User Manual
This Manual applies to the following VGAs:
HD485PG3 (PCI Express)
XHD485XPG3 (PCI Express)
HD487XTG5 (PCI Express)
HD4870X2 (PCI Express)
HD4870XG5 (PCI Express)
HD 4800 Series (CrossFire Edition)
Table of Contents
CHAPTER
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1 INTRODUCTION.............................................1
System Requirements ................................................. 3
Performance............................................................... 5
Software Compatibility............................................... 5
Monitor Compatibility................................................ 6
CHAPTER
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2 HARDWARE INSTALLATION...........................7
What’s Included in the Package ................................ 7
Installing the Card ...................................................... 7
Board Layout.............................................................. 9
Power Supply Requirements .................................... 15
2.4.1 Additional Power Connection Requirements .... 16
2.5 Multiple Monitors .................................................... 20
2.6 ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Display Configurations........ 22
CHAPTER
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ..........................23
Uninstall Old Graphics Drivers ................................ 24
Installing on Windows XP ........................................ 25
Installing on Windows Vista..................................... 27
Displays Manager .................................................... 32
Displays Manager Standard View ............................. 33
Displays Manager Advanced View ........................... 35
3.6.1 Enable Clone Mode......................................... 35
3.6.2 Enable Stretch Main Vertically ........................ 36
3.6.3 Enable Stretch Main Horizontally.......................36
3.6.4 Swap displays in Extended Mode .................... 37
3.6.5 Change desktop size........................................ 38
3.6.6 Change Color quality ...................................... 38
3.6.7 Change display refresh Rate ............................ 38
3.6.8 Force changes to a specific display setting ....... 39
3.6.9 Detect a newly connected display device........ 39
3.7 Display Options....................................................... 41
3.8 Using the CRT/TV Features ...................................... 44
3.8.1 How to use TV-out cables correctly ................. 44
3.8.2 How to change the TV settings ........................ 45
3.8.3 TV Properties........................................................47
3.8.4 TV Adjustments....................................................48
3.8.5 To select your TV format by country..................49
3.8.6 To set your TV output to PAL .......................... 50
3.9 Using the HDTV Features ........................................ 51
3.9.1 Installing your ATI HDTV video cable ............. 51
3.9.2 Using your ATI HDTV video cable .................. 51
3.9.3 HDTV Support .....................................................52
3.9.4 Add an HDTV format ..........................................53
3.10 Color Desktop.......................................................... 56
3.11 ATI Overdrive (optional) .......................................... 58
3.12 HDMI Video and Audio (optional) ........................... 61
APPENDIX
A.1
A.2
A.3
A SPECIFICATIONS ........................................62
Hardware Specifications .......................................... 62
Programming Information ........................................ 63
Resolution Table ...................................................... 63
Radeon™ HD 4800 CrossFire™ Edition ....................................69
Chapter 1: Introduction
CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series of GPUs allow you to experience the
power of HD with graphics processing designed for how you work and
play. Advance to the next generation of HD game performance and lifelike realism thanks to DirectX® 10.1 capabilities and plug-and-play ATI
CrossFireX™ multi-GPU upgradeability. Watch the latest Blu-ray and
HD-DVD videos in full 1080p HD – and upscale beyond - without placing
huge demands on your CPU. Enjoy break-through efficiency with more
processing performance per watt and energy-saving features to help save
you money.
Features
•
•
•
•
•
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 / HD 4870
GDDR3/GDDR5 memory
256-bit memory interface
DirectX® 10.1
24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance
anisotropic filtering
• ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable
performance
• PCI Express® 2.0 support
• Dynamic geometry acceleration
• Game physics processing capability
• ATI Avivo™HD video and display technology Unified Video
Decoder 2 (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD Video Built-in HDMI with
7.1 surround sound support On-chip HDCP
• Native HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
™ DVI-to-HDMI dongle (optional)
™ Flex cable for ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series (optional)
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Unified Video Decoder 2
Unified Video Decoder 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get
The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processingintensive content, including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Also,
take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in
picture (PIP) capabilities.
Upscale Beyond 1080p
Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p
display resolution and beyond.
On-chip HDCP
On-chip HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) makes
life easier by allowing you to playback HDCP protected content.
HDMI
Enjoy the latest audio technologies using HDMI with 7.1 digital
surround sound support. Also, xvYCC support allows the user to enjoy
a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.
ATI CrossFireX™ Multi-GPU Technology
• Scale up rendering performance and image quality with two,
three, or four GPUs
• Integrated compositing engine
• High performance dual channel bridge interconnect
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1.1
System Requirements
Hardware
Operating
System
Monitor
ATI
CrossFire™
Requirements
• Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon®.
• 1GB of system memory
• Optical drive for installation software (CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive).
• A 600 Watt or better power supply with two 2x3-pin
PCIe™ power connectors. For optimal performance,
we recommend requires one 2x3-pin and one 2x4-pin
PCIe™ power connector.
• Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
• Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition.
• Windows® Vista Ready.
• High-resolution MultiSync or multi-frequency
monitors or any other type of VGA monitor.
• Digital flat-panel (DFP) displays or digital CRT
display.
