Wednesday, May 6th 2009

AMD Releases Industry's First WHQL-certified Drivers for Windows 7

AMD is ready with the industry's first WHQL-certified set of drivers for Microsoft Windows 7. The Catalyst WHQL Windows 7 driver comes as yet another first for AMD, and a first for Microsoft's Windows 7 certification program. Dated 5/5/2009, the drivers carry the version 8.612, feature full support for Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.1 and works with ATI Radeon HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000 series. The drivers also provide support for ATI Stream GPGPU technology.

DOWNLOAD: ATI Catalyst 8.612 WHQL for Windows 7 64-bit, and Windows 7 32-bit.
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52 Comments on AMD Releases Industry's First WHQL-certified Drivers for Windows 7

#1
ShadowFold
They play L4D very well for me. Seems smoother in 7 than Vista for some reason.
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#2
Nitrogliserin
H82LUZ73 said:
Nitro use the scaling options,Also Win7 defaults to what ever your tv-monitor can go to,My 37 inch is set for 1920x1280 and i still have to use scaling.

I tried these this morning and install was like 9.4 ask me if I want to install driver signature error again.Then I tried a game and DX errors all the time went back to 9.4.
where is this scaling options? there isnt anything in display settings. I connected my LCD-TV via hdmi to dvi port and I renamed it to see as PC monitor. It acts like a normal PC monitor. If I dont rename it then it remain as a hdmi connection. Then I can choose Just scan function which is 1:1 pixelmapping but it wont still do overscan.

new drivers dont even install CCC. It install Catalyst install manager thing then it stopped.
I tried 9.2 and 9.3 drivers. They installed CCC but wont run it.

I did a research on the web and I saw many nvidia users have same overscan problem.:cry:
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#3
Mussels
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Nitrogliserin said:
where is this scaling options? there isnt anything in display settings. I connected my LCD-TV via hdmi to dvi port and I renamed it to see as PC monitor. It acts like a normal PC monitor. If I dont rename it then it remain as a hdmi connection. Then I can choose Just scan function which is 1:1 pixelmapping but it wont still do overscan.

new drivers dont even install CCC. It install Catalyst install manager thing then it stopped.
I tried 9.2 and 9.3 drivers. They installed CCC but wont run it.

I did a research on the web and I saw many nvidia users have same overscan problem.:cry:


I'm still using cat 9.4, but they work just fine for me in 7
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#5
Mussels
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Nitrogliserin said:
I cant run Catalyst Control Center :(
well you're going to need to fix that.

edit: Just to make sure... go into device manager and see what drivers you actually have installed. Check if they say published by ATI or by microsoft.
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#6
H82LUZ73
try to install the drivers there as well,I fixed my DX errors this way.Also make sure you try restart CCC Service or click the arrow at the top where your clock is Win7 hides the ccc icon right click it and select custmize then set it to show icon all the time option.
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#7
AphexDreamer
Ok I installed this and CCC doesn't detect my second GPU core Crossfire is dissabled and my second core is running at 856mhz all the time even it 2D.

Is this supposed to happen, should I have uninstalled the old before I installed this one or what? Cause this sucks...
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#8
Mussels
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AphexDreamer said:
Ok I installed this and CCC doesn't detect my second GPU core Crossfire is dissabled and my second core is running at 856mhz all the time even it 2D.

Is this supposed to happen, should I have uninstalled the old before I installed this one or what? Cause this sucks...
second core running at full speed is a known bug. run a 3D app and quit it, and it will fix.

Second core not working... check device manager, make sure its installed properly.
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#9
AphexDreamer
Mussels said:
second core running at full speed is a known bug. run a 3D app and quit it, and it will fix.

Second core not working... check device manager, make sure its installed properly.
No it was fine with the previous 9.4 CCC with the 8.60 drivers. As soon as I installed the 8.614 or whatever it this one is that is WHQL for Win 7, my Crossfire stoped working on my X2.

Device manager still shows two GPU's for my X2 so its installed. I'll mess around when I get back from school but I just want to know if any one else had issues with crossfire using the WHQL drivers.
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#10
Mussels
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i decided not to update, as im not having issues.
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#11
AphexDreamer
Mussels said:
i decided not to update, as im not having issues.
Yeah I just wanted to see if it performed better. I guess I'll uninstall them and then reinstall them and if it keeps up I'll just get rid of them and put the standard 9.4.

I'll just wait for them to work out the bugs. Whats so great about WHQL anyways? Something about GPGPU, which can you even make use of that now?
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#12
Mussels
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AphexDreamer said:
Yeah I just wanted to see if it performed better. I guess I'll uninstall them and then reinstall them and if it keeps up I'll just get rid of them and put the standard 9.4.

I'll just wait for them to work out the bugs. Whats so great about WHQL anyways? Something about GPGPU, which can you even make use of that now?
i beleive WDDM 1.1 allows the OS to be rendered in DX10, as opposed to DX9. Other than that i dont really have a clue.
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#13
Nitrogliserin
H82LUZ73 said:
try to install the drivers there as well,I fixed my DX errors this way.Also make sure you try restart CCC Service or click the arrow at the top where your clock is Win7 hides the ccc icon right click it and select custmize then set it to show icon all the time option.
First I checked Mussels's suggestion and see driver's detail.



then I uninstalled it and installed clean 9.2. It successfuly installed the driver and CCC.
MoM.exe and CCC.exe are running on background. but there is now way to see interface of CCC.:banghead:

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#14
AphexDreamer
Mussels said:
i beleive WDDM 1.1 allows the OS to be rendered in DX10, as opposed to DX9. Other than that i dont really have a clue.
You know what Crossfire works now. I just had to restart my Computer lol. Thanks man. I just hope performance wise its good.
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#15
Mussels
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Nitrogliserin said:
First I checked Mussels's suggestion and see driver's detail.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2879/56272655.jpg

then I uninstalled it and installed clean 9.2. It successfuly installed the driver and CCC.
MoM.exe and CCC.exe are running on background. but there is now way to see interface of CCC.:banghead:

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/9676/46514678.jpg
all that means is that you never installed the drivers. Wipe them all clean, reinstall the latest ones and then manually update the drivers in device manager.
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#16
Jeffredo
PCpraiser100 said:
Nice, AMD comes first from the pack.
OMG those laggers at Nvidia are a whole day behind them! WTF! This is so important, 24 hours more hours without a useless designation for a beta operating system for NV GPUs! Damn Nvidia Sucks! :laugh:
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#17
Mussels
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Jeffredo said:
OMG those laggers at Nvidia are a whole day behind them! WTF! This is so important, 24 hours more hours without a useless designation for a beta operating system for NV GPUs! Damn Nvidia Sucks! :laugh:
AMD does tend to be in front. SM 2.0 performance: in front. SM3.0 launched first, DX 10.1 (SM4.1) launched first, W7 WHQL drivers first...

sure it hardly matters, but they do like to get in first.
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#18
Jeffredo
Mussels said:
AMD does tend to be in front. SM 2.0 performance: in front. SM3.0 launched first, DX 10.1 (SM4.1) launched first, W7 WHQL drivers first...

sure it hardly matters, but they do like to get in first.
This is what I got.
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#19
Nitrogliserin
Mussels said:
all that means is that you never installed the drivers. Wipe them all clean, reinstall the latest ones and then manually update the drivers in device manager.
I did that. But W7 couldnt find a driver for x1800 in 9.2 package then it rolled back to W7 default driver. when I click to CCC this screen appears and nothing will happen when I click to advanced mode. I need a proper driver for x1800 but it seems ati doesnt care at all.
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#20
ShadowFold
No image scaling :(

Anyone know how to force it to use centered images?
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#21
Mussels
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Nitrogliserin said:
I did that. But W7 couldnt find a driver for x1800 in 9.2 package then it rolled back to W7 default driver. when I click to CCC this screen appears and nothing will happen when I click to advanced mode. I need a proper driver for x1800 but it seems ati doesnt care at all.
you have an old card. you're going to need older drivers.
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#22
Nitrogliserin
Mussels said:
you have an old card. you're going to need older drivers.
I went all the way back to 8.12 driver, installed fine and CCC works now.
Problem is that ati driver site is suggesting me 9.3 vista driver for x1800 which actually doesnt contain any driver for x1800:wtf:
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#23
kenkickr
ShadowFold said:
No image scaling :(
http://img.techpowerup.org/090508/Capture.jpg
Anyone know how to force it to use centered images?
I can enable mine:


Did you do a clean install or did you have the 9.4's, then switch to these WHQL drivers?

Also, here is my CCC version info if this helps, Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.0428.2132.36839
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#24
Mussels
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Nitrogliserin said:
I went all the way back to 8.12 driver, installed fine and CCC works now.
Problem is that ati driver site is suggesting me 9.3 vista driver for x1800 which actually doesnt contain any driver for x1800:wtf:
well thats a bit of a screwup. send a message to their tech support.
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