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Changes for v14.7 RC 3 - v14.7 RC 3

  • Includes all improvements found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC driver
  • Display interface enhancements to improve 4k monitor performance and reduce flickering.
  • Improvements apply to the following products:
  • - AMD Radeon R9 290 Series
  • - AMD Radeon R9 270 Series
  • - AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series?
  • - Even with these improvements, cable quality and other system variables can affect 4k performance. AMD recommends using DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2 certified cables with a length of 2m (~6 ft) or less when driving 4K monitors.?
  • Wildstar: AMD Crossfire profile support
  • Lichdom: Single GPU and Multi-GPU performance enhancements
  • Watch Dogs: Smoother gameplay on single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations?



Changes for v13.12 - v14.4

  • Highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.4 Windows Driver
  • Support for the AMD Radeon R9 295X
  • CrossFire fixes enhancements:
  • - Crysis 3 – frame pacing improvements
  • - Far Cry 3 – 3 and 4 GPU performance improvements at high quality settings, high resolution settings
  • - Anno 2070 – Improved CrossFire scaling up to 34%
  • - Titanfall – Resolved in game flickering with CrossFire enabled
  • - Metro Last Light – Improved Crossfire scaling up to 10%
  • - Eyefinity 3x1 (with three 4K panels) no longer cuts off portions of the application
  • - Stuttering has been improved in certain applications when selecting mid-Eyefinity resolutions with V-sync Enabled
  • Full support for OpenGL 4.4
  • OpenGL 4.4 supports the following extensions:
  • - ARB_buffer_storage
  • - ARB_enhanced_layouts
  • - ARB_query_buffer_object
  • - ARB_clear_texture
  • - ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge
  • - ARB_texture_stencil8
  • - ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev
  • - ARB_multi_bind
  • - ARB_bindless_texture
  • - ARB_spare_texture
  • - ARB_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • - ARB_indirect_parameters
  • - ARB_shader_group_vote
  • Mantle beta driver improvements:
  • - BattleField 4: Performance slowdown is no longer seen when performing a task switch/Alt-tab
  • - BattleField 4: Fuzzy images when playing in rotated SLS resolution with an A10 Kaveri system



Changes for v13.12 - v14.1 Beta v1.6

  • Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows
  • Support for the following new AMD Desktop APU (Accelerated Processors) products:
  • - AMD A10-7850K
  • - AMD A10-7700K
  • Mantle Beta driver
  • AMD's Mantle is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC
  • Performance gain of up to 45%(versus the DirectX version) for Battlefield 4 on the R9 290 Series
  • Performance gain of up to 200% (versus the DirectX version) for Star Swarm on the R9 290 Series
  • - AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta must be used in conjunction with versions of these applications that support Mantle
  • - It is expected that these applications will have future updates to support additional AMD Mantle features
  • AMD Mantle Beta driver is currently supported on:
  • - AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs
  • - AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs
  • - AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series GPUs
  • - AMD Radeon™ HD 8000 Series GPUs
  • - AMD A10-7000 Series and AMD A8-7000 Series APUs
  • For additional details please see the AMD Mantle Technology FAQ on amd.com?
  • Enhanced AMD CrossFire frame pacing – Support for 4K panel and Eyefinity non-XDMA CrossFire solutions (including the AMD Radeon R9 280, 270 Series, 7900 Series, 7800 Series) and Dual Graphics configurations?
  • - Frame pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in an AMD CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace
  • - Supported on 4K panels and Eyefinity configurations
  • - Supported on AMD Dual Graphics configurations
  • - Supported on DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications
  • Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta
  • - Resolves ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
  • - Resolves flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level
  • Resolved Issues
  • Ground texture flickering seen in Total War: Rome 2 with high settings (and below) set in game
  • Flickering texture corruption when playing Call of Duty: Ghosts (multi-player) in the space station level
  • Blu-ray playback using PowerDVD black screen on extended mode
  • Streaming VUDU HD/HDX content on Sharp PN-K321 (DP) causes the right-side half to flicker in and out
  • Black screen happened after wake up the monitor
  • Full screen issue at rotation in DX9 mode
  • Video window black screen when using Samsung Kies to play video
  • Crysis2 negative scaling in outdoor scene
  • Crysis2 has insufficient CrossFire scaling in some scene
  • Red Faction: The game has no or negative crossfire scaling with DX9 and DX11
  • Age of Conan has corruption and performance issues with crossfire enabled
  • Company of Heroes shadows are corrupted when using crossfire
  • Resident Evil5 's performance is unstable when display mode set to Window mode
  • Total War: Shogun 2 flickering menu/text
  • Frame rate drop when disabling post-processing in 3DMark06
  • Negative Crossfire scaling with game "The Secret World" in DX11 mode
  • F1 2012 Crashes to desktop
  • Tomb Raider Hair Simulation Stutters on CFX
  • Negative CrossFire scaling experienced in Call of Duty
  • Battlefield 3 performance drop on Haswell systems
  • Choppy video playback on 4k Video
  • VSync ON Tearing with 2x1 Eyefinity SLS CrossFire
  • Far Cry 3 - Game flickering while changing resolutions
  • Display corruption and BSOD occurs when extending a display after disabling Multiple GPU SLS array
  • Flickering seen when enable three 4kx2k panels at the same time
  • No Video, just a black screen when setting Chrome to run in "High Performance" when playing certain video clips
  • Image crashed on Starcraft game
  • Known Issues
  • Mantle performance for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000/HD 8000 Series GPUs and AMD Radeon™ R9 280X and R9 270X GPUs will be optimized for BattleField 4™ in future AMD Catalyst™ releases. These products will see limited gains in BattleField 4™ and AMD is currently investigating optimizations for them.
  • Multi-GPU support under DirectX® and Mantle will be added to StarSwarm in a future application patch
  • Intermittent stuttering or stability issues may occur when utilizing Mantle with AMD CrossFire™ technology in BattleField 4™ - AMD recommends using the DirectX code path when playing Battlefield 4 with multiple GPUs. A future AMD Catalyst release will resolve these issues
  • Notebooks based on AMD Enduro or PowerXpress™ technologies are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
  • AMD Eyefinity configurations utilizing portrait display orientations are currently not supported by the Mantle codepath in Battlefield 4™
  • AMD Eyefinity technology is not currently supported in the Star Swarm? application
  • AMD testing for the AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Mantle driver has been concentrated on the following products: AMD Radeon™ R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280, R9 270, R7 260X, R7 260, HD 7000 Series, HD 8000 Series, A10-7850K and A10-7700K. Future AMD Catalyst™ releases will include full test coverage for all AMD products supported by Mantle.
  • Graphics hardware in the AMD A10-7850K and A10-7700K may override the presence of a discrete GPU under the Mantle code path in Battlefield 4™
  • Frame Pacing for Dual Graphics and non-XDMA configurations above 2560x1600 do not currently work with Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4. An upcoming release will enable support
  • DX9 Dual graphics is not supported in AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta. An upcoming release will enable support



Changes for v13.9 - v13.12

  • Package contains the following graphics drivers and dependent/required software for the products specified in the current version's official release notes for the 32 bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1:
  • Display Driver ver. 13.251
  • OpenCL(tm) Driver ver. 10.0.1348.5
  • Catalyst Control Center ver. 2013.1206.1602.28764



Changes for v13.4 - v13.9

  • FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF AMD CATALYST™ 13.9
  • The AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL is AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1. It does not include support for Frame Pacing or the very latest AMD CrossFire™ optimizations. AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes additional performance improvements and fixes not found in AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL.
  • AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1
  • Includes WDDM 1.3 support for:
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (“Kabini” & “Temash”) for Desktop, Notebook or Tablet PCs, including: A4-1200, A4-1250, A4-5000, A4-5100, A4-5150, A6-1450, A6-5200, A6-5250, A6-5350, E1-2100, E1-2200. E1-2500, E1-2600, E1-2650, E2-3000, E2-3100
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (“Richland”) for Desktop or Notebook PCs, including: A10-5700, A10-5745M, A10-5750M, A10-5757M, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-5500, A8-5500B, A8-5545M, A8-5550M, A8-5557M, A8-5600K, A6-5345M, A6-5350M, A6-5357M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-5145M, A4-5150, A4-5300, A4-5300B
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (“Trinity”) for Desktop or Notebook PCs, including: A10-4600M, A10-4655M, A10-4677M, A10-5700, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-4500M, A8-4555M, A8-4557M, A6-4400M, A6-4455M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-4300M, A4-4355M, A4-5300, A4-5300B
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Support for AMD Features:
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • OpenCL™
  • OpenGL
  • UVD
  • AMD Dual Graphics/AMD CrossFire Technology
  • AMD Overdrive™
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center/Vision Engine Control Center
  • OpenGL support for User Profiles and Catalyst Application Profiles
  • Users can now create, per application, 3D setting profiles for OpenGL applications.
  • OpenGL applications are now supported through Catalyst Application Profile updates (for single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations).
  • AMD Enduro™ Technology enhancements:
  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center now shows which applications are active on the Performance GPU and the Power saving GPU.
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Severe flicker in Far Cry® 3 game cinematic that may continue into gameplay.
  • BSOD crash when enabling CrossFire in the AMD Catalyst Control Center after installing a third AMD Radeon HD7790 graphics card.
  • BSOD crash in Windows 8 when display turns off (idle/sleep mode).
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center crash after creating an Eyefinity Group.
  • Disappearing mouse cursor in Windows 8 after completing the AMD Catalyst Driver installation and rebooting the system.
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD stop working with a pop-up error message during playback of a Blu-Ray movie under Power Saving mode.
  • When Dual Graphics is disabled within AMD Catalyst Control Center, the secondary display connected may not enable.
  • Frame drops experienced during playback of interlaced Blu-Ray content when all visual quality settings are enabled in AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  • Significant game performance slowdowns when moving the mouse cursor in World of Warcraft using DirectX 9 rendering mode.
  • Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering settings saved within created AMD Catalyst Control Center application profiles do not apply correctly.
  • Windows 8 Metro applications experience very low FPS when Dual Graphics is enabled in the AMD Catalyst Control Center.



Changes for v13.4 - v13.8 Beta

  • Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver for Windows:
  • Support for AMD CrossFire™ Frame Pacing
  • Frame Pacing ensures that frames rendered across multiple GPUs in a CrossFire configuration will be displayed at an even and regular pace.
  • Enabled through the AMD Catalyst Control Center; Globally or on a per application basis.
  • Frame Pacing is enabled by default.
  • Supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications, and resolutions up to and including 2560x1600 (single display).
  • OpenGL 4.3 support – full support for the OpenGL 4.3 feature set
  • Performance improvements found in AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta for Windows:
  • Metro: Last Light – improves performance up to 7% on the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
  • OpenGL support for User Profiles and Catalyst Application Profiles:
  • Users can now create per application 3D setting profiles for OpenGL applications.
  • OpenGL applications are now supported through Catalyst Application Profile updates (for single GPU and AMD CrossFire configurations).
  • AMD Enduro Technology enhancement - Catalyst Control Center will now show which applications are active on the Performance GPU, and the Power-Saving GPU
  • Resolved issues:
  • Resolved crash when enabling AMD CrossFireX™ on some AMD 970 platforms
  • Improved stability for AMD Radeon HD 7790
  • Resolved intermittent mouse cursor corruption when rapidly moving the cursor across window borders



Changes for v13.1 - v13.4

  • Support added for AMD Radeon HD7790 and AMD Radeon HD 7990
  • Catalyst Driver optimizations to improve performance in Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, and 3DMark
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
  • Performance gains seen with the entire AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series for the following:
  • - Batman Arkham City (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 5%
  • - Borderlands 2 (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 10%
  • - Quake Wars (1920x1200): Performance improvements up to 13%
  • - Hitman Absolution (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 11%
  • - Wolfenstein MP (1920x1080): Performance improvements up to 11%
  • - Civilization V (2560x1600): Performance improvements up to 5%
  • Delivers support for the following OpenGL 4.3 features:
  • - GL_ARB_compute_shader
  • - GL_ARB_multi_draw_indirect
  • - GL_ARB_shader_storage_buffer_object
  • - GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays
  • - GL_ARB_clear_buffer_object
  • - GL_ARB_ES3_compatibility
  • - GL_ARB_explicit_uniform_location
  • - GL_ARB_fragment_layer_viewport
  • - GL_ARB_invalidate_subdata
  • - GL_ARB_program_interface_query
  • - GL_ARB_shader_image_size
  • - GL_ARB_stencil_texturing
  • - GL_ARB_texture_buffer_range
  • - GL_ARB_texture_query_levels
  • - GL_ARB_texture_storage_multisample
  • Resolved Issues
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD’s Catalyst™ Software Suite, AMD Catalyst™ 13.4
  • With the Radeon HD7790 graphics card, corruption may be seen in the game Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled
  • Texture flickering may be observed in DirectX 9.0c enabled applications
  • Corruption observed in Tomb Raider with TressFX enabled for AMD Crossfire and single GPU system configurations
  • Corruption observed on objects and textures in the game, Call of Duty – Black Ops 2
  • Corruption observed in the game, Alan Wake (DirectX 9 Mode) when attempting to change in-game settings with Stereoscopic 3D using Tridef
  • Corruption observed on textures in the game, Battle Field: Bad Company 2 with forced anti-aliasing enabled
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 experiences screen flicker under Windows 8 based system
  • Horizontal line corruption may be observed with forced anti-aliasing enabled in the game, Dishonored
  • System hang may occur when scrolling through the game selection menu in the game, DiRT 3
  • F1 2012 may crash to desktop on systems supporting AMD PowerXpress (Enduro) Technology



Changes for v13.2 Beta 3 - v13.2 Beta 5

  • Crysis 3 multi-player Beta: Improves CrossFire scaling by up to 40%
  • Far Cry 3: Improves performance up to 10% at 2560x1600 with 8xAA
  • New 3D Mark release: Adds CrossFire profile support for the new 3D Mark release under Windows 8



Changes for v13.1 - v13.2 Beta 3

  • Improves performance up to 15% in high MSAA cases for the Crysis 3 beta release
  • Future updates will be made to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta to further improve performance in Crysis 3 for both single GPU and CrossFire configurations
  • Significantly improves latency performance in Skyrim, Boderlands 2, and Guild Wars 2
  • Improves single GPU performance up to 50% for DmC Devil May Cry
  • Improves CrossFire performance up to 10% for Crysis 2
  • Resolves Texture flickering seen in DirectX9.0c applications.



Changes for v12.10 - v13.1

  • FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 13.1:
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center: New 3D settings and profile management user interface:
  • AMD Catalyst 13.1 features a newly designed 3D application settings page, designed to allow users to more easily adjust and control their 3D settings on a per application basis.
  • Performance Highlights of AMD Catalyst 13.1 (vs. AMD Catalyst 12.10): Includes all of the performance improvements found in AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11
  • Performance gains seen on the entire AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series:
  • All game were tested at high / extreme / ultra levels
  • Enhanced performance in Far Cry 3 (up to 25% with 8xMSAA, SSAO enabled @ 1600p, and up to 15% with 8xMSAA, HDAO enabled @1600p) (AMD Catalyst 12.11 CAP2 must also be installed)
  • Enhanced AMD CrossFire™ scaling performance in Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  • Up to 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases
  • • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033
  • Up to 10% more performance in DiRT Showdown
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2
  • Up to 5% more performance in Max Payne 3
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ technology supported platforms has been improved for DirectX® 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications:
  • 3DMark® 06 – Up to 6%
  • 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
  • 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
  • AvP – Up to 11%
  • Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Up to 13%
  • Crysis 2: Up to 45%
  • DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
  • ETQW – Up to 8%
  • Hard Reset – Up to 8%
  • Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
  • Mafia 2 – Up to 40%
  • The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
  • Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
  • StarCraft 2 – Up to 25%
  • Skyrim – Up to 45%
  • Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
  • Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
  • Wolfenstein – Up to 9%
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 / Windows 7 Operating Systems:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 13.1 software suite.
  • A sporadic system hang encountered with a single AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPU seen on X58 and X79 chipsets.
  • An intermittent hang encountered with AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs in an AMD CrossFire + Eyefinity setup.
  • Missing fonts in XBMC
  • No video found in Media Player Classic Home Cinema when using full or half floating point processing
  • Skyrim lighting (missing a lighting pass) for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • Skyrim cloud corruption experience in various in game locations
  • A hang playing Dishonored on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Engine and memory clocks running too high when the GPU is idle.
  • GPU activity runs at lower values than expected seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • Corruption seen in Darkness 2 and Carrier Command when using AMD CrossFire configurations
  • Adobe Premier Pro CS6 may fail to launch
  • Hang experienced with AMD Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled on X58 and X78 chipsets
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X3 – Hangs at the “Initializing Command Manager” window
  • Company of Heroes 2 – display corruption experienced when AA is enabled in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Cyberlink Powerdirector 10 crashes intermittently.
  • Company of Heroes : Tales of Valor – Flickering experienced when AA is disabled
  • Max Payne 3 – Flickering experienced in DirectX 9 mode with forced AA enabled
  • Cyberlink PoweDVD 10 – crashes intermittently
  • VLC - Green texture corruption seen in 720p MPEG2 video clips
  • Black screen encountered when “Alternate DVI mode” is enabled in the AMD Catalyst Control Center
  • Green display corruption seen in Skype webcam video
  • Known Issues
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced with the AMD Catalyst 13.1 software suite.
  • Known issues under the Windows 8 Operating System.
  • Sleeping Dogs – game may fail to launch in certain configurations
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 Operating System.
  • Shogun 2 – Total War : flickering experienced when game is run in medium quality mode



Changes for v12.10 - v12.11 Beta 4

  • FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA DRIVER:
  • This driver introduces significant performance improvements for many games across ALL 28nm AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series products: HD 7700, HD7800 and HD7900.
  • Performance Highlights of the AMD CATALYST 12.11 BETA Driver
  • 10%-15% more performance in Battlefield 3 in most cases
  • More than 20% in certain missions and sequences (Comrades)
  • Up to 7% more performance in Metro 2033
  • Up to 10% more performance in DIRT Showdown
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 12% more performance in Civilization V
  • Up to 10% more performance in StarCraft II
  • Up to 8% more performance in Sniper Elite: V2
  • Resolved issue highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Driver
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter; AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 resolves an application crash found when running in AMD CrossFire mode with Anti-Aliasing enabled (This issue was observed in the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3; The AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta4 has replaced the AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta3 driver that was posted Oct 22 2012).
  • Resolves performance issues (where GPU activity runs at lower values than expected) seen on the AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility 7970M performance for AMD Enduro™ Technology supported platforms has been substantially improved for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications. An updated driver for 7970M users featuring AMD Enduro™ Technology with additional DirectX 9 performance improvements will be released soon.
  • - 3DMark Vantage – Up to 15%
  • - 3DMark 11 – Up to 12%
  • - AvP – Up to 11%
  • - Battlefield 3 – Up to 25%
  • - Crysis 2: Up to 45%
  • - DiRT Showdown – Up to 62%
  • - ETQW – Up to 8%
  • - Hard Reset – Up to 8%
  • - Just Cause 2 – Up to 90%
  • - The Chronicles of Riddick – Up to 4%
  • - Shogun 2 – Up to 56%
  • - Sniper Elite V2 – Up to 60%
  • - Tom Clancy’s HAWX – Up to 56%
  • - Unigine Heaven – Up to 33%
  • - Wolfenstein – Up to 9%



Changes for v12.8 - v12.10

  • FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMD CATALYST 12.10 DRIVER:
  • AMD Catalyst 12.10 – Ready for Windows 8
  • For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer full support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.
  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX® 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supported applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices
  • Improved sleep/resume performance
  • Optimized GPU power consumption
  • Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
  • AMD Eyefinity technology
  • OpenCL™
  • OpenGL
  • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
  • AMD Dual Graphics
  • AMD CrossFire technology
  • AMD Overdrive
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center/ AMD Vision Engine Control Center
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ Technology. AMD Enduro Technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel® IvyBridge platforms and AMD Comal platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M – additional products will be supported in future Catalyst releases.”
  • AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:
  • Unbeatable battery life
  • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
  • A Seamless and automatic experience
  • New Enduro™ Technology features found in Catalyst 12.10:
  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
  • View all profiled applications
  • View recently run applications
  • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
  • Performance centric AC
  • Battery centric DC
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst12.10 software suite.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • Wolfenstien performance affected when run at high resolutions
  • System hangs when disabling Eyefinity
  • World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria experiences graphical corruption when anti-aliasing is forced to 2X or higher
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • F1 2011 : Vehicle textures flicker when game is run at low settings
  • Dirt Showdown : Flickering seen when benchmark is run in DirectX 11 mode
  • Battlefield – Bad Company 2 : Flickering textures seen in AMD CrossFire mode
  • Alan Wake – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD CrossFire and Eyefinity enabled
  • Portal 2 – Freezes when run in DirectX 9 mode with AMD Crossfire and Eyefinity enabled



Changes for v12.8 - v12.9 Beta

  • Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta: AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro Technology
  • AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro Technology.
  • AMD Enduro Technology for Notebooks delivers:
  • Long lasting battery life
  • GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
  • A Seamless and automatic experience
  • New features found in Catalyst 12.9 Beta:
  • Re-designed Catalyst Control Center user interface
  • View all profiled applications
  • View recently run applications
  • Profile applications based on power source
  • Expert mode control and customization
  • Performance centric AC
  • Battery centric DC
  • Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.9 Beta (versus AMD Catalyst 12.8)
  • Up to 10% in Lost Planet 2 in single GPU configurations
  • Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux® Driver: New OS Support
  • This release of AMD Catalyst Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems.
  • Ubuntu 12.10 early look support
  • RHEL 6.3 production support
  • Resolved issue highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta driver
  • Tri and Quad CrossFire+ Eyefinity configurations – Certain DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications lower than expected performance
  • FireFox – corruption observed in CrossFire configurations
  • Enabling Overdrive settings increased clocks in all power states
  • Availability of AMD Video Converter support in AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Windows 7 and Windows Vista packages



Changes for v12.7 Beta - v12.8

  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • Over/underscan settings are correctly restored on system reboot
  • SolidWorks: Graphical corruption is no longer experienced
  • Crysis Warhead: No longer crashes when launched in DirectX 10 mode
  • System no longer hangs when resuming from sleep mode
  • Audio is no longer disabled if the connected HDTV Is switched off/on
  • Enabling dual graphics mode with a HD 7000 series product no longer displays green video playback
  • Call of Duty- Black Ops : No longer hangs when loading a mission in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Shogun 2: Flickering text is no longer experienced
  • Star Wars – The Old Republic: In game cinematics no longer experience flicker when using the arrow keys
  • Dirt Showdown: 8-Ball track no longer hangs with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: A black screen is no longer observed when launching game in DirectX 11 mode with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Max Payne 3: Applying in game settings no longer causes the game to crash
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 8 Operating System (These issues were found in the Catalyst driver for the Windows 8 Preview)
  • Video playback using the Metro video player no longer shows green corruption
  • Deus Ex - Human Revolution: Graphics corruption is no longer experienced during in game cinematics with AMD Crossfire functionality enabled
  • Battlefield 3: game no longer crashes when AMD Crossfire functionality is enabled
  • Need for Speed – The Run: game no longer crashes to the desktop
  • Blocky video corruption no longer seen when using VLC
  • System no longer hangs when using PowerDVD
  • Green video corruption is no longer seen when using various video players
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • QQ Dancer: A black screen is no longer randomly experienced



Changes for v12.6 - v12.7 Beta

  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ 12.7 Beta includes a number of performance optimizations for the AMD Radeon ™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
  • Performance highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta
  • Up to 25% Skyrim
  • Up to 6% in Crysis 2
  • Up to 20% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • Up to 3.3% in Battlefield 3
  • Up to 6.9% In 3DMark™ 11
  • Up to 4.8% in Aliens vs. Predator
  • Up to 6.5% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 8% in Crysis Warhead
  • Up to 7.2% in F1 2010
  • Up to 8% in Just Cause 2
  • Up to 12% in Wolfenstein MP
  • Feature highlights of AMD Catalyst 12.7 Beta
  • Diablo 3: Anti-Aliasing support:
  • Users can now enable Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing and Super Sample Anti-Aliasing for Diablo 3 through the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP Operating System
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim- screen flickering when in AMD CrossFire™ mode
  • Note: This issue was first observed with version 1.6 of Skyrim.



Changes for v12.6 Beta - v12.6

  • Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.6:
  • Dual Graphics enhancements – new application profiles for DirectX 9 applications
  • Supported Dual Graphics configurations:
  • AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D (A10-5800K)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7660D (A10-5700)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7560D (A8-5600K)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7560D (A8-5500)
  • Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G (A10-4600M)
  • AMD Accelerated Processors for Desktop PCs
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7660G (A10-4600M)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7640G (A8-4500M)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7520G (A6-4400M)
  • New profiles have been added for the following titles:
  • Diablo 3
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • StarCraft 2
  • Portal 2
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 OperatingSystem
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst12.6 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • CERT recently approached AMD with information pertaining to what they believed to be a possible video driver vulnerability exposed by non-default settings of the Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET is a security test tool that allows system administrators to create test conditions to validate correct behavior of system components or indicate potential weak points.
  • The AMD Catalyst 12.6 driver for the AMD Radeon HD 7000, AMD Radeon HD 6000, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series is designed to resolve a possible video driver vulnerability issue and to minimize the occurrence of system crashes.
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations - BSOD when using desktop applications.
  • AMD Catalyst 12.6 includes some additional fixes(not found in the AMD Catalyst 12.6 Beta) for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 graphics cards for issues related to the GPU hanging when the system goes to sleep. Please ensure that your System BIOS is up to date. Some occurrences of this issue may be related to an outdated System BIOS.
  • Heroes and Generals - Blocky corruption in scenes with smoke effects when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 CrossFire Configuration – system hang after cinematics in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • AMD A4, AMD A6, AMD A8 and AMD A10 APU Products - crashes after repeated toggling between VGA and HDMI monitors.
  • System hangs after playing various DVD and Bluray titles with PowerDVD.
  • Video corruption seen after playing some DivX video clips using Windows Media Center.
  • AMD Radeon 7800 series products: Crysis 2 hangs when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Eyefinity/Multiple Display configurations - BSOD when using desktop applications in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™12.6 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Poor game performance experienced when run in Tridef mode with in-game AA enabled.
  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • AMD Radeon HD7900 series products - Crysis Warhead may crash when launched.
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - flickering text when run in DirectX® 11 mode with AMD CrossfireX enabled.
  • Dirt: Showdown 8-Ball Track - may hang when run in AMD CrossFireX™ mode.



Changes for v12.4 - v12.6 Beta

  • http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst126beta.aspx



Changes for v12.3 - v12.4

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 Windows release includes:
  • NEW FEATURES
  • Windows XP support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • In addition to Windows 7 and Windows Vista support, Catalyst 12.4 now also introduces Windows XP (64-bit/32-bit) support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing: Level of Detail (LOD) Image Quality enhancements
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • LOD Image quality enhancements have been improved when enabling Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst? Control Center for DirectX® 10 and DirectX® 11 applications.
  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications)
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA): Significant performance enhancements
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • MLAA now operates up to 80% faster than previous versions
  • Texture filtering quality improvements
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • Improvements have been made to the texture filtering algorithm (for both DirectX9 and DirectX10/DirectX11 applications) to increase the quality of rendered textures, with no impact to performance
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.4 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Elder Scrolls: Skyrim: no longer hangs on single GPU configurations when used with AMD Catalyst 12.3 CAP1 and later CAP releases
  • Elder Scolls: Skyrim: flickering square corruption is no longer observed.
  • Rage: Vsync is no longer disabled after task switching.
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: no longer crashes when launched in High Performance Mode.
  • Stalker ? Call of Pripyat: flickering is no longer observed in trees with specific Catalyst Control Center settings.
  • Tom Clancy HAWX 2: no longer crashes on game launch.
  • Windows Media Center: no longer crashes when run in Eyefinity mode and High Performance mode settings.
  • AMD Steady Video: an error message is no longer displayed when enabling AMD Steady Video for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 plugin.
  • Duplicating displays no longer generates random corruption.
  • Tearing is no longer observed on the third screen in 3x1 and 1x3 Eyefinity configurations.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when enabling Crossfire in a 4 display configuration.
  • The advanced video quality settings are now correctly displayed in the Catalyst Control Center.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 12.4 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • The Catalyst Control Center now renders correctly when launched while playing a Bluray disc using WinDVD.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 12.4 software suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Dirt 3: a system hang is no longer experienced when running game at maximum in game settings.
  • Dragon Age 2: visual corruption is no longer observed.
  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • Blocky video corruption may be observed while using Windows Media Player to playback HD WMV content.
  • The Catalyst Control Center may experience random crashes in specific configurations.
  • A green screen may be triggered when playing back Flash content using Google Chrome and Firefox.
  • The Unigine Tropics demo may experience random crashes when run with shaders=low and Vsync enabled.
  • Known issues under the Windows Vista operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD may crash when enabling BOB de-interlace mode.
  • Known issues under the Windows XP operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • The system may fail to resume from sleep/hibernate mode is some configurations.



Changes for v12.2 - v12.3

  • NEW FEATURES
  • Full Support for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series of products
  • Catalyst 12.3 now fully supports the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 series of products
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.3 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays have been resolved
  • Tom Clancy HAWX: No longer crashes after task switching with MLAA (Morphological Anti-Aliasing) and Anti-Aliasing enabled
  • Furmark Benchmark: No longer crashes when launched in High Performance mode.
  • Quake 4: No longer display corruption after task switching when run in High Performance mode
  • XPlane: Textures no longer exhibit flicker and corruption
  • Skyrim: No longer displays flickering and texture corruption.
  • Alan Wake: A system crash is no longer experienced when running the game in DirectX 9 mode with Crossfire enabled
  • Far Cry 2: A random system hang is no longer experienced when running the game at high in game setting
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 12.3 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center startup issues/ delays have been resolved
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars : no longer exhibits random corruption
  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • Vsync may be disabled after task switching when playing Rage
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars may crash when launched in High Performance mode
  • Crysis 2 may hang randomly when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Known issues under the Windows Vista operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • The Catalyst Control Center may not display if launched while using WinDVD to play a BluRay disc.
  • Known issues under the Windows XP operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • The system may hang when playing Dirt 3 at maximum in-game settings
  • The system may hang when launching Crysis ? Warhead at maximum in game settings
  • Dragon Age 2 may display random graphics corruption.



Changes for v12.1 - v12.2

  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • Enables support for Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit and Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit.
  • Windows XP support will be made available in AMD Catalyst 12.4.
  • IMPROVEMENTS
  • Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing is now available for DirectX® 10 and DirectX 11 applications
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
  • Users can now enable Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing through the AMD Catalyst Control Center for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications.
  • Applications must support in game Anti-Aliasing for the feature to work (Forced on Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center is not supported for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 applications).
  • AMD Eyefinity 2.1 technology enhancements
  • Custom resolutions ? users can now choose from a much larger set of display resolutions for their AMD Eyefinity configurations.
  • Dynamic Configuration Changes: Switching between different display configurations (when physically plugging/un-plugging displays) will occur automatically by loading the appropriate profile.
  • HydraVision enhancements: The Windows Task bar can now be moved and resized based on users preference.
  • Profile Manager improvements: Users can now create multiple Display profiles, enabling users to seamlessly switch between various AMD Eyefinity and Display Configurations.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Tom Clancy HAWX with Crossfire? and Eyefinity enabled.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Call of Duty ? Modern Warfare 3 in a Tri-Crossfire setup.
  • Random texture flickering is no longer experienced when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire and Vsync enabled.
  • Skipping the in-game cinematics when running Dragon Age 2 in DirectX 11 mode no longer causes random stuttering.
  • The Battleforge DirectX 10.0 benchmark no longer experiences intermittent crashes when run in Tri-Crossfire mode.
  • Random flickering is no longer observed when playing Battlefield ? Bad Company 2 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Playing back h.264 interlaced BluRay content no longer displays intermittent green flashing.
  • The system no longer experiences random hangs when playing back BluRay 3D content in Duplicate mode.
  • Starcraft II no longer experiences random system crashes when exiting a campaign in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Batman ? Arkam City no longer experiences intermittent system crashes when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Changing Crossfire settings no longer causes a random system crash.
  • A system crash is no longer experienced when playing Rage with Crossfire enabled.
  • Crysis Warhead and Battlefield ? Bad Company II no longer experience random crashes in certain Crossfire configurations.
  • Playback of BluRay 3D content now correctly uses hardware acceleration.
  • Random texture corruption is no longer displayed when playing Dirt III in DirectX 11 mode and with anisotropic filtering applied.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 12.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Windows Aero options are available after installing the driver.
  • Background textures in World of Warcraft Cataclysm no longer experience random flickering in some Crossfire and Eyefinity configurations.



Changes for v11.12 - v12.1

  • IMPROVEMENTS
  • AMD HD3D technology support enhancement
  • Enables support for AMD HD3D technology in conjunction with AMD CrossFireX configurations
  • Delivers a new Stereo 3D mode over HDMI 1.4a connections - 1080p at 30Hz is now enabled on supported displays
  • AMD Catalyst? Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements ? Application Profiles
  • AMD Catalyst? 12.1 Preview driver enables users to create per application profiles to individually control 3D and CrossFireX settings for Direct3D applications
  • Please be sure to select the ?Restore Factory Defaults? option under the Catalyst? Control Center Preferences menu before using the new application profiles feature ? this ensures there are no compatibility issues between previous drivers and the new AMD Catalyst? 12.1 Preview driver with regards to application profiles
  • AMD Catalyst? Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center enhancements ? Video UI improvements
  • AMD Catalyst? 12.1 Preview driver includes user interface enhancements to simply adjustment of video color and video quality controls
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows® 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 12.1 software suite for Windows® 7. These include:
  • The in-game mouse cursor no longer randomly disappears while playing Alien vs Predator.
  • Enemy Territory ? Quake Ware will no longer experience intermittent crashes when in a 3 monitor Eyefinity? configuration.
  • Water texture is now rendered correctly in Enemy Territory ? Quake Wars
  • Dirt 2 does not exhibit stuttering when run in DirectX® 9 mode.
  • Playing Crysis 2 with in Crossfire mode no longer experiences random graphics corruption or game instability.
  • Random corruption and screen flicker is no longer observed while playing Dragon Age 2 with Tri-Crossfire enabled.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer crashes after game launch when run in Crossfire mode.
  • Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 no longer experience random game hangs/black screens when run at high in game settings.
  • Water textures in World of Warcraft running in DirectX® 9 mode no longer appear corrupted.
  • The game ?Rage? no longer experiences intermittent hangs when Crossfire is enabled.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows® Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 12.1 software suite for Windows® Vista. These include:
  • Ejecting the disc during Blu-Ray/DVD playback using WinDVD no longer causes the system to crash.
  • 3D content playback using PowerDVD now correctly used hardware acceleration.
  • Poor performance is no longer randomly experience when playing World of Warcraft, Metro 2033 and Starcraft II at high in-game settings.
  • Medal of Honor now correctly displays all in game settings.



Changes for v11.11 - v11.12

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst? 11.12 Windows release includes:
  • IMPROVEMENTS
  • AMD OpenGL 4.2 production support
  • AMD Catalyst 11.12 delivers official support for the OpenGL 4.2 specification
  • AMD Eyefinity technology enhancements
  • Enables support for AMD HD3D technology when using a 3x1 Landscape Eyefinity display group, on supported DisplayPort 3D monitors.
  • AMD Vision Engine Control Center enhancements for Dual Graphics
  • Improvements have been implemented to better facilitate the enabling and control of the Dual Graphics within the Vision Engine Control Center
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.12 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • All required PAL formats are now correctly listed in the Vision Control Center on the HDTV support page.
  • Playing Dirt2, Dirt3 and Portal2 in DirectX 9 mode no longer causes a random system hang.
  • Portal 2 no longer displays random screen tearing when run in DirectX 9.
  • Total War Shogun 2 no longer displays random corruption when played at low in game settings and 2x1 and 3x1 Eyefinity modes.
  • Playing Lost Planet 2 in Eyefinity mode and Crossfire enable no longer randomly crashes.
  • Portal 2 will no longer randomly crash when the GPU is switched to Low Power mode.
  • Running Stalker Clear Sky in DirectX 10 mode in a Tri-Crossfire configuration no longer randomly hangs when in-game settings are set to high.
  • Tom Clancy Endwar no longer randomly hangs with a pinstripe display.
  • Playing Enemy Territory Quake Wars no longer generates a random system hang.
  • Graphics corruption is no longer randomly exhibited while playing video clips using Windows Media Center.
  • Doom 3 no longer experiences random corruption when Anti Aliasing is enabled.
  • Crysis 2 no longer displays random flickering when run in DirectX9 mode.
  • Far Cry2, Dragon 2, Homefront, Stalker: Metro 2033 and Bioshock 2 no longer display random flashing textures.
  • Left 4 Dead 2 no longer experiences random hangs.
  • HAWX2 no longer experiences random hangs when navigating in game menus.
  • Lost Planet 2 and Dragon Age 2 no longer display random flickering when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.12 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • Random ghosting is no longer observed while playing Dragon Age 2 in Crossfire mode.
  • Character Avatars no longer flash in Dragon Age 2 in Crossfire mode.
  • Stalker ? Clear Sky no longer displays random black horizontal lines on initial startup.
  • Playing Tom Clancy HAWX 2 in Eyefinity mode no longer generates a random system reboot.
  • Random choppy Flash playback is no longer experienced.
  • Running Civilization V in DirectX 11 mode no longer crashes randomly when run at medium and high in-game settings.
  • F1 2010 no longer hangs intermittently on launch.
  • Flashing textures are no longer randomly observed while playing Bulletstorm.
  • Dead Space 2 no longer hangs randomly.
  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • The in-game mouse cursor may not be visible when playing Alien vs Predator.
  • Portal 2 may generate a black screen when run in 3d Stereo mode.
  • Water textures may be corrupted in World of Warcraft .
  • Civilization V may experience crashes when run in Eyefinity mode.
  • Civilization V may experience random crashes when launched in Crossfire mode.
  • Lost Planet 2 and Tom Clancy HAWX2 may hang when run in 2x2 Eyefinity mode.
  • Dragon Age 2 may experience flickering and texture corruption when run in Triple Crossfire Mode.
  • Enemy Territory ? Quake Wars may display texture corruption on water surfaces.
  • Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System:
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • The edge detect filter may not perform as expected in certain DirectX 9 titles.
  • Dead Space 2 may hang soon after launch.
  • Known Issues under the Windows XP Operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • Desktop corruption may be observed on the primary display when run in clone mode.



Changes for v11.10 - v11.11

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst? 11.11 Windows release includes:
  • NEW FEATURES
  • Adobe Flash Player 11 support
  • · Enables full support of the GPU accelerated Stage 3D API and Stage 3D applications
  • · Supported on the AMD Radeon HD Series of GPUs, A-Series APU and E-Series APU
  • RESOLVED ISSUES
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.11 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • · Images and textures are no longer corrupted (Blue) in Rage.
  • · Bezel compensation now works correctly with Far Cry 2.
  • · Screen tearing is no longer randomly observed while moving a window on the desktop while in Clone mode or Eyefinity mode.
  • · A black screen is no longer observed when extending displays.
  • · Homefront no longer crashes randomly when Crossfire is enabled.
  • · DC ? Universe Online no longer hangs soon after selecting a character and entering the game.
  • KNOWN ISSUES
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • · Screen tearing may be observed occasionally while playing Portal 2 in DirectX 9 mode.
  • · Shogun 2 may exhibit screen corruption while playing on low resolution settings in 2x1 Eyefinity mode.
  • · Choppy playback may be observed playing interlaced DVD content in full screen mode using PowerDVD 11.
  • · A BSOD error may occur while playing Call of Duty ? Black Ops in Multiplayer mode with Crossfire enabled.
  • · Video corruption may be observed while playing World of Warcraft in windowed mode and AVI file simultaneously.
  • · Dragon Age 2 may exhibit corruption during in game cinematics when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • · Lost Planet 2 my display random corruption and flickering when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • · Lost Planet 2 may crash randomly when Crossfire is enabled.
  • · The following games may experience random flashing textures during gameplay :
  • o Homefront
  • o Metro 2033
  • o Far Cry 2
  • o Stalker : Call of Pripyat
  • Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • · Windows Aero options may be missing after installing the driver.
  • · A ?ghost? cursor may be observed when playing Dragon Age 2 in Crossfire mode.
  • · The character avatar in Dragon Age 2 may display random flickering.
  • · HAWX 2 may experience random system reboots when run in Eyefinity mode.
  • · Civilization V may experience random crashing when run at medium or high in game settings.
  • · Bulletstorm may experience random flashing during gameplay.
  • · Dead Space 2 may hang occasionally soon after game launch.
  • Installing the AMD Catalyst? Software Driver
  • For further information and general help on software driver installation, game issues, and more, visit AMD Customer Care.
  • Installation information can be found at: How to Install Your AMD Product.



Changes for v11.9 - v11.10

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst? 11.10 Windows release includes:
  • New Features
  • AMD Eyefinity enhancements
  • Enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations
  • Maximum supported resolution has been increased to 16000 x 16000 pixels on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series. (limited to DX11 applications only)
  • Bezel compensation is now possible when using sets of displays that have mismatched pixel densities.
  • AMD VECC/CCC enhancements
  • Improvements have been implemented to better facilitate the enabling and control of the following features within the Vision Engine Control Center / Catalyst Control Center
  • AMD Overdrive for GPUs
  • Information Center (software and hardware)
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.10 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Some OpenGL games like Enemy Territory Quake Wars no longer experiences random corruption.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer experiences random crashes when running the benchmark.
  • F1 2010 and Dirt 2 no longer experience random flashing during the game.
  • Google Earth no longer displays random corruption when running in OpenGL mode.
  • Mafia II no longer experiences a random crash during game loading / game play when Crossfire is enabled.
  • Unigine Heaven running in DirectX 11 mode no longer experiences a performance drop when running with Dual Graphics enabled.
  • Homefront no longer experiences random game crashes.
  • Random flashing is no longer experienced when playing back SD/BD content on a 120Hz monitor.
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.10 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
  • Scaling options are now correctly displayed when connecting DisplayPort / DFP monitors.
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.10 software suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • An application crash is no longer randomly observed while playing M2V/Mpeg2/Mpeg4 files and toggling the Hardware Acceleration setting.
  • Display corruption is no longer experienced on the primary display when running in extended display mode with AERO enabled.
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • Screen tearing may be randomly observed while playing Portal 2.
  • Total War ? Shogun 2 may experience corruption when running at low game settings in a 2x1 Eyefinity environment.
  • Random graphics corruption may be observed while playing Call of Duty 4 with the Edge Detect Filter enabled.
  • Random crashes may be experienced while playing F1 2010 and Lost Planet 2 with in Crossfire mode in an Eyefinity configuration.
  • Enemy Territory Quake Wars may experience random crashes when running in a 3x1 Eyefinity configuration.
  • Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst?. These include:
  • Windows Aero options may be missing after installing the driver.
  • A ?ghosting cursor? may be observed when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire enabled.
  • Random flickering may be observed when playing Dragon Age 2 with Crossfire enabled.
  • Choppy playback may be experienced when playing BluRay content when Aero is enabled.
  • Civilization V may experience random crashes when run at High or Medium game settings.
  • F1 2010 may experience random hanging.



Changes for v11.8 - v11.10 Preview

  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon? HD 6000 and AMD Radeon? HD 5000 Series for single GPU configurations
  • Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open Beta release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on CrossFire configurations using the AMD Radeon? HD 6000 and AMD Radeon? HD 5000 Series
  • Enables support for Eyefinity 5x1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon? HD 6000 and AMD Radeon? HD 5000 Series
  • Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.



Changes for v11.8 - v11.9

  • New Features:
  • Enables AMD HD 3D technology support on DisplayPort panels, such as the Samsung 750 and 950 series 3D displays
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.9 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • STALKER ? Call of Pripyat no longer hangs randomly when launching a new game or opening a previously saved game.
  • Scaling options are now correctly displayed when connecting a Digital monitor to the Display port on some video cards.
  • The following games no longer experience random hangs during game loading :
  • Call of Duty ? Black Ops
  • F1 2010
  • Dungeon Siege 3
  • The following games no longer hang intermittently during gameplay:
  • Battlefield - Bad Company 2
  • Borderlands
  • Dead Rising 2
  • The following games no longer hangs while running the benchmark :
  • Serious Sam 2
  • Resident Evil 5
  • HAWX 2
  • HAWX 2 no longer displays random flashing black pixels
  • Flashing pixel corruption is no longer experienced while playing F1 2010 and Dirt 2
  • The Windows Event Log no longer reports unwanted Distributed DCOM errors.
  • Negative Crossfire Scaling is no longer occasionally observed while playing EarthSim 2, Battle ? Bad Company 2 , Metro and HAWX
  • Video corruption is no longer observed while playing full screen HD WMV format files using PowerDVD with Windows Aero Mode turned off.
  • Blank video playback is no longer observed when hardware accelerations is enabled in VLC 1.1.10
  • Dawn of War II ? Retribution no longer exhibits a black screen when alt-tabbing in and out of the game
  • Random display corruption is no longer observed when playing WMV format files using Windows Media Player
  • City of Heroes no longer experiences stuttering after excessive use if in-game Anti-Aliasing slider
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.9 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • The screen no longer goes black on when the Aero Desktop is enabled on some Radeon products.
  • Lost Planet 2 no longer randomly crashes when running the benchmark
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst? 11.9 software suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Enemy Territory ? Quake Wars no longer displays random screen corruption
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD no longer hangs when attempting to play a BluRay disc.



Changes for v11.7 - v11.8

  • New Features
  • AMD Overdrive has been enhanced to include both CPU and GPU over-clocking controls within the AMD Vision Control Center
  • CPU over-clocking is only supported on AMD Black edition CPUs
  • Performance Highlights
  • Improves performance up to 10% in Crysis 2 DirectX 11 version for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 8% in Fear 3 DirectX 11 version with application enabled Anti-Aliasing on the
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 30% when AMD’s Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) is enabled through the
  • Catalyst™ Control Center on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Improves performance up to 20% in Call of Duty Black Operations for single GPU and Multi-GPU configurations on the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.8 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • The option to “Apply current video quality settings to internet video" is no longer randomly missing from the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center / AMD Vision™ Engine Control Center.
  • 3DMark 11 no longer intermittently generates a BSOD error when run using a standard user account.
  • Playing HD video content overnight using Windows Media Center no longer causes the system to hang or generates a BSOD error.
  • Random graphical corruption is no longer experienced when playing Crysis 2 in a Crossfire environment.
  • Image stabilization is now correctly applied to DivX clips when using Windows Media Player.
  • Enabling AntiAliasing when playing Starcraft 2 no longer causes random screen blackouts.
  • Video corruption is no longer seen when scrolling through DivX 5 video files using Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player.
  • Menu corruption is no longer seen when running F.E.A.R 3 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Video playback now functions correctly after enabling hardware acceleration in VLC version 1.1.10.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.8 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • PowerDVD no longer randomly displays a blank screen when playing back BluRay content with Crossfire enabled.
  • BSOD errors are no longer intermittently experienced after installing the driver with Crossfire enabled.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.8 software suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • PowerDVD no longer randomly displays a blank screen during video playback when switching from extended display mode to cloned display mode.



Changes for v11.6b Hotfix - v11.7

  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.7 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved
  • Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays
  • Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.
  • Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly hangs.
  • Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.
  • AVIVO Video Quality settings are now correctly applied to Flash Video Content.
  • AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips when using WinDVD 10.
  • Random screen corruption is no longer displayed when changing desktop themes.
  • Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration with Eyefinity enabled.
  • Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.
  • Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.
  • Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton’s Great Adventure.
  • Video corruption is no longer observed when when using the Forward slider on 720P Divx format video clips using Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center.
  • PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.
  • Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.
  • Image stabilization now functions correctly when playing Divx content using Windows Media Player.
  • Wraparound corruption is no longer displayed intermittently after exiting a 3D application.



