These release notes provide information on the latest posting of ATI's industry leading software suite, CATALYST™. This particular posting updates the ATI Display Driver to version 7.91. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI CATALYST™ software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability. This maintenance release focuses on stability fixes and as such, there are no display driver performance improvements with this release of CATALYST™.
The CATALYST™ 3.6 Release Notes provides information on the following:
- Web Content
- Desktop product family support
- Operating systems supported
- New Features
- Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Version 3.6
- Known Issues
The CATALYST™ software suite 3.6 contains the following:
- RADEON™ display driver 7.91
- Multimedia Center™ 8.5
- HydraVision™ 3.21
- Remote Wonder 1.5
Note: These release notes provide information on the 7.91 display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™ 8.5, HydraVision™ 3.21, or the Remote Wonder 1.5, please refer to their respective release notes found at: http://ati.com/
Desktop product family support
The CATALYST™ software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop product family:
- RADEON™ 9800 series
- RADEON™ 9700 series
- RADEON™ 9600 series
- RADEON™ 9500 series
- RADEON™ 9200 series
- RADEON™ 9100 series
- RADEON™ 9000 series
- RADEON™ 8500 series
- RADEON™ 7500 series
- RADEON™ 7200 series
- RADEON™ 7000 series
Note: ATI All-In-Wonder variants based on the above are also supported.
Operating systems supported
The latest version of the CATALYST™ software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:
The CATALYST™ software suite now provide a Force TV Detection feature.
Force TV Detection
Some TV sets may use non-standard inputs resulting in the TV enable button continuing to stay grayed out in the ATI Displays tab. This issue is address by a Troubleshoot button that is now available. This button allows the user to force detection of their TV. However, features that rely on automatic detection of the TV will not be supported on the TV display. TV detection will also need to be re-enabled each time the system is restarted.
Issues Resolved in CATALYST™ Version 3.6
The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™ 3.6. These include:
- Resolved Game Issues
- Resolved Benchmark Issues
- Resolved Software Application issues
- Resolved CATALYST™ Driver Issues
Resolved Game Issues
This section provides information on game issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™.
- Switching to the program Second Life using the ALT-Tab command no longer results in the system not responding or looping indefinitely
- Running the demo game Lord of the Realms 3 under Windows XP with a RADEON 9000 series card installed no longer results in the system not responding when a 3 stage effect is used
- The game Unreal Tournament 2003 no longer hangs when loading the CTF-December level
- The geometry flashing throughout the background of Second Life is now resolved
- Flickering and display corruption in the game NeverWinter Nights is now resolved
Resolved Benchmark Issues
This section provides information on Benchmark issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™.
- Running ViewPerf 6.1.2 under Windows ME with any RADEON™ family product installed no longer results in the application not being able to render an image
Resolved Software Application issues
This section provides information on application issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™.
- Objects are now generated and the VP is no longer gray when running 3ds max in D3D mode
- Loss of focus when switching between different layers in Studio Tool 10.1 is now resolved
- Full Screen Anti-Aliasing no longer causes corrupt geometry in model viewer program
- Overlay no longer disappears when moving the mouse around in panning mode on the secondary display adapter in the application Overfly
Resolved CATALYST™ Driver Issues
This section provides information on CATALSYT™ driver issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™.
- Multimedia mode scaling and positioning issues have now been resolved when using TV out
- Display corruption noticed on the ATI Demo Rachel running under Windows XP is now resolved
- The lighting and triangle culling on the 3D pipes screensaver no longer is incorrect when using a RADEON™ 7000 series card under Windows 2000
- Significant CPU usage is no longer noticed when Hardware Overlay Deblocking is in use
- Enabling Overlay Theater Mode and playing an HDTV source through the ATI File Player, no longer results in the system rebooting
- Connecting a secondary DFP and attempting to enable extended desktop mode no longer now results in the secondary display device becoming active
- Setting an LCD as the primary display, and a CRT as the secondary display followed by enabling Overlay Theater Mode, no longer results in display corruption when preview the screen saver on the secondary display
- Enabling extended desktop at certain resolutions and colour depths no longer results in display corruption on the secondary controller
- Installing a RADEON™ 9600 series card in a motherboard supporting AGP 8X no longer results in some 3D applications failing to respond
The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of CATALYST™.
- When updating to future CATALYST™ releases your current color control panel profiles will be lost. This will be fixed in an upcoming CATALYST™ release
- Running the 3D Pipes screen saver for an extended period of time (24 hours or longer), produces an error message indicating that the virtual memory is not enough
- Setting the Landscape details to Perfect in the game IL2 Stumovik Forgotten Battles results in the system not responding during the track playback
- Running MS Links 2003 with Anisotropic filtering and Anti-Aliasing enabled results in vertical and horizontal lines being displayed within the game. This issue is known to occur under Windows XP with a RADEON™ 9700 series card installed. This will be fixed in an upcoming CATALYST™ release
- Enabling Anit-Aliasing and attempting to take a screen shot results in a corrupt capture when running OpenGL games such as, CounterStrike, Half-Life, Quake III or Medal of Honour: Allied Assault. This will be fixed in an upcoming CATALYST™ release
CATALYST™ CREW Feedback Program
This driver release incorporates suggestions received through the CATALYST™ CREW feedback program. Please refer to http://apps.ati.com/driverfeedback/ and provide us further feedback.
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