Catalyst 8.5 Released
If you are a media center tweaker, head on over to game.amd.com to check out the latest ATi Catalyst release. Improvements include 1080p/24p support.
Catalyst™ Control Center Component Video
This release of Catalyst™ introduces 480i and 480p support. These formats will be found in the pre-defined component video format list found in the Catalyst™ Control Center->Component Video->Advanced page.
ATI Graphics Driver Un-install Enhancement
This release of Catalyst™ introduces an update to the ATI un-install utility. The utility will now pop up a dialogue box to show two options to the end user.
• Remove ATI Radeon™ graphics software, leave chipset software (RECOMMENDED).
• Completely remove all ATI/AMD (Graphics/Chipset) software.
SECAM TV Out Support
This release of Catalyst™ introduces support within the graphics driver to enable TV output adhering to the SECAM standard.
1080p HDTV custom mode
This release of Catalyst™ introduces 1080p HDTV display mode. This feature will be available for display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.
HDMI Audio for non-standard TV modes
This release of Catalyst™ introduces HDMI audio support for all TV timing modes and non-standard (CEA 861b) TV modes. If a non-standard mode is used, on initial connection to the TV, a pop-up notification should let the user know that the audio may be out of sync. A UI allows for the audio to be disabled by the user if desired. The UI in Catalyst™ Control Center would show the list of TV timing modes (both standard and non-standard) and the capability to enable audio for a given mode.
Adaptive AA on OpenGL for Catalyst™ Control Center
This release of Catalyst™ introduces Adaptive AA for Orca Driver, geometry for alpha tested objects are now submitted multiple times to the hardware using the multi-sample mask feature to update one sample at a time in the frame buffer using centroid sampling. With each pass of the sampling position for textures is shifted to be at the location of the sample that is being updated in that pass.
1080p24 Mode Support
This release of Catalyst™ introduces 1080p24 mode support. This feature will be available for display devices that use an HDMI connector and is available under the Windows XP and Vista operating systems.