To implement an ATI CrossFireX™ configuration
using the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series, requires:
• An ATI CrossFireX™ certified motherboard with
two (2) PCI Express® x16 slots and correct PCIe™
chipset driver.
• A second ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series graphics
card.
• One ATI CrossFireX™ internal bridge interconnects.
• A specialized PCI Express® 900 watt or greater
power supply with two 2x4-pin and two 2x3-pin
PCIe™ power connector is recommended. Consult
your computer system manual to ensure the power
supply is designed to accommodate a high-end
graphics card with a peak dissipation above 150
watts.
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Connections
The following illustrates the connections on the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
Series graphics card.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series Connections
1.
DVI-I Dual Link
2.
S-Video Connection
3.
DVI-I Dual Link (HDMI™-compatible)
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1.2
Performance
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is a graphics accelerator card.
Computer functions like disk access and numerical calculation are not
accelerated by the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series. It is not unusual to
obtain an overall system speed increase of 2 times for graphics-heavy
applications after installing the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series. The
speed of pure graphics operations, like dragging objects with a mouse,
scrolling, and resizing, will be remarkably improved.
1.3
Software Compatibility
The key function of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is its VGA
compatibility. Unlike coprocessor-based, or IBM® 8514A-type display
cards, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is 100% compatible with your
DOS computer. This means that all DOS software will run correctly with
the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series VGA without modification.
The VGA compatibility includes backward compatibility with the EGA,
CGA and MDA standards. All DOS software will include drivers for at
least one of these display types and will be fully compatible with the ATI
Radeon™ HD 4800 series. The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is also
fully compatible with VESA BIOS extensions for resolutions higher than
640x480.
When the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is used in VGA, backward
compatibility, the graphics engine of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series
card is not used. The speed in these modes will be comparable to the
fastest type of standard VGA card.
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1.4
Monitor Compatibility
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series will work with any VGA, Super
VGA or Multisync monitor.
Super VGA monitors can support IBM® standard VGA plus the 800x600
extended mode used by most VGA cards, and the 1024x768 interlaced
mode used by most VGA cards and the IBM® 8514A.
Multisync monitors are more expensive and will work at all Super VGA
resolutions plus additional higher resolutions or refresh rates. The most
useful multisync monitor specification for determining maximum
resolution and refresh capability is the horizontal frequency range. For PC
use, the lower limit of the range must be no less than 30KHz. The upper
limit is usually 48K Hz, 57K Hz or 64K Hz. These correspond to a
maximum resolution of 1024 x 768, 60 Hz refresh, 1024 x768, 72 Hz
refresh rate; and 1280x1024, 60 Hz refresh rate, respectively.
By default, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series will drive your monitor at
a screen refresh rate of 60 Hz. In other words, it repaints the screen 60
times per second. If the screen is not displayed properly when you boot
your system, your monitor may not support the refresh rate for the
resolution chosen. In this case, you must either lower the resolution to one
that can be supported at 60Hz or lower the refresh rate. The maximum
refresh rate supported by your monitor is specified with the Refresh Rate
utility.
Refer to your manual for information on the monitor’s capabilities. If you
are not sure what refresh rate is supported, you can always try a higher
rate. If the screen looks good, the rate is supported (and will be easier on
your eyes).
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CHAPTER 2
HARDWARE INSTALLATION
2.1
What’s Included in the Package
The VGA card package includes the following:
1. VGA Card
2. Software CD which contains the necessary files
3. This User manual
2.2
Installing the Card
1. Unplug the computer and remove the cover.
Shut down the computer, then turn off the power supply and any attached
equipment (such as a monitor or printer).
Unplug the power cord.
Remove the cover.
2. Remove the current graphics card.
If there is a graphics card currently in the computer, use the following
guidelines to remove it:
Detach any cables which are attached to the current graphics card and
remove the bracket screw locking the card down.
Check and release any PCI Express retainer
mechanism before removing the display
adapter card.
Grasp the card by the edges and pull it straight
out of the motherboard slot. If the card sticks
in the slot, rock it gently from end to end to
dislodge it. Remember to save the screw.
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Note: If the computer has a graphics chip soldered down on the
motherboard, refer to the manual for the system or motherboard for
information on how to disable it.
3. Insert the Graphics Accelerator card.
Locate the empty PCI Express socket
on the motherboard and use the
following instructions to insert the ATI
Radeon™ HD 4800 Graphics
Accelerator card into that socket:
Grasp the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
Graphics Accelerator card by its edges.
Align it with the empty PCI Express
socket on the motherboard, and gently insert it into place.
Make sure that the card is pressed evenly and completely into the socket.
Fasten the card with the bracket screw.
Note: Use the figure above to help locate the PCI Express (PCIe) socket
on your motherboard. The exact configuration of the components on your
motherboard may differ from the figure. Look for a single, smaller socket
between the set of PCI sockets and the processor.
4.
Reconnect all cables and replace the cover.
Plug the cable from your computer
monitor into the back of the ATI
Radeon™ HD 4800 Graphics
Accelerator card. Make sure it is
securely fastened.
Carefully replace the computer cover
and plug the power cord back in.
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2.3
Board Layout
„ HD485PG3
Note:
• Specialized PCI Express® 500 watt or greater power supply
recommended.
• A 550 watt or greater power supply is required for CrossFire™.
