AMD Mobility Catalyst Display Driver 11.9 for Windows Vista/7 32-bit

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Date: September 28, 2011
File Size: 87.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7
Downloads: 438

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Release notes:

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 Mobility Product Families

  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6900M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6800M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4100 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6300M Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6300 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6200 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5700 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3100 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5100 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4800 Series
  • ATI PowerXpress enabled notebooks using AMD chipsets
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series

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