ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.11 for Windows Vista 32-bit

November 13, 2008
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The Catalyst™ Software Suite 8.11 contains the following:

• Radeon™ display driver 8.552
• HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
• HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
• WDM Driver Install Bundle
• Southbridge/IXP Driver
• Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.11


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.

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 Desktop Product Family Support for both Windows Vista and XP

ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series ATI Radeon™ HD4600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series ATI Radeon™ X1300 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series ATI Radeon™ X1050 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series ATI Radeon™ X850 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series ATI Radeon™ X800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series ATI Radeon™ X700 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

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support for both Windows Vista and XP

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 Snapstream’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

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3100 Series AMD 580X Series Chipset
ATI Radeon™ HD 2100 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1150 Series
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1200 Series AMD 690 Series Chipset

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

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 be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator
rights in order to successfully complete the installation of the Catalyst™
Vista driver.

New Features

This section provides information on new features found in this release of the
Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:

• ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements
• HydraVision Support for Windows XP
• New Display Enhancements
• Performance Improvements


ATI CrossFireX™ Enhancements

This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables users to verify whether an application is
running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. The new option found in the ATI Catalyst™
Control Center system tray, will allow users to verify whether a Direct3D or
OpenGL application is running in ATI CrossFireX™ mode. (The “ATI Cross-
FireX” logo will be shown on screen when the application is running).
AMD Chipset Product Support
AMD Chipset Product Support
ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3100 Series AMD 580X Series Chipset
ATI Radeon™ HD 2100 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1150 Series
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1250 Series ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1200 Series AMD 690 Series Chipset

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

HydraVision Support for Windows XP

This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces HydraVision support for the ATI Catalyst
™ Control Center under Windows XP. HydraVision enables users to more
efficiently organize multiple applications across single or multiple displays. Highlights
include:

• HydraGrid – A new feature found in HydraVision that divides the Windows
desktop into user definable areas. This helps users to more easily move and
organize multiple applications.
• HydraVision Hotkeys – The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Hotkey Manager
can assist users to quickly setup and define their HydraVision specific hotkey
commands.
• HydraVision Virtual Desktops – Users can configure up to 9 different virtual
desktops. This enables users to manage and group multiple applications
across each user defined desktop. Application positions, desktop associations
and display settings can be saved for every virtual desktop.
• HydraVision Wizard – Using the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Wizard,
users can configure their HyrdaVision settings with ease.

New Display Enhancements

This release of ATI Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for display scaling to
resize the display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces.

Performance Improvements

The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™
FarCry 2 – performance gains of 3 to 10% for Single card mode and 8 to 14% in
Crossfire mode, with some specific configurations showing even greater improvements.
Performance gains were noticed on all Radeon HD4xxx and Radeon
HD3xxx products.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky – performance gains of 6 to 18% in single card settings
and 10 to 30% in CrossfireX mode. Performance gains were noticed on all
Radeon HD04xxx and Radeon HD3xxx products.

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:

• During game play for “Age of Conan”, DirectX 10 may cause the screen to
blank
ATI Catalyst™ Release Note 6
• Resizing video during playback may intermittently cause desktop video corruption
• Video playback tearing may occur under Windows Vista 32 or XP
• Hardware acceleration is not enabled when playing HD content using Cyberlink
• Catalyst Control Center, Overdrive options missing under Graphics settings
• Some OpenGL content may not align to the Hydravision preset grid
• Catalyst Control Center 'ShowGrid' does not display the correct grid settings
for the attached displays
• “Gratitude{EF25BC.....}” or HydraGrid.exe executables will be shown under
process tab after launching Hydragrid
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:
• “Lower Resolution” message displayed when attempting to play HD content
using winDVD
• Running certain OpenGL applications may intermittently cause the system to
stop responding
• Some desktop corruption may be noticed when playing standard definition
video while exiting full screen DOS
• Overlay rotation failing under Windows XP
• Hot unplugging the secondary device with Clone Mode enabled may cause
video playback instability
• With Clone Mode and Overlay Theater Mode enabled some video playback
may fail to render properly
• Some corruption may be noticed during video playback on Cyberlink
winDVD7 and rotate desktop
• Midway “Stranglehold” may become unstable when run in 800x600 and
Dynamic Shadows is turned off

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:

• Some screen corruption may be noticed after enabling 1080p HDMI support
and adjusting the scaling options from Catalyst Control Center
• “Age of Conan” DirectX 10, may intermittently become unresponsive during
gameplay
• Full screen OpenGL applications may cause a system with CrossFire enabled
to become unresponsive
• Video corruption may occur when playing back 1080i MPEG2 content
ATI Catalyst™ Release Note 7
• Display driver “Configuration Change” warning message is not displayed
after removing secondary CrossFire adapter
• Video corruption may occur when playing HD/SD content while concurrently
running a Direct 3D application
• Mode switching during gameplay may cause system to stop responding while
“Show CrossFireXtm Status Icon” and CrossFire are enabled
• Restoring to factory default, Catalyst Control Center may become unresponsive
when multidesktop is enabled
• Playing back MPEG2 files may fail to respond when task switching between
virtual desktops in extended desktop mode

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Operating System

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:

• Protection message is displayed when playing DVD using WINDVD v9.609
• No overlay when playing MPEG2 DVD after rotating display
• Video corruption may be noticed when playing back certain MPEG2 files
• Codemasters' RaceDriver GRID: some video corruption may be noticed during
game play after a task switch while Crossfire is enabled
• Task switching to the desktop and running a Direct 3D game may cause the
game to become unresponsive
• Exiting some games may intermittently cause the following error message
“Display Driver stopped working” when 8x Anti Alias edge detection is
enabled
• Users may notice intermittent flickering on the TV out display when playing a
DVD using Cyberlink PowerDVD
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.11 for Windows Vista 32-bit: