ATI rilascia i driver Catalyst 5.13

ATI rilascia i driver Catalyst 5.13

ATI rende disponibile la versione ufficiale dei propri driver Catalyst 5.13, per schede video della famiglia Radeon, introducendo il pieno supporto alla tecnologia AVIVO

di Paolo Corsini pubblicata il , alle 00:03 nel canale Programmi
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ATI ha ufficialmente rilasciato la versione 5.13 dei propri driver Catalyst, disponibili per sistemi operativi Windows a 32 e a 64 bit. I nuovi driver sono compatibili con le schede video della famiglia Radeon, anche vengono specificamente proposti per le schede della famiglia Radeon X1800, Radeon X1600 e Radeon X1300 in quanto introducono il supporto ufficiale alla tecnologia ATI AVIVO.

I link per il download, dalla sezione software di Hardware Upgrade, sono accessibili di seguito:

Catalyst 5.13 Windows 2K-XP + Catalyst Control Center

Catalyst 5.13 XP x64 + Catalyst Control Center

A seguire, le note fornite a corredo con i nuovi driver:

This release note provide information on the latest posting of ATI's industry leading software suite, Catalyst®. This particular software suite updates both the ATI Display Driver (version 8.203), and the Catalyst® Control Center (version 5.13). This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI Catalyst® software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

The Catalyst® 5.13 Release Note provides information on the following:

Web Content
ATI Desktop product family support
ATI Chipset Product Support
ATI FireMV™ 2D Drivers Support
Operating systems supported
New Features
Issues Resolved in Catalyst® Software Suite 5.13
Known Issues for Catalyst® Software Suite 5.13
ATI Customer Care
Installing the latest Catalyst® Software Suite
Catalyst® Crew Driver Feedback
Web Content
The Catalyst® software suite 5.13 contains the following:

Radeon® display driver 8.203
Multimedia Center™ 9.08
HydraVision™ 3.25.0006
HydraVision™ Basic Edition 3.25.9006
Remote Wonder 3.02
WDM Driver Install Bundle
Southbridge/IXP Driver
Catalyst® Control Center Version 5.13
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Caution:
The Catalyst® Control Center requires that Microsoft's .NET Framework Version 1.1 be installed. Without .NET Version 1.1 installed the Catalyst® Control Center will not launch properly, and the user will see an error message as a result
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Caution:
The Remote Wonder™ 3.02 software is intended to support Remote Wonder™ and Remote Wonder™ II products. Remote Wonder™ Plus user should continue to use the software provided with the product.
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Note:
The ATI WDM Driver Install Bundle contains both the ATI WDM Driver versions 8.20 and 4.07. The setup program automatically detects the ATI All-in-Wonder® or ATI VIVO™ product installed in your system and installs the appropriate ATI WDM components.

The WDM version 8.20 is installed on:
· All-in-Wonder® X1800 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X800 Series
· All-in-Wonder® X600 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9800 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9700 Series
· All-in-Wonder® 9600 Series

The WDM version 4.07 (6246) is installed on:
· Radeon® 9200 series or earlier All-in-Wonder® products.
· ATI VIVO™ products
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Note:
These release notes provide information on the Radeon® display driver only. For information on the ATI Multimedia Center™, HydraVision™, HydraVision Basic Edition, WDM, Remote Wonder™, or the Southbridge/IXP driver, refer to their respective release notes found at: https://support.ati.com/
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ATI Desktop product family support
The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

Radeon® X1800 series
Radeon® X1600 series
Radeon® X1300 series
Radeon® X850 series
Radeon® X800 series
Radeon® X700 series
Radeon® X600 series
Radeon® X550 series
Radeon® X300 series
Radeon® 9X00 series
Radeon® 8500 series
Radeon® 7X00 series
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Note:
ATI All-In-Wonder™ variants based on the above are also supported.
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Note:
All ATI Radeon® PC Graphic cards are optimized for Microsoft's Media Center Edition 2005 when coupled with a supported video capture card.
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ATI Chipset Product Support
The Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following ATI chipset products:

Radeon® Xpress 200 series
Radeon® 9000 IGP
Radeon® 9100 IGP
Radeon® 9100 IGP Pro
IXP 300
ATI FireMV™ 2D Drivers Support
The Catalyst® software suite 5.13 also provides 2D graphics driver support for the following FireMV™ products:

FireMV™ 2400
FireMV™ 2200 PCIe
FireMV™ 2200
Operating systems supported
The latest version of the Catalyst® software suite is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:

