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
u2konline
Quick question, how many opengl extensions do they have now?
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Gzero
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?
In the CCC. Choose your display, and look under HDTV options.

1680x1050 aint going to work, thats the wrong aspect ratio.
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
yeah i failed. i noticed the "coming soon" part after i posted.
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#5
DBH
Any idea why the overdrive panel would be greyed out for my on vista x64?? Is it not supported?
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#6
ShadowFold
by: DBH
Any idea why the overdrive panel would be greyed out for my on vista x64?? Is it not supported?
Did you click on the key?
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#7
DBH
LOL I just literally came back here in hope to delete my post as I just noticed that, but you beat me to it ;D

forget what I said before :slap:
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
i doubt you're the first person to get confused by it.

It annoys me that it unticks it, simply cause sometimes i forget to write my OC down before updating drivers.
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#9
DBH
I tried this overtune thing and my PC just reboots after getting past the 2nd stage so doubt it's all that stable for me to be playing with. Might have to avoid playing with it if its going to do that!
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
how long does it take? mine sat doing one GPU for about 20 minutes before i cancelled it.
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#11
Altered
9.4s seemed to work OK for me. No problems loading after a good uninstall and a run of Driver Cleaner Pro in Safe mode. Then reboot and install 9.4s. A quick run of 3D06 with no adjustments picked up my SM 2.0 Score to 6065 where before I was 5920s constantly before. My post discussing this issue here. This puts me back where the average score for the 2.0 for similar systems are. I then ran the Auto Tune and it worked fine. Never locked up or acted funny in any way. It took my card to 865/940. Not sure what if any difference in the old 9.3 drivers though as I hadn't used this feature on them. That is some serious wierdness to watch sober though. :laugh:
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#12
DBH
I reran it again and left it until it crashed and rebooted my machine this time it went for 30mins found a nice stable clock of 690 core and 993 ram for my 4850.
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#13
i43
? Any tried this new 9.4 on 4870x2 ? (single setup)

is this (Ati) '' Power-Play'' or what so ever called :) fixed ?
- i mean this boot/startup when it does not switch back to 2D (desktop) mode ?
like one of gpu's (mem?) is getting heated up
- also seen in GPU-z VDDC current readouts and Everest

just after boot ->
GPU1: GPU VRM 12.19 A
GPU2: GPU VRM 25.74 A
----
after load /run / close 3Do6

GPU1: GPU VRM 9.48 A
GPU2: GPU VRM 9.48 A
--
using sapphire 4870x2 here ..and suffer this bug since 9.x drivers
(tho, have tried different profile. -xml edit .. things (on Xp 32bit sp3, Vista 32bit)
but so far no proper fix found .. - only this ..(old trick) by load a 3D app after boot
-- switches it to 2D - )

Thanks :)
CY
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#14
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: DBH
I reran it again and left it until it crashed and rebooted my machine this time it went for 30mins found a nice stable clock of 690 core and 993 ram for my 4850.
You might want to check my HD4830 thread out HERE Another person topping out @ 690MHz core, this is getting way too much to be coincidence.
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#15
ov2rey
i found out that this new driver 9.4 did not work well on windows 7

i installed but not working...

so i install 9.3 it work!
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#16
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Auto Tune got my my 1GB 4870 to 840 core but I'm not too confident that's stable. Can test tonight.
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#17
mdm-adph
by: DBH
LOL I just literally came back here in hope to delete my post as I just noticed that, but you beat me to it ;D

forget what I said before :slap:
Don't worry, took me a while to find it too, the first time I used it. :laugh:
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#18
soryuuha
by: Ketxxx
I don't think Furmark was directly responsible, more the cooling on the cards couldn't handle temps.
No games reach load temp as high as Furmark's load temp ...
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#19
department76
by: Wrigleyvillain
Auto Tune got my my 1GB 4870 to 840 core but I'm not too confident that's stable. Can test tonight.
i've been running 850/960 for a couple months now with zero problems (850 = maxxed slider). attained that core clock the good old fashioned way of trial and error, don't have the patience for autotune.

havent really noticed any differences with anything with 9.4 though.
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#20
Altered
My CCC goes 900 Core Max and 1200 Mem Max I wonder why your Core Max at 850???
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#21
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: soryuuha
No games reach load temp as high as Furmark's load temp ...
Doesn't matter, thats far from the point. GPUs are meant to be able to handle temps damn near or over 100c, its not healthy, but their supposed to be able to handle it. With cards dying all it points out is sub-par cooling and/or weak / under specced components on the cards.
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#22
Gzero
techreport blames custom coolers and lack of advice to consumes for ati cards going under.

And I've seen a few on here say the exact samething. Air flow has always been an issue ever since ati and nvidia brought sli/crossfire to the market. Motherboard makers have been lazy in placement of the pcie slots.

Lots of targets to point your finger at. :D
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#24
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
Not to bad of a driver for my 3870x2 i must say...... mark06 benchies went up by at least 300pt.... and it didn't crash with the higher cpu clocks like 9.3 did lol :laugh:
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#25
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
by: Gzero
techreport blames custom coolers and lack of advice to consumes for ati cards going under.

And I've seen a few on here say the exact samething. Air flow has always been an issue ever since ati and nvidia brought sli/crossfire to the market. Motherboard makers have been lazy in placement of the pcie slots.

Lots of targets to point your finger at. :D
Custom coolers aren't to blame, they help the cause greatly. If you want to point the finger in that direction it should be pointed squarely at the manufacturers, stock cooling is terrible 99% of the time. The irony is a lot of stock cooling could be pretty good with minor redesign and minimal cost increases.
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