New Features

This section provides information on new features introduced in the latest release of the CATALYST™ Software Suite. New features include:

* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER and RADEON™ Desktop Products
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER 3D Preview Enhancement
* Default Resolution for Clone Mode
* Windows Driver Model Information

CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER and RADEON™ Desktop Products

This release of CATALYST™ introduces CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER support for the entire RADEON™ desktop product line.
CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER 3D Preview Enhancement

This release of CATALYST™ introduces the ability to enable or disable the 3D Preview available in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. This feature is supported on the following ATI products:

* RADEON™ X850 series
* RADEON™ X800 series
* RADEON™ X700 series
* RADEON™ X600 series
* RADEON™ X300 series
* RADEON™ 9800 series
* RADEON™ 9700 series
* RADEON™ 9600 series
* RADEON™ 9500 series

It also introduces a pause and resume functionality to the 3D Preview.
Default Resolution for Clone Mode

This release of CATALYST™ introduces a default resolution setting of 1024x768 60Hz when using clone mode to enable a non-DDC CRT as a secondary display device.
Windows Driver Model Information

ATI Windows Driver Model (WDM) version information is now provided within the ATI CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. This information is found within the Information Center, located in the Graphic Software tab of the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER.
Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Display Driver Version 5.1

The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of CATALYST™. These include:

* Men of Valor: Buffering issues are no longer noticed when playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 8500 or 9100 series installed
* Myst URU Ages Beyond Myst: Attempting to turn 180 degrees and head towards the barb wire fence displayed within the game no longer results in the system failing to respond. This issue is known to occur under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 XT Platinum Edition installed.
* Richard Burns Rally: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 8500/9100/9200 series installed no longer results in the trees flickering
* Sid Meier's Pirates: Enabling Anti-aliasing no longer results in video flicker being noticed when starting the game
* Playing an mpeg using the media player found in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 no longer results in the ATI VPU Recovery failing if it is disabled and then re-enabled
* Connecting a TV and a monitor to an ATI RADEON™ X800 series and having the TV set as the primary display device no longer no longer results in the Video Mode remaining checked when switching to a resolution which is not supported
* Intermittent desktop corruption is no longer noticed when enabling or disabling a secondary display device
* Dragging or resizing the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 window no longer results in a VPU recovery when playing video on an HDTV
* Running Maya under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ X800 series installed no longer results in display corruption being noticed when moving the mouse
* Attempting to add a custom timing specification such as; 960x724 for the HDTV device properties page, no longer results in the custom timing not being added to the HDTV resolution menu list.
* An error message is no longer displayed when attempting to switch a secondary display device back to the primary display device when using the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER
* Installing the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER under the Windows XP operating system (French version) now results in the localized French version being installed
* The text now changes and provides the correct information when changing the slider position for CATALYST™ AI
* The Restore Factory Default option is now working for all sub-aspects found in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER 3D tab

Known Issues for CATALYST™ Display Driver Version 5.1

The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of CATALYST™. These include the following:

* Call of Duty: Corruption is noticed when playing a saved game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP series installed and having a variety of graphic options provided by the game set high. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4656.html
* Pacific Fighters: Playing the game after playing any track for a short period of time and having the landscape detail set to perfect results in the clouds becoming blocking when flying Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4732.html
* Serious Sam: Playing the game under Windows XP results in the display flashing when TRUFORM is enabled. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4763.html
* Rainbow six3: Athena Sword: Playing the game under Windows 2000 with an ATI RADEON™ X700 installed results in the game failing to retain its resolution option of 1600x1200 if you Alt-tab out of the game and then Alt-tab back to the game. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4633.html
* World Fables: The battlefield fog-of-war currently does not render properly. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4728.html
* Accessing the Problem Report Wizard option from the ATI icon in the system tray results in Problem Report Wizard not being translated in supported localized languages. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4762.html
* Hesitation and display corruption is noticed when moving a Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 window from the primary display device to a secondary TV or DVI display device. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4764.html
* Moving the media player from the primary desktop to the secondary desktop results in the Overlay Aspect sliders becoming disabled when moving the media player back to the primary display adapter. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4601.html
* Playing a DVD with Theater mode enabled and a secondary display device connected and clone mode enabled results in Aspect Ratio option for full screen not working. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4602.html
* Setting the Theater mode option to Same as All and playing a media file results in all the buttons for the overlay or standard setting option being greyed out. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4603.html
* Assigning a hotkey to increase the overlay gamma results in the hotkey not functioning properly when playing an MPEG using the Windows Media Player. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4604.html
* Playing a media file under Windows 2000 using the MS Media Player with Theater mode option set to Theater mode results in clone mode failing to be applied. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4605.html
* The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode found under the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER Video standard settings is grayed out when playing a media file. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4606.html
* Attempting to set the default colour settings may occasionally result in the default colour setting not being applied. This issue is known to occur under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9500 or 9800 installed. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4607.html
* Entering the Video option found in the Graphic Setting tab of the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER results in the side scroll bar being missing for the secondary display device connected to an ATI RADEON™ 9800 series under Windows XP. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4765.html
* Enabling the option Enable Video Mode results in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER not being able to return to it original default setting for the Enable Video Mode option. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4766.html
* The Welcome tab found in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER is not completely localized for the Japanese version of Windows XP, or 2000. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4767.html
* Using the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER to access the Display Manager results in corruption being seen on top of menu text in the Dutch, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of Windows XP. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4768.html
* The video preview is missing or a black screen is displayed when enabling clone mode using the ATI CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4769.html

For further information and general help on driver or software installation, game issues, and more, visit the ATI FAQ website.

Desktop product family support

The CATALYST™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

RADEON™ X850 series
RADEON™ 95X0 series
RADEON™ X800 series
RADEON™ 92X0 series
RADEON™ X700 series
RADEON™ 9100 series
RADEON™ X600 series
RADEON™ 9000 series
RADEON™ X300 series
RADEON™ 8500 series
RADEON™ 9800 series
RADEON™ 7500 series
RADEON™ 9700 series
RADEON™ 7200 series
RADEON™ 9600 series
RADEON™ 7000 series

Note: ATI ALL-IN-WONDER™ variants based on the above are also supported.
Note: All ATI RADEON™ PC Graphic cards are optimized for Microsoft's Media Center Edition 2005 when coupled with a supported video capture card.

ATI Chipset Product Support
The CATALYST™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI chipset products:

* RADEON™ XPRESS 200 series
* RADEON™ IGP 320
* RADEON™ IGP 330
* RADEON™ IGP 340
* RADEON™ 9000 IGP
* RADEON™ 9100 IGP Pro
* RADEON™ 9100 IGP
* IXP 150
* IXP 200
* IXP 250
* IXP 300

Operating systems supported

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

* Windows XP
* Windows 2000
* Windows Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)