ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.8

Operating systemsOS : Windows XP / Windows Vist
ManufacturerManufacturer : ATI Technologies Inc.
CreatedCreated : Aug 28, 2008
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This release of Catalyst introduces new Avivo video features:

- Dynamic Gamma/Contrast correction, available on the ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, improves video image quality by delivering more vivid color in content with sharp contrasts and scenes with low and bright images.
- Improved video presets, available for the ATI Radeon HD 3000 and ATI Radeon 4800 Series, delivers a newly optimized video presets that users can select depending on what kind of video content they are viewing.
- Windows XP support: Edge enhancement, which adjusts the level of sharpness of video content and Noise Reduction, which removes ghosting artifacts while preserving details of the original video. The new slider control can be found in the All Settings page of the Avivo Video tab found in the Catalyst Control Center
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:
Setting the language option to Greek no longer results in cropped text being noticed in the Catalyst Control Center->Component Video page
Adobe After Effects: Exiting the application no longer results in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) operating system intermittently failing to respond
Call of Duty 4: Corruption is no longer noticed when having Quad CrossFire enable and an HDMI 1080p display device connected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35112
Devil May Cry 4: Anti-Aliasing no longer fails to function when playing the game with CrossFire enabled
Dirt: Playing the German Crossover track (Rally World Event) no longer results in the grand stands and chain link fences not being display correctly when CrossFire is enabled and MSAA is disabled
Hellgate London: Setting the display resolution to 2560x1600 no longer results in the game failing to respond
Linage II: Switching between the game and the Windows desktop no longer results in the desktop appearing brighter than its original setting. Exiting the game and restarting the operating system may also result in the desktop brightness failing to be restored to its original setting. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35108
Lost Planet (DX9): Enabling CrossFire, AA to 4x, AF to 8x, and having all of the in-game options set to high no longer results in the game failing to respond when running the performance test
Mahjongg Artifacts: Flickering is no longer noticed when playing the game on pre-configured name brand systems
Mass Effect: Playing the game with CrossFire enabled no longer results in corruption being noticed on the AA menu
NASCAR demo: Setting all the in-game options to the highest levels no longer results in corruption being noticed on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series of product and running Windows Vista
Quake 4: Corruption is no longer noticed when starting a new game on systems running either Windows XP or Vista and containing an ATI Radeon HD 48x0 series of product
Second Life: Playing the game on a CrossFire configured system (ATI Radeon HD 2400 and above) no longer results in corruption and slow performance being noticed
Unreal Tournament 3: The game no longer intermittently fails to launch when a map has texture detail set to maximum. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31189
World In Conflict: Setting the video quality to high no longer results in corruption being noticed
Installing a newer version of the Catalyst Control Center without removing the older version no longer results in a windows error message appearing when attempting to launch the Catalyst Control Center
The Reduce DVI frequency on high-resolution displays is no longer missing in the Catalyst Control Center->Digital Panel (DVI) page when hot un-plugging and then hot-plugging a display device using the HDMI port on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3100/3200 series of product
The Display Management options are no longer missing or corrupted when switching between profiles in the Catalyst Control Center
Clicking Start->All Program->Catalyst Control Center->Restart runtime twice no longer results in the two ATI Restart icons appearing on the Windows taskbar
Setting the DPI to 120 or 144 no longer results in cropped text being noticed throughout various pages of the Catalyst Control Center
Making changes to the default values in the Avivo color page and closing the Catalyst Control Center without applying the changes no longer results in the default values failing to be restored
Cropped text is no longer noticed in the VPU Recover message when the DPI is set to 144
Checking the Use application settings in Avivo Video->Basic Color no longer results in the preview failing to be updated with the default color settings
Corruption is no longer noticed when entering the Catalyst Control Center->Basic Quality page on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 4800 product
Setting the language option to German and the Catalyst Control Center skin to ATI_Crimson no longer results in text appearing cropped within the Catalyst Control Center
Catalyst Control Center: Enabling the option for Always on Top no longer results in dialog boxes failing to appear on top of the Catalyst Control Center
Running through a custom install of the graphics driver and installing the driver to a directory of choice no longer results in a C error message when right clicking on the Windows desktop
The pulldown menu options found within various pages of the Catalyst Control Center are no longer mis-aligned
Setting the language option to Russian no longer results in cropped text being noticed within the Catalyst Control Center
Using the Catalyst Control Center Setup Assistant no longer results in the Catalyst Control Center Advanced View text is appearing greyed out
A restricted number of HDTV custom modes no longer occurs after deleting all of the custom modes that were previously added
Catalyst Control Center: The online help links for Color->Full Screen3D are no longer missing
Catalyst Control Center->Help->CrossFire: The help file no longer states that CrossFire is enabled by default under the Windows XP operating system
Incorrect help hardware configurations are no longer described for CrossFire in the Catalyst Control Center->Help contents
Setting the language option to any of the supported languages now results in the translated language web pages being displayed (if in existence) when clicking on the Welcome link
Corruption is no longer noticed in the lower portion of the HDMI display when using certain display modes
Disabling the graphics driver while clone mode is enable no longer results in corruption being noticed on the display devices
Connecting an HDMI display device and entering an S3 state no longer results in the operating system failing to respond or VPU Recover to activate
Connecting an HDMI display device to the DVI port using an HDMI to DVI dongle no longer results in the display mode of 720x480 failing to be in the display mode list after hot-unplugging the HDMI display device and hot-plugging a DVI display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35105
Screen flashing no longer occurs when connecting a display device that has incorrect Extended Display Identification Data information (EDID)
An error message indicating that the display driver stopped responding and has recovered is no longer displayed when playing a DVD title using the Windows Media Player on systems containing an ATI Radeon 3100/3200 series of product
Connecting a dual link display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 36x0 series of product no longer results in the display device failing to display an image when enabling the option to reduce DVI and setting the display resolution to 1280x1024 60Hz 32bpp
Connecting an HDMI display device and setting the display resolution to 1600x1024 or higher with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz. no longer result in the display device failing to display an image
Logging off one user and logging on as another no longer results in CrossFire failing to be enabled or disabled when logging back on as the original user
A CCCPrev.exe has stopped working error message no longer appears when selecting any 3D settings in the Catalyst Control Center when extended desktop mode is enabled
Connecting a CRT as the primary and a DFP as a secondary display device followed by enabling extended desktop mode no longer results in clone mode becoming active when hot-unplugging the DFT and the hot-plugging it back on
Connecting a TV as a secondary display device and attempting to enabled extended desktop mode no longer results in the TV format failing to change
Connecting a secondary display device and enabling it as the primary display no longer results in the resolution being set to it maximum display resolution when enabling CrossFire
Clicking on the seek slider when playing a DVD title using the PowerDVD player no longer results in corruption being noticed on the playback window
Switching from h.264 to MPEG2 video titles no longer results in the operating system intermittently failing to respond
Playing VC1 video clips no longer results in green corruption being noticed in the player window
Seeking or fast-forwarding in a media player application no longer results in corruption being noticed on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3600 series of product and running Windows Vista (32 bit version)
Enabling BOB de-interlacing no longer results in a green line being noticed on the bottom of the playback window when playing a 1080i clip
Playing a standard definition DVD using the Windows Media Player no longer results in the player window flashing when closed captioning is enabled
Playing a DVD title using the PowerDVD player no longer results in the PowerDVD player failing to respond when DXVA is disabled, closed captioning is enabled and the user is fast forwarding the DVD title anywhere from 4x to 32x
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:
3 Kingdom OL: Playing the Asian game with CrossFire enabled on a system running Windows XP no longer results in texture corruption being noticed during the fight preparation menu
Assassin's Creed: Setting all in-game options to 3 and the display resolution to 1024x768 no longer results in flashing being noticed around the character
City of Heroes: Character stretching and double character reflection is no longer noticed when the in-game resolution is set to 2560x1600. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35757
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts: Enabling CrossFire no longer results in the displays flashing corruption when setting the in game graphics options to off or their lowest settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35118
Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Intermittent corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 48x0 series of product
Fear Perseus Mandate Demo: Launching the game on a system running Windows XP and containing an ATI Radeon HD 2600 series of product no longer results in the system failing to respond
Just Cause: Setting the in-game display resolution to 1280x1024 and all of the other game options to their maximum levels no longer results in corruption being noticed in the lower portion of the display
Lost Planet: Task switching between the game and the Windows XP desktop no longer results in texture corruption being noticed when switching back to the game. This issue was known to occur on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 36x0 series of product
Witcher: Enabling AA and setting the in-game options to their maximum levels no longer results in background colors being missing and the game play back being choppy. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35898
Witcher: Game corruption is no longer noticed when setting all of the in-game options to their maximum values and having CrossFire enabled along with AA set to 16x and AF set to 8x
Witcher: Enabling CrossFire on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 48x0 series of product no longer results in game failing to respond
Using the WinDVD player (versions 14.x, 11.10x, or 9.xx) to play VC1 video content no longer results in corruption being noticed when hardware acceleration is enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35293
Installing the HDMI audio driver and the VIA audio chipset driver no longer results in a compatibility issue being noticed and a yellow exclamation mark showing up in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35119
Connecting a display device to the display port no longer results in the Catalyst Control Center->Advanced View detecting the display device as a Digital Panel (DVI)
Hot-plugging an HDMI display device to a system that has a CRT connected to it no longer results in the CRT becoming disabled after the system reboots
Choppy DVD playback is no longer noticed when enabling the option cinema enhancement and closed captioning within the WinDVD player
Corruption is no longer noticed in the lower third of the WinDVD player window when cinema enhancement is enabled
Hot-plugging a display device while the system is in standby state no longer results in the display device failing to be detected
Hot-plugging a display device no longer results in the display device failing to display an image
ATI icon corruption is no longer noticed on systems running Windows XP and containing an ATI Radeon HD 48x0 series of product
Resuming from a standby state and right clicking on the Windows desktop no longer results in menu items appearing corrupt when moving the mouse pointer over the drop down menu
Playing a Blu-ray DVD title using the WinDVD player no longer results in only audio being heard
Playing a DVD title and selecting the option to use basic color setting to default in the Catalyst Control Center now results in the option being applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35803
A green tint is no longer noticed around the closed captioning when playing a standard definition DVD using the Cyberlink player

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