Tuesday, November 17th 2009

ATI Catalyst 9.11 WHQL Released

AMD published its near-monthly installment of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite, which provides essential drivers for the company's ATI Radeon graphics processors, AMD 7-series chipset IGPs, ATI multimedia products, and the AMD FireStream GPGPU processors. Version 9.11 announced today, comes with the same hardware support base as the older version, includes two new features, and carries the usual application-specific fixes.

New features include GPU Acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta, and High Quality downscaling for video transcoding MSE. The release of ATI Catalyst, according to AMD, supports the new Hardware Acceleration features of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta for video encoded in the H.264 format. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta introduces hardware-based H.264 video decoding to deliver smooth video playback, reduce system resource utilization, and preserve battery life. Hardware acceleration is supported on all existing Radeon HD 5000 and HD 4000 series graphics processors. The release of ATI Catalyst includes an enhancement for the ATI Video converter for users transcoding high quality interlaced content (1920x1080i @60i videos) down to small resolution progressive content (320x240 @30p - iPod videos as an example), by maintaining high visual quality when down-scaling by a significant amount and converting interlaced video content to progressive. For a list of minor issues fixed in the release, refer to the Release Notes document.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 9.11 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit
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32 Comments on ATI Catalyst 9.11 WHQL Released

#1
wiak
HD 5700 series is supported in this, it was not supported in 9.10
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#2
Zubasa
Installed, now I need to try it on my 4850.
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#3
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
they also release non raid ahci drivers!!! about freaking time. they work so far and still get temps and S.M.A.R.T readings
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#4
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
LOL, too late, I took the 5770 out and put the 9800Gt back...(I tried one of the 5770s in my back up comp with XP and it sucked so bad at Borderlands)

The good thing is now the 5770 can go with the other 5770 in a real comp


(thanks Zubasa for letting me know)
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#5
Polarman
Note: TV/Capture driver support under Windows 7 in Catalystâ„¢
9.11 is currently limited to the ATI Theaterâ„¢ HD 750.
I see that there's still no support for the 650. :shadedshu
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#6
wiak
by: Polarman
I see that there's still no support for the 650. :shadedshu
use vista drivers????? dooh
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
typical, they come out the day after i update to the 9.12 betas...
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#8
eidairaman1
I expect the Cat 9.11 Legacy to come out that is WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE for ALL AGP Radeons.
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#9
mastrdrver
Are the 4870x2s still getting good performance out of these?

I'm sitting on 9.9s but been hesitant since the newer cards came out.
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#10
eidairaman1
I rest my case with the Legacy Driver Support, i guess the Driver Model in Win 7 is the same as Win Vista
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#11
DRDNA
by: mastrdrver
Are the 4870x2s still getting good performance out of these?

I'm sitting on 9.9s but been hesitant since the newer cards came out.
I am using them with no complaints.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: eidairaman1
I rest my case with the Legacy Driver Support, i guess the Driver Model in Win 7 is the same as Win Vista
almost the same.

the only real difference is that vista works in WDDM1.0, while 7 works in 1.0 or 1.1


the difference is whether aero is rendered in DX9 or DX10 really - it saves system ram in DX10, so you can lose out on performance if you run vista drivers
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#13
Lionheart
Is there any performance increases for games at all or am I just blind:p
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#14
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: CHAOS_KILLA
Is there any performance increases for games at all or am I just blind:p
One would hope eh? I've heard interesting things about 9.12 betas, and I have no idea what these could do as I don't have a card to test. :toast:
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#15
eidairaman1
by: Mussels
almost the same.

the only real difference is that vista works in WDDM1.0, while 7 works in 1.0 or 1.1


the difference is whether aero is rendered in DX9 or DX10 really - it saves system ram in DX10, so you can lose out on performance if you run vista drivers
Since AMD wont get their heads out of their butts and Release Win 7 Only Drivers, trust me Vista is going to be phased out fairly quickly by the time the first Service Pack comes out.
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
And still no fix for 1920x1080P DX10 refresh issue in VistaWin7. If they don't get it fixed by time i come to buy another card it will not be ATI that's for sure.
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#17
Anath
by: CHAOS_KILLA
Is there any performance increases for games at all or am I just blind:p
Yea seriously i could care less about all the video crap i just want better frames in my games! :laugh:
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AsRock
And still no fix for 1920x1080P DX10 refresh issue in VistaWin7. If they don't get it fixed by time i come to buy another card it will not be ATI that's for sure.
its tied into the 59hz bug (which i'm arguing with people in another thread who are trying to tell me its all made up and not a problem)


DX10 games look at the list of refresh rates and see two digit numbers


50
59
60 (interlaced)
60 (Progressive)

when 60Hz progressive isnt there (due to the 59Hz bug) they go to 60Hz interlaced, thinking that 60 is higher than 59... yeah, problem.

as for vista (Which doesnt get the 59Hz bug), its just that some apps choose the wrong "60"


the only solution for vista users is to shoot themselves, while 7 users can try various tricks such as modified monitor drivers in an attempt to lock the screen to 60Hz only - HDMI users tend to be screwed here
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#19
ArmoredCavalry
by: eidairaman1
Since AMD wont get their heads out of their butts and Release Win 7 Only Drivers, trust me Vista is going to be phased out fairly quickly by the time the first Service Pack comes out.
Yes, which is why they released the platform update (with dx11) for Vista.... Because they want to phase it out....

:shadedshu

I would be happy to use Windows 7 (seeing as how I get it free via MSDNAA). Only issue is my wireless card doesn't work with any drivers I have tried (even the ones supplied by MS). The wireless card that works in Vista. *shock* Windows 7 is not pure goodness from heaven...
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#20
newfellow
Well, being banned to ATI/AMD forums just 2 days ago for argument with moderator saying 'ATI/AMD Hardware should not work as the box says when bought & since when has new hardware worked as said' where I answered 'Perhaps you should print that on the retail box too 'Maybe we support DirectX 11 and ATI Stream, if we ever get the drivers out' is pretty much enough for me on ATI/AMD drivers to say how their support is.

Also, to mention every single message which says anything bad on ATI/AMD forums are deleted & any disagreement with their moderator is automatic ban to anyone even remotely intelligent to discover their bad software support to the all amazing hardware they make. Funny since when support forums started banning people for asking for support I wonder.

enough said?
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#21
holy_
9.11 make my video not choppy as before (using MPC in W7 x64), nice :toast:
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: newfellow
Well, being banned to ATI/AMD forums just 2 days ago for argument with moderator saying 'ATI/AMD Hardware should not work as the box says when bought & since when has new hardware worked as said' where I answered 'Perhaps you should print that on the retail box too 'Maybe we support DirectX 11 and ATI Stream, if we ever get the drivers out' is pretty much enough for me on ATI/AMD drivers to say how their support is.

Also, to mention every single message which says anything bad on ATI/AMD forums are deleted & any disagreement with their moderator is automatic ban to anyone even remotely intelligent to discover their bad software support to the all amazing hardware they make. Funny since when support forums started banning people for asking for support I wonder.

enough said?
i went through the banning thing over there.

made a thread about it here which got enough attention, that i got contacted by someone with contacts over there and got me unbanned - but still, you cant get anything fixed.


its like teh crossfire flickering issue - you bring it up and you just get BS answers "oh try this this and this" - its useless, they dont work and never have. you just get told to TRY something thats never going to work, and then ignored when you say it didnt work.
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#23
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Mussels
its tied into the 59hz bug (which i'm arguing with people in another thread who are trying to tell me its all made up and not a problem)


DX10 games look at the list of refresh rates and see two digit numbers


50
59
60 (interlaced)
60 (Progressive)

when 60Hz progressive isnt there (due to the 59Hz bug) they go to 60Hz interlaced, thinking that 60 is higher than 59... yeah, problem.

as for vista (Which doesnt get the 59Hz bug), its just that some apps choose the wrong "60"


the only solution for vista users is to shoot themselves, while 7 users can try various tricks such as modified monitor drivers in an attempt to lock the screen to 60Hz only - HDMI users tend to be screwed here
Well this is DX10 related as it only does when it's turned on. And also it sets the HDTV to 30Hz as the TV tells me this and has the lovely black borders to it lol. Cannot get over 30Hz under DX10 and the only way is to turn off DX10.

Oddest one i have seen lately was Torchlight were i cannot use AA without getting black borders but. If AA is turned on it gets the black borders and runs at 24Hz (23.7). Turn AA of it's back at 1080P at 60Hz..
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AsRock
Well this is DX10 related as it only does when it's turned on. And also it sets the HDTV to 30Hz as the TV tells me this and has the lovely black borders to it lol. Cannot get over 30Hz under DX10 and the only way is to turn off DX10.

Oddest one i have seen lately was Torchlight were i cannot use AA without getting black borders but. If AA is turned on it gets the black borders and runs at 24Hz (23.7). Turn AA of it's back at 1080P at 60Hz..
30Hz = 60Hz interlaced


thats just how it shows up in windows since it cant specify interlaced
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#25
newfellow
by: Mussels
i went through the banning thing over there.

made a thread about it here which got enough attention, that i got contacted by someone with contacts over there and got me unbanned - but still, you cant get anything fixed.


its like teh crossfire flickering issue - you bring it up and you just get BS answers "oh try this this and this" - its useless, they dont work and never have. you just get told to TRY something thats never going to work, and then ignored when you say it didnt work.
Heh, yeah, well I'm just saying they should listen to people.

Don't even really care am I banned, if I would wanna make comment out there just proxy your ars and that's it, but considering me going so low as being banned for questioning technical specifications, pointing out errors constantly and supporting where I can I do not even want to go down to their level of idioticy by AMD/ATI forum side.

I know more on technical aspect of different hardware being memory, chipset support person on 'real life' & over 20 years clean experience to not even want to aid their forums while questions which really are issues are all deleted and users who created those questions in their forums in the first place are banned.
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