ATI Catalyst Radeon 5.8 (Windows XP/2000/Media Center)

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Date: August 17, 2005
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OS Support: Windows 2000/XP
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This release note provide information on the latest posting of ATI's industry leading software suite, Catalyst™. This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.162), and the Catalyst™ Control Center (version 5.8). This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI Catalyst™ software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

The Catalyst™ software suite 5.8 contains the following:

* Radeon® display driver 8.162
* 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 5.8

The Catalyst™ Control Center requires that Microsoft's .NET Framework Version 1.1 be installed. Without .NET Version 1.1 installed the Catalyst™ Control Center will not launch properly, and the user will see an error message as a result

The Remote Wonder™ 3.02 software is intended to support Remote Wonder™ and Remote Wonder™ II products. Remote Wonder™ Plus user should continue to use the software provided with the product.

The ATI WDM Driver Install Bundle contains both the ATI WDM Driver 8.15 (6317) and 4.07 (6246). The setup program automatically detects the ATI All-in-Wonder® or ATI VIVO™ product installed in your system and installs the appropriate ATI WDM components.

The WDM version 8.15 (6317) is installed on:
· All-in-Wonder® 9600 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9800 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9700 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X600 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X800 Series
The WDM version 4.07 (6246) is installed on:
· Radeon® 9200 series or earlier All-in-Wonder® products.
· ATI VIVO™ products

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® X550 series
* Radeon® X300 series
* Radeon® 9X00 series
* Radeon® 8500 series
* Radeon® 7X00 series

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.

The Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI chipset products:

* Radeon® XPRESS 200 series
* Radeon® 9000 IGP
* Radeon® 9100 IGP
* Radeon® 9100 IGP Pro
* IXP 300

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 5.8

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

* Battlefield 2: Geometry corruption or missing textures are no longer noticed when playing the game for an extended period of time under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon® X800 XT installed
* 3D Mark03: Enabling Powerplay mode and running the 3DMark03 or 05 in a loop no longer results in an error message being displayed
* Area51_2.3dc: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in the NPC and guns appearing distorted, flashing or missing. Further the polygons no longer pop in and out of the display
* GTA: Vice City: Setting the desktop and the game display option to 1024x768 32bpp and attempting to play the game under Windows XP MCE, no longer results in an Invalid Pixel Format message being displayed after approximately 5 minutes of game play
* Lineage 2: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in display corruption being noticed
* Movie Maker 2: Connecting an external video source using the S-video composite connectors, no longer results in the Movie Maker 2 application intermittently failing to capture video, when selecting the Capture from Video Source
* MU Online: Opening a chat window and playing the on-line game no longer results in hesitation being noticed when pressing the Enter key
* Quake 3: Enabling SmartShader™ followed by attempting to do a mode change while playing the game, no longer results in the game failing to respond
* Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic: Running the Dantoonie level of the game no longer result in hesitation being noticed
* Terathon: Starting the Terathon 3D engine and selecting a single player demo, no longer results in the 3D engine failing to respond under Windows XP
* Trackmania Sunrise: Playing the game under Windows XP no longer results in the operating system failing to respond, when attempting to exit the game after leaving the PC idle for an extended period of time
* Warcraft III: Playing the game under Windows XP with the display rotated by 90 degrees CCW, no longer results in display corruption being noticed
* Performing an overwrite of the video driver install, no longer results in the Hydravision Multidesk feature being unable to load
* Video mode and Overscan can now be enabled when connecting a TV as the secondary display device and setting the display resolution to 640x480 32bpp 60Hz and extending the desktop
* The Select by Signal Format is now the default setting when connecting a TV to an ATI display adapter
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Updates to saved profiles is now available
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Connecting a TV using the S-Video connector no longer results in the Apply button found in the TV properties of the Catalyst Control Center being active when no changes are made to the TV properties
* Catalyst™ Control Center: An intermittent service error message is no longer displayed when starting up the Windows XP MCE operating system
* Connecting a TV as the secondary display device and a CRT as the primary display device, no longer results in the Video mode and Overscan option not functioning properly when extended desktop is enabled
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Double clicking anywhere on the Catalyst™ Control Center background after changing the color correction to the Full Screen 3D option no longer results in a full screen preview
* Hesitation is no longer noticed when attempting to resume from an S3 or S4 state with Analog tv
* Random display corruption is no longer noticed when playing a raw audio/video capture for the first time
* Configuring Windows Media Encoder 9 as ATI AVStream Analog capture and ATI AVStream Analog Audio capture, followed by selecting a TV channel as input, no longer results in the both the Input and Output windows going black when Start Encoding is clicked
* The DVB-T channel scan time no longer appears to be slow
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Graphic truncation is no longer noticed under the Desktop and Display Setup of the Display Manager, in the German edition of the Catalyst Control Center
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The text found in the Overlay/VIDEOVISION section of the Catalyst™ Control Center is no longer cut-off for the Turkish edition of the Catalyst™ Control Center
* Setting the desktop resolution to 1024x768 32bpp and using the DVI connector to hot-plug an HDMI display device, no longer results in an error message being displayed
* Using the ATI recommended speed option found in the Overdrive™ tab of the Catalyst™ Control Center, no longer results in the engine and memory clock values being the same as the default values
* Using the DVI connector for a DFP display device, and the S-Video connector for a TV, no longer results in the driver returning the wrong display mappings when unplugging the DFP display device and extended desktop is enabled
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The Set Desktop Area To, is no longer enabled and the resolution list is no longer available, when hot-unplugging a secondary display device under Windows XP
* Playing an MPEG file on a secondary display device that is connected to the DVI port, no longer results in the lower portion of the playback window being missing
* Hesitation in the Aquarium screen saver is no longer noticed when the ATI Multimedia Center™ is running
* Using a limited account under Windows XP and changing the SmartShader™ aspect from none to black and white, no longer results in a general protection fault
* Creating a custom hot-key for rotation no longer results in the custom hot-key to become unavailable for the secondary display device, when extended desktop is enabled and both display devices are set to 1280x1024

