™ Control Center active. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-34424
Connecting a TV as the primary display device and making changes to any of the
contrast, saturation, S-video sharpeness no longer results in the options taking affect
even though the discard button is clicked. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34425
Text is no longer cropped in the Catalyst™ Control Center->All Setting when setting
the language to DE. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34426
The Apply button no longer fails to become disabled when changing the display
resolution on a system with extended desktop mode enabled and the secondary
display device having a different color scheme. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34427
Catalyst™ Control Center->Advance View->3D->All Settings->Anti Aliasing making
changes to the default AA settings no longer results in the default values failing to be
applied when clicking on the Defaults button. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34428
A corrupt background is no longer noticed when in the OverDrive™ option of the
Catalyst™ Control Center when changing the Catalyst™ Control Center skin to any
available option other than system. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34429

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The tool tips now reference the correct video presets for the adjustment options.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34430
Help for Anti-Aliasing aspect is now updated with Edge-detect filter details. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34431
Help is now available for the Catalyst™ Control Center->CV-Scaling Option. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-34432
The enable/disable HydraGrid option in the system tray is now functioning as
expected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34433
Connecting an HDMI display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD
3100/3200 series of product no longer results in the display failing to be detected as
a DTV(HDMI) in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34143
Hot un-plugging a display device no longer results in display device still appearing in
the Catalyst™ Control Center->Display Manager. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34153
Hot-unplugging the primary display device (HDMI) no longer results in the secondary
display device (DP) failing to display an image under the Windows XP operating
system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34161
Adjusting the flicker removal in the TV properties of the Catalyst™ Control Center no
longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic
number 737-34162
Corruption is no longer noticed during HD-BD playback and panning mode is enabled.
Further details can be found in topic number 737-34164

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Professional x64
Edition Operating System
This section provides information on resolved ٗissues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. These include:

Crysis: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on a system running
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 series
of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34141
Unreal Tournament 3: Changing the in-game display resolution may result in
corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33470

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:

Company of Heroes: Setting the in-game options to maximum levels may result in
the game exiting to the desktop after the game has completed loading. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-34137
Crysis: Momentary corruption may be noticed in the body of water when a soldier
pierces through the clouds. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32599
Unreal Tournament 3: The game may intermittently fail to launch when a map has
texture detail set to maximum. Further details can be found in topic number
737-31189
ZT: Attempting to play the Asian game in a windowed mode or at a display resolution
of 1280x1024 may result in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found
in topic number 737-34152
Rebooting the operating system after changing the skin to any available option other
than system skin may result in the Catalyst™ Control Center menu options no longer
being visible. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30569
The Catalyst™ Control Center menu option may fail to function when changing the

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skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-30570
Using the hot-key function to switch between various display scenarios may result in
the HDMI display device displaying a blank screen. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-31145
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
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 Radeon™ HD 2600 or
HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31150
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
Enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™
Edition product may result in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) failing. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-31163
An error message may appear when installing the display driver package through
setup.exe. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31577
Inconsistent behavior may be noticed in the Catalyst™ Control Center when clearing
the Shared application from one virtual desktop to another. This issue may also be
experienced under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32610
Shared applications may be removed after selecting Restore desktop when virtual
desktop mode is enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows XP
and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-32611
Installing an ATI Radeon™ X1600 series of product into a system containing an ATI
Radeon™ 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
Radeon™ X1600 series of product. This issue may also be experienced with the ATI
Radeon™ X1300 and 1550 series of products. Further information may be found in
topic number 737-33471
Certain benchmark applications may report lower benchmark scores with CrossFire™
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33464
Hot-plugging an HDTV to an HDMI port may result in flickering being noticed around
the text of the Catalyst™ Control Center when setting the display resolution to either
1776x1000 or 1920x1000. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34323
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
The OverDrive™ option may be missing in the Catalyst™ Control Center after the
installation of the graphics driver on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2900
series of product and running the Windows Vista operating system. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-34123
A black window may be displayed when attempting to play a DVD title using WinDVD
7 when Overlay Theater Mode and clone mode is enabled. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-34133
Performing a custom install of the ATI graphics driver under the Windows Vista
operating system may result in a message indicating that the current version is not
installed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34150
Attempting to hot plug an HDMI display device from one port to another may result in
the display failing to display an image. Further details can be found in topic number
737-34151

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

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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:

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars may have corruption on the water and sky after
increasing the game resolution. Restarting the game at that higher resolution or
issuing reloadImages command in the game console corrects the corruption. This
issue only impacts graphics cards up to the ATI Radeon™ X850. Further details can be
found in topic number 737-29947
Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD
using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587
Connecting a Dual Link Panel to the on-board DVI port, followed by hot plugging a
DVI display to the add-on DVI card may result in clone mode becoming disabled when
rebooting the machine and the secondary display device remaining blank. Further
details can be found in topic number 737-31166
The Catalyst™ Control Center menu option may fail to function when changing the
skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-30570
Setting the display resolution to 1440x900 or lower may result in corruption being
noticed when playing a DVD title. Further details can be found in topic number
737-31168
Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD
using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587
Intermittent flashing may be noticed in the right portion of the display when playing a
720p or 1080i media file when using the Windows Media Player v10. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-32666
The ATI OpenGL driver may fail to be applied on systems containing an ATI Radeon™
3600/3650 AGP series of product. Furtherٗ details can be found in topic number
737-33467
Intermittent flashing may be noticed in the right portion of the display when playing a
720p or 1080i media file when using the Windows Media Player v10. Further details
can be found in topic number 737-34111
The Rotation option may not be available for the primary display device when two or
more display devices are connected to the system. Further details can be found in
topic number 737-34113
Moving the Realplayer to the secondary display device may result in the playback
windows appearing black. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34116
Moving the WinDVD player to the secondary display device may result in the playback
window appearing blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34120
Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD
using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is
enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34121

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Professional x64
Edition
The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under
the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system in the latest version of
Catalyst™. These include:

Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in
corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556

For further information and general help on software driver installation, game issues, and
more, visit ATI Customer Care.

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Installing the Catalyst™ Vista Software Driver
Installation information can be found at: ati.amd.com

AMD Customer Care
The AMD Customer Care website provides a high level of technical support and ease of
navigation. The AMD Customer Care website provides accurate and up-to-date product
support for optimum usability and performance. Technical issues are categorized and
personalized to enhance user experience. The AMD Customer Care Website can be found at:
support.ati.com

To view a known issue or find troubleshooting information, do the following:

1. Go to ati.amd.com. The AMD home page is displayed.
2. Click on Support & Drivers. The AMD Support and Drivers web page is displayed.
3. In the left hand pane, select Graphics Support.
4. In the top right corner of the Graphics Support page, enter the topic number or a
general description of the issue you are experiencing within the search field.
5. In the Select Site field, select ATI.
6. Click the SEARCH symbol.
The information requested (if available) is displayed.

Catalyst™ Crew Driver Feedback
This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the Catalyst™ CREW Driver
Feedback program. To provide us with your feedback, visit: Catalyst™ Crew Driver

Feedback.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
http://ati.amd.com
Voice: (905) 882-2600
Fax: (905) 882-2620

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