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The Catalystâ„¢ software suite 8.9 contains the following:
· Radeon™ display driver 8.53
· Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
· HydraVision™ for both Windows XP and Vista
· HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
· Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
· WDM Driver Install Bundle
· Southbridge/IXP Driver
· Catalyst™ Control Center Version 8.9


New Features

Catalystâ„¢ 8.9 introduces the following new features:

• Catalyst™ Control Center: New Display mode support

• OverDrive™ support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations

· OpenGL™ 3.0 extension support
Catalystâ„¢ Control Center: New Display mode support

This release of Catalystâ„¢ introduces 1080p @ 50Hz custom mode support for HDTVs for the ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 3000 Series, ATI Radeon HD 2000 Series, and ATI Radeon X1000 Series of products. Users can configure their own custom 1080p @ 50Hz modes to best fit their display.
OverDriveâ„¢ support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations

This release of Catalyst™ introduces Overdrive support for QUAD CrossFireX configurations. Users can now over-clock each graphics accelerator’s engine or memory speed when running in QUAD CrossFire configurations using manual controls or the automated auto-tuning utility.
OpenGLâ„¢ 3.0 support - Phase 1

This release of Catalystâ„¢ introduces OpenGLâ„¢ 3.0 extension support. In upcoming Catalystâ„¢ releases AMD will continue to expand its support for OpenGL 3.0 extensions. The following is a list of supported extensions in Catalyst 8.9:

· ARB_half_float_pixel

· ARB_draw_instanced

· ARB_instanced_arrays

· EXT_texture_compression_3dc

· EXT_texture_compression_rgtc


Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalystâ„¢ Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

· Lord of the Rings: Return of the King: Flickering is no longer noticed when changing chapters

· Stranglehold: Setting the in-game options to 1024x768, and Decals off no longer results in the game failing to respond after a short period of game play

· World in Conflict (DX9): Enabling CrossFire no longer results in flashing corruption and the game intermittently failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37341

· Oblivion: Setting the display option to 2048X1536 and AA to either 8x or 16x, while having the in-game options remain at their default values no longer results in the game failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37342

· Hellgate London: Enabling AA to 8x, AF to 16x and setting Mipmap Detail Level to High Performance, along with AAA set to Performance no longer results in textures being missing when playing the game 8x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37343

· Witcher: Game corruption is no longer noticed when setting all of the in-game options to their maximum values and having CrossFire enabled along with AA set to 16x and AF set to 8x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37344

· Spore: Playing the game in a windowed mode on the secondary display device no longer results in poor performance being noticed when AA is set to 8x. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37345

· Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts: Enabling CrossFire no longer results in the displays flashing corruption when setting the in game graphics options to off or their lowest settings. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35118

· Age of Conan: The inventory icons may show corruption when playing the game with CrossFire™ enabled. This issue may also be experienced under the Windows Vista operating system as well. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34825

· Catalyst Control Center->Theater Mode->Video Aspect Ratio: The default settings no longer fail to be restored when clicking on the Default button. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37337

· Setting the display mode to 1080p50 and rebooting the system no longer results in the display mode failing to be retained

· Cropped text is no longer noticed when changing the language option and DPI setting from their default values. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37334

· Setting the language option to Polish no longer results in the hot-key Ctrl+alt+C being active resolving issues with Polish keyboards. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37335

· Certain supported languages no longer display cropped text within the Display Options of the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37336

· Resuming from hibernation mode no longer results in the TV signal failing to be restored. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37338

· Closed captioning no longer fails under the Windows XP and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating systems. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37339

· The FM seek function under Windows MCE no longer fails to find radio stations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-37340
· EXT_texture_compression_latc

· EXT_texture_shared_exponent

· EXT_depth_buffer_float

· EXT_gpu_shader4

· ARB_map_buffer_range

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