Catalyst 4.4 per Windows 2000-XP

Catalyst 4.4 per Windows 2000-XP

ATi prosegue lo sviluppo della propria famiglia di driver Catalyst per schede video Radeon, lanciando la nuova versione 4.4

di Paolo Corsini pubblicata il , alle 09:46 nel canale Programmi
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ATI ha ufficialmente rilasciato una nuova versione dei propri driver Catalyst, release 4.4, per schede video della famiglia Radeon. La nuova release è disponibile solo per sistemi operativi Windows XP e Windows 2000, mentre per quelli Windows 9X e ME resta disponibile la precedente versione Catalyst 4.3.

Il download è disponibile in locale dalla sezione software di Hardware Upgrade, al seguente indirizzo:

Catalyst 4.4 per sistemi operativi Windows 2000 e Windows XP (27,7 Mbytes)

Di seguito sono elencate le release note rilasciate da ATI assieme ai nuovi driver:

Resolved CATALYST™ Driver Issues:
This section provides information on CATALYST™ driver issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™. These include the following:

  • Connecting a secondary CRT and enabling VPU Recover no longer results in the operating system failing to restore itself
  • The new rotation implementation no longer fails to update the desktop when doing a mode set on exit
  • Setting the display resolution to 1024x768 32bpp and switching the DVI connector for HDTV to 480i no longer results in the HDTV device not working within the ATI Control Panel
  • Setting the display resolution to 1152x864 32bpp under Windows XP and playing an MPEG or AVI file using the Windows Media Player no longer results in display corruption on the TV output
  • Setting the display resolution to 1920x1080 on an ATI RADEON 9700 PRO when connected to a specific monitor no longer results in the image not being display
  • The file version and the product version information is now correct

Resolved Game Issues:
This section provides information on game issues that have been resolved in the latest release of CATALYST™. These include the following:

  • Worms 3D no longer fails to properly play. Launching in game movies no longer results in only the sound being heard with the display being corrupted or black
  • Intermittent texture corruption and flashing is no longer seen when playing the game Battlefield 1942
  • The shadow of the characters in the game Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow are now being displayed properly
  • Display corruption is no longer noticed when switching between 2D and 3D modes in the game Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
  • The performance of the game Tomb Raider AOD is no longer compromised when running the game at the display resolution of 1600x1200
  • The brightness option found in certain games is now working properly when extended desktop is enabled and both monitors are set to 1280x1024 32bpp
  • Configuring the game RACER version 0.50 to run at full screen, 1600x1200 32bpp, no longer results in the game failing to respond
  • Setting the display resolution to 1600x1200 and running the game Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy no longer results in display corruption being noticed at a specific point in the game
  • Display corruption is no longer seen when playing the demo version of the game Far Cry

Known Issues:
The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of CATALYST™. These include the following:

  • Playing the game Nascar 2003 with the display resolution set to 1280x1024 32bpp results in display corruption being seen. This issue will be resolved in an upcoming CATALYST™ release. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4388.html
  • Setting the graphics quality to anything higher than Fastest in the game Virtual Skipper 3 results in the operating system failing to respond when the game menu loads. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4466.html
  • Playing the game Desert Rats vs. Afirka Korps with the game resolution set to 1600x1200 and the desktop display set to 1024x768 32bpp along with Anti-Aliasing set to 4x results in flashing and or corrupt shadows. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4468.html
  • Missing polygons on the satellite within the main menu is noticed in the game Hegemonia. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4467.html
  • Enabling multi-monitors at different display resolutions results in Direct3D or OpenGL game images appearing off center on the secondary display. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4406.html
  • Textures are not applied correctly in the game Silent Storm when setting the resolution to 1024x768 32bpp and the quality option set to high. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4522.html
  • Adobe Gamma and other colour calibration software no longer function. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4501.html
  • Enabling AF to 8x and running the game Battlefield Vietnam with the graphics set to high and the display set to 1280x1024 32bpp results in display corruption being seen at a certain point of the game. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4500.html
  • A performance decrease is noticed when setting the game option to Perfect in the game IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4524.html
  • While playing the game Halo, images that should be hidden behind solid foreground objects are showing through. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4502.html
  • The game Prince of Persia: Sands of Time fails to play under Windows XP with an ATI RADEON 9100 or 8500 series product installed. Further information on this issue can be found at: www.ati.com/support/infobase/4503.html

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72 Commenti
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Scezzy08 Aprile 2004, 09:48 #1
Azz... un altro malloppone da scaricare! Pensare che in giappone in 5 secondi lo scaricano mentre qui invece c'e' chi deve aspettare il prossimo numero di qualsiasi mensile di informatica perche' col 56k e' un pacco
M-a-n-u-8208 Aprile 2004, 09:52 #2
pork... non sono riuscito a fare il primo
deglia08 Aprile 2004, 09:55 #3
anche da noi in 5 sec si scarica...
moGio08 Aprile 2004, 10:06 #4
mah, se i miei calcoli sono giusti dovrebbe essere:

27.7 mega

56K -> 66 minuti
ISDN -> 30-58 minuti (se 64 o 128)
ADSL 640 -> 6 minuti
FASTWEB 10 Mbps -> 22 secondi
GIAPPONE 100 Mbps -> 2,2 secondi
sidewinder08 Aprile 2004, 10:13 #5
aggiungi il 30% ai tempi per una stima piu realistica.
atomo3708 Aprile 2004, 10:27 #6
ma ATI ha deciso di rilasciare driver a cadenza almeno mensile?

precisazioni sulla banda larga (o larghissima ):
anche se in Giappone hanno una 100Mbps dubito che il server ati consenta di scaricare 10MB di dati al secondo, tutto dipende da quanto e quando i server del provider giapponese facciano cache dei contenuti.
Da fastweb ci si mettono davvero 22sec una volta che i contenuti sono nella cache del server fastweb, ma anche in questo caso non si riuscirebbe mai a scaricare direttamente da ati a quella velocità!
dotlinux08 Aprile 2004, 10:33 #7
Anche con questi Nascar 2003 inchioda il PC.
BFV e Far Cry vanno peggio che con i 3.9

Solito aggiornamento inutile.
aceto87608 Aprile 2004, 10:40 #8
Su questo sito una interessante comparativa
http://www.amd-insight.de/main.php?...ison&page=1
Avatar008 Aprile 2004, 10:41 #9
scusa se ora le ombre in PT si vedono bene
nonikname08 Aprile 2004, 10:44 #10
Le ombre in SplinterCell PT sono blocchettose come prima ...

I'm a lot displeased ..

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