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Old February 20, 2009, 09:12 AM
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Default ATI CATALYST ver. 9.2

This driver should be live shortly. Terry Makedon posts on Twitter and gave the heads up. I'll post the links when it's ready...they've changed the site a bit, making it harder to navigate, IMHO.

Look for a non-official compare of 9.1 and 9.2 a few days after the release too!


Driver is live:

Drivers & Tools | GAME.AMD.COM

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Old February 20, 2009, 09:15 AM
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According to the release notes I have, there will not be any performance changes outside of Crysis, Warhead and World in Conflict. Once again this is a driver release to mostly take care of the long list of bugs from previous versions.
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Well, I'll take a look anyway. Don't have much else to do with my time.

Nothing about FAH improvments?
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:28 AM
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I'm happy with bug fixes. Personally I haven't had any problems with Catalyst yet, but if I were to get new hardware I'd know that there'd be at least some more stability.
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I'm hoping the memleak in GTA4 might get fixed...but I think it might be the app, and have nothing to do with drivers...
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SKYMTL has the inside track, for sure:

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Performance Improvements
Catalyst™ 9.2 brings performance benefits in several cases where framerates are
CPU-limited. Some measured examples are:


• Crysis DX10 gains up to 20%

• Crysis Warhead DX10 gains up to 20%

• World in Conflict gains up to 5%
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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:
• Catalyst Control Center now enables Anisotropic Filtering for DirectX 10 applications.

• Resolved Catalyst Control Center displaying the following warning message “The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version.”
• Catalyst Control Center, Display Manager correctly shows connected monitor maximum refresh rates

• Catalysts Control Center, component video pixel format settings are retained on system restart

• Minor screen corruption no longer occurs at the top left of some Samsung panels when connected to ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics

• In Call of Duty 4, some intermittent game corruption no longer occurs when soften smoke edges is enabled

• Resinstalling the display driver using the INF method on a multi-display (ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2, Radeon HD 3870) system does not cause the operating system to fail

• Resolved minor flickering in the playback of a Blu-ray title that may be noticed when moving to the extended desktop

• Catalyst Control Center, Crossfire Overdrive, changing the GPU Clock and Memory Clock from the default settings no longer causes a failure in the Test Custom Clocks test

• With Anti-Alias enabled Doom3 no longer intermittently fails to start on some Crossfire systems
• Enemy Territory: Quake Wars corruption observed in the globe in the main menu no longer occurs
• The display driver no longer fails to load on some systems with more than 8 GB of system RAM

• Catalyst Control Center, some HDMI monitor are not longer incorrectly reported back as DVI

• Resolved video displaying in black and white when playing back high bitrate AVCHD files

• Playing back some Blu-ray content with video acceleration disabled on Cyberlink Power DVD_Cinema no longer results in no video rendering

• Fixed H.264 videos not rendering (black video) when Closed Captioning was enabled
• Overlay Theater Mode now enables with a component video or composite video in extended modes

• Playing some Blu-ray DVD titles on PowerDVD no longer shows the lower portion of the player window intermittently appear shaky when playing Special Features

• Some video shake is no longer observed when fast forwarding with certain Blue-ray titles

• Resolved intermittent system instability with catalyst 8.12 and some ATI Radeon HD 4800 CrossFire configurations

• Video tearing no longer noticed when playing back some DVD titles on WinDVD with all hardware acceleration options enabled
• Creating any type of an OpenGL 3.0 context (normal or forward compatible) and then requesting the version string no longer causes the driver to stop responding

• The OS is no longer unstable while running auto-tune when Crossfire is enabled



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:
• System instabilities no longer happens after mode switching in extended
mode while playing some copy protected DVDs

• Catalyst Control Center, CrossFire option can no longer be toggled on/off during playback of video on a CrossFire enabled system

• Creating any type of an OpenGL 3.0 context (normal or forward compatible) and then requesting the version string no longer causes the driver to stop responding

• With Overlay Theater Mode and stretched desktop enabled, dragging media player to extended desktop no longer shows corruption or causes system instability


• High CPU usage and choppy playback issues have been resolved during Blu-ray playback on WinDVD 9

• Catalysts Control Center, component video pixel format settings are now retained on system restart





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Fixed H.264 videos not rendering (black video) when Closed Captioning was enabled
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I'm happy with a bug fix release, IMO stablity THEN performance.
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I'm happy with a bug fix release, IMO stablity THEN performance.
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I'm so glad they have a questionaire that allows you to tell them that, too. We can just hope that the same is true for most others who answer said questionaire...
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