The Catalyst™ Software Suite 9.7 contains the following:

- Radeon™ display driver 8.632
- HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
- HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
- WDM Driver Install Bundle
- Southbridge/IXP Driver
- Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.67

New Features:

ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 – AMD’s first official unified Windows7 / Windows Vista Microsoft
WHQL certified graphics driver for the Windows 7 RTM

AMD has delivered its first official unified WHQL certified graphics driver designed for
the Windows 7 RTM (Release To Manufacturing)

ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 delivers a superior Windows 7 experience:
- Great gaming performance – superior performance compared to Windows Vista for single
GPU configurations and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
- Stability – through AMD’s WHQL certified, unified Windows 7 / Windows Vista graphics
driver
- Leadership in Innovation – support for all the Windows 7 WDDM 1.1 features and AMD
ATI Catalyst features on the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, and
ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series of products

ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Updates

The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center now features:

- A newly designed Desktops & Displays Manager - enabling users to more quickly configure and arrange their displays
- Full support for HydraVision under Windows 7

The new ATI Catalyst™ Control Center is supported under Windows 7 and Windows Vista

ATI Video encoder update – support for Windows 7

- ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 introduces support for the ATI Video converter under Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit
- Using ATI Stream technology, owners of ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series and ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series of graphics cards can take advantage of this video conversion tool (found in ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Basic View) to achieve substantial performance improvements when transcoding video files

Performance Improvements:

Catalyst™ 9.7 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPU-
limited. Some measured examples are:

- Crysis - performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on HD4800 series products
- Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on the HD4800 series products

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for all Windows OS. These include:

- Added support for OpenGL extensions: EXT_provoking_vertex and EXT_vertex_array_bgra
- Catalyst Control Center in some multi-display configurations Extend Desktop no longer causes the secondary display to become the primary display
- Catalyst Control Center, "Make Primary" option no longer fails to function in some "Extended Desktop" modes
- Opening Catalyst Control Center no longer results in an error message when using Dual Adapters with a non-ATI ASIC and ATI ASIC
- Catalyst Control Center, HDMI configuration aspects no longer fail to launch on some systems
- Catalyst Control Center hotkeys now toggle through all desktop modes
- Catalyst Control Center: Default HDTV modes can now be enabled properly
- Catalyst Control Center duplicated display options no longeer become available in some multi-adapter configurations
- Interlaced modes can now be applied on HDTV supported DFP panels even when forced via

Catalyst Control Center

- Confirmation dialog box now appears when applying HDTV 720p and 1080i formats; the resolution will be applied automatically
- Catalyst Control Center, add custom modes is now available in the Digital Panel HDTV support page
- Catalyst Control Center Advance Color page, when enabling the advanced color settings the preview window no longer blanks out
- Catalyst Control Center Overdrive Auto-Tune no longer stops responding on some CrossFire configurations
- Catalyst Control Center does not show a "System restart required ... " message for some multi adapter CrossFire configurations
- Catalyst Control Center an additional window no longer appears when running in Wizard mode
- Catalyst Control Center tab is now available in advance Display Settings with Windows 7
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 9.7 for Windows 7 32-bit: