AMD Product Support

The Catalyst™ Vista driver for both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is supported on the following ATI Radeon® products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Support ATI Radeon® X1950 series
ATI Radeon® X800 series
ATI Radeon® X1900 series
ATI Radeon® X700 series
ATI Radeon® X1800 series
ATI Radeon® X600 series
ATI Radeon® X1650 series
ATI Radeon® X550 series
ATI Radeon® X1600 series
ATI Radeon® X300 series
ATI Radeon® X1550 series
ATI Radeon® 9800 series
ATI Radeon® X1300 series
ATI Radeon® 9700 series
ATI Radeon® X1050 series
ATI Radeon® 9600 series
ATI Radeon® X850 series
ATI Radeon® 9500 series

AMD Mobility Product Family Support ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1800
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X600
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1600
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X300
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® 9800
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1300
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® 9700
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X800
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® 9600
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X700
ATI Mobility™ Radeon® 9550

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support ATI All-in-Wonder® X1900 Series
ATI Theater™ 550 PRO
ATI All-in-Wonder® X1800 Series
ATI TV Wonder™ Elite
ATI All-in-Wonder® 2006 Edition
ATI All-in-Wonder® 9800 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder™ X800 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder™ 9600 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 Series

New Features

This release of Catalyst® introduces the following new features:

* Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback
* CrossFire™ support under Vista
* Native OpenGL Vista support
* Catalyst™ Install Manager for Vista
* New Catalyst™ Control Center

Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback

Catalyst™ 7.1 introduces the ability to playback Blu-ray and HD DVD protected high definition content under Windows Vista 32-bit edition (support for Windows Vista 64-bit edition will be available in a future Catalyst™ release), when used in combination with a software content player from vendors such as Cyberlink or Intervideo and an ATI Radeon X1000 series graphics accelerator (with HDCP support).

CrossFire™ support under Vista

Catalyst™ 7.1 introduces CrossFire™ support for the entire ATI Radeon X1000 product series under Microsoft Vista. Users will see significant performance gains in a number of applications when running in CrossFire™ mode under Windows Vista. (Initially available for Direct3D only, coming soon in a future Catalyst™ release for OpenGL)
Native OpenGL Vista support

Catalyst™ 7.1 introduces native support for OpenGL, delivering a number of OpenGL application performance gains over the previously released AMD Vista RTM driver (8.31.100.3.2.1). Future Catalyst™ releases will include further OpenGL optimizations to further enhance performance of Vista OpenGL applications
Catalyst™ Install Manager for Vista

Catalyst™ 7.1 provides Microsoft Vista users with a new ATI Radeon graphics installer that will help users more easily update and install ATI Catalyst™ software. Users will also experience a significant improvement in install and un-install Verdana of ATI Catalyst™ software components.
New Catalyst™ Control Center

Catalyst™ 7.1 introduces a brand new version of the Catalyst™ Control Center for Windows Vista, which delivers a number of significant enhancements:

* Significant performance gains; Catalyst™ Control Center start-up time has been substantially reduced, and overall responsiveness has improved.
* Reduced system resource usage
* New 3D preview - significantly improves the ability for users to understand the benefits of enabling the many Catalyst™ features of their ATI Radeon graphics accelerator
* Increased stability
* Native Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit support
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.1 for Windows Vista 32bit: