ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.2 for Windows Vista 32bit

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Date: February 13, 2008
File Size: 41.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista
Downloads: 1,089

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Performance Improvements

Performance improvements with this release of Catalyst™ includes Company of Heroes DX10 frame rates increasing as much as 20% across all of the ATI Radeon™ HD 2x00 series of products and on all ATI Radeon™ HD 3x00 series of products. These performance improvements are even larger (up to 30%) for CrossFire™ configurations.

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:

* Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: Corruption is no longer noticed when editing levels. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32141
* World of Warcraft: Flickering and missing objects are no longer noticed when playing the game in OpenGL mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32140
* .NET Framework an Unhandled Exception error no longer occurs when upon booting or re-booting the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32115
* A white dot no longer appears on the windows desktop when launching the Catalyst Control Center. However, this issue may still be experienced under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31715
* Audio stutter is no longer noticed when using the HDMI connector. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32118
* 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 737-32125
* The Catalyst Control Center options are no longer missing for the secondary extended display when hot unplugging and hot plugging the display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32126
* Native CrossFire™ can now be enabled when the primary display device is connected to the master card using a CV or TV. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32131
* Enabling clone mode on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1200/1250/1270 series of product no longer results in the resolution and color depth changing to 640x480 8bpp. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32132
* Playing DVD content using the Windows Media Player no longer results in the playback being choppy. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32136
* Hot plugging and hot-unplugging an HDMI display device multiple times during one windows session may result in the display device failing to be detected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32137
* Enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1950 series of product no longer results in the Windows Vista operating system intermittently failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32138
* The lower portion of the Catalyst Control Center is no longer cropped when changing the display resolution from 640x480 to 1920x1200. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32139
* An error message is no longer displayed when attempting to set both the primary (HDMI) display device and secondary (DVI) display device to a display resolution of 1280x1024. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32142
* The Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system no longer reboots when installing the T200 driver. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32143
* Setting the DPI to 120 in the Display Properties no longer results in the combo box being cut-off. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32144
* The antenna signal strength is no longer reported by Vista Media Center as low. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32145
* A black line is no longer noticed when using VIVO for capturing and using Radeon™ HD 2900. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32146
* The PAL-N video captured from the ATI Radeon™ HD2900 no longer displays colors and with vertical bars. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32147
* The T200 NTSC capture card no longer fails to capture the Closed Captioning signal. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32148
* A Reduce DVI frequency on high-resolution displays option no longer appears when an HDMI display device is connected using an HDMI-DVI cable. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32149

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on known issues associated with the ATI Catalyst™. These include:

* Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x may result in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28492
* Oblivion: Flickering is no longer noticed when first making a move if the in-game settings are set to maximum, CrossFire™ is enabled and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31581
* 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
* 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 skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30570
* Installing the WDM driver on systems containing an ATI TV Tuner product and an ATI graphics adapter may result in the WDM driver failing to install. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30571
* Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result 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 Windows Vista operating system may fail to respond when running the Auto-tune utility found in the Catalyst™ Control Center OverDrive™ option. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30584
* 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
* Resuming from hibernation mode with HDMI display connected may result in a black screen with only a mouse cursor being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31149
* 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
* The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31586
* 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
* Using the pound key (#) as the first character in the user name may result in an error when installing the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31578
* The OverDrive™ page may be missing in the Catalyst Control Center after disabling CrossFire™ support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31579
* The color depth may change to 8 bpp when enabling or disabling CrossFire™ for the first time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31580
* Display corruption may be noticed when enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1900/1950 series of product when the display resolution is set to 1600x1200 70Hz and running a 3D application in full screen mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31582
* Hot-plugging an HDMI display device may result in the display device failing to be detected on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series of product and running Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31583
* Enabling extended desktop mode and setting the display resolution to 1280x800 or higher, followed by playing an HD-DVD using PowerDVD, may results in the HD-DVD title failing to play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31584
* Dragging player window to secondary display while playing back HD content and moving it back to primary may result in blank player window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31585
* The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31586

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