Wednesday, January 10th 2007

Catalyst 7.1 Released


ATI/AMD has released its latest Windows XP Catalyst driver, version 7.1, for the newer Radeon cards (9600 and newer). There have been quite a few minor fixes, official download available here.

The following section provides a summary of the issues that are resolved in the latest release of the ATI Catalyst™ Software Suite. These include:

• Desperados 2: The game no longer fails to play and display an error in atioglxx.dll when AA is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25109
• Rome: Total War: Display corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on an AMD Dual Core or Intel Dual core system containing an ATI X1800 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25103
• Sniper Elite: Playing the game under Windows XP with a Radeon™ X1600 series installed no longer results in texture corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22820
• Splinter Cell Double Agent: Corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game with AA enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25104
• X-29:Launching an X-29 application on a system containing an ATI display adapter no longer results in an error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25169
• During video playback, DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) is now available when CrossFire mode is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23447
• Attempting to maximize an OpenGL application window no longer results in either the OpenGL window maximizing slowly or the system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23717
• Clicking on the Restore Factory Defaults button found in the ATI Catalyst Control Center™->TV Properties no longer results in the TV position failing to be restored to the factory defaults. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24346
• Setting the display panel attributes to Scale Image to Full Panel Size, followed by entering an S3 state no longer results in the desktop failing to resume to a full screen mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24348
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™: Connecting an HDTV or DFP display device no longer results in some of the HDTV formats being listed twice in the ATI Catalyst Control Center™->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24349
• ATI Catalyst Control Center->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support: Adding custom formats to the 1080i and attempting to remove those custom formats no longer results in the formats failing to removed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24350
• Catalyst Control Center->Help: Clicking on the Monitor and Digital Panel Properties found in the Contents section of the Help no longer results in a message indicating that the page cannot be displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24351
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™: Slow response is no longer noticed after running the Full Screen 3D demo found in the Color aspect page of the ATI Catalyst Control Center™. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25098
• The Force TV Detection is no longer available for activation on systems that do not have a TV connected to it. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25167
• MCE no longer fails when scanning channels or when switching from digital channels to analog. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25099
• The error messages "This South Bridge Driver is no longer compatible with the hardware installed on this system" and "Please wait while detecting hardware" are now localized for the Japanese version of Windows XP. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25168
• A message indicating that the record operation has failed is no longer displayed when attempting to record an AVI file in VGA mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25175
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™->Help: Clicking on the Monitor and Digital Panel Properties found in the Contents section of the Help no longer results in a message indicating that the page cannot be displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24351
• Setting the display panel attributes to Scale Image to Full Panel Size, followed by entering an S3 state no longer results in the desktop failing to resume to a full screen mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24348
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support: Adding custom formats to the 1080i and attempting to remove those custom formats no longer results in the formats failing to removed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24350
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™->CrossFire™: Attempting to resume from a standby state no longer results in the Windows XP operating system failing to respond when using an ATI Radeon™ X19x0 CrossFire™ Edition series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23713
• Attempting to maximize an OpenGL application window no longer results in either the OpenGL window maximizing slowly or the system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23717
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™: Connecting an HDTV or DFP display device no longer results in some of the HDTV formats being listed twice in the ATI Catalyst Control Center™->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24349
• Clicking on the Restore Factory Defaults button found in the ATI Catalyst Control Center™->TV Properties no longer results in the TV position failing to be restored to the factory defaults. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24346
• Color corruption is no longer noticed when changing the display resolution when connecting a SDVO display device to an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25170
• SuperAA mode is now enabled on Intel 965 boards. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25171
• ATI Catalyst Control Center™->CrossFire™: Enabling CrossFire™ no longer results in a white display image being displayed when using a CRT and DFP display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25172
• Enabling CrossFire no longer results in display corruption being noticed when playing certain 3D games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 and Madden Football.Further details can be found in topic number 737-23006
Source: ATI/AMD
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26 Comments on Catalyst 7.1 Released

#1
RickyG512
so many fixes but none of them concern me
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#2
LiNKiN
Staff
by: RickyG512
so many fixes but none of them concern me
Thats exactly what I was thinkin.......was kinda hoping for improved crossfire support/performance for the x1950 pro.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
There could be more improvements that they haven't listed, but that's all I can find. The best way to find out if they're any good is to try them and see if you get any benefits.
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#4
Wile E
Power User
Finally! Vid acceleration in crossfire. Now if I only had Crossfire. lol. No, seriously, I think it was ridiculous that you couldn't have hardware acceleration with Crossfire enabled.
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#5
Pinchy
Gonna try it on my X1950 PRO...but ill have to let it DL overnite :p

(I went over my limit, so im running @ 2kb/s to dload...gonna take 3+ hours :p)
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#7
Pinchy
in Australia at least...we cant get an ISP without a dowload limit...
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#8
DOM
:laugh: that sucks i get 500kb+ when downloading it
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#9
Pinchy
getting cable next month, so it'll go around 350-400kb/s :D...and 10GB of dload, as opposed to my current 2 :p

P.S...lets stick on topic, i dnt wanna get flamed/owned by mods :rolleyes:
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#10
DOM
by: Pinchy
getting cable next month, so it'll go around 350-400kb/s :D...and 10GB of dload, as opposed to my current 2 :p

P.S...lets stick on topic, i dnt wanna get flamed/owned by mods :rolleyes:
:slap: :D

well im going to see if it makes my score better in 3Dmark06 cpu at 3.6GHz and card at stock see if the CCC from the cd is better or the 7.1
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#11
Pinchy
yeah same...ill post back with results 2morrow :D
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#12
SK-1
Just played a little BF2142 and COH.It seems a lot smoother with AA and AF turned way up.
Just me?
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#13
Pinchy
SuperAA mode is now enabled on Intel 965 boards.
You got a 965 board? Even if you dont, i reckon thats why ;)
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#14
DOM
well theres no overdrive,:confused: and I only got 60 points in 3DMARK06

i think im just going back to the one off the CD
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#15
SK-1
60 pts!!!!!!!! Yikes:eek:
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#16
Pinchy
60 points EXTRA i take it?
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#17
DOM
but I dont have the ATI Overdrive tab anymore:wtf:

I dont use it, but am I the only one with out it ?
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#18
Pinchy
ill tell u wen i dl it :D
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#19
Jimmy 2004
by: EastCoasthandle
wow ISPs are still using download limits?
I have a limit :(

But it's 40GB a month and I don't use P2P or torrenting so that's no problem :D
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#20
mitsirfishi
nope my drivers dont have overdrive but i use ati tray tools as that is the best tool for me at the moment
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#21
Grings
• Rome: Total War: Display corruption is no longer noticed when playing the game on an AMD Dual Core or Intel Dual core system containing an ATI X1800 series product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25103

Yay (if this works, had to disable a core before)
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#22
Zubasa
by: SK-1
Just played a little BF2142 and COH.It seems a lot smoother with AA and AF turned way up.
Just me?
Unfortunately the shadows still looks like crap :p
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#23
mitsirfishi
i just tried the 7.1's with my x1950 and was dire fps on cs:source and in 3dmark 03,05 so went back to 6.9's
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#24
Casheti
Don't think these will help me at all. AMD/ATi should help out the older cards a little more, but they don't.
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#25
Pinchy
yeah thats true...anything aboe 6.6's on my X800 (which is now dead :() crashes in CS:Source ALL THE TIME :p

Anyways, dloaded 7.1 and got a whole 28 points extra in 3dmark05....great :p
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