Catalyst 7.5 disponibili per il download

Catalyst 7.5 disponibili per il download

ATI rilascia una versione aggiornata dei propri driver per schede video Radeon, includendo per la prima volta supporto alle GPU R600

di Paolo Corsini pubblicata il , alle 08:59 nel canale Programmi
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ATI ha rilasciato una nuova versione dei propri driver Catalyst per schede video della famiglia Radeon, la 7.5, introducendo per la prima volta il supporto ufficiale alle schede video Radeon HD 2900 XT, basate su GPU R600 e presentate ufficialmente nel corso del mese di Maggio. Sino a ieri per poter utilizzare queste schede è stato necessario servirsi di una versione non standard dei driver Catalyst. Segnaliamo tra le varie funzionalitò implementate il supporto alle API DirectX 10 con queste schede video, sia in configurazione a singola GPU che con tecnologia Crossfire.

Dal punto di vista prestazionale ATI segnala alcune migliorie con le schede Radeon X1950XTX alle risoluzioni più elevate, utilizzando titoli che sfuttano le API Oen GL quali ad esempio Doom 3, Quake 4 e Prey. Il download è accessibile dalla sezione software di Hardware Upgrade, direttamente ai seguenti indirizzi:

Catalyst 7.5 Windows Vista 32bit
Catalyst 7.5 Windows Vista 64bit
Catalyst 7.5 Windows XP
Catalyst 7.5 Windows XP Prof x64 edition

Di seguito un estratto delle note fornite a corredo con i driver; la release note completa è accessibile online a questo indirizzo:

DirectX 10 driver support for the Radeon HD 2900 XT
This release of Catalyst introduces the ATI DirectX 10 driver for the Radeon HD 2900 XT, for both single cards and CrossFire configurations. The ATI DirectX 10 driver used in combination with the Radeon HD 2900 XT (and an application designed to take advantage of the power of the DirectX 10 API) delivers incredible graphics effects never seen before on the PC.

Second Generation ATI Theater 650
This release of Catalyst introduces the second generation ATI Theater 650. This product will provide support for the new MCE 2006 requirements such as DRM support. Further, it will include features to support ATI All-In-Wonder products. It will also provide improved TV quality and Broadcast Flag support which enables full US terrestrial DTV support.

Performance Improvements
OpenGL performance is improved on the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX at high resolutions (1920x1200 or greater) with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled. Doom 3 and Quake 4 improves as much as 13-18%, and Prey improves at least 15.6%. The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro and X1650 XT also sees improvements in Doom 3 and Quake 4 of up to 14.1% at higher resolutions with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering enabled.

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System
* Doom3/Quake 4: Setting the in game options for Video Quality to Medium and Screen Size to 1024x768 no longer results in display corruption being noticed when setting AA to 4x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25802

* IL2 Sturmovik->Forgotten Battles: Setting the in-game hardware options to custom and landscape detail to perfect no longer results in the water textures appearing corrupt when playing the game under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26687

* Lego Star Wars II: Starting a new game and walking outside through any of the doors available no longer results in flickering/flashing being noticed during the fade transition. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27454

* Quake 4/Serious Sam: Attempting to launch the games with AA set to 2x or higher and the Catalyst Control Center->Advanced View->3D preview running in the background no longer results in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26690

* A Fatal Uninstall Error of ATI Catalyst Install Manager is no longer experienced on some hardware configurations running Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27083

* Catalyst Control Center: The Content Viewing selection for Component Video is no longer blank in the Basic view when using only an HDMI display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27084

* CrossFire: The text and buttons found in the CrossFire disable warning message are no longer cropped in all supported languages excluding English. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27085

* Switching between users with Catalyst Control Center->Color aspect open, no longer incorrectly enables the Reactivate ATI Color controls button on some hardware configurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27086

* In the Catalyst Control Center, a blank page is no longer seen in the basic view when changing extended desktop to clone mode with CRT and SDTV connected on some ASIC families. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27088

* In the Catalyst Control Center the localization "Select a Skin" window page is now localized with the appropriate languages on some hardware configurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27087

* Enabling CrossFire no longer automatically enables 'Triple Buffering' and disables 'Support DXT texture format' in 3D->More Settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27090

* The position of the TV as reported by the Catalyst Control Centre when switching from underscan to overscan no longer differs between the operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27079

* Mode changes including extending the desktop is no longer observed to be extremely slow with two monitors attached and enabled on the ATI Radeon X1800 series of products. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27080

* Overlay Theater Mode no longer fails under the conditions that the desktop is extended to a secondary display on ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series of products. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27082

* On some hardware configurations the Catalyst Control Center "Content Viewing selection for Component Video" page is no longer blank in the Basic view when using only an HDMI display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27452

* Switching between users with Catalyst Control Center->Color aspect open, no longer incorrectly enables the "Reactivate ATI Color controls" button on some hardware configurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27086

* An error message is no longer displayed when disabling CrossFire under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27453

* Catalyst Control Center: Attempting to change the Core clock settings within the Overdrive aspect no longer results in the new setting failing to be applied. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27455

* WinDVD8: Enabling hardware acceleration no longer results in corruption being noticed during video playback. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27616

* Using Windows Media Player 11 to play an MPEG file using HDMI audio on a system running Windows Vista no longer results in file not playing properly if swapping the primary and secondary display devices. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27617

* Mode changes including extending the desktop is no longer observed to be extremely slow with two monitors attached and enabled on the ATI Radeon X1800 series of products. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27456

* Playing HD DVD content followed by attempting to hot unplug a display device and then hot-plugging the same display device to a different port no longer results in the HD DVD playback failing to resume. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27618

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System
* Call of Duty: An error message no longer appears when task switching between the game and the Windows desktop. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26750

* Just Cause: The game no longer fails to run cinematic at 1600x1200 game resolution on ATI Radeon X1200/1250/1270 series of products. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27093

* Installing an ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Master and X1900 slave under Windows XP no longer results in AA settings failing to be retained when rebooting the system. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25808

* Uninstalling the graphics drivers no longer results in some of the files and folder failing to be removed in the Program File folder. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23715

* When operated from the Start Menu->All Programs->Catalyst Control Center, the Catalyst Control Center no longer fails to display the expected choices Catalyst Control Center->Wizard and Catalyst Control Center->Advanced on some hardware configurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-27096

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37 Commenti
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CruSheR01 Giugno 2007, 09:18 #1
Chi può aiutarmi?

Posseggo un notebook asus con ati express 1100 modello f5r
non riesco a far funzionare i driver e il pannello di controllo dei
catalyst sotto winXP. Ho provato tutti i diriver ma non c'è verso...
Dexther01 Giugno 2007, 09:24 #2
purtroppo non risolvono i problemi con le hd2900
mDsk01 Giugno 2007, 09:25 #3
sperando che questi driver possano almeno innalzare di poco le prestazioni di sta benedetta scheda top di ati in modo che la concorrenza incominci ad abbassare i prezzi...

a quando dei seri bench sulle directx 10?
halduemilauno01 Giugno 2007, 09:27 #4
dopo tanto chiacchierare mi auguro una rece con questi nuovi.
marino701 Giugno 2007, 09:37 #5
in particolare sul 15% di vantaggio con opengl...
Barone di Sengir01 Giugno 2007, 09:49 #6
Sono usciti anche i catalysyt nuovi per linux!
bs8201 Giugno 2007, 10:45 #7

dexther

hai dei bench? no visto che sembri tanto sicuro... tutti i problemi non li risolveranno... ma la gente la hd2900xt la sta usando e pure con soddisfazione...
Pistolpete01 Giugno 2007, 10:50 #8
Originariamente inviato da: Barone di Sengir
Sono usciti anche i catalysyt nuovi per linux!


Qualcuno li ha provati e può confermare che qualcosa si muove?
Ferdy7801 Giugno 2007, 10:55 #9
Originariamente inviato da: Pistolpete
Qualcuno li ha provati e può confermare che qualcosa si muove?


si muove in che senso?

Cmq li sto scaricando...i 7.4 mi davano addirittura errore ala fine dell'install
nucce01 Giugno 2007, 11:04 #10
io sono tornato indietro ai 7.3 xke totalmente insoddisfatto dei 7.4...prima di installare i 7.5 aspetto che qualcuno mi dica come sono

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