ATI introduces Catalyst - industry-leading software suite that enhances and accelerates the visual experience. This release for all Radeon family products updates the ATI Display Driver to version 7.98. The unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI Catalyst software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability. The Catalyst software suite 4.2 contains the following: Radeon display driver 7.98, Multimedia Center 8.9, HydraVision 3.25.0006, HydraVision Basic Edition 3.25.9006, Remote Wonder 2.3, WDM version 3.11. The driver supports 24 languages.
New in this release: Component Video Output Enhancement: The latest ATI software driver now allows the user the choice of using panning mode or a center-timing mode in which the image would appear in the center of the TV screen when using the Component Video output on an HDTV display. This feature is available on the ATI Radeon 8500 and higher class of products that contain a (YPrPb) component video connector. Direct3D Setting Enhancement: Previous versions of the ATI display driver required the monitor going blank for up to 8 seconds when applying Direct3D settings. The latest ATI software driver for the Radeon 9500 and higher class of products now allows for the Direct3D setting to be applied without the monitor's display going blank. This release of Catalyst provides performance gains to the ATI DX8 product family. These products include the Radeon 9200, 9000, and 8500 series. Many resolved application and driver issues.
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