Changes for v11.6 - v11.6b Hotfix

  • AMD Catalyst™ driver 11.6b Hotfix Features:
  • Resolves the following issues:
  • Blue screen erorrs (BSOD) seen when connecting a HDMI and DisplayPort based display to an AMD Radeon HD graphics product when using AMD Catalyst 11.6
  • Screen flickering when the system is idle
  • Mouse pointer corruption found in previous AMD Catalyst releases
  • AMD Catalyst driver support for systems with the following AMD products installed:
  • A8-3850 - AMD Radeon™ HD 6550D
  • A8-3800 - AMD Radeon HD 6550D
  • A6-3650 - AMD Radeon HD 6530D
  • A6-3600 - AMD Radeon HD 6530D



Changes for v11.5 - v11.6

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.6 Windows release includes:
  • New Features:
  • AMD Steady Video
  • Steady Video is currently an AMD exclusive feature based on AMD APP Technology
  • By applying advanced algorithms behind the scenes, users do not have to deal with shaky or unstable video ever again!
  • Capabilities scale with hardware and are end user controlled
  • Image Stabilization brought to YouTube!
  • Decode Acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content
  • AMD has enabled decode acceleration of MPEG-4 part 2 content in Microsoft video player applications (through MFT support) for all AMD Radeon 6000 Series
  • Performance Enhancements
  • Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.6 release includes:
  • Performance gains in Crysis of up to 7% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.
  • Performance gains in F1 2010 of up to 8% in DirectX 11 mode on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in Far Cry 2 of up to 5% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in HAWX of up to 8% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series products in single and Crossfire configurations.
  • Performance gains in the Unigine OpenGL tests of up to 10% on AMD Radeon HD 6000 series single card configurations.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.6 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Flashing titles are no longer displayed when playing F1 2010 in a Crossfire environment.
  • Video playback no longer intermittently displays a black screen when using Windows Media Player.
  • Graphics and Gaming scores are now correctly computed in the Windows Performance Index.
  • A BSOD error is no longer generated randomly when Crossfire is enabled/disabled after video/LCD overdrive settings are changed on HD 6900 series products.
  • Crossfire is now correctly enabled when playing The Witcher 2 on HD 6800 series products. (when used with AMD Catalyst 11.5 CAP 5 release)
  • Screen tearing is no longer randomly seen when playing Riddick 2 at high performance settings and with Crossfire enabled.
  • The game Kings Bounty now renders correctly.
  • The game Empire Total War now no longer displays random flickering and in-game buttons display correctly.
  • Google Earth now performs smoothly in OpenGL mode.
  • Crossfire is now correctly enabled when playing Cars 2 on HD 6900 series products.
  • Sid Meyers Civilization V no longer displays intermittent graphical corruption when played in DirectX 10 mode in a Crossfire environment.
  • Heaven 2.1 running in DirectX 11 mode no longer displays intermittent graphical corruption in a Crossfire environment.
  • Crossfire is correctly enabled when playing LEGO : Pirates of the Caribbean on HD6800 and HD 6900 series products.
  • Poor performance is no longer experienced while Playing Heroes of Newerth and when the cursor is moved to the top right or bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Mouse cursor corruption (in the upper right portion of the screen) should be resolved
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.6 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • The screen no longer briefly flashes green while changing screen resolution and playing a BluRay title using PowerDVD 10.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.6 software suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • World of Warcraft no longer randomly crashes or fails to launch when using an A-Series APU.
  • Random graphics corruption is no longer observed while playing World of Warcraft.
  • Playing Dead Rising 2 no longer causes the system to hang.
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • Some BluRay content may experience jittery playback.
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II / Jedi Academy may randomly crash on launch.
  • Image rotation might not function correctly in Photoshop CS5.
  • OpenGL acceleration might not be available in Photoshop CS5.
  • High GPU speeds might be retained after exiting a 3D application.
  • Display corruption may be observed while changing video resolution / settings while playing a video clip using Windows Media Center.
  • Shogun 2 cinematics may display rendering issues while running in DirectX 9 mode in certain Eyefinity configurations.
  • Known Issues under the Windows Vista Operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • Windows Aero settings might not be available in some circumstances.
  • Doom 3 and Quake 4 may experience random corruption on HD 4000 series products.
  • Performing bezel compensation on a 3x2 configuration may cause the Bezel group to not appear.
  • Read full release notes here: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst116ReleaseNotes.aspx



Changes for v11.5 - v11.5b Hotfix

  • Includes performance optimizations and resolves various quality issues for the upcoming release of Brink™
  • Resolves transcoding video lagging issues seen when converting multiple H.264 clips to MPEG2 Blu-ray video
  • Resolves the intermittent mouse cursor lag issue seen by some users
  • Resolves intermittent flickering issues seen in the following applications in a system using an AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics card with DDR3 memory and running in DirectX® 9 mode:
  • Civilization 5
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Mafia 2
  • NBA 2010
  • ShenGuiChuanQi
  • Starcraft 2
  • Warcraft III
  • World of Warcraft
  • Support for additional Stereo 3D-capable displays:
  • Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED
  • 3D Projectors
  • Enables AMD CrossFire™ scaling for Brink
  • Enables AMD CrossFire scaling for The Witcher 2
  • Improves performance for Dirt 3



Changes for v11.4 - v11.5

  • New Features:
  • Hydravision enhancements for Eyefinity configurations.
  • The HydraGrid feature found in HydraVision is now aware of user created Bezels.
  • The HydraGrid feature found in HydraVision now also includes as “Automatic Grid” option that aligns to the user defined Eyefinity display layout.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.5 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • PowerDVD no longer randomly crashes when HDMI 8 Channel Audio is enabled.
  • Avivo settings are now correctly displayed in the AMD Vision Engine Control Center after connecting a secondary display.
  • Windows Media Player no longer randomly hangs or displays a black screen after playing VC1 (WMV) video files for over 4 hours.
  • PowerDVD no longer crashes intermittently after enabling / disabling Crossfire during BD playback.
  • Bioshock no longer displays visual corruption with Vsynch and MLAA enabled.
  • Transcoding MPEG-2 video to H.264 no longer causes an application crash.
  • Transcoding H.264 to AVCHD no longer generates lagging video.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • Civilization V no longer stops responding during game launch when Crossfire is enabled.



Changes for v11.3 - v11.4

  • Package Content
  • The AMD Catalyst software suite 11.4 contains the following:
  • AMD display driver version 8.841
  • AMD HydraVision for Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows 7
  • Southbridge / IXP Driver
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center version 8.841
  • Important ! Caution !
  • The AMD display driver and the AMD Catalyst Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for better stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same AMD Catalyst release.
  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center requires that the Microsoft® .NET Framework SP1 be installed for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Without .NET SP1 installed, the AMD Catalyst Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.
  • Notes
  • When installing the AMD Catalyst driver for Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst driver.
  • These release notes provide information on the AMD display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center, HydraVision, HydraVision Basic Edition, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge / IXP driver, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://support.amd.com/.
  • ATI Eyefinity™ technology gives gamers access to high display resolutions. As pixel count grows, the graphics horsepower required to drive the displays at a reasonable frame rate can increase dramatically. Depending on the game and system configuration, users may notice texture corruption and reduced frame rates when running games in multi-monitor Eyefinity modes.
  • Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers are no longer bundled in the AMD Catalyst software suite. The WDM drivers install bundle can be downloaded independently through the AMD website



Changes for v11.2 - v11.3

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.3 Windows release includes:
  • New Features:
  • Seamless GPU Compute support
  • The AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) OpenCL runtime is now enabled by default within AMD Catalyst. Applications that leverage OpenCL for GPU based compute tasks will automatically benefit from the significant performance boost that this provides.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.3 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • 3D BluRay playback no longer displays random frame loss.
  • The 8x Anti-Aliasing is now correctly listed in some OpenGL applications.
  • System no longer shows laggy performance when playing 720P WMV video files.
  • Tearing is no longer randomly observed when playing Bioshock with Vsync and MLAA enabled.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.3 software suite for Windows Vista. These include:
  • 3DMark 2011 no longer hangs on a quad crossfire HD6990 system.
  • World of Warcraft no longer fails to respond when alt-tabbing out and into the game when running on the AMD HD6990.
  • Mpeg2 Video playback now correctly uses hardware acceleration when played with Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center.
  • Youtube HD Flash video now renders correctly.
  • Enabling Anti-Aliasing no longer causes figure to have a bright outline in Medal Of Honor Single Player mode.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • Need for Speed Shift no longer randomly crashes during gameplay.



Changes for v11.1 - v11.2

  • New Features:
  • The new Catalyst Control Center features
  • Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
  • The Quality setting has now been improved to match the High Quality setting in all respects but one; it enables an optimization that limits tri-linear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions, while doing bilinear anisotropic filtering elsewhere. This optimization offers a way to improve filtering performance without visibly affecting image quality
  • The Performance setting has been updated to address the sharpness of the default Quality setting causing shimmering in certain cases. It now provides a smoother filtering option that eliminates most shimmering while preserving the improved detail provided by anisotropic filtering.
  • Tessellation Controls
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • New settings give users full control over the Tessellation levels used in applications.
  • The default selection “AMD Optimized” setting is intended to set the best level of Tessellation on a per application basis. The “AMD Optimized” setting is designed to help users get the maximum visual benefit of Tessellation, while minimizing the performance impact associated with enabling Tessellation. Currently no applications have been profiled.
  • The “Use Application Settings” option gives applications full control over the Tessellation level.
  • Users can also manually set the maximum tessellation level used by applications with the slider control
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing support for the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Catalyst now includes official support for Morphological Anti-Aliasing for the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • Support Video Quality settings during Blu-ray 3D playback
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • Users can now enable the Video Quality settings within the Catalyst Control Center when playing Blu-ray 3D content
  • Performance Improvements:
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops:
  • Performance increases up to 11% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing enabled
  • Batman Arkham Asylum:
  • Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series single configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.2 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Corruption is no longer randomly observed running the Unigine Heaven benchmark.
  • Texture corruption is no longer observed when running the Unigine Heaven benchmark with Super AA enabled in the Catalyst Control Center.
  • HAWX no longer intermittently displays corruption when running in DirectX 9 mode.
  • Visual corruption is no longer seen when running Lost Planet in DirectX 10 mode.
  • Playing a 720p WMV format file no longer randomly causes laggy system performance.
  • Video corruption no longer intermittently affects the display when playing a SD format DVD using Windows Media Player.
  • Choppy video playback is no longer observed when playing a DVD with interlaced content using WinDVD 10.
  • 8x Anti Aliasing is now correctly listed as available with certain 3D applications.
  • The AMD Ladybug demo no longer freezes when viewed in camera mode.
  • DirectX 9.0 games no longer show intermittent corruption at the bottom of one of the cloned displays.
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • Flickering is no longer randomly observed when applying Video Gamma settings.
  • The system no longer hangs intermittently when playing Medal of Honor.
  • Civilization V no longer generates a VPU Recovery faulty when Crossfire mode is enabled.
  • Warhammer – Dawn of War 2 no longer randomly displays a wireframe when running at High game settings.



Changes for v11.1 - v11.1a Hotfix

  • AMD Catalyst™ Driver 11.1a Hotfix Features:
  • Performance improvements for AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 & AMD Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center – New Tessellation controls
  • Gives users control over the tessellation levels used in applications
  • AMD Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
  • The High Quality setting remains unchanged: This setting provides reference quality filtering from AMD hardware
  • The Quality setting now matches the High Quality setting in all respects but one: it enables an optimization that limits tri-linear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions, while doing bilinear anisotropic filtering elsewhere. This optimization offers a way to adjust filtering performance without visibly affecting image quality
  • The Performance setting has also been updated. It now provides a smooth filtering option that is designed to eliminate most shimmering while preserving the detail provided by anisotropic filtering.



Changes for v10.12 - v11.1

  • Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 11.1 Windows release includes:
  • Performance highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 11.1 release includes:
  • F1 2010:
  • Performance increases up to 12% on AMD Radeon HD 6900 and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
  • Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single card configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
  • Left 4 Dead 2:
  • Performance increases up to 17% on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series single and Crossfire configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
  • Performance increases up to 8% on AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series single configurations with anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing disabled.
  • Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved known issues in this release of the AMD Catalyst 11.1 software suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Aliens vs. Predator game no longer fails to load with quad Crossfire enabled..
  • Text is no longer missing randomly in Nostradamus- The Last Prophecy demo.
  • Graphical corruption is no longer seen occasionally in Nostradamus- The Last Prophecy demo.
  • The Protoss Pylon Matrix is now rendered correctly in Starcraft 2.
  • Task switching in Dirt2 with Vsync enabled no longer causes a dual link monitor to go black.
  • System no longer crashes when enabling Crossfire with 2 monitors connected to the primary card and 2 monitors connected to the secondary card.
  • List of supported TV resolutions now includes 1080p 24Hz (if supported by the TV display).
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD no longer randomly exits when playing a blu-ray title with the “Aero-on” option enabled in the player.
  • An error message is no longer intermittently displayed when viewing a slideshow using Windows Live Photo Gallery.
  • Windows Media Player no longer displays a black screen when continuously playing several VC1 format files over a 4 hour period.
  • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
  • Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • Video corruption is no longer randomly seen during DVD playback using Windows Media Player.
  • Progressive scan DVD content no longer causes Windows Media Center to hang.
  • Interlaced DVD content no longer exhibits frame drops and jerky playback.
  • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
  • Resolved Known Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • Frame drops are no longer observed when playing HD interlaced content in Windows Media Center.
  • Call of Duty – Black Ops no longer randomly hangs on AMD Radeon HD 57xx series products.
  • Crossfire using AMD Radeon HD 68xx series products no longer hangs intermittently when running 3dMark 2006.
  • “Host Application not responding” error message is no longer randomly displayed when launching the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  • Known issues under the Windows 7 operating system
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 7 operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • Blocky video corruption may be displayed randomly when playing back SD DVD content using Windows Media Player.
  • Video may flicker randomly when using PowerDVD to play the blu-ray edition of “Iron Man 2”.
  • Screen may flicker and objects may be duplicated in Medal of Honor under DirectX 11 with Crossfire enabled on AMD Radeon HD 69xx series products.
  • Objects may be duplicated in Dead Rising 2 when Super Anti Aliasing is enabled on AMD Radeon HD 69xx series products.
  • Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • AVIVO options do not take effect on WinDVD 10 blu-ray playback.
  • Doom 3 and Quake 4 may display corruption when running on a AMD Radeon HD 47xx series product.
  • Known Issues under all Windows Operating Systems
  • The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under all supported Windows operating systems in the latest version of AMD Catalyst. These include:
  • An error message may be displayed if the power plan is changed several times (from Power Save to High Performance) when the AMD Catalyst Control Center is open.
  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center may flicker when adjusting brightness using a hotkey.



Changes for v10.11 - v10.12

  • New Features:
  • Support for DivX on the AMD Radeon 6800 Series
  • With DivX® software installed on an AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series and later GPU and the DivX Accelerated™ solution, consumers can enjoy an improved DivX video playback experience by lowering CPU load, extending computer battery life on notebooks, reducing noise on home theater PCs and improving overall computer operation.
  • Grab the DivX Accelerated download from here (Available December 15) http://go.divx.com/accelerated
  • Support for OpenGL 4.1
  • Features introduced in OpenGL 4.1
  • Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms
  • The ability to query and load a binary for shader program objects to save re-compilation time
  • The capability to bind programs individually to programmable stages for programming flexibility
  • 64-bit floating-point component vertex shader inputs for higher geometric precision
  • Multiple viewports for a rendering surface for increased rendering flexibility
  • New ARB extensions introduced with OpenGL 4.1
  • Linking OpenGL sync objects to OpenCL event objects for enhanced OpenCL interoperability
  • The ability to set stencil values in a fragment shader for enhanced rendering flexibility
  • Features to improve robustness, for example when running WebGL applications
  • Callback mechanisms to receive enhanced errors and warning messages



Changes for v10.10 - v10.11

  • Performance Improvements:
  • Battleforge™ : Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing disabled.
  • STALKER – Call of Pripyat™ benchmark: Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
  • Resolved Known Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
  • Primary display no longer blanks out intermittently during "World in Conflict™: Soviet Assault" DirectX10 gameplay with CrossFire and Dual Monitor enabled
  • "Stone Giant" DirectX 11 demo no longer intermittently fails in fullscreen mode with CrossFire enabled under Multi-GPU configurations on some cards
  • Task switching out of "Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2" and then back into the game no longer causes CrossFire to become disabled
  • Wrap-around corruption is no longer visible with 120 Hz panels during some resolution changes in 120 Hz mode on AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • Enabling in-game Anti-Aliasing and utilizing Edge-Detect filters no longer causes smoother lines but blurry textures when compared to the Standard filter on some cards
  • Desktop line corruption is no longer observed after hotplugging the HDCP display on some cards
  • Enabling Overdrive through the Catalyst™ Control Center for single display systems no longer results in GPU clocks running at high levels in non-GPU intensive scenarios
  • Resolved Known Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
  • Running fullscreen DirectX 9 applications/games after enabling Aero effects and rebooting no longer causes the system to randomly stop responding
  • When "World of Warcraft" is launched via TriDef® 3D and hardware cursor is enabled, the mouse cursor no longer intermittently flickers and disappears
  • Hot swapping a HDCP display panel with a non-HDCP display no longer causes the display to turn blank after resuming from sleep/hibernate during Blu-ray disc playback



Changes for v10.10d Hotfix - v10.10e Hotfix

  • The AMD Catalyst Control Center now features the new AMD Catalyst AI user interface options on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series (the new AMD Catalyst AI options were previously only available for the AMD Radeon 6800 Series)”
  • Fixed cases where Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) was not being correctly applied to games (very intermittently)
  • OpenGL 4.1 beta support
  • Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature
  • Dead Rising 2 – Crossfire profile (Resolves negative scaling)
  • Crossfire Performance Improvement for:
  • Metro 2033
  • F1 2011 - (Direct X9 version)
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Performance optimizations for systems with an AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 series of graphics products installed
  • Aliens versus Predator performance enhancements
  • Star Craft 2 performance enhancements
  • OpenGL performance enhancements – gains can be seen in Prey, Quake Wars: Enemy Territories, and Heaven v2
  • Support for additional Stereo 3D-capable displays:
  • Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED
  • 3D Projectors



Changes for v10.10c Hotfix - v10.10d Hotfix

  • Fixed cases where Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA) was not being correctly applied to games (very intermittently)
  • OpenGL 4.1 beta support
  • Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature
  • Dead Rising 2 – Crossfire profile (Resolves negative scaling)
  • Crossfire Performance Improvement for:
  • Metro 2033
  • F1 2011 - (Direct X9 version)
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Performance optimizations for systems with an AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 series of graphics products installed
  • Aliens versus Predator performance enhancements
  • Star Craft 2 performance enhancements
  • OpenGL performance enhancements – gains can be seen in Prey, Quake Wars: Enemy Territories, and Heaven v2
  • Support for additional Stereo 3D-capable displays:
  • Viewsonic V3D241wm-LED
  • 3D Projectors



Changes for v10.10 - v10.10c Hotfix

  • AMD Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix Features:
  • OpenGL 4.1 beta support
  • Support for the new Morphological Anti-Aliasing feature
  • Dead Rising 2 – Crossfire profile (Resolves negative scaling)
  • Crossfire Performance Improvement for:
  • Metro 2033
  • F1 2011 - (Direct X9 version)
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Performance optimizations for systems with an AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 and AMD Radeon HD 6850 series of graphics products installed
  • Aliens versus Predator performance enhancements
  • Star Craft 2 performance enhancements
  • OpenGL performance enhancements – gains can be seen in Prey, Quake Wars: Enemy Territories, and Heaven v2



Changes for v10.9 - v10.10

  • New Features
  • Introduction of AMD HD3D Technology
  • Blu-ray 3D support
  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides support for Blu-ray 3D playback
  • Requires Blu-ray 3D player software, 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • Supported on the AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • Stereo 3D gaming support
  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides support for Stereo 3D gaming via 3rd party Stereo 3D Conversion Software from Dynamic Digital Depth (DDD) and iZ3D
  • Requires 3D supported display and 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
  • * More information on AMD HD3D Technology, including Stereo 3D Conversion Software and a list of supported displays, can be found at www.amd.com/hd3d
  • Introduction of AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition
  • There will now be two variants of the AMD Catalyst package available:
  • 1.AMD Catalyst™ – includes the Direct3D, OpenGL, Display driver and AMD Catalyst Control Center components
  • 2.AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology Edition Edition (same as ATI Catalyst, but includes the OpenCL driver) – Everything found in AMD Catalyst, plus the OpenCL driver
  • Users can still grab all of the individual AMD Catalyst components as well (which will also include the OpenCL driver as well)
  • Video acceleration for HD WMV video content
  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ provides video acceleration support for WMV HD (Microsoft video codec) under Windows 7
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
  • Enhanced Dynamic Contrast video controls
  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ enhances the Dynamic Contrast setting found in the Catalyst Control Center by adding support for histogram based detection
  • Performance Highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 release include:
  • Metro 2033™
  • Performance increases up to 7% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations
  • Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations
  • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
  • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series in DirectX 11 and 10 modes
  • Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series in DirectX 11and 10 modes
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.™ : Call of Pripyat Benchmark
  • Performance increases up to 7% on single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Unigine™ Heaven
  • Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
  • Performance increases up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire configurations with anti-aliasing enabled
  • World in Conflict™
  • Performance increases up to 9% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • Performance increases up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
  • Aliens vs. Predator™ DirectX 11 Benchmark
  • Performance increases up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire
  • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series single and CrossFire
  • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
  • Performance increases up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
  • Performance increases up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
  • Crysis Warhead®
  • Performance increases up to 9% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products with anti-aliasing enabled
  • Far Cry™ 2
  • Performance increases up to 7% on Single ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Highlights of the Linux AMD Catalyst™ 10.10 release include:
  • New Features
  • Support for new Linux operating systems
  • This release of AMD Catalyst™ Linux introduces support for the following new operating systems:
  • openSUSE 11.3 support (production)
  • Ubuntu 10.10 support (early look)



Changes for v10.8 - v10.9

  • http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/catalyst_109_release_notes.pdf



Changes for v10.7 - v10.8

  • http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/catalyst_108_release_notes.pdf



Changes for v10.6 - v10.7

  • New Features
  • This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
  • Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
  • ATI Eyefinity - HydraVision enhancements
  • Enhanced Pull-down detection
  • ATI CrossFireX™ technology – support for rotated displays
  • ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player
  • ATI Eyefinity - HydraVision enhancements
  • Maximizing a window across displays will now take user defined bezel compensation
  • into account
  • Automatically adjusts window position when dragging and dropping windows to
  • ensure title bar visibility
  • Proper dialog box placement - dialogs do not cross displays, are not hidden behind
  • bezels, and can be designated to be shown on the users “preferred” display
  • Enhanced Pull-down detection
  • The Pull-down detection algorithm has been enhanced for higher visual quality on
  • certain types of video content
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
  • ATI CrossFireX™ technology – support for rotated displays
  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ enables end users running supported ATI
  • CrossFireX™ configurations to rotate their displays (single or ATI Eyefinity display
  • configurations) and still enjoy the performance benefits of ATI CrossFireX™
  • technology
  • ATI Radeon GPU acceleration of VLC 1.1.1 Media Player
  • Enables GPU acceleration of h.264 video content when using the VLC 1.1.1 Media
  • Player – delivering a better user experience by consuming less system resources
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series of
  • products
  • Requires VLC version 1.1.1 and later
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.7 6
  • Performance Improvements
  • The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.7:
  • Borderlands
  • Performance increases 3-5% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 and ATI Radeon™ HD
  • 5700 series single card and CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and
  • anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Performance increases 3-8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 single card and
  • CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Performance increases 2-6% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 and ATI Radeon™ HD
  • 5500 series single card configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering
  • is enabled
  • Performance increases 2-10% on ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series single card and
  • CrossFire™ configurations when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering is enabled
  • Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows. These include:
  • "Current Setting" indicator will now appear when "Windows desktop" option is
  • selected in "Catalyst™ Control Center - Basic" for specific CV resolutions
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • "Desktop Window Manager has stopped working" error no longer appears after
  • driver installation on specific cards
  • ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire™
  • configurations
  • Screen no longer turns blank when flashlight is turned on in "The Chronicles of
  • Riddick 2" with Screen Space Ambient Occlusion enabled
  • Running Unigine Heaven 2.1 (OpenGL) with "Tessellation" enabled no longer causes
  • system to fail
  • Player no longer exits abruptly while changing basic quality settings in Catalyst™
  • Control Center
  • Browser no longer fails after repeated system suspend/resume and video playback
  • pauses while viewing YouTube content
  • 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:
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.7 7
  • ATI Stream (CAL) test no longer exits with exception error under CrossFire™
  • configurations
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • "Age Of Empires: The Rise of Rome" no longer fails and display error message when
  • the diplomacy button is clicked
  • Flickering no longer observed when task switching between game and desktop with
  • Alt+Tab in "Need for Speed: Shift" game



