ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.1 for Windows Vista 32bit

January 16, 2008
common-vista32
38.4 MB
Windows Vista
2,136
New Features

Catalyst 8.1 introduces MultiView™ support. This feature provides for hardware accelerated OpenGL rendering across multiple graphics adapters. MultiView™ will provide hardware accelerated 3D rendering in a system containing multiple graphics cards on an extended desktop arrangement. This feature will allow for the rendering performance and additional frame buffer resources to be evenly shared with the second and third graphics adapters. This allows for a 3D application to have the same performance running on a secondary or third display device as if it were running on the primary display device. This feature will be supported under Windows XP (32 and 64 bit versions), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions), and the Linux operating system.

Product support includes:

· ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1950 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1800 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1650 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1600 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1550 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 2350 series
· ATI Radeon™ X1300 series
· ATI Radeon™ HD 2300 series


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:

* Bioshock: Flickering is no longer noticed during the cinematic introduction of the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31570
* Half-Life 2: Episode 2: Playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon HD 3800 series of product no longer results in the game failing to the desktop when CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30753
* F.E.A.R.: A black screen no longer occurs when the display is set to 2048x1536 and the in-game AA option is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31567
* Lightsmark 2007: Running the benchmark no longer results in the robot character not being drawn properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31573
* Oblivion: Task switching between the game and the Windows Vista desktop no longer results in corruption being noticed when AA is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31568
* Oblivion: Flickering is no longer noticed when first making a move if the in-game settings are set to maximum, CrossFire™ is enabled and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31152
* Oblivion: The game no longer fails and display corruption is no longer noticed when the game is minimized to desktop and then restored. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31151
* World In Conflict: The game no longer fails to the Windows desktop when the display resolution is set to 1280x768 and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30752
* Creating a secondary user account and switching from the secondary user account to the primary user account no longer results in CrossFire™ failing to be enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28786
* Connecting a secondary display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon x1200/1250/1270 series of product and enabling clone mode or extended desktop mode no longer results in horizontal line corruption being noticed when using a high refresh rate and display resolution. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31144
* Connecting a secondary display device and enabling clone mode no longer results in the inability of changing the display configuration when resuming from an S4 state. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31157
* Connecting an HDMI display device as the primary and setting the display resolution to 1280x1024 no longer results in an error message when attempting to personalize the display settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31165
* The Apply and Discard buttons are no longer enabled within the OverDrive™ tab after applying the hotkey to restore default VPU and Memory clocks. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31543
* Changing the Catalyst Control Center language support to Polish no longer results in duplicate options being displayed within the Avivo video options. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31544
* The text size is now set appropriately for the LCD Overview page when setting the language type to Japanese. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31545
* Truncated text is no longer noticed in the ATI OverDrive™ Unlock warning message. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31555
* Installing either two ATI Radeon HD 2400 series products no longer results in the ability to enable display device which are not connected to the system within the Catalyst Control Center->Display Manager. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31556
* The Catalyst Control Center no longer intermittently fails to launch on systems containing an ATI Radeon 9500/9600/9700 series of product and running Windows XP or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31559
* Theater mode is no longer disabled or unavailable when connecting two display devices and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31560
* The incorrect spelling of properties in Avivo color help page is now resolved. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31562
* Connecting an HDTV as the primary display device using a component video dongle and any other display device as a secondary display no longer results in software CrossFire™ failing to be enabled on the primary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31563
* The display name no longer fails to enumerate for the secondary adapter in the OverDrive™ autotune window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31564
* An additional System Setting Change dialog box no longer appears when enabling CrossFire™. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31565
* Setting the DPI to 120 in the Display Properties no longer results in the combo box being cut-off. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31566
* The OverDrive™ version detection for legacy products is now resolved. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31569
* Clone mode no longer fails to be enabled when resuming from suspend mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31571
* Connecting a TV to a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon 1300/15x0/1600 series of product no longer results in certain areas of the display appearing lighter than other areas. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31572
* Using the Cyberlink player to play a Blu-Ray title no longer results in the display device becoming green or black when resuming from suspend mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31574
* Resuming from an S3 state no longer results in the display continually blinking on systems running the Windows Vista operating system (64bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31575

Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on known issues associated with the ATI Catalyst™. These include:

* Lost Planet: Setting AA to either 4x or 8x may result in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28492
* Oblivion: Flickering may be noticed when first making a move if the in-game settings are set to maximum, CrossFire™ is enabled and AF is set to 16x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31581
* Unreal Tournament 3: The game may intermittently fail to launch when a map has texture detail set to maximum. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31189
* Rebooting the operating system after changing the skin to any available option other than system skin may result in the Catalyst™ Control Center menu options no longer being visible. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30569
* The Catalyst™ Control Center menu option may fail to function when changing the skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30570
* Installing the WDM driver on systems containing an ATI TV Tuner product and an ATI graphics adapter may result in the WDM driver failing to install. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30571
* Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result in the WinDVD 7 player playing in a windowed mode on both display devices when Overlay Theater Mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30579
* The Windows Vista operating system may fail to respond when running the Auto-tune utility found in the Catalyst™ Control Center OverDrive™ option. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30584
* Using the hot-key function to switch between various display scenarios may result in the HDMI display device displaying a blank screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31145
* The secondary HDMI Display may turn off when resuming from an S1 hibernation with an HDMI display connected. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31146
* Connecting a secondary display device using the HDMI connector and enabling either clone mode or extended desktop mode may result in the WinDVD 7 player playing in a windowed mode on both display devices when Overlay Theater Mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30579
* Resuming from hibernation mode with HDMI display connected may result in a black screen with only a mouse cursor being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31149
* Setting the desktop resolution to 1600x1200 or greater may result in green pixel corruption being noticed when playing certain games. This issue maybe noticed when using a system running Windows Vista and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or HD 2400 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31150
* Attempting to play the HD-DVD title Harsh Verdana, School for Scoundrels using the Cyberlink player may result in block corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31155
* The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31161
* Enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon™ X1900 CrossFire™ Edition product may result in the Windows Vista (64 bit version) failing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31163
* An error message may appear when installing the display driver package through setup.exe. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31577
* Using the pound key (#) as the first character in the user name may result in an error when installing the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31578
* The OverDrive™ page may be missing in the Catalyst Control Center after disabling CrossFire™ support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31579
* The color depth may change to 8 bpp when enabling or disabling CrossFire™ for the first time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31580
* Display corruption may be noticed when enabling CrossFire™ on a system containing an ATI Radeon X1900/1950 series of product when the display resolution is set to 1600x1200 70Hz and running a 3D application in full screen mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31582
* Hot-plugging an HDMI display device may result in the display device failing to be detected on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 2400 series of product and running Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31583
* Enabling extended desktop mode and setting the display resolution to 1280x800 or higher, followed by playing an HD-DVD using PowerDVD, may results in the HD-DVD title failing to play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31584
* Dragging player window to secondary display while playing back HD content and moving it back to primary may result in blank player window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31585
* The OverDrive™ page may be grayed out and the GPU and memory clocks as may be displayed as 000 after enabling CrossFire™ on systems containing and ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire™ Edition and running Windows Vista (64 bit version). Further details can be found in topic number 737-31586
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