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6wire, not 3-wire).
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„ XHD485XPG3
Note:
• Specialized PCI Express® 500 watt or greater power supply
recommended.
• A 550 watt or greater power supply is required for CrossFire™.
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6wire, not 3-wire).
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„ HD487XTG5
Note:
• Power connector 1 and connector 2 should be connected to
power supply unit simultaneously.
• Specialized PCI Express® 550 watt or greater power supply
recommended.
• A 600 watt or greater power supply is required for CrossFire™.
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6wire, not 3-wire).
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„ HD4870X2
System Requirements
CrossFire™ technology works on AMD 790FX, AMD 790X, Intel 975X,
P965, P35 , X38 and X48 motherboard.
Note:
• Power connector 1 and connector 2 should be connected to
power supply unit simultaneously.
• Specialized PCI Express® 600 watt or greater power supply
recommended.
• A 900 watt or greater power supply is required for CrossFire™.
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6wire, not 3-wire).
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D13 and D14: Identify the EXT_12V connector for inserting Power cable.
D15: Identify the thermal /FAN failure.
D5 and D7: VDDC of GPU 1 and GPU 2 core voltage failure.
When the graphic card works normally the five LED don’t light up.
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„ HD4870XG5
Note:
• Power connector 1 and connector 2 should be connected to
power supply unit simultaneously.
• Specialized PCI Express® 550 watt or greater power supply
recommended.
• A 600 watt or greater power supply is required for CrossFire™.
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6wire, not 3-wire).
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2.4
Power Supply Requirements
¾ HD4850
Power supplies with 500-Watt capacity and 30A current on 12V rail is
recommended for single ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 CrossFire configurations (dual graphics card
system) requires 550-Watt capacity power supply, with 38A on 12V rail.
CrossFire™ requires a power supply with two 6-pin Express® power
connectors.
¾ HD4870
Power supplies with 550-Watt capacity, 30A current on 12V rail and two
6-pin PCI Express® power connectors is recommended for single ATI
Radeon™ HD 4870 series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 series CrossFire configuration (dual graphics
card system) requires 600-Watt capacity power supply with 38A on 12V
rail. CrossFire™ requires a power supply with four 6-pin PCI Express®
power connectors.
¾ HD4870X2
Power supplies with 600-Watt capacity, 30A current on 12V rail and one
6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors is recommended for
single ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2 Series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2 series CrossFire configuration (dual graphics
card system) requires 900-Watt capacity power supply with 38A on 12V
rail. CrossFire™ requires a power supply with two 6-pin and two 8-pin
PCI Express® power connectors.
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Please consult your power supply vendor specifications to ensure your
system meets the recommended functionality. CrossFire™ configurations
require a CrossFire™ compliant motherboard, which includes two
physical x16 PCI Express® slot interfaces.
2.4.1
Additional Power Connection Requirements
Note:
• use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6-wire, not
3-wire)
1.
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series must be connected to the
computer’s power supply.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Remove the power cable from the hard drive
Connect p of the power extension cable to the graphics card power
connector as shown.
Connect s to the power supply connector
After locating the PCI Express slot, and if necessary, removing the
metal cover:
ƒ Align your ATI Graphics Accelerator card with the PCI Express
slot
ƒ Press it in firmly until the card is fully seated.
Replace the screw to fasten the card in place, and replace the
computer cover
Plug the monitor cable into your card
Turn on the computer and monitor
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HDTV uses YPbPr connector to receive input. YPbPr stands for the
following:
•
•
•
Y= Green
Pb= Blue
Pr=Red
ATI HDTV Cable (Optional)
n ATI HDTV Video Output Cable
o Backplate of the ATI Graphics Card
p Male RCA Patch Cable – available from consumer electronics dealer
q Typical HDTV Video Input Connections
Note: Input and output cables lengths should not exceed 50 feet (15m).
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Connecting your DVI-to-HDMI dongle (optional)
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2.5
Multiple Monitors
Your ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series provides dual display functionality
and TV Out from a single video card. This new technology changes the
way you view your PC, TV, and video graphics.
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series uses HydraVision™ software to
create a seamless multiple display desktop. Multiple monitor display
works as one large work area. A single application can span all monitors,
or many applications can occupy their own specific monitor. This feature
will take your PC’s graphics and video capabilities to the next level.
Connecting your ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 to your monitors
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series provides support for two DVI-I
monitors or two VGA monitors using the supplied DVI-I-to-VGA adapter.
A television can also be used to expand your desktop by using the S-Video
connector.
Plug the monitor cable into your card (if you are running multiple
monitors, connect their cables to the appropriate connectors), then turn on
the computer and monitor(s).
To connect a flat panel to the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series use the
DVI-I connector as shown on the following page. To connect a VGA
monitor to the DVI-I connector, plug the supplied DVI-I-to-VGA adapter
into the DVI-I connector, then plug your monitor cable into the adapter.
When you use multiple monitors with your ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
series, one monitor will always be primary. Any additional monitor(s)
will be designated as secondary.
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2.6
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Display Configurations
The following table lists the different ways you can connect displays to
your card.
Display
Configuration
Connector(s) Used
Comments
Single CRT display
Single DFP display
Single TV
DVI-I connector with DVII-to-VGA adapter
DVI-I connector
S-Video out
Single HDTV
display
Single HDTV
HDMI™ display
S-Video out to HDTV
(YPrPb) cable
DVI-to-HDMI™
connector and HDMI cable
CRT-Cathode ray tube analog
display.
DFP- digital flat panel display.
The S-Video out can also support
a composite connection via the SVideo-to-Composite adapter.
HDTV - High Definition
Television
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
Series supplies both audio and
video signals to the bottom port
on the HDMI™ DTV.
CRT display +
HDTV
DVI-I connector with DVII to VGA adapter + SVideo out to HDTV
(YPrPb) cable
DVI-I connector + S-Video
out cable
DVI-I connector + S-Video
Out to HDTV (YPrPb)
cable
DVI-I connector with DVII to VGA adapter + DVI-I
connector
DVI-I connector with DVII to VGA adapter + DVI-I
connector + S-Video Out
cable
DVI-I connector with DVII to VGA adapter + DVI-I
connector + S-Video Out
to HDTV (YPrPb) cable
DFP display + TV
DFP display +
HDTV
CRT display + DFP
display
CRT display + CRT
display
CRT display + DFP
display + HDTV
The TV display will “clone” the
image of one of the other two
displays
Note:*Both DVI ports support dual-link DVI output compatible with
single-link DVI flat panel displays as well as ultra-high resolution
dual-link DVI flat panel displays.
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CHAPTER 3
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series is 100% VGA compatible and as
such needs no special display drivers to run application software correctly
at standard VGA resolutions and color depths. However, enhanced
display drivers are supplied with the VGA card because they provide
accelerated performance, higher color depths and higher resolutions for
software applications. The card supports resolutions up to 2048x1536, and
color depths of up to 32 bits per pixel. Higher graphics resolutions and
higher color depths provide greater clarity and detail when using the
supplied drivers for graphics programs.
Notes:
¾ Please uninstall any existing video drivers that could possibly create a
conflict before attempting to install this display card.
¾ Please install the driver provided by the motherboard company before
you install the display driver.
¾ For software MPEG support Windows XP, you must install DirectX®
9.0C (or later version) first.
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3.1
Uninstall Old Graphics Drivers
To ensure successful installation of the graphics card driver, you must
uninstall the graphic drivers for the existing graphics card before removing
it from the computer.
Windows® XP: Uninstall old graphics drivers
1. With your current graphics card still in your computer, close all open
applications.
2. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel, then select Add/Remove
Programs.
3. Select your current graphic drivers, then click Add/Remove.
• The Wizard will help you remove your current display drivers.
Note: If the previously installed graphics card has any additional
software installed, it may also need to be removed at this point. For
example, DVD Player or Multimedia applications.
4. Shutdown your system after the drivers have been removed.
Windows Vista™: Uninstall old graphics drivers
1. With your current graphics card still in your computer, close all open
applications.
2. From the Windows® desktop, click Start, then select Control Panel.
3. Double-click Programs and Features, then select your graphics
drivers from the list of software programs.
4. Click the Uninstall button.
5. If the Programs and Features uninstall confirmation dialog appears,
click Yes.
Note: If the previously installed graphics card has any additional
software installed, it may also need to be removed at this point. For
example, DVD Player or Multimedia applications.
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3.2
Installing on Windows XP
Caution:
The Catalyst® Control Center requires that Microsoft's .NET
Framework Version 2.0 be installed. Without .NET Version 2.0 installed
the Catalyst® Control Center will not launch properly, and the user will
see an error message as a result.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/default.aspx
z
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package
Start Windows.
When Windows detects your graphics card, the Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
Click Cancel to enter the Windows desktop.
Insert the CD installation disc into your CD-ROM drive.
The CD should Autorun and the following screen will appear.
Note: if the CD does not autorun click on “Start”, then “Run”, then type
in “D:\AutoRun.exe” and click “Software Install”.
(If D is not your CD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter.)
6.
7.
Click on “Install CATALYST” to begin the Installation Wizard.
When the Welcome box appears, click on the "Next" button to go to
the next step.
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8.
The License Agreement dialog box appears. Click on “Yes” button.
9.
The Select Components dialog box appears. Click on “Express”
button.
10. When the Windows SETUP has completed copying the files to the
computer, Windows will prompt you to restart. Click the “Yes”
option and then click the “Finish” button.
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3.3
Installing on Windows VISTA
1.
Install the VGA card drivers from the ATI Installation CD-ROM by
doing one of the following:
• Start > Run > X:\AutoRun.exe (where X is the drive letter of
your CD-ROM drive).
If the AutoRun screen doesn’t appear automatically please perform
the setup manually by double clicking “X:\VISTA\SETUP.EXE ”.
2.
When executing the CIM from the setup.exe command, the user will
see the following User Interface windows and dialogs.
3.
The warning dialog window cannot be suppressed.
splash screen can be customized.
4.
The User is able to select and change the default language displayed
by the UI. If the User chooses to only support one language, the
default language is listed in the welcome page and is installed.
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5.
Clicking the Customized language button enables the CIM to install
localized resources and help files various packages.
Note: Customized languages must be selected by placing a checking
off the required languages.
6.
On a clean system, the Installer welcome screens allow the user to
select the install method. Selecting Express and then next the UI and
CIM will select and install the best set of software for the detected
hardware. Selecting Express the user will be prompted to select the
software packages to install. Once the install method is selected, the
Detection phase commences. During this phase the CIM is gathering
system information to best determine which packages to install.
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7.
During an express install, the only other window the user needs to
interact with is the End User License Agreement (EULA). Once this
has been approved the install will commence. During an express
install, the user must first select the packages to install and potentially
select the source location. The install components progress window
displays both the overall progress of the entire process and the install
of each package (lower progress bar).
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Note: The UI does not show all the packages that are installed in the
system. Some of the packages are invisible to the UI. The CIM and MS
Visual C++ 8 runtime are two of these packages. These packages are
required whenever any ATI package is selected for install onto an end
users system. The CIM is required as it is the central software suite that
manages the install/uninstall and update of the package/packages
installed.
8.
Final status Once the install process is complete, the Finished page
will show the status of the install. The page will display one of the
following:
•
For a successful install there is a green checkmark in the
actions window
The Log file details information on the HW and packages that were
detected in the system. The release notes are accessed via the View
readme button.
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9.
Close and reboot dialogs Typically a restart message is displayed.
This message is displayed when the following conditions are met.
•
•
During a driver install the OS request a reboot
During an application install, if the install package was authored
and an install requested for functionality to be enabled. Most
Vista software does not require a reboot.
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3.4
Displays Manager
The Displays Manager is the central location for configuring your display
devices and arranging your desktop. Use the Displays Manager to quickly
change your display setup, arrange your desktop in a multi-monitor
environment, and enable TV Out.
Those new to the Catalyst® Control Center can use the Basic View wizard
to help configure the display preferences. Experienced users who prefer to
manually configure their desktop setting should use the Advanced View.
Access Displays Manager Standard View
1. Click the View button to switch to Standard View.
2. From the menu pane, click Displays Manager to display the settings
view.
Enable Displays Manager Advanced View
1. Click the View button to switch to Advanced View.
2. From the menu, click Displays Manager to display the settings view.
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3.5
Displays Manager Standard View
To enable additional displays for connected display devices, you can
Right-click the Windows desktop and click ATI CATALYST® Control
Center. The ATI CATALYST® Control Center dialog box appears.
Use Displays Manager Standard View to set your desktop resolution,
arrange your displays, or use the wizard to help you configure your
display(s).
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Access Display Manager Standard View
1. Click the View button to switch to Standard View.
2. From the menu pane, click Displays Manager to display the settings
view.
Enable a secondary display device
Click the Wizard button and follow
the wizard instructions to enable
Extended Desktop Mode.
Note: A secondary display device
can be an LCD monitor, a CRT
monitor, a TV, or a VCR.
Enable Clone Mode
1. Click Displays Manager button
in Standard View.
2. Click the Wizard button and
follow the instructions to enable
Clone Mode.
Enable Horizontal Stretch Mode
Click the Wizard button and follow
the wizard instructions to enable
Horizontal Stretch Mode.
Apply your settings
1. Click Apply to save your changes and leave the Catalyst® Control
Center open.
2. Click OK to save your changes and exit the Catalyst® Control Center.
Discard your settings
Click Discard to ignore any unsaved changes and restore the settings that
existed when the Catalyst® Control Center was opened or the last time
Apply was used. Discard does not close the Catalyst® Control Center .
Clicking Discard applies to all features of an option, not just the features
in the current view.
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3.6
Displays Manager Advanced View
Use Displays Manager Advanced View to set your desktop resolution, the
display refresh rate, and arrange your displays.
To change your display configuration requires dragging and/or clicking or
right-clicking a display icon.
3.6.1
Enable Clone Mode
If the secondary device is disabled:
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the display device icon in Additional Displays to the
empty box to the right of the Main box.
3. Click Clone Main with [display device] in the pop-up menu.
If the secondary display is enabled:
1. Right click the display device icon in the “Desktop 2” box when in
Extended mode (in the “Rightmost” box when in Stretch Horizontal
mode, or in the “Lower” box in Stretch Vertical mode).
2. Click Clone Main with [display device].
3. Click Yes to the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
Note: Display device can be CRT, DFP, TV, or HDTV.
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3.6.2
Enable Stretch Main Vertically
If the secondary display is disabled:
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the display device icon from Additional Displays to the
empty box to the right of the Main box.
3. Click Stretch vertically onto [display device] in the pop-up menu.
4. Click Yes in the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
If the secondary display is enabled:
1. Right click the display device icon in the “Desktop 2” box when in
Extended mode (in the “Rightmost” box when in Stretch Horizontal
mode, or in the “Clone” box in Clone mode).
2. Click Stretch vertically onto [display device] in the pop-up menu.
3. Click Yes in the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
Note: Display device can be CRT, DFP, TV, or HDTV.
3.6.3
Enable Stretch Main Horizontally
If the secondary display is disabled:
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the display device icon from Additional Displays to the
empty box to the right of the Main box.
3. Click Stretch horizontally onto [display device].
If the secondary display is enabled:
1. Right click the display device icon in the “Desktop 2” box when in
Extended mode (in the “Lower” box when in Stretch Vertical mode, or
in the “Clone” box in Clone mode).
2. Click Stretch horizontally onto [display device] in the pop-up menu.
3. Click Yes to the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
Note: Display device can be CRT, DFP, TV, or HDTV depending on
the device connection.
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Swap displays in Extended Mode
Use Swap displays to switch your desktops when using multiple monitors.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
Right-click any Desktop icon.
Select Swap displays.
Click either Maintain per-display mode settings or Swap displays
order only.
Note: Swap displays order only swaps displays while maintaining the
existing display settings. Maintain per-display mode settings swaps
displays and display settings.
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3.6.5
Change desktop size
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Select a size from the Desktop Area drop-down menu.
3.6.6
Change Color quality
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Select the desired color setting from the Color Quality drop-down
menu.
3.6.7
Change display refresh rate
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Choose a refresh rate from the Refresh Rate drop-down menu.
Note: See your monitor manual for supported refresh rates. Setting a
refresh rate higher than recommended by the monitor manufacturer
could damage the monitor.
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3.6.8
Force changes to a specific display setting
You can force the Catalyst® Control Center to override the display
settings required, or not allowed, by a specific application.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tree View pane, click Displays Manager.
Click the Force button.
Use the mouse to cursor over to the display feature to force.
Highlight and then click the required setting.
3.6.9
Detect a newly connected display device
Detect a display device, such as a Digital Flat Panel or TV without having
to restart your computer
1. From the Tree View pane, click Displays Manager.
2. Click Detect Displays button.
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Extended Desktop Mode
In this mode, the desktop area is spread across both displays. This mode
can be set for multiple categories of displays, although display limitations
may override the capabilities of the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800. For
example, if the second display is a TV monitor, due to the limitations of
the monitor itself, the resolution cannot be set above 1024x768 and the
refresh rate cannot be set above 60 Hz. However, the PC monitor in such
a configuration may have its refresh rate and resolution set much higher.
Select Display Type
Enable/Disable
Extend my windows
To configure settings for Display 1 or Display 2, on your Settings panel,
click the right mouse button on either of the monitor icons to display a list
of Settings options. Click the left mouse button on one of the options you
want to configure:
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3.7
Display Options
The Display Options gives you additional control to optimize performance
of OpenGL® and Direct 3D® applications.
Use 3D Refresh Rate Override to set a refresh rate of your choice when a
full-screen application or game has a default refresh rate that is lower than
optimal.
Choose one of the Display Detection Options to prevent screen flicker
when detecting a display.
If you are using an older TV or one that has non-standard inputs that may
not be automatically detected, use Force TV Detection. Such a TV, once
detected, will appear in Displays Manager and can be configured as
required. However, some features that rely on automatic detection, such as
extended desktop, will not be supported.
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Select a refresh rate override
Some applications may have a default refresh rate lower than the optimal
setting for your monitor. 3D Refresh Rate Override enables you to set the
refresh rate for full-screen applications or games utilizing Microsoft®
DirectX® or OpenGL®. You can either set an explicit refresh rate, or
make the refresh rate the same as the desktop, or disable this feature
allowing the application to set the refresh rate.
1. Click Display Options in Advanced View.
2. Select the desired refresh rate from the 3D Refresh Rate Override
drop-down menu.
Determine how display devices are detected
Use this feature to determine how the Catalyst® Control Center detects
display devices connected to your computer. You can set the Catalyst®
Control Center to automatically detect all connected display devices when
it is opened or you can manually detect connected devices when they are
required.
1. Click Display Options in Advanced View.
2. Click either
• Detect whenever Catalyst® Control Center is opened.
or
• Use manual detection only (click Detect Displays button).
Note: Detect Displays button is located on the Displays Manager
page.
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Force TV detection
Use Force TV detection if your TV is not automatically detected by the
CATALYST® Control Center and does not appear in the Displays
Manager page. This may be the case if your TV has non-standard inputs.
Note: If Force TV detection is required to detect your TV some features
that rely on automatic detection, such as extended desktop, will not be
supported.
1. Click Display Options in Advanced View.
2. Click Force TV detection.
Note: This option is not available if the installed graphics card does
not support TV Out.
Set resolution modes for devices with limited resolution capabilities
1. Click Display Options in Advanced View.
2. Select one of the following from the For displays of limited
resolution capabilities drop-down menu:
• List only those modes supported by all displays
• Only allow panning on limited-resolution displays
• List all possible modes (including panning modes)
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3.8
Using the CRT/TV Features (TV-out function optional)
3.8.1
How to use TV-out cables correctly
1.
2.
Power off your PC and TV first.
Connect the signal cable from the Video output on the VGA card to
the video input on your TV. Power on your TV and PC normally after
checking all connections.
Turn Off
Turn Off
Caution!
Before you turn on your system, you have to be sure the VGA card is
setup already and all the cables are connected.
DO NOT connect / disconnect TV-out cable when your TV or PC
is Power On.
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3.8.2
How to change the TV settings
Your graphics accelerator has TV-Out functionality. Using this feature,
you can connect a TV to your computer’s video output to view the
desktop.
If you are not using a TV for your computer’s display, it is recommended
that you disable TV display for optimal performance (higher refresh rates).
You can re-enable TV display at a later date.
• Supported TV Display (TV-out) resolutions are 640x480@60Hz,
800x600@60Hz, and 1024x768@60Hz for NTSC
• Supported TV Display (TV-out) resolutions are 640x480@50Hz,
800x600@50Hz, and 1024x768@50Hz for PAL
• Low resolution modes are not selectable in Windows. These modes
are used by some application programs directly.
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Enable Clone Mode
If the secondary device is disabled:
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the display device icon in Additional Displays to the
empty box to the right of the Main box.
3. Click Clone Main with TV in the pop-up menu.
If the secondary display is enabled:
1. Right click the display device icon in the “Desktop 2” box when in
Extended mode (in the “Rightmost” box when in Stretch Horizontal
mode, or in the “Lower” box in Stretch Vertical mode).
2. Click Clone Main with TV.
3. Click Yes to the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
Note: Display device can be CRT, DFP, TV, or HDTV.
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3.8.3
TV Properties
If your graphics card has support for TV Out use the TV Properties to
configure your TV settings.
The TV Properties is comprised of:
• Image Quality
• Color
• Adjustments
• Formats
Use Image Quality to adjust the contrast, saturation, and flicker of your
screen.
Use Color to adjust Hue, Saturation, and Temperature.
Note: This feature is supported by specific high-end ATI graphics cards
only.
Use Screen Adjustment to set the video mode, enable overscan, and
change the position and size of the screen.
Use Formats to determine how the TV signal is to be detected.
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3.8.4
TV Adjustments
Use Screen Adjustments to establish the attributes, such as maximum
resolution and refresh rates, of the connected TV, and to resize and
position the output seen on the TV.
Find the maximum available resolution and refresh rates for my TV
1. Expand TV Properties in the Advanced View.
2. Click Adjustments.
3. Attributes presents the signal format, if known, the maximum
resolution and maximum refresh rate supported by your TV.
Enable Video Mode
1. Expand TV Properties in Advanced View.
2. Click Adjustments.
3. Select Video Mode to place a check mark in the check box.
Note: Video Mode is only supported in specific lower resolution modes
such as 720x480x16 and 640x480x32.
Adjust screen position and size
1. Expand TV Properties in Advanced View.
2. Click Adjustments.
3. Click any of the four buttons grouped in the center of the Screen
Position and Size box.
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3.8.5
To select your TV format by country
Use TV Formats to determine how the TV signal is detected.
Select TV format determined by country or region
1. Expand TV Properties in Advanced View.
2. Click Format.
3. Click Select by country / region.
4. Select country or region from the Country/Region drop-down menu.
5. Click OK or Apply to save the changes you have made.
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3.8.6
To set your TV output to PAL
Select by TV signal format
1. Expand TV Properties in Advanced View.
2. Click Format.
3. Click Select by signal format.
4. Select a TV format from the Signal format drop-down menu.
6. For PAL TV systems, please select “Signal format”, then change
the Format to PAL.
7. Click OK or Apply to save the changes you have made.
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3.9
Using the HDTV Features
View computer output directly on your High Definition Television
(HDTV) or other component input device. Provide a big-screen experience
from your computer that is ideal for playing games, giving presentations,
watching movies, and browsing the Internet.
3.9.1
1.
2.
Installing your ATI HDTV video cable
Turn on your component input device, and set it to YPbPr input.
Turn on your computer.
Note: Your TV will not display anything until Windows starts. This
can take several minutes.
3.9.2
Using Your ATI HDTV Video Cable
Use the HDTV Video Cable to watch DVD movies and play video games
on your High Definition Television.
For maximum performance when you watch DVD movies or play
computer games on your HDTV, you should find the mode and screen
resolution that provide the best result on your TV, and use those settings
exclusively.
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3.9.3
HDTV Support
Use HDTV Support when your CRT or DFP device supports one or more
HDTV modes that are not initially listed in the Displays Manager due to
an incomplete EDID. Selecting one or both of the HDTV modes adds
them to the Force button located in the Displays Manager when the
associated display is selected.
If you have a CRT and DFP device and want both to support HDTV, you
must go to both HDTV Support pages and select both Add 720p and Add
1080i check boxes.
Note: Forcing a display mode that exceeds its EDID limits may result
in permanent damage to your display.
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3.9.4
Add an HDTV format
The Predefined and Custom HDTV Formats list box should list any
standard and optimized HDTV formats supported by the digital panel`s
EDID. If the list is empty, then no HDTV formats are natively supported.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Expand Digital Panel Properties in Advanced View.
Click HDTV Support.
Select either 720p or 1080i in HDTV modes supported by this display.
Click Apply.
5. Select 1080i standard (1920x1080@30Hz) click Apply Format button,
Over Scan occurs.
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6. Click Add button.
7. A group of four arrow buttons and a large rectangle is overlaid on the
screen. Use these arrows to increase or decrease the width and height
of the rectangle until the blue background is just visible.
8. Click Maintain aspect ratio to maintain the ratio between width and
height while making adjustments.
9. Click Accept button.
10. Click OK in the HDTV Format warning message box.
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11. Click Apply button to add your new HDTV format to the Predefined
and custom HDTV Formats list and the Displays Manager mode list
then close this windows.