Known Issues for Catalyst™ Software Suite 5.8

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

* City of Heroes: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition may results in display corruption being notice when attempting to task-switch between the game and the desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19792
* Doom3: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition may result in a noticeable performance decrease or corruption of the MCE on-screen display dialog box when lowering or muting the audio during game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19791
* Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Geometry corruption may be noticed when running the mission under Windows XP and using the default setting for the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19795
* Prince of Persia: Sands of Time: Attempting to launch the game under Windows with an ATI Radeon® X800 XL installed results in an error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19787
* 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 details can be found in 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. Further details can be found in topic number 737-10090
* Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Saving a game and attempting to load the saved game under Windows XP results in the preview window display a blank preview screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19786
* World of Warcraft: Enabling Full-Screen Glow in the game may result in a blue screen image being displayed when walking under water. This issue is know to occur when using an ATI Radeon® 9100 or 8500 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19075
* World of Warcraft: Display corruption is noticed when switching between the game and the Windows desktop, when the desktop is set to 1280x1024 and the graphic preferences is set to Optimal Quality. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19785
* 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 details can be found in topic number 737-497
* 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. Further details can be found in topic number 737-18885
* Connecting two display devices using the DVI and CRT connectors on a system containing an ATI Xpress 200 results in the system failing to resume when entering standby state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-19538
* The Catalyst™ Control Center may display blank pages when quickly exiting and re-launching the Catalyst™ Control Center while hot-plugging or hot-unplugging a CRT display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20070
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Customizing the Catalyst™ Control Center may result in the customized logo's for the Catalyst™ Control Center not appearing on the Windows desktop or the system tray. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20071
* Installing an All-in-Wonder® into a system containing an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series and an ATI Theater 550 Pro may result in loss of signal error message when setting the country region to Sweden. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20073
* Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X700 series may result in the HDTV being detected as a CRT or TV under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20074
* Attempting to install the integrated WDM driver under Windows XP may result in an error message being displayed indicating that the hardware is not installed because the install Wizard cannot find the necessary software. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20075
* Connecting a CRT and a TV may result in the TV not being automatically detected under Windows XP MCE when using an ATI Radeon® 9550/9600/9650 series. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20076
* HDTV support may still be displayed within the control panel with ATI products that do not support HDTV. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20077
* Having an HDTV connected to an ATI Xpress 200, followed by right-clicking the ATI logo on the Windows taskbar and selecting 640x432 HDTV optimized resolution results in the display mode being the same as 640x480. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20078
* Connecting two display devices using the DVI and CRT connectors on a system containing an ATI Xpress 200 results in the system failing to resume when entering standby state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20079
* Catalyst™ Control Center: The Overdrive Automated Clock Configuration Utility may continue running even after the user selects apply or cancel in the utility's confirmation window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20080
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Connecting a TV as the only display device to an ATI Radeon® X300/X600 series may result in the Signal Format found in the Adjustment page of the TV Properties being labeled as Unknown. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20081
* ATI Multimedia Center™: Selecting Sweden as the region in the MMC may result in the Teletext displaying incorrect text. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20089
* Three of the four ATI entries found in the Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP Japanese version, maybe displayed in English. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20090

For complete release notes please go here:
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_58_release_notes.html

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