Changes for v10.5 - v10.6

  • New Features
  • This section provides information on new features found in this release of
  • Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
  • GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash Playe
  • Video De-blocking support
  • Mosquito noise reduction
  • Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
  • GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe
  • Player 10.1
  • AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe® Flash Player 10.1 delivers smoot
  • definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop
  • featuring AMD graphics including:
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 and ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series
  • ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 400 series (and higher)
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 series integrated graphics (and high
  • Video De-blocking support
  • Reduces blocking artifacts seen in low-bit rate video during playback
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
  • Mosquito noise reduction
  • Reduces mosquito noise seen in highly compressed progressive video
  • playback
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of products
  • Official support for OpenGL 4.0 and OpenGL 3.3
  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 4.0 on the AT
  • 5000 Series
  • ATI Catalyst 10.6 delivers official support for OpenGL 3.3 on the AT
  • Series
  • Performance Improvements
  • The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.6:
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • Overall scores improve up to 5% on a single ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Performance improves up to 5% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
  • configurations
  • Aliens vs. Predator DirectX® 11 Benchmark
  • Performance improves up to 4% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 10% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
  • configurations
  • Performance improves up to 3% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700
  • Series products
  • Company of Heroes – DX10
  • Performance improves up to 7% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 5% with single card and CrossFire™ ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
  • Crysis Warhead
  • CrossFire™ performance improves by up to 7% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000
  • Series products
  • DiRT 2 – DX9
  • Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 10% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5970
  • configurations
  • Performance improves up to 4% on single card ATI Radeon™ HD 5700
  • Series products
  • The Chronicles of Riddick - Assault on Dark Athena
  • Performance improves up to 15% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 13% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
  • Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700
  • Series products
  • Unigine Tropics
  • CrossFire™ performance improves by up to 8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5000
  • Series products
  • World in Conflict
  • Performance improves up to 6% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 8% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
  • Wolfenstein
  • Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5800
  • Series products
  • Performance improves up to 18% on CrossFire™ and single card ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5970 configurations
  • Performance improves up to 11% on CrossFire™ ATI Radeon™ HD 5700
  • Series products



Changes for v10.4 - v10.5

  • http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalyst_105_release_notes.pdf



Changes for v10.3 - v10.4

  • See here: http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalyst_104_release_notes.pdf



Changes for v10.2 - v10.3

  • New Features
  • This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
  • Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for ATI Mobility Radeon™ Premium Graphics solutions
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center - ATI Eyefinity technology enhancements
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for ATI Mobility Radeon™ Premium
  • Graphics solutions
  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ introduces support for the production version of
  • Windows® 7 and Windows® Vista for notebooks featuring the ATI Mobility
  • Radeon™ HD 2000 Series, ATI Mobility™ Radeon HD 3000 Series, and ATI
  • Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 Series, and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series of
  • products
  • Supported by most major OEM and ODM notebook manufacturers
  • ATI Catalyst Control Center - ATI Eyefinity technology
  • enhancements
  • Multiple ATI Eyefinity Groups
  • Create more than one ATI Eyefinity group from multiple displays
  • Display Bezel Compensation
  • Easy-to-use wizard shows users how to adjust their display layout to remove
  • the pixels occupied by their display bezels
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.3 6
  • Note: Bezel compensation is available only for sets of monitors that
  • have pixel resolution and density within a 5% tolerance of each other.
  • Per-Display Color Adjust
  • Individual Color, Brightness and Contrast controls
  • Improved Display Configuration switching
  • Support for ATI Eyefinity groups and the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center
  • profile manager
  • Easy to toggle between cloned and extended desktop modes
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for 3D Stereoscopic glasses
  • AMD has updated it’s Direct3D (Quad buffer support) driver to enable 3rd party
  • middleware vendors such as iZ3D to output stereo L/R images at 120 Hz (60 Hz per
  • eye)
  • Performance Improvements
  • The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.3:
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • Overall scores increase by up to 8% with ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics
  • products
  • Overall scores increase by up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
  • products and up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Aliens vs. Predator
  • Overall performance increases 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Battleforge
  • Improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Company of Heroes
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Crysis and Crysis Warhead
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • DiRT 2
  • Improves up to 30% on ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.3 7
  • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series and ATI Radeon HD
  • 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 10% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Far Cry 2
  • Improves up to 6% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Call of Pripyat Benchmark
  • Improves up to 10% with Anti-Aliasing enabled on ATI Radeon HD 5000
  • Series products
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. – Clear Sky
  • Improves up to 2% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • Improves up to 2% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
  • Improves up to 15% with ATI Radeon HD 5970 graphics products
  • Improves up to 20% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products and ATI
  • Radeon HD 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Unigine Tropics
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • World in Conflict
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series products
  • Improves up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series products
  • Improves up to 5% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Wolfenstein
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series products
  • Improves up to 4% on ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series products
  • Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows. These include:
  • Canvas area no longer appears black for third display while creating a 3x1 or 1x3
  • Eyefinity group
  • Catalyst Control Center: Avivo Video controls will now retain its value instead of
  • changing to ‘0’ upon being disabled
  • Hotplugging a HDMI display while Catalyst Control Center is open no longer causes
  • the HDTV Standard Modes box not to appear
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.3 8
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Flashing no longer visible in "Shattered Horizon" game with CrossFire enabled
  • Saturation value for a hotplugged digital display will no longer intermittently be set
  • to '0' by default
  • Enabling detail enhancement no longer causes dynamic contrast to stop functioning
  • Catalyst Control Center system tray now displays the proper number of physical
  • adapters
  • Force EDID override now displays options above 85 Hz
  • Resolutions no longer missing in Catalyst Control Center Graphics Desktop
  • Properties with CV connected and displays in extended mode
  • Forced anti-alias now functions properly in "The Saboteur" game
  • Refresh rate changes no longer revert back to 60 Hz (default) when "Enable GPU
  • Scaling" is enabled under Digital Panel Properties attributes
  • "Aliens vs. Predators" game now loads properly when run in DirectX 11 mode on
  • DirectX 9/10 graphics cards
  • Mouse cursor no longer disappears on cloned displays after swapping the displays in
  • primary and extended cloned mode
  • Displays no longer goes blank on some of the ports after display is hot-unplugged
  • and then hotplugged back
  • Media Center no longer displays corruption when viewing DVB-T content
  • Forced AF now works properly in "Empire: Total War" and "Napoleon: Total War"
  • games
  • 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:
  • Sporadic frame drops no longer visible while viewing H.264 interlaced Blu-ray
  • content during fast moving scenes
  • Video playback no longer displays checkerboard pattern on background after resume
  • from sleep
  • Blank screen no longer observed while exiting "Heaven-OGL" or "GL View"
  • applications
  • Tint adjustments in Catalyst Control Center Basic Color now transitions smoothly
  • when adjusted for Blu-ray playback
  • Displays no longer go blank when CrossFire is disabled for the first time under
  • specific configurations
  • Laser designator beam now focuses on target properly in "Call of Duty: Modern
  • Warefare 2" during Act II: Exodus mission
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.3 9
  • Switching resolution options in "AION" game settings no longer causes the display
  • screen to flicker
  • Forward and backward seeking while viewing Hulu video on dailymotion.com with
  • FlashPlayer 10.1 no longer causes the browser to freeze
  • Video cut scenes are now rendering properly in "The Saboteur" game
  • Corruption no longer visible when performing forward/backward video seeking on
  • Hulu with Adobe Flash Player
  • Corruption no longer observed when viewing MPEG2 clips with Windows Media
  • Player



Changes for v10.1 - v10.2

  • New Features
  • This section provides information on new features found in this release of the ATI
  • Radeon™ Display Driver. These include the following:
  • ATI Catalyst™ application profiles for ATI CrossFireX™ supported configurations
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for PowerPlay™ on ATI CrossFireX™ technology supported
  • configurations
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for DisplayPort audio
  • Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations
  • ATI Catalyst™ application profiles for ATI CrossFireX™
  • supported configurations
  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX™ profiles
  • in a separate executable file, ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of
  • profiles installed on their PC.
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.2 5
  • The ATI Catalyst™ 10.2 package includes the fully qualified ATI Catalyst™ 10.2
  • application profile list (which includes all ATI CrossFireX profiles) and is installed
  • by default
  • The latest application profile list is posted on amd.com in a separate .exe file that
  • users can install to get the absolute latest application profiles (that have not yet been
  • added to the official ATI Catalyst™ release)
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for PowerPlay™ on ATI CrossFireX™
  • technology supported configurations
  • Significant power saving benefits for users with ATI Radeon™ HD 5900 Series, ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 Series setup in ATI
  • CrossFireX™ configurations.
  • Automatically enabled in the ATI Catalyst™ driver for Windows® 7 and Windows
  • Vista
  • Sets secondary GPU(s) engine and memory clocks to low levels and reduces voltage
  • when the GPU(s) are not in use
  • ATI Catalyst™ support for DisplayPort audio
  • This release of ATI Catalyst™ provides support for DisplayPort audio for DisplayPort
  • panels.
  • Support for ATI CrossFireX™ on Eyefinity configurations
  • The ATI Catalyst™ 9.12 hotfix release provides ATI CrossFireX™ support on Eyefinity
  • configurations, allowing users to take advantage of their additional GPUs for increased
  • gaming performance when driving high resolution Eyefinity display groups.
  • Supported on the ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series, ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5700 Series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5600 Series.
  • Performance Improvements
  • The following performance gains are noticed with this release of Catalyst™ 10.2:
  • DiRT 2 – Overall performance improves up to 8% on ATI Radeon™ HD 5970, ATI
  • Radeon™ HD 5800 series, and ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 series products
  • Battleforge – CrossFire ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 performance improves up to 6%
  • Unigine Heaven – DirectX 9 CrossFire performance has improved significantly on
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 5700 and ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series products
  • The Chronicles of Riddick – Assault on Dark Athena – Overall performance on
  • ATI Radeon™ HD 5970 improves up to 4%
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.2 6
  • Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating Systems
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows. These include:
  • Appropriate prompts will now pop up while creating Eyefinity group with DVI and
  • display port devices in extended mode
  • Creating an Eyefinity group on the non-primary display now functions properly
  • Catalyst Control Center now responds properly and selection buttons are available
  • when re-creating Eyefinity group
  • [Catalyst Control Center] Hotkeys for rotations no longer disappear after disabling
  • rotated Eyefinity mode
  • With active display in clone mode, creating an Eyefinity group now functions
  • properly and message prompting user to disable the extended desktop will now pop
  • up
  • System will no longer freeze while accessing the UVD Decoder
  • Intermittent grey screen or vertical line corruption may randomly appear on the
  • screen
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Flickering grass and white borders are no longer visible in Unigine "Heaven"
  • benchmark in DirectX 9 mode
  • Performance drop no longer visible on "Resident Evil 5" cinematics scenes
  • Corruption no longer visible when viewing Unigine "Tropics" demo
  • [Win7 32-bit] Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 now functions properly while dragged back
  • and forth between the extended split display
  • During HD playback, unplugging and hotplugging back the display connector no
  • longer causes player to freeze and display incompatible graphics driver error message
  • Performing rotation or resolution changes no longer causes the player to stop
  • responding during H.264 HD content playback
  • Pixelation in distant background lights no longer visible in "The Saboteur" game
  • Enabling Catalyst A.I. in Catalyst Control Center no longer causes severe flickering
  • in Ubisoft "R.U.S.E." beta game
  • Enabling split screen demo mode now functions properly on WinDVD during Bluray
  • content playback
  • Corruption in specific chapters are no longer visible during "Resident Evil 5"
  • gameplay
  • System no longer fails and screen distortion no longer visible during Blu-ray content
  • playback with 1680x1050 resolution
  • Corruption no longer visible in "Resident Evil 5" during in game cut scenes with
  • specific settings and HDR value set to high
  • Fixed various identified memory leaks in CAL runtime
  • Exiting "The Saboteur" game no longer causes the mouse cursor to freeze and the
  • game to become unresponsive
  • 120 Hz support is now available for all resolutions
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 10.2 7
  • HDTV optimized modes will now appear under the desktop area tree view without a
  • custom mode added first
  • Resuming video playback after sleep/hibernation no longer causes black checkered
  • video corruption or the system to stop responding
  • Display will now enter power save mode properly
  • 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:
  • SiSoftware Sandra 2010 STREAM benchmarks will now complete properly
  • Resuming DVD or Blu-ray playback after sleep or hibernation no longer causes
  • system to stop responding
  • Desktop no longer flickers during fullscreen Blu-ray playback with dual-link display
  • on some ASICs
  • HDTV custom modes being added are now listed under the Desktop Area of the
  • Display Desktop Properties in Catalyst Control Center
  • Resume playback after sleep or hibernation no longer causes green block corruption
  • on video
  • Viewing 1080p videos with Adobe FlashPlayer no longer causes display driver to
  • TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery)
  • Catalyst installation log no longer report properly installed HDMI audio drivers as
  • failed to install
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Changes to the AVIVO™ gamma settings during Blu-ray HD playback are now
  • retained after closing and restarting player
  • Flickering and corruption no longer observed while playing "Wolfenstein
  • Multiplayer" at high settings
  • Resume playback after standby or hibernation no longer causes PowerDVD 9 to
  • freeze or exit abruptly



