ATI Catalyst Radeon 6.6 (Windows XP/2000/Media Center)

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Date: June 27, 2006
File Size: 34.8 MB
OS Support: Windows 2000/XP
Downloads: 2,683

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This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.263), and the Catalyst® Control Center (version 6.6). 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® Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 or 2.0 be installed. Without .NET version 1.1 or 2.0 installed, the Catalyst® Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.

The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

* Radeon® X1900 series
* Radeon® X1800 series
* Radeon® X1600 series
* Radeon® X1300 series
* Radeon® X850 series
* Radeon® X800 series
* Radeon® X700 series
* Radeon® X600 series
* Radeon® X550 series
* Radeon® X300 series
* Radeon® 9800 series
* Radeon® 9700 series
* Radeon® 9650 series
* Radeon® 9600 series
* Radeon® 9550 series
* Radeon® 9500 series

Operating systems supported

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

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

New Features

This release of Catalyst® introduces the following new features:

Avivo™ Video Converter Extension for Windows Media Center Edition

Catalyst® 6.6 introduces a Windows Media Center Edition Video Conversion utility. This utility will allow users to convert video content that is either recorded or available to Media Center Edition to a variety of different formats. The video content can be converted to MPEG-2, MPEG-4 SP, MPEG-4/AVC and Windows Media. iPod video and Sony PSP’s are also supported with an optimized profile for these devices.

Theater 650 Pro TV Tuner Support

Catalyst® 6.6 includes support for NTSC/ATSC and PAL/SECAM/DVB-T products based on the Theater 650 Pro TV Tuner chip. The Theater 650 Pro is a new chip from ATI for multimedia cards and DTV-on-a-chip solutions, integrating hardware video encoding, digital audio with noise reduction, and hardware PVR functions in a single chip.

To read the complete release notes please go to:
https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/Catalyst_66_release_notes.html

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