AMD releases ATI Catalsyt 9.9 drivers

By on September 11, 2009, 6:36 PM
AMD has released the latest Catalyst drivers for its Radeon graphics cards. The release is mostly comprised of bug fixes and little to no performance improvements. That doesn't take away from the general importance of keeping your graphics drivers up to date, though -- especially if you're a gamer.

Resolved issues are listed for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Among the fixes is one that prevents intermittent failures with MediaShow Expresso, HDMI is now detected properly when the display is hotplugged for the first time, Windows Aero Glass works now works properly during HD Blu-ray playback, and switching between the desktop and a game in progress no longer has a visible delay.

The list goes on, and you view it more extensively after the jump. Full release notes can be found here (PDF). Grab the appropriate version of Catalyst 9.9 for your system:

Windows XP | XP/2003 64-bit | Windows Vista | Vista 64-bit | Windows 7 | Windows 7 64-bit

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems

  • Catalyst Control Center - Basic now responds properly after exiting Quick Adjust Video Settings
  • Edge enhancement and de-noise sliders in Catalyst Control Center no longer lags or appears out of sync with mouse movement
  • Launching Hotkeys Manager in Catalyst Control Center no longer causes an unhandled exception error
  • The "Desktop Rotation" page in Catalyst Control Center no longer shows additional information for the second display when the secondary adapter is connected
  • HDMI is now detected properly as DTV (HDMI) instead of DTV (DVI) when the HDMI display is hotplugged for the first time
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer displays error message when specific HDMI displays are hot unplugged and hotplugged back

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

  • Intermittent failures no longer occur with MediaShow Espresso once a transcoding process has been completed

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

  • Running OpenGL applications in windowed mode on extended desktop no longer causes the secondary display to go blank for some ASICs
  • Task switching between the desktop and a game in progress no longer has a visible delay (7-10 seconds)
  • Enabling Screen Space Ambient Occlusion option in "Riddick 2 Dark Athena" no longer causes the game to fail under Multi-GPU configurations
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer shows both HDMI displays as DVI when they are connected via HDMI port and to DVI port via HDMI-DVI dongle
  • Windows Aero Glass Effects now works properly during HD Blu-ray playback¬†

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

  • Resuming video playback after S1 sleep no longer causes HDMI audio to disappear
  • Changes to AVIVO Basic color settings are now retained after Catalyst Control Center is re-opened
  • AVIVO Basic color setting changes can now be applied during HD DVD playback on specific ASICs on XP Media Center Edition

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