ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.1 for Windows Vista 64bit

Date: January 29, 2007
File Size: 48.7 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista
Downloads: 2,335

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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 ( 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

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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