AMD’s award-winning ATI Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon™ graphics processors. Certified by Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), ATI Catalyst drivers for Windows Vista® and Windows® XP operating systems deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.
Precision controls for power users. Tweaks for gamers and video enthusiasts. Simple wizard-assisted setup, easy multi-monitor configuration, and ultra reliable operation for working professionals. New user or seasoned expert, ATI Catalyst puts you in charge of The Ultimate Visual Experience™.
Industry-leading performance o ATI Catalyst boosts graphics performance with every new monthly release, including enhancements for popular Direct3D and OpenGL game titles.
Innovative and exciting features o ATI Catalyst includes the ATI Catalyst Control Center™, delivering innovative features and unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with ATI Radeon graphics.
Robust stability o ATI Catalyst drivers for Windows Vista and Windows XP are Microsoft WHQL-certified, and include rigorously tested Linux drivers to deliver the industry’s most stable and reliable graphics performance.
This release note provides information on the latest posting of AMD's industry leading software suite, Catalyst™. This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst™ Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst™ software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.
The Catalyst™ software suite 8.10 contains the following: * Radeon™ display driver 8.541
* Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
* Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver * Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.8
Caution: The Catalyst™ software driver and the Catalyst™ Control Center can be downloaded independently of each other. However, for maximum stability and performance AMD recommends that both components be updated from the same Catalyst™ release
Caution: The Catalyst™ Control Center requires that the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 be installed. Without .NET version 2.0 installed, the Catalyst™ Control Center will not launch properly and the user will see an error message.
The latest version of the Catalyst™ software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms: - Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit versions)
- Windows XP Professional - Windows XP Home Edition - Windows XP Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)
AMD Desktop Product Family Support for both Windows Vista and XP:
- ATI Radeon™ HD4670 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD4600 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 series
- ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1950 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1900 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1800 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1650 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1600 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1550 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1300 series
- ATI Radeon™ X1050 series
- ATI Radeon™ X850 series
- ATI Radeon™ X800 series
- ATI Radeon™ X700 series
- ATI Radeon™ X600 series
- ATI Radeon™ X550 series
- ATI Radeon™ X300 series
- ATI Radeon™ 9800 series
- ATI Radeon™ 9700 series
- ATI Radeon™ 9600 series
- ATI Radeon™ 9500 series
AMD Multimedia Family Product Support for both Windows Vista and XP:
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1900 Series
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ X1800 Series
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ 2006 Edition
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ X800 Series
- ATI Theater 650™
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ X600 Serie
- ATI Theater™ 550 PRO
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ 9800 Series
- ATI All-in-Wonder™ 9600 Series
Note: ATI All-in-Wonder™ boards operate with AMD's Windows Vista ready display and capture drivers under the Windows Vista operating system. However, the Windows Vista Media Center application does not support TV/Capture functionality provided by the ATI All-in-Wonder™. TV/Capture functionality is qualified to function with Snaptream's BeyondTV 4.6 for Windows Vista. Other third party solutions (such as Arcsoft's Total Media 3) may support TV/Capture with the ATI All-in-Wonder™, but these applications have not been fully tested by AMD.
Catalyst™ 8.9 introduces the following new features: • Catalyst™ Control Center: New Display mode support
• OverDrive™ support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations
• OpenGL™ 3.0 extension support