ATI Catalyst Display Drivers 10.10 for Vista/7 64-bit

October 22, 2010
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The AMD Catalyst™ software suite 10.10 contains the following:
- AMD display driver version 8.78 (Windows® XP) and 8.782 (WindowsVista® and
Windows® 7)
- HydraVision™ for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Southbridge/IXP Driver
- AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 8.78 and 8.782

New Features:

Introduction of AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing
("APP") technology Edition
- There will now be two variants of the AMD Catalyst package available:
1. AMD Catalyst (comparable to prior versions in features and components) –
currently includes the Direct3D®, OpenGL®, display driver and AMD
Catalyst Control Center components
2. AMD Catalyst Accelerated Parallel Processing (“APP”) technology Edition –
AMD Catalyst plus the OpenCL driver
- Users can still obtain the individual AMD Catalyst components as well (which will
also include the OpenCL driver as well)
Video accleration for WMV HD® video content
- This release of AMD Catalyst provides video acceleration support for WMV HD®
(Microsoft video codec) under Windows 7
- Compatible with the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
AMD Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.10 7
Enhanced Dynamic Contrast video controls
- This release of AMD Catalyst enhances the Dynamic Contrast setting found in the
Catalyst Control Center by adding histogram based detection
Introduction of AMD HD3D Technology
Blu-ray 3D™ Support
- This release of AMD Catalyst enables Blu-ray 3D™ playback
- Requirements include Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D
Stereoscopic glasses
- Compatible with the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Stereo 3D Gaming Compatibility
- This release of AMD Catalyst enables Stereo 3D gaming via 3rd party Stereo 3D
Conversion Software from Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD™) and iZ3D™
- Requirements include 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
- Compatible with the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
*More information on AMD HD3D Technology, including Stereo 3D Conversion
Software and a list of supported displays, can be found at www.amd.com/hd3d

Performance Improvements:

The following performance improvements were observed with this release of AMD
Catalyst 10.10:

- Aliens vs. Predator™ DirectX 11 Benchmark
- Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and
CrossFire
AMD Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.10 8
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and
CrossFire
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
- Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
- BattleForge™
- Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and
CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and
CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
- Crysis Warhead®
- Performance increases up to 9% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
with anti-aliasing enabled
- Far Cry™ 2
- Performance increases up to 7% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
- Metro 2033™
- Performance increases up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and
CrossFire configurations
- Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and
CrossFire configurations
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series in DirectX 11
and 10 modes
- Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series in DirectX 11
and 10 modes
- Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series in DirectX 11
and 10 modes
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.™ : Call of Pripyat Benchmark
- Performance increases up to 7% on single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
- Unigine™ Heaven
- Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and
CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
- Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and
CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
- World in Conflict™
- Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
- Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series

Resolved Known Issues for All Windows Operating Systems:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD
Catalyst software suite for Windows. These include:

- Catalyst Control Center page will now report the correct video memory type
AMD Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.10 9
Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating
System
This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD
Catalyst software suite for Windows 7. These include:
- Screen no longer becomes static after changing resolution in "Just Cause 2™" with
CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configuration
- Secondary (Slave) GPU and Memory Clock values will now increase when D3D
samples/games are running in fullscreen mode
- The maximum support mode will now be properly displayed when the CRT is
connected via the DP-to-VGA dongle
- Negative CrossFire scaling no longer experienced in "Need for Speed™: Shift 2" on
the ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 card
- Tearing corruption no longer visible in "Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2" with
CrossFire enabled
- VGA display will now light up when hotplugged into the VGA port on a system
booted without any displays connected
- Changing the HDMI™ display output to 1776x1000 through the operating system
resolution setting no longer causes the refresh rate to default to 30Hz
- Frame drops no longer visible during WinDVD® Blu-ray playback with display
resolution set to 25x16
- Changes to HDMI display scaling are now retained after system reboot
- System no longer displays blue screen during HDMI audio driver upgrade if existing
version is not uninstalled prior to installation
- Unwanted desktop experience no longer visible while viewing Blu-ray content on
120 Hz displays

Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD
Catalyst software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

