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
Bucknuts77
I dont have a X2 card but I do run crossfire, and had code error on 9.1 or 9.2 cant remeber wich one it was, but anyhow It was a Microsoft Visal C++ problem wich the x64 version from the microsoft website fixed the problem. So try update that, and hope it works for you
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Bucknuts77
I dont have a X2 card but I do run crossfire, and had code error on 9.1 or 9.2 cant remeber wich one it was, but anyhow It was a Microsoft Visal C++ problem wich the x64 version from the microsoft website fixed the problem. So try update that, and hope it works for you
thats rather interesting. can you please find a link to that software, for people with the issue?
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#3
ShogoXT
AVIVO h264 playback has been working fine. You dont need the package either for playback, its in the regular drivers. On top of that the AVIVO never has magicly worked on its own. It has always depended on the media players to support it.
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#4
ShadowFold
GUYS. I came onto something big. Hit the test custom clocks button in the overdrive menu... :D
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#5
alexp999
Staff
Thats was one of the biggest features in this release is that they have fixed the overdrive feature.
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: alexp999
Thats was one of the biggest features in this release is that they have fixed the overdrive feature.
not overdrive, the test custom clocks. tis a fullscreen 3D tester now.
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#7
alexp999
Staff
Its all part of the same feature add surely.

Test custom clocks is in the Overdrive section, no?
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#8
Gzero
Yay, Far Cry 2 resolutions are working for me now :D
I can select other resolutions other than the 2 obscure resolutions.
Now to test 1080p works in dx10 (i doubt it though, it switches down to 1080i).
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Gzero
Yay, Far Cry 2 resolutions are working for me now :D
I can select other resolutions other than the 2 obscure resolutions.
Now to test 1080p works in dx10 (i doubt it though, it switches down to 1080i).
The fix for that is to add "HDTV" resolutions at 30, 50, and 60Hz.
Its odd, but it works. its on the AMD forums.
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#10
Fragman
Hope this driver is gona give me some performance in crossfire now or if my gpu is still stuck at max 40% each
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#11
Gzero
by: Mussels
The fix for that is to add "HDTV" resolutions at 30, 50, and 60Hz.
Its odd, but it works. its on the AMD forums.
Sorry I'm not sure what that means, where do I add it?

CCC looks fine to me, all the settings are good.

I was manually forcing 1680x1050 through shortcuts, but obviously that doesn't work for 1080p.

Does this fix work for DMC4 as well?
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#12
MopeyMartian
by: Mussels
not overdrive, the test custom clocks. tis a fullscreen 3D tester now.
Overdrive looks like that too now. I tried it out and it seems to have found the real sweetspot for my 4850. Instead of 660/993 it is now 690/1103. Hopefully that's where I can keep it.

If you run overdrive get ready to get trippy. I stared at that psychedelic screen for around 20 minutes :twitch: It plays some crazy tricks on your eyes.
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#13
Fragman
by: MopeyMartian
Overdrive looks like that too now. I tried it out and it seems to have found the real sweetspot for my 4850. Instead of 660/993 it is now 690/1103. Hopefully that's where I can keep it.

If you run overdrive get ready to get trippy. I stared at that psychedelic screen for around 20 minutes :twitch: It plays some crazy tricks on your eyes.
Grats on that i tryed OC in crossfire mode catalyst says its ok but pc crashes after about 30 min or so plying have no idear what to do enymore no oc for me in CF mode
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#14
kiriakost
9.4 Hotfix AGP ... are available too :)

Got them , but i run a virus scan on the system , so i will delay a bit installation and testing .

XP drivers are 38 megs ... not that compact size , after all this old cards removal .

8.11 = 35.5 Mb
8.12 = 34.5
9.2 = 36.6
9.3 = 36.7
9.4 = 38.6
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#16
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
After some playing around my conclusion is that Catalyst 9.4 SUCK. Furmark on min/max and average FPS took a heavy hit, average dropping 7FPS, max dropping 11FPS, and min dropping 5-8FPS (forget exactly). Catalyst 9.2 perform very well, although some may find the CCC will not run, easy fix, just use the CCC for 9.3.
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#17
DBH
I cant even get the overdrive menu to work on this install with my 4850 on vista x64 it's all greyed out :(
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#18
kiriakost
On Windows XP 32 .. the Hotfix install, got well .

The only drastic change that I noticed, was that SmartGart registers it self silently ...
No more pop up , that CCC will test AGP compatibility , and get enabled.

Auto-tune , has nothing as 3D graphic test , just the ordinary panel .

So far so good .
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#19
DRDNA
9.4's installed flawlessly! Everything so far is working good...I see no gains nor losses with these drivers as of yet....
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#20
DRDNA
Looks like AVIVO Converter is NOT AVAILABLE as of yet for Vista 64 ...So far I have not been able to get it to work.



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#21
erocker
by: Ketxxx
After some playing around my conclusion is that Catalyst 9.4 SUCK. Furmark on min/max and average FPS took a heavy hit, average dropping 7FPS, max dropping 11FPS, and min dropping 5-8FPS (forget exactly). Catalyst 9.2 perform very well, although some may find the CCC will not run, easy fix, just use the CCC for 9.3.
Did you try renaming furmark.exe? With past drivers ATi has intentionally crippled the card for that bench, maybe they've done it again? :ohwell:
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#22
DRDNA
by: erocker
Did you try renaming furmark.exe? With past drivers ATi has intentionally crippled the card for that bench, maybe they've done it again? :ohwell:
I still get a decent score but its a little less than the 9.2's but exceptable.Yes I renamed and have left it that way.
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#23
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Why did ATi deliberately cripple their drivers with Furmark? :wtf: It only hurts them.
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#24
erocker
When the 4xxx series was released furmark was responsible for burnin up quite a few cards.
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#25
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I don't think Furmark was directly responsible, more the cooling on the cards couldn't handle temps.
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