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Old April 8, 2009, 11:49 AM
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Default ATI Catalyst 9.4

Is now live:

DL Here

Release Notes Here

I guess there is a new OverDrive app:

ATI Catalyst 9.4 includes a new ATI Overdrive™ auto-tune application to accurately
determine the best over-clocked engine and memory values for ATI Overdrive
supported ATI Radeon™ Graphics accelerators
Designed for the ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 Series
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Anyone care to post the release notes? I'm getting an Unauthorized Download error from the AMD site.
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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:


"World of Warcraft" or "World of Warcraft - Wrath of the Lich King": Flickering no

longer occurs when Shadow is set to medium/high using CrossFire


Google Sketchup no longer displays blank screen


Resolutions above 10 x 7 will now full screen properly for specific HDMI displays


Artifacts no longer visible while playing Age of Conan DX10


VC-1 progressive disc playback no longer exhibits block corruption


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:



The Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) driver now functions properly under

Windows XP


Overlay Theatre Mode display no longer corrupt after enabling 3D screen saver


OS Display Settings no longer shows extra resolutions for Component Video


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:



City of Villains: Display now redraws correctly after changing graphics settings


Catalyst Control Center: 1080i@30hz and 1080i@25hz Component Video modes

can now be applied via Component Video - Advanced aspect


Custom formats modes can now be applied properly and will be available under "List All Modes"



Display profiles will now be restored when displays are swapped while the system sleeps



WinDVD9 HD playback doesn't cause the desktop to jitter or flicker anymore


Device Manager no longer displays error during express driver uninstall


Known Issues Under the Windows Vista Operating System


This section provides information on known issues that may be experienced under the
Windows Vista operating system with the latest version of Catalyst™. These include:



AVIVO converter may fail to convert h.264 avi video to another format


“Unsupported file formats” error message dialog may occur when selecting H.264, mp4 and VC1 file formats



“CCC Host application...” error message dialog may occur when cancelling a transcoding process



Output media file size differs after transcoding multiple times to the same format


The ATI AVIVO video transcoder does not currently use GPU acceleration under Windows Vista 64-bit edition


Both LCD and CRT may go blank when hotplugging the CRT to the system, and will not recover until it is switched to discrete GPU



DVD playback may cause the system to stop responding after resume from S3/sleep


Frames may be dropped when playing Blu-ray video with PowerDVD8


"Fan Speed Control" may change to default settings when Crossfire is enabled/disabled



Audio Control Panel might show the HDTV entry even when unplugged


Rotation may not work if Aero mode is turned off


Call of Duty 5: Some corruption may be visible


Audio Control Panel might not reflect configuration change from 7.1 Audio to Stereo


Running OpenGL applications in windowed mode on extended desktop may cause the secondary display to go blank for some ASICs


Catalyst Control Center: On "Available Display Devices" detection page, when selecting the secondary display, the radio button is not greyed out for the monitor



already chosen as the main display



Corruption might be observed in some OGL games with Super Anti-Alias and "Show CrossfireX" enabled on 3-4 display configurations



Fallout 3 with QUAD Crossfire may flicker at specific resolutions


Second adapter will run at custom GPU clock values instead of default mininum clock values until a 3D game is launched and exited in full screen 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 Catalyst™. These include:



Transcoding a VOB DVD file (18min source file) results in 2.27min output file


Transcoding falls back to CPU after transcoding to DVD/MPEG2 multiple times in XP


Media files transcoded using CPU instead of GPU in XP MCE OS


Garbled text may appears on resume splash screen after hibernation with some ASICs



OS Display Settings shows extra resolutions for Component Video


A performance drop may be observed on Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Doom3 and

Quake4



Fan Speed Control is missing in OverDrive5 aspect


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 Catalyst™. These include:



Moving a video clip file across an extended desktop may causes Windows Media player to stop responding on ATI Radeon 31xx, 24xx devices



Display configuration changes in extended desktop may take longer than normal to apply



Catalyst Control Center: Advance Color page, when enabling the advanced color settings the preview window may blank out



Opening Catalyst Control Center may result in an error message when using Dual Adapters with a non-ATI ASIC and ATI ASIC



Switching amongst Virtual Desktops may cause certain applications on one virtual desktop to move to another virtual desktop



Catalyst Control Center: Enable dialog reposition does not show on proper monitor when system is configured with 4 displays



Catalyst Control Center page is missing under OS Display Properties


Confirmation dialog box might not appear when applying HDTV 720p and 1080i formats; the resolution will be applied automatically



Catalyst Control Center: At the end of the auto-tuning, it might not report that the process has completed successfully



Power Cinema may have to be launched twice to start Blu-ray playback


Moving a video clip across an extended desktop may cause the desktop to flicker or the media player to stop functioning



Component Video may be missing modes by default


Device manager mistakenly identifies the adapter as Standard VGA Adapter for some ASICs



Interlaced modes might not be listed in the "List All Modes" window with HDTV supported DFP panels



"Yes" and "No" buttons might disappear while moving confirmation windows on desktop during driver installation



Interlaced modes might not be applied on HDTV supported DFP panels even when forced via Catalyst Control Center



Restricting the maximum refresh rate and resolution via Catalyst Control Center may fail to apply



Changes to display resolutions may fail to apply for Component Video and S-Video


Catalyst Control Center: Image Scaling settings might not be applied


Avivo Video Converter option is not available for Windows 7
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No performance increases.
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No, as I do beleive they are concentrating on bug fixes and stability.
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Yeah its just a fix stuff update this month.
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Hopefully this driver will let my 4870's fold. 9.3 was no go, but as of when I popped my 2900XT back in last night, I'm working on a third WU. So very strange...but I also think I have one bad card....gotta find time to pop it in another rig and test it out...my blackops may be killing vgas...

And that's a big reason for me not posting any performance comparisons..I'm seeing very little difference in the apps I use since 9.1...feels like Win7 and bugs are eating alot of time...
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"feels like Win7 and bugs are eating alot of time"

Exactly. There sooo concerned about fixing driver issues for the 7 beta they forget the people who are using Vista. Pisses me off.
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Well, from teh perspective of watching ATI-M$ interactions over many OSes, this is standard fare. DX9, DX10, DX11...all developed on ATI cards.
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Man W7 has been flawless for me and Im using build 7000!
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