The Catalyst™ software suite 5.5 contains the following:

* Radeon™ display driver 8.132
* Multimedia Center™ 9.08
* HydraVision™ 3.25.0006
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition 3.25.9006
* Remote Wonder 3.02
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst™ Control Center Version 5.5

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.
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™ 9000 IGP
Radeon™ IGP 340 IXP 300
Radeon™ IGP 330 IXP 250
Radeon™ IGP 320 IXP 200
Radeon™ 9100 IGP IXP 150
Radeon™ 9100 IGP Pro

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)

Issues Resolved in Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.5

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

* 3DMark05: Running the application under Windows XP for extended periods of time no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when using an ATI Radeon™ X700 PRO
* Ashli Viewer sample Wood: Display corruption is no longer noticed when Anisotropic Filtering set to 4x or above
* Ashli Viewer v1.6.0: Running the application under Windows 2000 and launching a sample item found in the Programs & Shaders no longer results in corruption being displayed in the sample item
* City of Heros: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 series installed no longer results in the characters in the game appearing corrupted
* Freedom force VS The 3rd Reich: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ 8500 installed no longer results in the super hero character attributes appearing blank
* Imperial Glory Demo: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon™ X800 installed no longer results in the game failing to respond
* 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, no longer results in a performance drop being noticed
* Star Wars Knights of the old republic: Loading the Dantooine level of the game under Windows XP no longer results in slow game performance
* Setting the desktop display to 800x600 or 1600x1200 16/32bpp no longer results in the incorrect display resolution information being provided when checking the video control panel in the Catalyst™ Control Center
* Setting the display device to 1080i no longer results in the text on the custom format being illegible
* Setting a customized resolution for 720p now works properly when maintaining the aspect ratio
* Moving the TV to desktop2 and selecting swap device or double up no longer results in the CRT being in panning mode and display corruption being seen on the TV
* Having a TV connected as the only display device and clicking the OK button in the ATI displays tab found in the Advanced section of the Display Properties results in a flash of the TV image being noticed
* Connecting and enabling an HDTV and entering the properties page for the HDTV no longer results in the D3/D4 options being available in the D-Connector Control Panel
* The occasional Windows error messages no longer occurs when booting into extended desktop under Windows XP when using an ATI Radeon™ X300 or X600
* Corruption is no longer seen when connecting a secondary display device and moving the primary display device to the left of the secondary device, followed by disconnecting the primary display device and then reconnecting it
* Previewing or launching the aquarium screen saver under Windows XP Media Center Edition no longer results in the operating system failing to respond
* RF online game compatibility issue with all ATI Radeon™ series
* Launching the Catalyst™ Control Center help files from the Start->All Programs->Catalyst™ Control Center now results in the localized version of the help file being displayed
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Running the French custom install no longer results in a NewFeature1 component being listed
* The link found in the second and third help page for the Change Desktop Settings found in the Japanese version of the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer cross-references to an incorrect help page
* A black screen is no longer displayed when launching AMCap and attempting to view video from the tuner when using either the svideo or composite inputs
* Display corruption is no longer noticed on the TV when setting the TV format to PAL-B and attempting to adjust the flicker removal in the TV Advanced option
* Having a TV and CRT connected and clicking on Preview Automatic adjustment in the Optimize Media Center no longer results in both display devices displaying a black screen

Known Issues for Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.5

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

* Doom3 Resurrection of Evil: Loading the saved game Medical Labs, may result in hesitation being noticed for a brief moment when moving through the door that is displayed in front of the character. Topic number 737-19379
* 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. This issue is know to occur when using an ATI Radeon™ 9100 or 8500 series product. 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: Running the Dantoonie level of the game may result in hesitation being noticed. Topic number 737-19378
* World of Warcraft: Enabling Full-Screen Glow in the game may result in a blue screen image being displayed when walking under water. Topic number 737-19075
* 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
* 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
* 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
* The Catalyst™ Control Center installation currently does not check for the installation of Microsoft .Net Framework before preceding with the install, resulting in an error message being displayed when attempting to launch the Catalyst™ Control Center. Topic number 737-10085
* 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
* The Scale to Full Screen option found in the Theater Mode settings of the Catalyst Control CenterE is currently unavailable when using multiple display devices and enabling clone mode. Topic number 737-19380

For complete release notes please go here:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_55_release_notes.html