Changes for v9.10 - v9.11

  • See here (PDF) http://www2.ati.com/relnotes/Catalyst_911_release_notes.pdf



Changes for v9.6 - v9.7

  • New Features
  • ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 – AMD’s first official unified Windows7 / Windows Vista Microsoft
  • WHQL certified graphics driver for the Windows 7 RTM
  • AMD has delivered its first official unified WHQL certified graphics driver designed for
  • the Windows 7 RTM (Release To Manufacturing)
  • ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 delivers a superior Windows 7 experience:
  • Great gaming performance – superior performance compared to Windows Vista for single
  • GPU configurations and ATI CrossFireX™ configurations
  • Stability – through AMD’s WHQL certified, unified Windows 7 / Windows Vista graphics
  • driver
  • Leadership in Innovation – support for all the Windows 7 WDDM 1.1 features and AMD
  • ATI Catalyst features on the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, and
  • ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series of products
  • ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Updates
  • The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center now features:
  • A newly designed Desktops & Displays Manager - enabling users to more quickly
  • configure and arrange their displays
  • Full support for HydraVision under Windows 7
  • The new ATI Catalyst™ Control Center is supported under Windows 7 and Windows
  • Vista
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 9.7 5
  • ATI Video encoder update – support for Windows 7
  • ATI Catalyst™ 9.7 introduces support for the ATI Video converter under Windows 7 32-bit
  • and Windows 7 64-bit
  • Using ATI Stream technology, owners of ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series and ATI Radeon™
  • HD 4600 Series of graphics cards can take advantage of this video conversion tool (found in
  • ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Basic View) to achieve substantial performance improvements
  • when transcoding video files
  • Performance Improvements
  • Catalyst™ 9.7 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPUlimited.
  • Some measured examples are:
  • Crysis - performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on HD4800 series
  • products
  • Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on
  • the HD4800 series products
  • Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for all Windows OS. These include:
  • Added support for OpenGL extensions: EXT_provoking_vertex and EXT_vertex_array_bgra
  • Catalyst Control Center in some multi-display configurations Extend Desktop no longer
  • causes the secondary display to become the primary display
  • Catalyst Control Center, "Make Primary" option no longer fails to function in some
  • "Extended Desktop" modes
  • Opening Catalyst Control Center no longer results in an error message when using Dual
  • Adapters with a non-ATI ASIC and ATI ASIC
  • Catalyst Control Center, HDMI configuration aspects no longer fail to launch on some
  • systems
  • Catalyst Control Center hotkeys now toggle through all desktop modes
  • Catalyst Control Center: Default HDTV modes can now be enabled properly
  • Catalyst Control Center duplicated display options no longeer become available in some
  • multi-adapter configurations
  • Interlaced modes can now be applied on HDTV supported DFP panels even when forced via
  • Catalyst Control Center
  • Confirmation dialog box now appears when applying HDTV 720p and 1080i formats; the
  • resolution will be applied automatically
  • Catalyst Control Center, add custom modes is now available in the Digital Panel HDTV
  • support page
  • Catalyst Control Center Advance Color page, when enabling the advanced color settings the
  • preview window no longer blanks out
  • Catalyst Control Center Overdrive Auto-Tune no longer stops responding on some CrossFire
  • configurations
  • Catalyst Control Center does not show a "System restart required ... " message for some multi
  • adapter CrossFire configurations
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 9.7 6
  • Catalyst Control Center an additional window no longer appears when running in Wizard
  • mode
  • Catalyst Control Center tab is now available in advance Display Settings with Windows 7
  • 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:
  • Displays on some HDMI devices no longer fails to scale to the full display when running at
  • resolutions greater than 1152 x 864
  • A delay no longer occurs when resuming from sleep on some system configurations
  • Systems no longer become unresponsive when entering sleep mode when running Google
  • Eearth in Open GL mode
  • Cyberlink Media Show Espresso no longer stops responding when transcoding some videos to
  • WMV with hardware decode enabled
  • Resolved frames drops when playing Blu-ray video with PowerDVD8
  • Avivo video converter/transcoder generic image quality fixes
  • Catalyst Control Center CrossFire configuration options now are displayed on subsequent
  • system restart
  • Disabling and re-enabling CrossFire no longer causes flickering on certain direct 3D
  • applications running in full screen
  • Cybelink Media Show Espresso no longer show corruption when transcoded to ipod touch or
  • PSP devices formats
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Catalyst Control Center image scaling options, "Maintain aspect ratio" and "Use centered
  • timings" now function on DVI displays
  • Catalyst Control Center, the Scaling Option is available on HDMI and Component Video
  • configurations
  • Catalyst Control Center, system configurations CrossFire does not become disabled on system
  • restart
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
  • Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • On some systems with both component video display and a secondary display, it is
  • now possible to duplicate the displays using the display settings
  • Playing back Blu-ray content in extended desktop no longer switches to primary
  • display after unplugging the secondary display
  • Catalyst Control Center, on some clone mode configuration with a TV, setting the
  • TV Image Quality does not cause the primary display to become disabled on restart
  • ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 9.7 7
  • On some Clone mode configurations restoring from hibernate no longer causes the
  • displays to switch to extended mode
  • Restricting the maximum refresh rate and resolution via Catalyst Control Center no
  • longer fails to apply
  • Interlaced modes are now listed in the "List all Modes" window with HDTV
  • supported DFP panels
  • Catalyst Control Center, "Scaling Options" are available in HDTV modes
  • HDTV modes no longer fail to appear in the "Display Properties", "list all modes"
  • settings
  • Catalyst Control Center: System no longer fails to set Component Video modes
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer reports Crossfire as disabled for some quad
  • crossfire configurations
  • DVD playback video no longer fails to render when played on a secondary display
  • Some system configurations now allow resolution switching when configured in
  • clone mode with a TV display
  • The login screen is centered after a display reconfiguration when the system is in
  • standby
  • Power Cinema no longer needs to be launched twice to start Blu-ray playback
  • Color corruption no longer occurs when playing back some interlaced video content
  • After hot-unplugging a digital display from a multi-display configuration, the current
  • display settings now refresh
  • Known Issues for All Windows



Changes for v9.5 - v9.6

  • Catalyst™ 9.6 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are CPUlimited.
  • 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
  • Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for all Windows OS. These include:
  • Opening Crossfire pages no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: With some multi adapter systems in clone mode, disabling the primary display is now possible
  • Changing the bitrate slider values, while transcoding WMV files, no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: On some systems configurations, the Overdrive options no longer fails to display
  • Catalyst Control Center content no longer appears interlaced when automatic deinterlacing is enabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Display settings no longer missing when hot plugging a CRT display in clone mode ATI Catalyst™ Release Note Version 9.6 5
  • Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer inadvertently enabled when using a non-HDTV resolution
  • Fixed a regression in ATI CAL that caused certain IL kernels that compiled and executed properly with Catalyst version prior to 9.4 to no longer work properly with Catalyst 9.4 or later
  • 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:
  • On some configurations, video artifacts are no longer visible during playback of transcoded video files
  • Second adapter will now run at default minimum clock values, instead of custom GPU clock values, without requiring the user to launch and exit the 3D game in full screen mode
  • Corruption and flickering no longer visible when switching between window and full screen mode when playing Crysis
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer incorrectly enabled when using non-HDTV resolutions
  • System instability no longer observed when task switching to desktop when playing "Tom Clancy's HAWK"
  • Catalyst Control Center: On some configurations, the scaling options are no longer missing for HDMI or component video displays
  • Team Fortress 2 some slowdowns no longer occur during gameplay
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:
  • Some systems with both a component video display and a secondary display, it is now possible to duplicate the displays using the display settings
  • Catalyst Control Center: Graphics corruption no longer visible when updating the ATI Graphics Power settings
  • Catalyst Control Center: System no longer fails to set the Component Video modes
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer shows Crossfire as disabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Default HDTV modes can now be enabled properly
  • Enabling CrossFire under specific system configurations no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Intermittent corruption no longer visible throughout Enemy Territory Quake Wars levels



Changes for v8.9 - v8.10

  • 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:
  • Some video corruption might be noticed when playing certain Blu-ray titles. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38293
  • Disconnecting an HDMI display device during DVD playback may result in Windows Vista failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38308
  • Flickering may occur on the primary display when two dual link displays are used. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38295
  • Playing some video file formats under Windows Media Player 11 can cause a time delay response. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38926.
  • City of Villains: Flashing observed in the game when super AA is enabled in Catalyst Control Center and the resolution is at 2560x1600. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38301
  • When desktop rotation enabled in OS:Vista Greek some text is cutoff in the default monitor.Further details can be found in topic number 737-38302
  • Performing an express un-install of the display driver on some ATI Radeon HD 48x0 series devices, may intermittently result in the display device failing to display an image. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38308
  • Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System:
  • This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:
  • Catalyst Control Center Avivo Gamma control fails to function when playing a DVD using MS Windows Media Player or Cyberlink PowerDVD player. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28294
  • Opening Catalyst Control Center while playing back a HD/SD title with Cyberlink will cause display to go blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-38305



Changes for v8.8 - v8.9

  • Company of Heroes: Setting the in-game options to maximum levels no longer results in the game exiting to the desktop after the game has completed loading. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32600
  • Quake 4: Corruption is no longer noticed during the new game introduction • Playing a Blu-ray DVD title may result in corruption being intermittently noticed when using certain display resolutions such as 1360x768, 1360x1024, or 1600x1200
  • DiRT: Setting shadows to ultra quadCF no longer results in a performance drop being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37320
  • Assassins Creed: Brightness and saturation distortion is no longer observed during game play with ForceAA enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37327
  • Grid: Enabling CrossFire and starting a new game no longer results in flickering bands being noticed across the display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37331
  • Jericho: Corruption is no longer noticed when AA is enabled and the in-game option Advanced Smoothing is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37332
  • Age of Conan: Playing the game for a short period of time no longer results in flickering corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37333
  • Enabling BOB de-interlacing no longer results in a green line being noticed on the bottom of the playback window when playing a 1080i clip. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35895
  • Playing certain Blu-Ray DVD titles using the Cyberlink player no longer result in color corruption being noticed. This issue may be experienced under the Windows Vista (32 bit version) operating system when using an ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 product
  • The Blu-ray DVD movie image no longer fails to rotated when the player window is drag to an extend monitor which rotated 180 degree. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37329
  • Switching from h.264 to MPEG2 video titles no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37322
  • VC1 streams with Interlaced Frame and Slice features no longer results in picture corruption and flicker in VLD sites. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37324
  • Playing a DVD title using the Windows Media Player no longer results in the user defined Avivo Video settings failing to be applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37317
  • Playing a DVD title using the PowerDVD player no longer results in the PowerDVD player failing to respond when DXVA is disabled, closed captioning is enabled and the user is fast forwarding the DVD title anywhere from 4x to 32x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37328
  • Clicking on the seek slider when playing a DVD title using the PowerDVD player no longer results in corruption being noticed on the playback window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37323
  • Resuming from power saving mode on a system with an HDMI TV connected no longer results in the operating system failing to resume. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37318
  • Using a hot-key command to switch between an HDMI display device and any other display device no longer fails. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37330



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