- Optimized and custom modes for 720p60, 1080p60 and 1080i30 are no longer
missing for specific DVI displays
- Display no longer turns black when rotated 90 or 270 degress with resolution set to
1080i30 and Aero® enabled
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 AMD Catalyst. These include:
- Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor
when system is configured with 4 displays
AMD Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.10 10
- Switching the preferred display in specific Eyefinity configurations may cause the
displays to become disabled
- During 4x1 Eyefinity configuration, the Catalyst Control Center "Desktops &
Displays" properties page may show black monitors instead of the actual desktop
background with display numbers on specific cards
- With Super Anti-Aliasing enabled, Crossfire logo might not appear during
"StarCraft® II" game launch on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
- System may stop responding while running OpenCL "Multi Device/Context"
Conformance test on GPU for some cards
- When using "Overdrive", clicking the "Default" button might not switch the GPU
and memory clocks back to their idle clock values once the memory clock value has
been changed on some cards

Known Issues Under the Windows 7 Operating System

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under
the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:

- Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and
rebooting may cause the system to stop responding
- Task switching to desktop and then back into "Far Cry 2" DX10 game may result in
performance drop with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations
- Primary display may blank out during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault"
DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled
- Drag and Drop transcoded H264i content may show de-interlacing lines
- Display may intermittently turn blank on launching "Enemy Territory™: Quake
Wars" or during gameplay under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
- With CrossFire enabled, flickering may be observed in OpenGL games when refresh
rate is set to 100Hz or higher on some cards
- Desktop may dim after exiting "Mafia™ II" game on some cards
- Under multi-adapter configuration, various rotated displays in Eyefinity set up might
not be retained after reboot
- Mouse cursor may intermittently be corrupt/missing in one of the displays under
Eyefinity configuration while playing games/samples
- Tearing corruption may be visible in specific "StarCraft II" game campaigns at low
resolution settings (1024x768) on some cards
- "Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo may fail in fullscreen mode with CrossFire enabled
under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
- Task switching out of "Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2" and then back into the game
may cause CrossFire to become disabled
- Wrap-around corruption may be visible with 120 Hz panels during some resolution
changes in 120 Hz mode on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
- Switching from 32-bit to 16-bit colordepth during WMV media playback may cause
the video to go blank on some cards
- "Need for Speed: Shift" may intermittently display tearing corruption if races are
played back-to-back without exiting the game on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
- Enabling CrossFire in "Far Cry 2" DirectX 9 may result in low performance and
benchmark failing to complete on some cards
AMD Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.10 11
- "Tom Clancy's Endwar™" may stop responding during game cut scenes on some
cards
- Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters may cause
smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the Standard filter on some
cards
- Enabling anti-aliasing in "StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™" may cause outline
highlights to be rendered incorrectly on some cards
- Green texture corruption may be observed when resolution/video settings are
changed in "Metro 2033" game in DirectX 10 and 11 mode on some cards
- Rebooting a system with a CRT connected to the MiniDP port may cause all
resolutions except 640x480 to go missing
- Windows Media® Center application may stop responding or system may
intermittently fail while playing 1080p video in 2x2 & 4X1 Eyefinity mode
- Desktop line corruption may be observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on
some cards

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility:

AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5500 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series

Note: Driver compatibility for AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series is
currently available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 only.

AMD FireStream™ Product Family Compatibility

AMD FireStream™ 9350
AMD FireStream™ 9250
AMD FireStream™ 9270
AMD FireStream™ 9170

AMD Chipset Product Family Compatibility

ATI Radeon™ HD 4290
ATI Radeon™ 3200 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4250
ATI Radeon™ 3100 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Series
ATI Radeon™ 3000 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series

AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
Catalyst™ Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for
system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, users
may have unwanted experiences.

The Installation Verification Software will prevent driver download on certain notebook
products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or
functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unwanted experiences occur using
Catalyst Mobility, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system
vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent
drivers for your notebook.

AMD Mobility Product Families

ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5800 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5700 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5600 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5400 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3200 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5100 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ 3100 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4800 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2700 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4500 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 2400 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4200 Series
ATI Mobility Radeon™ 4100 Series
ATI PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets

The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:
- Any notebook launched after this driver release
- Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel® chipsets.
- Toshiba® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for
driver support for these notebooks)
Sony® VAIO® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for
driver support for these notebooks)
- Panasonic® notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for
driver support for these notebooks)
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Drivers 10.10 for Vista/7 64-bit: