Nuovi Omega Driver basati su Catalyst 6.9
Sono stati resi disponibili per il download i nuovi driver Omega versione 3.8.291, basati sulla release 6.9 dei driver ufficiali Catalyst di ATI per schede video Radeon. Si tratta dei più popolari driver optimized, cioè ricavati partendo dai driver ufficiali ed elaborandoli, per schede video ATI della famiglia Radeon. In questa nuova versione sono state introdotte nuove ottimizzazioni, ma a seguito di modifiche nei driver Catalyst è stato anche rimosso il supporto per le schede video Radeon delle serie 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9250, comprese le versioni Mobility per notebook.
I driver sono disponibili per il download dalla sezione software di Hardware Upgrade, a questo indirizzo:
Di seguito le note fornite a corredo dagli sviluppatori:
What's New in Omega Drivers?
[*] Based on the Catalyst 6.9 Official drivers.
[*] Soft mods are now supplied by Tech Power Up.
[*] Updated to Multires 1.58
1) From Cat 6.6 and up ATI removed driver-level support for the following series of cards (including Mobility models): 7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9250. Since the Omega Drivers use ATI drivers as a base, that means they will also not include support for these chipsets, they may install, but the PC may give you a BSOD or a black screen upon boot.
2) A few minutes after the release I noticed I forgot to change the internal version numbers on the drivers, the drivers are in fact the 6.9, but the info in the Control Panel and other utilities will tell you they are the 6.8, ignore this, is a typo, sorry for any confusions this may have caused.
What's new for ATI Tray Tools?
[+] Added configuration dialog for Overdrive 3. You can use it if you don't want to overclock your board on low level or if you have a problem with low level overclocking. Remember this option will be active only if your video board support Overdrive version 3 and ATI HotKey poller service is started.
[+] Added overclocking support for X1300/X1600/X1800/X1900. Memory overclocking for X1300 doesn't work in this release. Also remember that you must disable ATI HotKey poller if your board can operate in 2D/3D mode or your clocks always will be resets to ATI default clocks. Try do not overclock your board while any 3D games are active. Do it before launching game via game profiles it is a safest way.
[*] Updated color correction hotkeys, to support new color correction formula
[*] Updated 3D renderer and benchmark module.
[F] Fixed situation when 3D renderer shows artifacts after using benchmark module.
[+] Added support for Avivo Colors correction. Hue/Saturation will only work on R5xx video boards. There are no way to activate them for old video board, so do not ask me about it.
[*] Updated auto FAN control functionality for R5xx boards.
[*] Updated system information module. Added basic information about Overdrive support.
[F] Fixed broken OSD functionality for Direct3D8 games and applications.
[F] Fixed detection of current 3D profile with no GI option included
[*] Now Shared memory information about FreeVideo and Texture memory will be updated only if 3D game or application is active and OSD enabled.
[*] Updated FlashOSD module. Added voltages information for X1xxx video boards and ASUS Video boards with FinTEK sensor (like 9600XT/9800XT)
[F] Fixed rendering procedure in FlashOSD module for some of non-alpabetical characters.
[F] Fixed bug when "Scale image to panel size" option doesn't work in certain situations.
[+] Updated support for HDTV modes. Added a few new modes. Only supported modes can be adjusted. Note some modes can be disabled in certain situation, such as display rotation
[+] Added support for "Preserve Aspect Ratio" option in Display module. If supported by LCD or DFP display.
[F] Fixed bug with hotkey for decreasing contrast in color correction procedure.
[+] Added GPU and Memory Voltage control procedure for X1600/X1800/X19xx (if supported by hardware)
[*] Monitoring Graphs window now will be automatically reopened after suspend mode if it was active before entering into Suspend mode.
[+] Added option to Force TV Detection.If you are using an older TV or one that has non-standard inputs that may not be automatically detected, use Force TV Detection.
[+] Added test support for X1300/X1600/X1800/X19xx Radeon video boards into TV Out/Display module.
[*] Improved TV Out support for mobility chips. ATT has partial support for mobility chips, so do not expect a lot :)
[*] Updated Core names database. Added information about RV570/RV535 chips.
[+] Added option to automatically shutdown "ATI HotKey Poller" for R5xx board. If you want to use overclocking functions in ATI Tray Tools for those video boards, you must always disable "ATI HotKey Poller" service to prevent from resetting clocks and voltages to default state.
[F] Fixed FlashOSD functionality corrected wrongly shown GPU/Memory speed for R5xx video board in 3D mode.
[+] Added localization support. Big thanks to all who helped to translate ATI Tray Tools into other languages.
[+] Added new command line parameters:
/LDSD - Load "Default Single Display" profile
/EXD - Turn Extended Desktop On/Off
[+] Added an ability to skip overclocking at start up. Just press left CTRL button while windows is loading