New Features

* Avivo™ Update
* Enhanced ATI Overdrive support for the ATI Radeon™HD 2900 Series

Avivo™ Update

Catalyst™ 7.12 introduces an Avivo™ update. The update allows the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center to reflect what is supported by the driver taking into account the graphics card installed in the system, and will not expose any video features that is not supported by the driver. The DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) driver will perform a profiling mechanism to query the graphics capability and the Catalyst™ Control Center queries the caps via the interface defined between the Catalyst™ Control Center and the DXVA components. This feature will be supported on ATI Radeon™ 9500 series products and above.
Enhanced ATI OverDrive™ support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series

This release of Catalyst™ introduces an enhanced version of ATI OverDrive™ for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series. Users can now Overclock both GPU engine and graphics memory clock speeds in CrossFire™ mode (and over-clock single ATI Radeon™ graphics accelerators as well). This version of ATI Overdrive also
Performance Improvements

The following performance improvements are noticed with Catalyst™ 7.12:

* 3DMark2005 performance improves 5% or more with largest gains noticed when Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering are disabled on systems containing either an ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series of products
* Company of Heroes DX10 performance improves up to 5% on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD38x0 series of product

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. These include

* Prey: Corruption is no longer noticed when a player\'s face is two toned. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31142
* Catalyst™ Control Center->OverDrive: The Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system no longer fails to resume from sleep mode when the ATI OverDrive page is active. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31143

Known Issues Under the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:

* FAR CRY: Playing the game on a system running either the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or Windows XP operating system may result in corruption being noticed when using an ATI Radeon™ Xpress 1200 series of products. Further information can be found in topic number 737-23452
* Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556
* The Record function currently fails to work when using an ATI All-In-Wonder™ X1300 and time shifting is enabled. Further information can be found in topic number 737-22014
* Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556

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