ATI Catalyst Display Driver 10.4 for Windows XP 64-bit

Date: April 28, 2010
File Size: 65.7 MB
OS Support: Windows XP 64-bit
Downloads: 483

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New Features:

This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
- ATI Catalyst – Video enhancements
- AMD video transcoding updates

ATI Catalyst – Video enhancements

- H.264 Level 5.1 support
o ATI Catalyst™ can now playback 5.1 level streams on all supported players
o Allows for playback of high resolutions (4Kx2K)

AMD video transcoding updates

- This release of ATI Catalyst™ provides enhanced support for the Windows 7 Drag
and Drop video converter
o Performance improvements
o New formats supported (H.264 file formats – MTS, and WMV9 Complex profile
interlaced content)
o ATI Catalyst™ Control Center option for enabling/disabling GPU acceleration
- Support for the ATI Video converter is now available in the advanced view of the
ATI Catalyst Control Center
ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.4 6
Performance Improvements
The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.4:
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky
- Improves up to 6% with ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 graphics products
- Improves up to 3% with ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 graphics products
- Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series products

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows. These include:
- Desktop mouse cursor will no longer intermittently appear enlarged
- Pressing the "Page Down" button while configuring the last display in Eyefinity
group will now properly switch to the next display instead of closing the bezel user
- Shortcut keys to configure the bezel now functions properly

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
- "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" maps no longer takes unusually long to load for ATI
Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
- Performance on 2D applications and benchmarks has now been fixed
- Catalyst Control Center - Advanced options no longer becomes disabled after
connecting second display in clone mode
- Video Gamma now functions properly during SD/HD video playback with Adobe
Flash Player 10.1
- Video corruption no longer visible while watching live HD Jade Channel (Hong
Kong) with Windows Media Center
- Flashing no longer visible in "Shattered Horizon" game with CrossFire™ enabled
- Changing in-game resolution in "Alien vs. Predator" no longer causes screen
flickering under multi-GPU configuration
- Tint setting under Catalyst Control Center - Basic Color now displays smooth
transition when adjusted for Blu-ray playback
- In-game anti-alias now functions properly when other in-game options like
Volumetric Effects are enabled in "Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War"
- Flickering corruption and flashing textures are no longer visible in "Battlefield 2: Bad
- "NecroVisioN" game now launches properly in DirectX 10 mode
- Desktop corruption no longer observed on enabling Aero effects or updating graphics
- Blank screen no longer observed when 8X anti-aliasing is applied in "The Chronicles
of Riddick 2" game

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:
- Audio playback devices now properly displays "ATI HDMI Output" when a HDMI
display is connected
- Display no longer flashes black when high settings of 19x12 are applied to in-game
settings for "Dawn of War 2"
- Corruption no longer visible during full screen playback with Flash Player 10.1 on
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
- A high CPU usage is no longer observed when GPU encoding is enabled for dual
core systems

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:
- [Adobe Flash Player] Resume from standby no longer causes hardware acceleration
may become disabled
- "Resident Evil 5" now launches properly on a HDMI display on an AGP card
- "Golfstar" game no longer encounters nProtect GameGuard security program
compatiblity issues

Known Issues Under All Windows Operating Systems

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under
the Windows operating system in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:
- Loading time between maps in "Battlefield 2: Bad Company" may be long for ATI
Radeon™ HD 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series
- "Catalyst Control Center is not supported..." warning message may appear and
Graphics menu for Catalyst Control Center Advanced view may be missing after
relogging into system after a Remote Desktop connection
- Utilizing hardware shaders (perfect mode) may cause text to become corrupted and
unreadable while loading any mission in "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946" game

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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