ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.7 for Windows Vista 64bit

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Date: July 19, 2007
File Size: 48.2 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista
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This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst™ Control Center. 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.

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 for both Windows Vista and XP

ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series
ATI Radeon™ X850 series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series
ATI Radeon™ X800 series
ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series
ATI Radeon™ X700 series
ATI Radeon™ X1950 series
ATI Radeon™ X600 series
ATI Radeon™ X1900 series
ATI Radeon™ X550 series
ATI Radeon™ X1800 series
ATI Radeon™ X300 series
ATI Radeon™ X1650 series
ATI Radeon™ 9800 series
ATI Radeon™ X1600 series
ATI Radeon™ 9700 series
ATI Radeon™ X1550 series
ATI Radeon™ 9600 series
ATI Radeon™ X1300 series
ATI Radeon™ 9500 series
ATI Radeon™ X1050 series

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support for both Windows Vista and XP

ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1900 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 Series
ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1800 Series
ATI Theater™ 550 PRO
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 Theater 650™

AMD Chipset Product Support

ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1250 Series
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1150 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1250 Series
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1100 Series
ATI Radeon™ X1200 Series
ATI Radeon™ Xpress 200 Series
AMD 580X Series Chipset
AMD 690 Series Chipset

New Catalyst™ Control Center Avivo features

Catalyst™ 7.7 releases a number of new Avivo features and enhancements which optimize video playback and display configuration. These include

* Enhanced video color pages with two new color controls1: flesh tone correction and color vibrance
* Enhanced video quality pages with easier to use deinterlacing controls and layout
* Simplified Theater Mode2 controls, layout and now supporting Windows Vista
* Enhanced quick settings for video controls (available through the basic layout in Catalyst™ Control Center)
* Easy to use display scaling controls2 when outputting to display devices that support TV timings (480i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p) through either digital (DVI or HDMI) or analog (component) interfaces

1. These features are only available on the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 series using Windows Vista.
2. These features are only available on the ATI Radeon™ X1000 series and HD 2000 series

12x and 24x Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT and ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series

This release of Catalyst™ introduces support for 12X and 24X Anti-Aliasing for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT, and ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series. These new Anti-Aliasing settings are available through the new Anti-Aliasing Edge Detect Filter. Selecting 4X Anti-Aliasing plus selecting the Edge Detect filter deliver the equivalent of 12X Anti-Aliasing. Selecting 8X Anti-Aliasing plus selecting the Edge Detect filter deliver the equivalent of 24X Anti-Aliasing.
Performance Improvements

The ATI Radeon™ HD2400, HD2600 and HD2900 (single and CrossFire™) can see performance improvements of 13.2% or more in various Far Cry maps.

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

* Call of Juarez: Enabling AA no longer result in occasional corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28455
* Doom3: Flashing is no longer observed when loading the game, or during some of the cinematic, or during game play when Catalyst™ AI is disabled, AA is set to 8x, and CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28460
* Lost Planet: Corruption is no longer noticed after a short time period of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28456
* Monsters.Inc: Enabling DXVA no longer results in certain scenes being choppy. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28465
* Pacific Fighters: Corruption is no longer noticed when enabling superAA. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28448
* Prey: A blank screen is no longer displayed when trying to load game if AA is set to either 4x or 8x and filter wide tent is used. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28461
* Quake 3 and 4: Resuming from a standby state no longer results in the display image appearing too bright. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28437
* Quake 4: Playing the game with CrossFire™ enabled no longer results in corruption being noticed after a short time of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28459
* Playing a DVD under the Windows Vista operating system using the Windows Media Player no longer results in the DVD failing to play when switching between display devices using the hot-key function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24472
* The desktop shortcut to the Catalyst™ Control Center no longer disappears after performing a Windows Anytime Upgrade on some hardware configurations running Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27078
* Playing a DVD using the Windows Media Player and enabling subtitles no longer results in the playback of the DVD flashing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28417
* The button sizes found in the Catalyst™ Control Center (Japanese version) are no longer displayed as different sizes than the previous versions of the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28432
* The Avivo preview video no longer appears blank when changing from extended desktop mode to single desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28433
* The SuperAA values found in the Catalyst™ Control Center->All Setting->3D aspect page are no longer reset to zero when rebooting the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28434
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Connecting a secondary display device no longer results in the display device failing to be selected in all of the aspect pages of the Catalyst™ Control Center where the Graphics Adapter drop down menu exists. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28435
* The select a skin aspect page found in the Catalyst™ Control Center is now localized for all supported languages. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28438
* Making changes to the Avivo aspect, but not applying the changes no longer results in OverDrive™ becoming unlocked. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28439
* Capturing video to AVI format no longer results in the recording function failing to work. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28440
* HDMI audio stutter is no longer heard when playing MPEG clip at certain resolutions on specific HDMI device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28444
* The display resolution of 2048x1536 60Hz. is now available within the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28449
* The edges of the subtitles no longer appear transparent when playing a DVD using DVD 8.0 or Windows Media Player 11. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28450
* Playing HD DVD content followed by attempting to hot unplug a display device and then hot-plugging the same display device to a different port no longer results in the HD DVD playback failing to resume. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28451
* Catalyst™ Control Center: Attempting to change the Core clock settings within the OverDrive™ aspect no longer results in the new setting failing to be applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28452
* Connecting two display devices and performing a mode change no longer results in the change taking an extraordinary long time to complete. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28453
* Connecting a Lenovo 19\" Wide Slim LCD display device to either an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or 2400 and setting the display resolution to 1440x900 60Hz. no longer results in an image failing to be displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28454
* The cancel button is now translated to Chinese-Traditional within the ATI Catalyst™ Install Manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28457
* Connecting a secondary display device and enabling extended desktop mode no longer results in the Catalyst™ Control Center->Avivio Basic aspect options failing to be applied when watching a DVD using either WinDVD or PowerDVD on the secondary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28458
* Setting the display resolution to 1600x1200 or 2048x1563 no longer results in line flicker being noticed when resizing the media player. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28462
* Blinking video is no longer observed when using PowerDVD to playback 1080i content in the 30 FPS mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28463

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