ATI Catalyst 6.9

ATI has released version 6.9 of its Catalyst driver suite for the Radeon family of graphics cards.
This version of Catalyst introduces CrossFire support for the Intel 965 Chipset. This feature is available for D3D applications, and is supported on ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire edition products. This feature is supported under the Windows XP operating system.

Performance has also been increased in:

- 3DMark2006 overall performance improves 6.7-23.7 per cent with anti-aliasing enabled due to improvements in HyperZ efficiency on the Radeon X1300, X1600 and X1800 series of products. The largest gains can be seen on Crossfire configurations and/or 256MB card configurations at resolutions of 1280x1024 or greater
- Doom3 performances improves up to 9.3 per cent due to further OpenGL shader complier and transform engine optimizations on the entire Radeon X1000 Series of products. The largest gains can be seen on Radeon X1900 configurations at resolutions of 1600x1200 or higher

Issues Resolved

- Desperados 2: Attempting to play the game with CrossFire enabled no longer results in the game failing to launch and an error message being displayed.
- Doom3: Enabling both CrossFire and Temporal AA no longer results in a ghosting effect being noticed when playing the game.
- Elder Scolls IV: Oblivion: Setting the in game video option to High Resolution and setting the 3D option in the Catalyst Control Center to Optimal Quality no longer results in corruption being noticed when playing the game.
- MS Flight Simulator 2004: Creating a flight and clicking on Fly Now no longer results in display corruption and flashing being noticed when playing the game on a system containing an ATI Xpress 200 series product.
- Splinter Cell Chaos Theory: Playing the game on a system running Windows XP and containing an ATI Radeon X1300 or 1600 no longer results in the game failing to respond when enabling AA to 6x.
- The Settlers: Heritage of Kings: Setting AA to 4x, AF to 16x, High Quality AF on, and AAA to on/quality, followed by setting the in game video options to high and the display to 1600x1200 no longer results in black or flashing textures being noticed on the surface.
- Tiger Woods 2005 or 2006: Playing the game under Windows XP with an ATI Radeon® X19x0 series product installed no longer results in the playback of the opening cinematics failing to playback properly.
- Tomb Raider: Enabling CrossFire and setting AA to 12x and AF to 16x no longer results in corruption being noticed when playing the game on a system containing an ATI Radeon X1800 series.
- Display corruption is no longer noticed when configuring the DTV channel to 1080i broadcast when using an ATI HDTV Wonder.
- When a TV is connected via the component dongle and HDTV is enabled in Clone mode, the display no longer remains blank when rebooting the system when all settings are reset to default.
- Enabling CrossFire no longer results in display corruption being noticed when playing certain 3D games such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 and Madden Football.
- CrossFire: The Windows XP operating system no longer fails to respond when attempting to resume from hibernation mode when CrossFire is enabled under the Windows XP operating system.
- CrossFire support no longer appears in the Catalyst® Control Center when using an ATI Hyper-Memory Radeon X1600 or X1300 product under the Windows XP operating system.
- Catalyst Control Center: Deinterlacing modes are no longer missing under the de interlacing settings found in the Catalyst® Control Center.
- Playing back a media file using Windows Media Player 11 on a system containing an ATI Radeon X1600 or X1300 series of products no longer results in missing colors and or macroblock corruption being noticed.
- Flashing display is no longer noticed when launching the Catalyst Control Center or when rotating the display using the rotation function found in the Catalyst Control Center.
- Connecting a secondary display device and setting the display resolution to a higher display resolution such as 1920x1440 no longer results in both the display devices failing to resume from a standby state.
- The Windows XP operating system no longer fails to respond during ACPI testing when using an ATI Radeon X1900 series product and CrossFire is enabled.
- Installing the Catalyst software driver on a system running the Windows XP Japanese version operating system no longer results in the .NET Framework version requirement dialog box being displayed in English.
- Playing a DVD using WinDVD no longer results in display corruption being noticed within the player when resizing the player window.
- A full list of VGA and DVI display modes are now available when using an ATI Radeon X1600 or 1300 and selecting List All Modes found in the Advanced option of the Video Settings.
- Catalyst Control Center: The Video preview and Mouse are no longer exhibiting abnormal behavior when selecting Weave mode in the Catalyst Control Center.
- Setting the display resolution to 1400x1080 on a system running the Windows XP operating system and containing an ATI Xpress 200 series product, no longer results in the display appearing jagged.
- CrossFire: Hot-unplugging a DFP from the system when CrossFire is enabled no longer results in the DFP failing to display an image and CrossFire becoming disabled when attempting to hot-plug the DFP to the same DVI port.
- Hot plugging a DFP display device to port number 2 on an ATI Radeon X1800 product no longer results in the DFP display device defaulting to clone mode.
- The operating system no longer fails to respond when attempting to resume from an S3 state when using an ATI Radeon X1x00 product on a system with a Conroe CPU.
- Connecting a TV using the component video connector and enabling in extended desktop mode no longer results in the display failing to display the DVD playback image when dragging the DVD playback window from the primary to the secondary display when setting the display properties to either 720P or 480i.
- Theater mode now works properly when extended desktop mode is enabled under the Windows XP operating system when using an ATI Radeon X19x0 product.
- Switching between full screen and window mode when playing a media file using the Media Center in the Windows MCE operating system no longer results in corruption being noticed in the lower half of the full screen mode when using a system containing an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 series product.
- Connecting an LCD display device to a system containing an ATI Xpress 200 series product and setting the display mode to 800x600 or lower no longer results in the Windows Media Player version 10 moving off center when playing a VCD media file.
- CrossFire: The Windows XP operating system no longer fails to respond when attempting to resume from hibernation mode when CrossFire is enabled.
- When a TV is connected via the component dongle and HDTV is enabled in Clone mode, the display no longer remains blank when rebooting the system when all settings are reset to default.
- The TV format within the Catalyst® Control Center now changes based on the Location setting under the Regional and Language options.
- Catalyst Control Center: Creating a profile no longer results in the profile shortcut not being deleted from desktop after uninstalling the Catalyst Control Center.

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ATI Catalyst 6.9

Crappy , x1300 warcraft 3 issue "fram rate slow down and freez playing longer than 50-70 min" is still not solved since 6.5 f**k that ATI bulls**t my brother is killing me he cry for Nvidiathis is nuts

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