ATI Catalyst Display Drivers 10.11 for Vista/7 64-bit

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Date: November 17, 2010
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This article provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s software suite, AMD Catalyst™ 10.11.
This particular software suite updates both the AMD display driver, and the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
This unified driver has been updated to provide enhanced level of power, performance, and reliability.

Package Content

The AMD Catalyst™ software suite 10.11 contains the following:

AMD display driver version 8.791
HydraVision™ for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
Southbridge/IXP Driver
AMD Catalyst™ Control Center version 8.791

Important!
Caution!

The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for better stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same AMD Catalyst release.
The AMD Catalyst Control Center requires that the Microsoft® .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

[b]Notes:[/b]

- When installing the AMD Catalyst driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver.
- These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
- ATI Eyefinity™ technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics horsepower required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
- Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website
- The Drag and Drop Transcoding feature is a beta level feature provided only for evaluation purposes. The Drag and Drop Transcoding feature is only supported on single and dual core CPUs, and supported on devices that support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).
- When upgrading from a non-Stream™ Edition driver suite to a Stream Edition driver suite with the ATI Stream™ SDK v2 installed, it is recommended that you uninstall the ATI Stream SDK v2 Developer component from the system prior to installing Stream Edition driver suite
- When installing the ATI Stream SDK v2 after a Stream Edition driver suite has been installed on a system, you may encounter a maintenance dialog for the developer component of the SDK. This is normal and can be ignored by canceling the dialog box.

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

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

AMD FireStream Product Families

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

AMD Chipset Product Families

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 PowerXpress™ enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets

ATI Mobility Radeon™ 4100 Series

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)

Compatible Operating Systems:

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

- Windows 7 32-bit version
- Windows 7 64-bit version
- 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

Performance Improvements:

The following performance improvements were observed with this release of AMD Catalyst 10.11:

• Battleforge™ : Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing disabled.

• ATALKER – Call of Pripyat™ benchmark: Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations

Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

- Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
-Primary display no longer blanks out intermittently during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault" DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled
- "Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo no longer intermittently fails 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 no longer causes CrossFire to become disabled
- Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters no longer causes smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the Standard filter on some cards
- Desktop line corruption is no longer observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on some cards
- Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst™ Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios

Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

- Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
- When "World of Warcraft" is launched via TriDef® 3D and hardware cursor is enabled, the mouse cursor no longer intermittently flickers and disappears
- Hot swapping a HDCP display panel with a non-HDCP display no longer causes the display to turn blank after resuming from sleep/hibernate during Blu-ray disc playback

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:

- 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
- Drag and Drop transcoded H264i content may show de-interlacing lines
- Display may intermittently turn blank on launching "Enemy Territory™: Quake Wars" or during game play 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
- Switching from 32-bit to 16-bit colordepth during WMV media playback may cause the video to go blank on some cards
- Enabling CrossFire in "Far Cry 2" DirectX 9 may result in low performance and benchmark failing to complete on some cards
- "Tom Clancy's Endwar™" may stop responding during game cut scenes 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

Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System

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

- Corruption might be visible in "Doom™ 3" and "Quake™ 4" with ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
- All but the primary display under Eyefinity configuation might become disabled while changing the preferred display at lowest Bezel compensated resolution
- Performing bezel compensation on 3x2 Eyefinity configuration may cause the bezel group (resolutions) to go missing

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
- Switching the preferred display in specific Eyefinity configurations may cause the displays to become disabled

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