Wednesday, April 8th 2009

ATI Catalyst 9.4 Released

AMD have just released their ATI Catalyst 9.4 Driver for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. Highlights of the ATI Catalyst 9.4 Windows release include:

New Features
  • ATI Catalyst 9.4 includes a new ATI Overdrive auto-tune application to estimate the over-clocked engine and memory values for ATI Overdrive supported ATI Radeon Graphics accelerators
  • Designed for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series
Resolved Issue Highlights
  • "World of Warcraft" or "World of Warcraft - Wrath of the Lich King": Flickering no longer occurs when Shadow is set to medium/high using ATI CrossFire configurations
  • Google Sketchup no longer displays blank screen
  • Resolutions above 1024 x 768 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.
  • The Compute Abstraction Layer (CAL) driver now functions properly under Windows XP
DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst version 9.4 for Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit versions)
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183 Comments on ATI Catalyst 9.4 Released

#1
kiriakost
Hopefully something as improvement over XP ..

What this " Compute Abstraction Layer " does any way ?
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#2
mdm-adph
Anyone found out what cards have been dropped from support now? Couldn't find anything on the site.
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#4
kiriakost
by: kiriakost
Hopefully something as improvement over XP ..

What this " Compute Abstraction Layer " does any way ?
Ok found it ...
close to the metal .... GPUs supporting it R600 and up
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_FireStream

so i am in .. :laugh:



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#5
Steevo
Yayy, still no H.264 support for vista, and or Avivo dosn't even work on the X64 OS's.



So I purchased this for playing games only, not for transcoding my high def camcorder files to send to my parents like they advertised.


BAD ATI.....BAD.


Fix it.
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#6
TreadR
In 9.3 over 9.2 they've added:
AMD FireStream 9170
AMD FireStream 9250
AMD FireStream 9270

In 9.4 over 9.3 they've added nothing, apparently but deleted these:
ABIT Radeon X1550 Series
ALL-IN-WONDER X600 Series
ALL-IN-WONDER X800 Series
ALL-IN-WONDER X800 XL
ASUS Radeon X1550 Series
ASUS X550 Series
ATI RADEON 9600/X1050 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 1100 Series
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
ATI Radeon 2100
ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 / X1050 Series
ATI Radeon 9600/9550/X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1950 GT
ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 Secondary
ATI Radeon Xpress 1200 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
All-in-Wonder X1800XL
All-in-Wonder X1900
Asus Radeon X1050
Connect3D Radeon X1050
Connect3D Radeon X1550 Series
Diamond Radeon X1050
Diamond Radeon X1550 Series
GECUBE Radeon X1050
GIGABYTE Radeon X1550 Series
GeCube Radeon X1550 Series
GigaByte Radeon X1050
HIS Radeon X1050
HIS Radeon X1550 Series
MSI Radeon X1050
MSI Radeon X1550 Series
PALIT Radeon X1550 Series
Palit Radeon X1050
PowerColor Radeon X1050
PowerColor Radeon X1550 Series
RADEON 9500
RADEON 9500 PRO / 9700
RADEON 9600 Series
RADEON 9600 TX
RADEON 9700 PRO
RADEON 9800
RADEON 9800 PRO
RADEON 9800 SERIES
RADEON 9800 XT
RADEON X550 Series
RADEON X550XT
RADEON X600/X550 Series
RADEON X700 SE
RADEON X700 Series
RADEON X800 GTO
RADEON X800 PRO/GTO
RADEON X800 Series
RADEON X800 XT
RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition
RADEON X800/X850 Series
RADEON X800GT
RADEON X850 CrossFire Edition
RADEON X850 Series
Radeon X1050
Radeon X1300 / X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
Radeon X1300XT/X1600Pro/X1650 Series
Radeon X1550 Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1600/1650 Series
Radeon X1600/X1650 Series
Radeon X1650 GTO
Radeon X1650 Series
Radeon X1700 FSC
Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition
Radeon X1800 GTO
Radeon X1800 Series
Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition
Radeon X1900 GT
Radeon X1900 Series
Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition
Radeon X1950 Pro
Radeon X1950 Series
Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series
Radeon X800 CrossFire Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon X1550 Series
Sapphire Radeon X1050
VisionTek Radeon X1050
VisionTek Radeon X1050 AGP
VisionTek Radeon X1550 Series

(inf information)

BTW, on Windows 7 x64, the VGA drivers doesn't install. It doesn't even appear in the custom installation as an option.
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#7
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I am not gonna guess how these will compare to the 9.3's.... Better I hope. Trying now.
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#8
Necrofire
D:
Aww, I guess I'm stuck with 9.3 for my x1300....

Oh well, my 4850 will live on for a decent while I suppose.
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#9
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Test results are in...

