ATI Catalyst 8.6 Are Out (xp)

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    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:
    • Call of Duty 4: Intermittent flickering is no longer noticed when playing the game with CrossFire™ enabled on a systems running Windows XP and containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 38x0 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35092
    • Lost Planet: Switching from the game to the Windows XP desktop and then back to the game no longer results in corruption being noticed within the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35091
    • The Catalyst™ Control Center menu option no longer fails to function when changing the skin from system skin to any other available skin. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30570
    • Intermittent flashing is no longer noticed in the right portion of the display when playing a 720p or 1080i media file when using the Windows Media Player v10. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32666
    • The ATI OpenGL driver no longer fails to be applied on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ 3600/3650 AGP series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33467
    • Moving the Realplayer to the secondary display device no longer results in the playback windows appearing black. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34116
    • The Rotation option is now available for the primary display device when two or more display devices are connected to the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34113
    • Moving the WinDVD player to the secondary display device no longer results in the playback window appearing blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34120
    • Connecting an HDMI display device to a system containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3100/3200 series of product no longer results in the display failing to be detected as a DTV(HDMI) in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35083
    • The scaling option no longer changes from Full Screen to Centered after setting Extended desktop mode using the Quick Launch Buttons or FN+F4. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35084
    • Intermittent flashing is no longer noticed in the right portion of the display when playing a 720p or 1080i media file when using the Windows Media Player v10. Further details can be found in topic number 737-32666
    • Audio no longer fails when dragging the InterWinDVD or the Windows Media Player window to the extended desktop display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35085
    • The Windows XP operating system no longer fails to respond after completing the installation of the display driver for a second ATI Radeon™ HD 38x0 series of product inserted into the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35086
    • CrossFire™ can no longer be enabled/disabled when running full screen D3D applications. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35087
    • A warning message no longer fails to be displayed when reaching the maximum number of modes in the Predefined and Custom HDTV modes section of the Catalyst Control Center. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista and XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33468
    • Adjusting the flicker removal in the TV properties of the Catalyst Control Center no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35088
    • The Rotation option is now available for the primary display device when two or more display devices are connected to the system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35089
    • Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the Asian game WOW when using certain in game options. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35090
    • Installing two ATI Radeon™ HD 38x0 series of product into a system running Windows XP no longer results in the operating system failing to respond when attempting to enable CrossFire™ support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35093
    • Installing the Catalyst Control Center on a previously installed version no longer results in a warning message that the setup is installing over an earlier version, and that the previous version needs to be uninstalled before installing a more current version, resulting in the Catalyst Control Center failing to be installed 737-28513
    • Anti-Aliasing no longer becomes disabled after minimizing and restoring any OpenGL window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35094
    • The CrossFire™ tab is no longer missing when using two ATI Radeon™ X19x0 series of products in a system running Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35095
    • The display mode of 1776x1000 is now listed in both the Catalyst Control Center and the operating system's display properties. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35096
    • Connecting a 1080p display device followed by playing h.264 interlaced content no longer results in a slight jitter and frame drops being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35097
    • Playing an interlaced MPEG2 file no longer results in a grey hue being noticed on the bottom of the playback window. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35098
    • Moving the WinDVD player to the secondary display device no longer results in the playback window appearing blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35099
    • Moving the Realplayer to the secondary display device no longer results in the playback windows appearing black. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35100
    Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Operating System

    This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. These include:
    • Unreal Tournament 3: Changing the in-game display resolution no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33470
    • The Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system no longer fails to resume from VPU Recover. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35101
    • The CrossFire™ option is no longer greyed out after closing OpenGL applications. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35102
    Please download the required driver Here
     
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    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 Catalyst™. These include:
    • Age of Conan: The inventory icons may show corruption when playing the game with CrossFire™ enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system as well. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34825
    • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars may have corruption on the water and sky after increasing the game resolution. Restarting the game at that higher resolution or issuing reloadImages command in the game console corrects the corruption. This issue only impacts graphics cards up to the ATI Radeon™ X850. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29947
    • Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587
    • Connecting a Dual Link Panel to the on-board DVI port, followed by hot plugging a DVI display to the add-on DVI card may result in clone mode becoming disabled when rebooting the machine and the secondary display device remaining blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31166
    • Setting the display resolution to 1440x900 or lower may result in corruption being noticed when playing a DVD title. Further details can be found in topic number 737-31168
    • Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30587
    • Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34121
    • The display may be come corrupted with 4 bit color depth after hot unplugging the rotated primary HDMI/DFP display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35116
    • Connecting a Dual Link Panel to the on-board DVI port, followed by hot plugging a DVI display to the add-on DVI card may result clone mode becoming disabled when rebooting the machine and the secondary display device remaining blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35117
    • Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts: Enabling CrossFire™ may result in the displays flashing corruption when setting the in game graphics options to off or their lowest settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35118
    • Installing the HDMI audio driver and the VIA audio chipset driver may results in a compatibility issue being noticed and a yellow exclamation mark showing up in the Sound, Video and Game Controllers. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35119
    • Installing the display driver from an installation CD may result in a warning message indicating that the Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version installed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35120
    • Catalyst Control Center: Configuring a system with multi-adapters may result in an error message being displayed when running the Test Custom Clocks 737-29953
    • Enabling pull down detection in the Catalyst Control Center may result in flickering being noticed when playing a video clip using the Cyberlink PowerDVD player. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35121
    • Connecting a CRT display device as the secondary display and playing a Blu-ray DVD using a Cyberlink player may result in no video playback if extended desktop mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35122
    Known Issues Under the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

    The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system in the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:
    • Gears of War: Enabling CrossFire™ and AA may result in white flickering corruption being noticed when playing the game under Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35123
    • Running an OpenGL application and attempting to rotate the desktop may result in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29556
    For further information and general help on software driver installation, game issues, and more, visit ATI Customer Care.
     
  3. Robert McClelland

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    cool download later on maybe :)
     
  4. JohnDoe47

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    Allow downloading drivers straight away.

    Wait for all the noobies to install them and post some feed back on any niggles.

    Prime example, nVIDIA updated their nFORCE drivers last week. Some tit at nVIDIA labelled the XP drivers as the Vista drivers and vice versa so a lot of people have cocked up Motherboard drivers as a result.

    Driver Cleaner Pro Free Edition to the rescue.
     
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    Those drivers are not recommended to use since they can cause issues.
     
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    can someone tell me if this is correct

    2008-07-05 20:25:20 - XP
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX9 1680x1050, AA=16xQ, Vsync=Disabled, 32 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: High
    ==============================================================
    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 62.74s, Average FPS: 31.88
    Min FPS: 21.56 at frame 159, Max FPS: 38.50 at frame 967
    Average Tri/Sec: -32220538, Tri/Frame: -1010831
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.91
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 55.92s, Average FPS: 35.76
    Min FPS: 21.56 at frame 159, Max FPS: 42.60 at frame 90
    Average Tri/Sec: -35730276, Tri/Frame: -999036
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.92
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 55.32s, Average FPS: 36.15
    Min FPS: 21.56 at frame 159, Max FPS: 43.07 at frame 83
    Average Tri/Sec: -36160596, Tri/Frame: -1000183
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -0.92
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    2008-07-05 20:25:20 - XP

    Run #1- DX9 1680x1050 AA=16xQ, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Overall Average FPS: 3595,5

    this is on A PowerCOlor HD4870 512mb and cpu is Q9450 nothing is oc´d



    i wonder since i use the benchmark tool for crysis and i´ve tried the built in as well.

    SO can the new ATI cards handle 16qAA or is it Nvidia thingy??

    any help is appreciated
     

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