AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.9 for Windows Vista/7 64-bit

September 28, 2011
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The AMD Catalyst software suite 11.9 contains the following:

  • AMD display driver version 8.892
  • HydraVision for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Southbridge/IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.892 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.892.

Caution:

The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine 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 / AMD Vision Engine 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 / AMD Vision Engine Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

Notes:

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.

The Catalyst driver requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.

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/.

AMD 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.

Highlights:

New Features

  • Enables AMD HD 3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as the Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.9 software suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • STALKER – Call of Pripyat no longer hangs randomly when launching a new game or opening a previously saved game.
  • Scaling options are now correctly displayed when connecting a Digital monitor to the Display port on some video cards.
  • The following games no longer experience random hangs during game loading:
    • Call of Duty – Black Ops
    • F1 2010
    • Dungeon Siege 3
  • The following games no longer hang intermittently during gameplay:
    • Battlefield - Bad Company 2
    • Borderlands
    • Dead Rising 2
  • The following games no longer hangs while running the benchmark:
    • Serious Sam 2
    • Resident Evil 5
    • HAWX 2
  • HAWX 2 no longer displays random flashing black pixels
  • Flashing pixel corruption is no longer experienced while playing F1 2010 and Dirt 2
  • The Windows Event Log no longer reports unwanted Distributed DCOM errors.
  • Negative Crossfire Scaling is no longer occasionally observed while playing EarthSim 2, Battle – Bad Company 2 , Metro and HAWX
  • Video corruption is no longer observed while playing full screen HD WMV format files using PowerDVD with Windows Aero Mode turned off.
  • Blank video playback is no longer observed when hardware accelerations is enabled in VLC 1.1.10
    Dawn of War II – Retribution no longer exhibits a black screen when alt-tabbing in and out of the game
  • Random display corruption is no longer observed when playing WMV format files using Windows Media Player
  • City of Heroes no longer experiences stuttering after excessive use if in-game Anti-Aliasing slider

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.9 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • The screen no longer goes black on when the Aero Desktop is enabled on some Radeon products.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer randomly crashes when running the benchmark

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System:

This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.9 software suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • Enemy Territory – Quake Wars no longer displays random screen corruption
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD no longer hangs when attempting to play a BluRay disc.

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:

  • The display may freeze after playing HD Videos over an extended period of time using Windows Media Center
  • Random screen tearing may be observed while playing Portal 2
  • Random screen corruption may be observed while playing Wolfenstein in multiplayer mode
  • Random corruption may be experienced while playing Enemy Territory – Quake Wars
  • Choppy playback may be experienced during playback of interlaced DVD content in full screen mode using PowerDVD 11

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:

  • Windows Aero options may not be available after installing the driver

AMD Product Compatibility:

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4670 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6500 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4650 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4550 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4350 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4890 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Series
  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 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
Alternative drivers to AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.9 for Windows Vista/7 64-bit: