Wednesday, March 28th 2007

ATI Catalyst 7.3 Released

AMD/ATI has released this month’s version of its display driver for the Radeon 9500 series and higher cards, taking the version number to 7.3. The driver is available for both Windows XP and Windows Vista, on 32-bit and 64-bit systems, with each requiring a different download. New features include OpenGL CrossFire support for Windows Vista, as well as other crossfire enhancements for Windows Vista which could see X1000 series cards gain performance improvements of up to 60%. There are obviously a number of other small issues that have been resolved in Vista and XP, but nothing too major.

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Here is the full list of issues that have been resolved for Windows XP:
  • Uninstalling the graphics drivers no longer results in some of the files and folders failing to be removed in the Program File folder. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23715
  • Hot-plugging an HDMI TV to the DVI port of graphics adapter via HDMI to DVI cable no longer results in the DVI-to-HDMI detection message appearing but then disappearing within 30 seconds or when making a slight mouse movement. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25809
  • Extend desktop mode no longer fails to work after rotating the extended secondary desktop to 90 degrees. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25810
  • The Microsoft Vista gamma settings set by the operating system is no longer overwritten when launching the Catalyst™ Control Center 737-25505
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Basic View: Setting the regional and language settings to German no longer results in corruption being noticed in the Quick Setting->Video Playback->Adjust Video for Room Brightness option found in the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26653
  • Catalyst™ Control Center: Swapping the primary and secondary display devices no longer results in the inability to change the display resolution. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26655
  • Catalyst™ Control Center: The language is no longer switched for Chinese traditional and Chinese simplified. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26657
  • Catalyst™ Control Center: Setting the language option to Simplified Chinese no longer results in Chinese characters being inconsistent. Further details can be found in topic number. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23708
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Component Video Properties->Adjustments: The Apply button is no longer greyed out when making adjustments to the Brightness, Contrast, or Saturation sliders. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26658
  • Catalyst™ Control Center: Creating a profile no longer results in the profile shortcut not being deleted from desktop after uninstalling the Catalyst™ Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26659
  • The Catalyst™ Control Center now launches under localized version of the operating system when using MS .NET 2.0 IPC. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26660
  • The Catalyst™ Control Center no longer intermittently disappears when running in the background of the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26661
  • Enabling clone mode and attempting to launch the Catalyst™ Control Center by right clicking on the desktop no longer results in the Catalyst™ Control Center failing to launch. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26664
  • Disabling a secondary display device when horizontally stretched desktop is enabled no longer results in the Catalyst™ Control Center becoming corrupt and unusable. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26665
  • Installing a newer version of the Catalyst™ Control Center over an older version no longer results in the newer version failing to install. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26666
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Advanced Mode: The Video aspect Help now loads when pressing F1. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26667
  • The Help files for video aspects found in the Catalyst™ Control Center are now up to date. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26668
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Overdrive: User setting are now retained when making changes to the Graphics Processor and Graphics Memory Statuses. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26669
  • Hot-plugging a CRT display device and switching the screen position and size to the right in the Catalyst™ Control Center, no longer results in the desktop image switching back to the center position when switching to dual mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26670
  • Flashing is no longer noticed when hot-plugging a CRT display device and enabling extended desktop mode under the Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26671
  • Using the hotkey function Fn+F4 to cycle through display options no longer results in the operating system hanging intermittently. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26672
  • Using WinDVD to play a DVD title no longer results in the right portion of the display being cut-off and the player image shifting to the left. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26673
  • Display corruption is no longer noticed after the Windows XP logo is displayed and prior to the display driver loading. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26674
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Avivo Video->Theater Mode: Enabling Theater Mode and Clone mode no longer result in the operating system failing to respond when using the hotkey function to switch between display devices. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26675
  • Catalyst™ Control Center->Video->Avivo Quality aspect page: The Pulldown detection option is no longer missing. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26679
  • Catalyst™ Control Center: The HDTV display mode of 1080i30 is now added to the pre-defined and custom modes found in the Catalyst™ Control Center->Digital Panel Properties->HDTV Support. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26680
  • Connecting a display device to the DVI connector no longer results in the display device failing to display a full screen image when setting the display resolution to 1280x720 60Hz. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26681
For Windows Vista please read the release notes when downloading the driver.Source: AMD/ATI
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12 Comments on ATI Catalyst 7.3 Released

#1
Protius
suppose i'll try em out
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#2
mdm-adph
any word if it still has the nasty MOM.exe pseudo-spyware? (j/k) they really coulda picked a better name for that.

Though, I do like their (new?) support for the Folding@Home (I didn't know it could run on x1600's).
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#3
Casheti
May as well update...nothing but good can come from this...right? :o
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#4
Casheti
Never asked me to restart...SWEET!
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#5
Protius
by: mdm-adph
any word if it still has the nasty MOM.exe pseudo-spyware? (j/k) they really coulda picked a better name for that.

Though, I do like their (new?) support for the Folding@Home (I didn't know it could run on x1600's).
i don't see MOM.exe anymore to tell ya the truth, so far no problems, i'll probly run some benchies later to check if there was any change
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#6
DRDNA
Well h3ll might as well give it a go as well :toast:
I'll run a 3dm05 before and after let you know how it holds;)
05 cuz I have a FX57
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#7
Casheti
I got 6091 on 3DMark05 everything at stock :(
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#8
DOM
by: Casheti
I got 6091 on 3DMark05 everything at stock :(
:laugh: what was it before ?? at stock ?
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#9
Casheti
I have no idea lol. First time I've run 3DMark05 on Vista. :o
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#10
Zubasa
At lease this time CCC manage to install and run properly.:p
The god damn 7.2 drivers simply start and crash:shadedshu
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DRDNA
by: DRDNA
Well h3ll might as well give it a go as well :toast:
I'll run a 3dm05 before and after let you know how it holds;)
05 cuz I have a FX57
Same score before and after.NO increase and no decrease.
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id like to be able to unlock OVERDRIVER in the 7.2software but Im not able to. Hopefully, this driver release will allow me to do that. Even though I have ATI Tool, my ATI Tool doesnt look anything like what W1ZZ and everyone else shows, I only have two slider bars. Also, OVERDRIVE does both core and memory, without me having to sit, wait or come back and check and then click another process to start.
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