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Catalyst 8.5 is out.

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Thats right. Catalyst 8.5 is out there and Im downloading now.

Will get back when Ive tried them.

Catalyst 8.5
Release notes (pdf file)

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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 now pop up 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™ 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.

ATI Catalyst™ Release Note 6
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.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 support
This release of Catalyst™ introduces WHQL certified support for Microsoft’s
Windows XP Service Pack 3 update for all ATI Radeon™ Series products.

Edited by Yggdrasill - 5/21/08 at 1:35pm
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Downloading now...
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Results??????
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Cool, about to download in a few mins........Results way later when i install timeshift on my computer sometime tomorrow.

Do ati release drivers every month or something?
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yup ebery month,though this is a bit late.
don't have stalker right now,will surely try out on other games.(read crysis)
    
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Nope, i won't be able to install this. I just check in the INF file and my card is not supported. I have to wait until Visiontek release a updated 8.5 driver for my card, but they are still stuck on 8.3, which is fine because it works great.

For those who can use it tho, have fun!
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1fps increase in crysis,but seeing that they are still supporting halo i think the game will be playable by 2015
    
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