ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.6 for Windows XP 64-bit

Date: June 15, 2009
File Size: 52.1 MB
OS Support: Windows XP 64-bit
Downloads: 1,338

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The Catalyst™ Software Suite 9.6 contains the following:

Radeon™ display driver 8.62
HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
WDM Driver Install Bundle
Southbridge/IXP Driver
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.62

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

ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support
ATI Theater™ 550 PRO ATI Theater 650™
ATI All-in-Wonder™ HD ATI Theater 600™

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 FireStream™ Product Family Support

AMD FireStream™ Product Support
AMD FireStream™ 9270 AMD FireStream™ 9170
AMD FireStream™ 9250

AMD Chipset Product Support

AMD Chipset Product Support
ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series ATI Radeon™ 3100 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series ATI Radeon™ 3000 Series

Operating Systems Supported

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

Windows Vista 32-bit version
Windows Vista 64-bit version
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows 7

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.

Performance Improvements

Catalyst™ 9.6 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPU-
limited. Some measured examples are:

Company of Heroes – performance improves up to 25% with HD 4600 series
products and below as well as improvements of up to 10% on HD 4800 series
Crysis – performance improves up to 13% in multi-GPU configurations
Crysis Warhead – performance improves up to 11% in multi-GPU configurations
World in Conflict – performance improvements of up to 30% can be seen in settings
that were previously CPU limited

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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