Playing HL2 (and other source games), from same save games... the Cat 9.4 is slower by 1 fps. Almost no change.
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#10
Selene
lol
Artifacts no longer visible while playing Age of Conan DX10


what did they cover it up with?
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#11
Necrofire
They covered it with more artifacts, just ones that match the surrounding area more :D

Anyway, woa, what happened to their site? I clicked on xp-32bit and ZOOOOM SHAZAM things are flying around like crazy, "here's 9.4. PS, we're real cool now"
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#12
yosyp
nice :D
its designed for 4x serie.
I have an HD 4670 with 1GB GDDR3 :). I set up the catalyst 9.3 at yesterday, and I spent more then 2 hour to tweak, why is that .... catalyst control center won't showing up when I trying to run it.
And than today the AMD releaseing the next one ....
The most annoying think is that I have no idea why working now the ccc, and I think I have to spend another 2 hour to tweak the next catalyst also.
The AMD support guy just said I fu*ked up something that the reason why is the ccc not showing up. I think its ridiculous. But its just my opinion, who bought an ATI card. grrr....:banghead:
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#13
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: yosyp
nice :D
its designed for 4x serie.
I have an HD 4670 with 1GB GDDR3 :). I set up the catalyst 9.3 at yesterday, and I spent more then 2 hour to tweak, why is that .... catalyst control center won't showing up when I trying to run it.
And than today the AMD releaseing the next one ....
The most annoying think is that I have no idea why working now the ccc, and I think I have to spend another 2 hour to tweak the next catalyst also.
The AMD support guy just said I fu*ked up something that the reason why is the ccc not showing up. I think its ridiculous. But its just my opinion, who bought an ATI card. grrr....:banghead:
For some reason everytime I install a new driver / CAT, it basically pushes this bar to the left. I have to manually push it to the right. Make sure this is enabled. ATI and their stupid ways...

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#14
yosyp
that's in my OS window :)
I am seriously thinking about to change back the OS to Debian :rockout:...
And buy another cheap vga from nvidia like before.
I had an 9600XT, after 7600GST, now I have this HD thing, so the next should be an nvidia :twitch:
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#15
ShadowFold
these should be good... It's so early in the month tho? Anyone else notice these came out pretty fast.
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#16
ShogoXT
by: Steevo
Yayy, still no H.264 support for vista, and or Avivo dosn't even work on the X64 OS's.



So I purchased this for playing games only, not for transcoding my high def camcorder files to send to my parents like they advertised.


BAD ATI.....BAD.


Fix it.
It works fine Steevo, you just need a media player to properly support it.
Google Media Player Classic Home Cinema. It supports DXVA which is direct video card decoding for H264 and..... I forgot that other one, but yea.
When I played the H264 media with it set up correctly, I was able to use all the controls just fine.
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#17
csendesmark
DXVA is working with the new 9.4 driver under XP-32?
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#18
DRDNA
by: ShogoXT
It works fine Steevo, you just need a media player to properly support it.
Google Media Player Classic Home Cinema. It supports DXVA which is direct video card decoding for H264 and..... I forgot that other one, but yea.
When I played the H264 media with it set up correctly, I was able to use all the controls just fine.
I think he is talking about the feature that uses a X1000 or better GPU to encode from one format to another all done on the GPU which on my x1800XTX and X1950XTX was amazingly fast.
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#19
Morrison5891
Since installing the new version on my Vista x64 media center... I have been unable to control the volume with my media center remote within media center. playing video files within media center still flickers in fulll screen.
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#20
human_error
I'm still getting the code 43 error with my 4870x2 not running one core :/ Getting fed up with this problem now..

oh well back to the 8.11s until ati releases the promised hotfix drivers for this problem later this week...
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#21
DRDNA
by: human_error
I'm still getting the code 43 error with my 4870x2 not running one core :/ Getting fed up with this problem now..

oh well back to the 8.11s until ati releases the promised hotfix drivers for this problem later this week...
How many ATI cards gave you the 43?
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#22
troyrae360
by: Steevo
Yayy, still no H.264 support for vista, and or Avivo dosn't even work on the X64 OS's.



So I purchased this for playing games only, not for transcoding my high def camcorder files to send to my parents like they advertised.


BAD ATI.....BAD.


Fix it.
What do you mean by no h.264 support for vista? do you mean Media Cant play Blue ray or HD or sumthing?
becouse if thats what you mean, is a vista fault.
here download these codecs,
if theres sumthing im missing please tell me as i like watching HD movies

http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html
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#23
kenkickr
Just in case anyone is having issues installing the display driver on Win 7 Build 7068, you have to go into device manager, expand display adapters, right click on your display adapter, select update driver, and direct it to the C:ATISupport9.4 folderDriverBin64 and you should have no issues installing/updating the driver. I'm not sure if this issue exists on the older builds.

When I first installed from the installer I was like,"WTF!! No driver listed, just CCC and that manager!"
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#24
human_error
by: DRDNA
How many ATI cards gave you the 43?
Well i only have the 4870x2 in my system, i've boxed up my 3870x2 to sell so i'm not going to test that in my system.

I've tried everything i can with the 9.4s other than a reinstall of the OS but just like with the 9.3s, 9.2s, 9.1s and 8.12s i'm getting an error message about an incompatible vga driver has been detected and disabled and shock horror one of my gpu's is error 43 in device manager and not showing up in the catalyst control centre, game performance is that of 1 gpu as well :shadedshu

Note: the 8.11s and any drivers before them work fine with my system and graphics card, this issue is a known uncommon issue with x2 type cards, i was hoping they'd have a fix in the 9.4 main release but their support told me to expect a hotfix very soon.
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#25
ShadowFold
I just installed them on my dads rig and they work fine. He's got two ASUS 4870X2's. I'd RMA the card.
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