This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver (version 8.321), and the Catalyst® Control Center (version 6.12). This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD 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.

AMD Desktop product family support

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

* ATI Radeon® X1950 series
* ATI Radeon® X1900 series
* ATI Radeon® X1800 series
* ATI Radeon® X1600 series
* ATI Radeon® X1550 series
* ATI Radeon® X1300 series
* ATI Radeon® X850 series
* ATI Radeon® X800 series
* ATI Radeon® X700 series
* ATI Radeon® X600 series
* ATI Radeon® X550 series
* ATI Radeon® X300 series
* ATI Radeon® 9800 series
* ATI Radeon® 9700 series
* ATI Radeon® 9600 series
* ATI Radeon® 9500 series

AMD Chipset Product Support

The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following AMD chipset products:

* Radeon® Xpress X1150 series
* Radeon® Xpress 200 series (for both Intel and AMD Processors)

Operating systems supported

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

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

New Features

This release of the ATI Catalyst™ software suite introduces DirectX video acceleration for CrossFire™ enabled configurations.