Windows XP
Windows XP Media Center Edition (graphics driver support only)
Windows 2000
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Note:
As of January 1, 2004, Microsoft no longer accepted certification submissions for the Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition operating system. The ATI Catalyst® CREW however is committed to all its customers and is now providing non certified WHQL software drivers for users of the Windows Millennium Edition operating system. Windows Millennium Edition users can obtain the software driver at: http://www.support.ati.com/. Windows 98/98SE is supported through the ME driver.
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New Features
This section provides information on new features that are introduced in this release of Catalyst®. New features include:

H.264 Hardware Acceleration
ATI CrossFire™ Support for the ATI Radeon® X1800

HQV Video Benchmark Support

H.264 Hardware Acceleration
Catalyst® 5.13 software suite introduces H.264 hardware acceleration for the ATI Radeon® X1800, X1600, and X1300 product line. H.264 is advanced video coding that provides significant reduction in bit-rate compared to standards such as MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The ATI Radeon® X1800, X1600, and X1300 products provide hardware acceleration for the playback of high-definition content that is encoded using H.264. Using the Catalyst® software suite 5.13, along with the Cyberlink H.264 decoder available from http://www.ati.com/technology/h264.html provides H.264 hardware acceleration.

ATI CrossFire™ Support for the ATI Radeon® X1800
ATI CrossFire™ allows for multiple Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to be placed within a single PC, to provide superior gaming performance. The Catalyst® 5.13 software suite is the first Catalyst® to provide ATI CrossFire™ support. CrossFire™ support is available when an ATI Radeon® X1800 CrossFire™ Edition product is installed with another Radeon® X1800 product. Further information on ATI CrossFire™ can be found at: http://www.ati.com/technology/crossfire/faq.html

HQV Video Benchmark Support
The Catalyst® software suite 5.13 introduces full support for the HQV DVD Benchmark. These driver tweaks provide a better DVD image quality, and higher benchmark scores.

Issues Resolved in Catalyst® Software Suite 5.13

The following section provides a summary of the issues that have been resolved in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

  • F.E.A.R: Slow game performance is no longer noticed when using CrossFire. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21270
  • The Video Preview no longer fails to change to its default settings when swapping the display mappings using the Catalyst® Control Center. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21174
  • Attempting to stretch the display horizontally using the Catalyst® Control Center, no longer results in the horizontal stretch mode failing to be applied unless the display is stretched vertically first. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21175
  • The PowerPlay™ option found in the Catalyst® Control Center no longer defaults to the enabled state after initial install of the display driver for systems containing an ATI Radeon® Xpress 200 series product. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21180
  • Auto-detect no longer fails to be applied as the default setting for the Deinterlacing option when first entering the Video aspect page of the Catalyst® Control Center. Currently the option is set as Weave. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21185
  • Catalyst® Control Center: Attempting to extend the desktop display when using a CRT, TV and DFP display devices no longer results in display corruption being noticed on the primary display adapter. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-20982
  • Attempting to set the CRT as the primary display device after hot-plugging a DFP display device and enabling extended desktop mode, no longer results in the CRT failing to be set as the primary. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21269
  • Catalyst® Control Center: Entering the Overdrive™ aspect and changing the GPU setting to 509 and the memory setting to 505 no longer results in color corruption and the Windows XP operating system rebooting. Further information on this resolved issue can be found in topic number 737-21229

Known Issues for Catalyst® Software Suite 5.13

  • The following section provides a summary of open issues in the latest version of Catalyst®. These include:

    BattleField 2 Special Forces: A blooming or ghosting effect may be noticed when playing the game in night vision mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21263
  • Beyond Good and Evil: Flickering artifacts are noticed on the game characters after approximately 15 minutes of game play. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20795
  • Dark Age of Camelot: The game exits to the desktop immediately after launching, or may play for up to 15 minutes followed by a VPU Recover error message being displayed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20794
  • Dragonshard: Playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition with CrossFire™ enabled, may result screen becoming out of sync, and a scrolling display image occurring shortly there after. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20975
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters: Playing the game under Windows XP MCE may result in the shadows found within the game appearing jittery, when the desktop resolution is set to 1024x768 32bpp, and all the game options are set to default. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21184
  • Serious Sam 2 Demo: Enabling CrossFire™ may result in a performance drop being noticed when playing the game under Windows XP Media Center Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20976
  • WARHAMMER: DAWN OF WAR: Starting a skirmish game on a 4 player map under Windows XP, may result in the game performance appearing choppy when using an ATI Radeon® X800 series, and having all of the game options set to high. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20974
  • World of Warcraft: A VPU Recover event may occur when launching the game with high level avatar and rotating or zooming within the Blackwing Lair or within Searing Gorge Further details can be found in topic number 737-21265
  • Catalyst® Control Center: The SmartShader™ effect is not removed from the 3D preview when attempting to restore the default values in the Catalyst® Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20846
  • The Apply button in the Custom settings of the Advanced mode, within the Catalyst® Control Center Video standard settings, is grayed out when playing a media file. Further details can be found in topic number 737-497
  • Connecting an HDTV to an ATI Radeon® X700 series may result in the HDTV being detected as a CRT or TV under the Windows XP operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20783
  • Attempting to install the integrated WDM driver under Windows XP may result in an error message being displayed indicating that the hardware is not installed because the install Wizard cannot find the necessary software. Further details can be found in topic number. 737-20784
  • The PAL FM fine tuning algorithm is currently using 200 MHz bandwidth which may overlap FM channels resulting in the same FM channel being found several verdana during the scan function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20979
  • Launching the Adobe Gamma calibration application and moving the gamma slider back and forth, results in the Task Manager being filled with cli.exe until the system becomes low on memory. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20980
  • Catalyst® Control Center: The preview for the Deinterlacing aspect found in the Catalyst® Control Center is currently unavailable when using the ATI Radeon® X1300. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20986
  • The Video Preview found in the Standard Settings of the Video option of the Catalyst® Control Center may fail to provide a preview after hotplugging an LCD panel to an ATI Radeon 9500 or 9800 and selecting to extend the desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21173
  • Connecting two display devices to the ATI Radeon® X850 CrossFire™ Edition and one display device to the ATI Radeon® X850 XT may result in the display device connected to the Radeon® X850 XT still being active once CrossFire™ is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21177
  • The WDM Drivers may not be enumerated due to the Capture chip not being detected when using the ATI Radeon® X850 XT (ViVo) as a slave card on a system containing an ATI Radeon® X850 CrossFire™ Edition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21178
  • The secondary display device may fail to activate when attempting to enable clone mode when using an ATI Radeon® X800 GTO. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21179
  • Using the Custom option when installing the software driver results in the Theater™ 550 software driver not being present. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21183
  • The apply button may remain inactive when attempting to change the Hue and Saturation settings found in the TV Properties\Avivo Color settings when enabling a TV as the primary display device and a CRT as the secondary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21264
  • Connecting two display devices to an ATI Radeon® X1600 series product may result in the device manager failing to detect the secondary display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-21266

For further information and general help on driver or software installation, game issues, and more, visit ATI Customer Care.

ATI Customer Care
The ATI Customer Care website provides a high level of technical support and easy of navigation. The ATI Customer Care website provides accurate and up-to-date product support for optimum usability and performance. Technical issues are categorized and personalized to enhance user experience. The ATI Customer Care Website can be found at: support.ati.com

To view a known or resolved issue, do the following:

Go to: support.ati.com. The ATI Customer Care web page is displayed.
In the top left hand pane, click Advanced Search. The Advanced Search pane is displayed.
Under Search Type: Select the By: ID option.
Enter the Topic number.
Click Go.
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Installation information can be found at: www.ati.com/drivers

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20 Commenti
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Davirock22 Dicembre 2005, 00:11 #1
Va bene che è una notizia importante, però pubblicata addirittura alle 00:03!
Grande paolo!
Qui l'interesse sale per AVIVO!!!

Bye!

PS: la redazione è sempre attiva! bravi!
ShadowX8422 Dicembre 2005, 00:27 #2
Mi unisco a Davirock complimanti alla redazione per il tempismo

Però...facciamo chiarezza , qui le cose son due:

O la news è stata messa on-line dal motore di publishing (si scrive così?),

O il mitico Paolo stà per essere cacciato di casa dalla consorte...se continua con questi ritmi...

Scherzo....ottimo lavoro...come sempre!!

FAM22 Dicembre 2005, 00:28 #3
H.264 Hardware Acceleration
Catalyst® 5.13 software suite introduces H.264 hardware acceleration for the ATI Radeon® X1800, X1600, and X1300 product line. H.264 is advanced video coding that provides significant reduction in bit-rate compared to standards such as MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The ATI Radeon® X1800, X1600, and X1300 products provide hardware acceleration for the playback of high-definition content that is encoded using H.264. Using the Catalyst® software suite 5.13, along with the Cyberlink H.264 decoder available from http://www.ati.com/technology/h264.html provides H.264 hardware acceleration.


Chi può, testi
(e mentre lo fate tenete d'occhio il processore , non vorrei scoprire che anche il decoder è integralmente software )

...
..
.

A dire il vero, magari se anche il decoder fosse tutto software, così avrei anch'io l'accelerazione H.264 sulla mia 9600

cangia22 Dicembre 2005, 00:51 #4
ho letto 2 giorni fa ( proprio su hwu ) che il tool Avivo non usa la gpu per fare i calcoli, ma la cpu di sistema

"Quello che è emerso è che tale tool, AVIVO Video Converter, all'atto pratico non utilizza la potenza di elaborazione propria delle GPU ATI della serie Radeon X1000, ma effettua operazioni di conversione nei vari formati video disponibili utilizzando la potenza di calcolo del processore montato nel proprio sistema."

Sarebbe interessante fare dei test variando il clock della cpu, per verificare se effettivamente variano i risultati ..
Feanortg22 Dicembre 2005, 00:51 #5
Andar a dormire par brutto? Guarda che tua moglie ti strangola!

Scherzi a parte sono curioso di testarli un pò.. Appena ho 2 minuti eheheh

Notte ;D
ShadowX8422 Dicembre 2005, 01:08 #6
Originariamente inviato da: cangia
ho letto 2 giorni fa ( proprio su hwu ) che il tool Avivo non usa la gpu per fare i calcoli, ma la cpu di sistema

"Quello che è emerso è che tale tool, AVIVO Video Converter, all'atto pratico non utilizza la potenza di elaborazione propria delle GPU ATI della serie Radeon X1000, ma effettua operazioni di conversione nei vari formati video disponibili utilizzando la potenza di calcolo del processore montato nel proprio sistema."

Sarebbe interessante fare dei test variando il clock della cpu, per verificare se effettivamente variano i risultati ..


Per vedere se utilizza la CPU, come è già stato riporato da FAM, basterebbe tenere sotto controllo la percentuale di utilizzo della CPU, mentre è in atto una conversione!

DevilsAdvocate22 Dicembre 2005, 01:26 #7
Originariamente inviato da: ShadowX84]Per vedere se utilizza la CPU, come è
FAM[/B], basterebbe tenere sotto controllo la percentuale di utilizzo della CPU, mentre è in atto una conversione!


No, perche' questo tool non e' che debba per forza scaricare la CPU di tutto il lavoro,
dovrebbe "solo" affiancarle la GPU per velocizzare i calcoli. Per testare l'effettivo utilizzo della
GPU si fa un paragone con le prestazioni del tool "solo-CPU" e si controllano le temperature
delle schede video (con le nvidia si puo' penso anche con le ati...).
ShadowX8422 Dicembre 2005, 01:51 #8
Originariamente inviato da: DevilsAdvocate
No, perche' questo tool non e' che debba per forza scaricare la CPU di tutto il lavoro,
dovrebbe "solo" affiancarle la GPU per velocizzare i calcoli. Per testare l'effettivo utilizzo della
GPU si fa un paragone con le prestazioni del tool "solo-CPU" e si controllano le temperature
delle schede video (con le nvidia si puo' penso anche con le ati...).


Ops...mi sembrava di aver capito che questo tool sgravasse per intero il lavoro della CPU...pardon!

Dopo tutto "...Errare humanum est, perseverare...OVEST? "...

DevilsAdvocate22 Dicembre 2005, 02:01 #9
Originariamente inviato da: ShadowX84
Ops...mi sembrava di aver capito che questo tool sgravasse per intero il lavoro della CPU...pardon!


Non hai sbagliato "completamente":
I drivers dovrebbero sgravare per intero la CPU o quasi nel decoding mpeg-2/4 , un po' meno nel decoding h264.
Mentre il tool quasi per niente nell'encoding/transcoding (cioe' un uso al 100% della cpu
non significherebbe niente se poi e' in grado di codificare ad oltre 300 fps un mpeg4 (risoluzione piena) ed oltre i 25-30 fps un h264 (sempre risoluzione piena))
Marino522 Dicembre 2005, 02:13 #10
occhio che un conto è il decoding, uno l'encoding.. il tool rilasciato qualche giorno fa fa da encoder, qua si parla di decoder..

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