The Catalyst™ Software Suite 9.6 contains the following:

Radeon™ display driver 8.62
HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
WDM Driver Install Bundle
Southbridge/IXP Driver
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.62

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™ HD 4890 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4700 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4650 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support

AMD Multimedia Family Product Support
ATI Theater™ 550 PRO ATI Theater 650™
ATI All-in-Wonder™ HD ATI Theater 600™

Note: ATI All-in-Wonder™ boards operate with AMD’s Windows
Vista ready display and capture drivers under the Windows Vista
operating system. However, the Windows Vista Media Center
application does not support TV/Capture functionality provided by
the ATI All-in-Wonder™. TV/Capture functionality is qualified to
function with Snapstream’s BeyondTV 4.6 for Windows Vista. Other
third party solutions (such as Arcsoft’s Total Media 3) may support
TV/Capture with the ATI All-in-Wonder™, but these applications
have not been fully tested by AMD.

AMD FireStream™ Product Family Support

AMD FireStream™ Product Support
AMD FireStream™ 9270 AMD FireStream™ 9170
AMD FireStream™ 9250

AMD Chipset Product Support

AMD Chipset Product Support
ATI Radeon™ HD 3300 Series ATI Radeon™ 3100 Series
ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Series ATI Radeon™ 3000 Series

Operating Systems Supported

The latest version of the Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following
Microsoft Windows platforms:

Windows Vista 32-bit version
Windows Vista 64-bit version
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows 7

Note: When installing the Catalyst™ Vista driver for Windows
Vista, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have
Administrator rights in order to successfully complete the installation
of the Catalyst™ Vista driver.

Performance Improvements

Catalyst™ 9.6 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPU-
limited. Some measured examples are:

Company of Heroes – performance improves up to 25% with HD 4600 series
products and below as well as improvements of up to 10% on HD 4800 series
Crysis – performance improves up to 13% in multi-GPU configurations
Crysis Warhead – performance improves up to 11% in multi-GPU configurations
World in Conflict – performance improvements of up to 30% can be seen in settings
that were previously CPU limited