The CATALYST™ software suite 5.4 contains the following:

* RADEON™ display driver 8.121
* MULTIMEDIA CENTER™ 9.06.1
* HydraVision™ 3.25.0006
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition 3.25.9006
* Remote Wonder 3.01
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER Version 5.4

Desktop product family support

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

* RADEON™ X850 series
* RADEON™ X800 series
* RADEON™ X700 series
* RADEON™ X600 series
* RADEON™ X300 series
* RADEON™ 9X00 series
* RADEON™ 8500 series
* RADEON™ 7X00 series

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

New Features

The CATALYST™ Software Suite 5.4 introduces enhanced HDTV support. The HDTV user interface has been significantly modified, making it much easier to select and configure the correct resolution for your HDTV when using the Component Video or DVI connection. The Displays Manager wizard has also been updated to assist users in setting up and configuring Component Video HDTV for the optimal viewing experience.
Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Software Suite 5.4

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

* 3DMark2001: A black screen is no longer displayed when launching 3DMark2001 after launching Aquamark3 when the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER is installed
* Pacific Fighters: Playing the game after playing any track for a short period of time and having the landscape detail set to perfect no longer results in the clouds becoming blocking when flying
* Sail Simulator 4: Attempting to play the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT installed no longer results in the operating system failing to respond and rebooting
* SolidWorks 2004: Display corruption is no longer noticed when setting the AA to 6X and AF to 16X
* Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Depth buffer corruption noticed on the ATI RADEON™ X800 PRO is now resolved
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Loading the Dantooine level of the game under Windows XP no longer results in slow game performance
* Using the ATI Problem Report Wizard under Windows XP SP2 with an ATI RADEON™ X850 XT installed no longer results in an error message appearing when clicking the Finish button for the problem report
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: An option to select Yes or No to changes made in SMARTGART™ is now displayed when clicking the Apply button in SMARTGART™
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Playing a video clip in the background and entering the Overlay page found in the Video section no longer results in the default value for the Hue not being reapplied unless the CATALYST™ CONTROL™ CENTER is closed and re-launched
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Selecting Germany as the language no longer results in some of the text overlapping each other on the Unlock button
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Selecting Netherlands (Dutch) as the language no longer results in some of the text in the Hotkey manager being cut off
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: The Bus setting information is now displayed in the Graphic Hardware section of the Information Center found
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: The Display Manager Wizard no longer contains a Component Video single display setting message, when multi-display desktop mode is selected
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Custom modes can only be applied if the display device can support the mode selected
* Attempting to apply a higher refresh rate to a non-DDC monitor no longer results in the refresh rate reverting to 60hz.
* SXGA+ LCD panel flicker is no longer noticed when the frame buffer (UMA size) is set to 32MB or 64MB

Known Issues for CATALYST™ Software Suite 5.4

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

* Act of War: Playing the game under Windows XP SP2 with Anti-Aliasing enabled results in display flashing being noticed. To workaround this issue, change the mouse cursor size in the game options to small. Topic number 737-18944
* 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. Topic number 737-674
* Farcry: Playing the game under Windows XP SP2 with the display set to 1024x76832bpp along with AA disabled results in flashing textures being noticed when setting the game's video options to high detail. Topic number 737-10089
* Half-Life 2: Having the display set to 1024x768 32bpp and setting the video options in the game set to 1600x1200 and all other options set to their maximum values results in sluggish performance and missing textures. Topic number 737-10086
* 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. Topic number 737-535
* Serious Sam: The Second Encounter: Playing the game for approximately 5 to 10 minutes under Windows XP with the game quality set at normal/default, results in display corruption being seen in the menu. Topic number 737-10090
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON™ 9800 series installed, results in display corruption being noticed when changing the in-game options from low to maximum Topic number 737-10091
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: Setting the graphic option in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER to Optimal Quality, followed by launching the game and setting the resolution option to 1600x1200, results in a performance drop being noticed. Topic # 737-10093
* Assigning a hotkey to increase the overlay gamma results in the hotkey not functioning properly when playing an MPEG using the Windows Media Player. Topic number 737-494
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: 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. Topic number 737-497
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Installing the display driver and the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER, results in a runtime error and the system tray failing to start when attempting to create multiple user accounts and enabling fast user switching. Topic number 737-10084
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Setting the desktop display to 800x600 or 1600x1200 16/32bpp results in the incorrect display resolution information being provided when checking the video control panel in the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. Topic number 737-10087
* CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER: Changing the DPI setting found in the General tab of the display properties to Large size (120 DPI) results in the change not taking effect when launching the CATALYST™ CONTROL CENTER. Topic number 737-18885
* Hot-plugging both a CRT and DVI display device results in clone mode failing to be applied. Topic number 737-18915

For complete release notes go here:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_54_release_notes.html
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Radeon 5.4 (Windows XP/2000/Media Center):