ATI Catalyst 8.5 Display Driver Vista32

Operating systemsOS : Windows Vista
ManufacturerManufacturer : ATI Technologies Inc.
CreatedCreated : May 27, 2008
Size downloadDownloads : 9
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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 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
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.
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
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
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
* HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes
* Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst Control Center
* 1080p24 Mode Support
* Windows XP Service Pack 3 support
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
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
* 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 737-32662
* 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 Windows Media 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
* 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

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