Note: The format to be added must be based on one of the standard
timing formats (720p or 1080i).
12. Restart CATALYST® Control Center click Apply Format, Over Scan
diminished.
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3.10 Color Desktop
Adjust the overall richness of color by using the Gamma control. To adjust
the overall brightness use the Brightness control, and the overall contrast
use the Contrast control.
Adjust Color Gamma
1. Click Color in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the Control slider to your preferred setting:
• To increase the Gamma, move the slider to the right.
• To decrease the Gamma, move the slider to the left.
• Optionally, click the up and down arrow buttons of the
adjustment box.
Note: Click the Reset button to cancel any adjustments made.
Note: The preview image automatically displays the adjustments
you have made.
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Adjust Color Brightness
1. Click Color in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the Control slider to your preferred setting:
• To increase the Brightness, move the slider to the right.
• To decrease the Brightness, move the slider to the left.
• Optionally, click the up and down arrow buttons in the
adjustment box.
Note: Click the Reset button to cancel any adjustments made.
Note: The preview image automatically displays the adjustment
you have made.
Adjust Color Contrast
1. Click Color in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the Control slider to your preferred setting:
• To increase the Contrast, move the slider to the right.
• To decrease the Contrast, move the slider to the left.
• Optionally, click the up and down arrow buttons in the
adjustment box.
Note: Click the Reset button to cancel any adjustments made.
Note: The preview image automatically displays the adjustment
you have made.
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3.11 ATI Overdrive (optional)
Use the ATI Overdrive to maximize the performance of the graphics
processing unit (GPU) on your graphics card. An on-chip thermal sensor
constantly monitors the temperature of the GPU allowing the maximum
clock speed to be maintained while avoiding overheating. If the GPU gets
too hot, the ATI Overdrive will automatically decrease the clock speed
until a safe temperature is reached. The ATI Overdrive will never reduce
the graphics processor speed below the default clock speed.
Use the Automated clock configuration utility to obtain the ATI
recommended the ATI Overdrive speeds for the graphics processor clock
and video memory clock. Alternatively, manually set these speeds to meet
your specific requirements. Finally, the ATI Overdrive can be configured
to run when the computer is booted or only when running 3D applications.
If your computer cannot restart after setting a higher clock speed, press
and hold the SHIFT key during system start-up until you hear three beeps.
Once your computer has full booted, disable Enable new clock settings at
logon.
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Unlock ATI Overdrive
The first time ATI Overdrive is accessed all the features are unavailable.
You must “unlock” ATI Overdrive in order to change any settings.
1.
2.
3.
From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
Click the Lock button.
Click Yes in the ATI Overdrive warning message.
Set the recommended speeds for the graphics clock and memory
1.
2.
3.
From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
Click Run automated clock configuration utility button.
To accept the changes when the clock configuration utility has
finished click the Apply button in the utility's confirmation dialog.
Change the graphics processor clock speed
1.
2.
From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
Move the Graphics Processor Clock slider to the desired setting.
Note: The upper limit is the highest speed that can be safely set for
your specific graphics card. The lower limit is the hardware default
speed.
Any changes made to the clock speed is only valid during the existing
session. If you log out or reboot the computer the clock speeds are
returned to the factory default settings. To save your new setting enable
one of the Options available at the bottom right of the ATI Overdrive
window.
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Change the memory clock speed
1.
2.
From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
Move the Memory Clock slider to the desired setting.
Note: The upper limit is the highest speed that can be safely set for
your specific graphics card. The lower limit is the hardware default
speed.
Any changes made to the clock speed is only valid during the existing
session. If you log out or reboot the computer the clock speeds are
returned to the factory default settings. To save your new setting enable
one of the Options available at the bottom right of the ATI Overdrive
window.
Enable ATI Overdrive for 3D application
ATI Overdrive can be enabled automatically whenever a 3D application is
opened.
1. From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
2. Click Enable ATI Overdrive for 3D applications only.
Enable clock settings at logon
The settings made to ATI Overdrive can be enabled automatically when
you log onto your computer.
1.
2.
From the menu pane, click ATI Overdrive.
Click Enable new clock settings at logon.
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3.12 HDMI Video and Audio (optional)
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series build in HD audio chip on the cards and
the HD audio driver will be installed during the installation of the graphic
card driver. According to the Microsoft’s rule the latter installed audio
device will become the default audio device. So the HD audio device of
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series will become the default audio device in
the system.
To change the default audio device back to the original audio device
please follow below steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Please enter the “Control Panel” of Windows.
Double click the “Sounds and Audio Devices” option of the
“Control Panel”.
Click the “Audio” tab in “Sounds and Audio Devices Properties”.
Choose the original audio device in the drop down menu of “Default
device:” in “Sound playback” section.
Click “OK” to quit.
Finish.
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APPENDIX A
SPECIFICATIONS
A.1
Hardware Specifications
Generic Classification
Video Display Adapter/Fixed Function Graphics Accelerator
Bus Type
HD485PG3 x16 PCI Express bus
XHD485XPG3 x16 PCI Express bus
HD487XTG5 x16 PCI Express bus
HD4870X2 x16 PCI Express bus
HD4870XG5 x16 PCI Express bus
Video Connector
S-video connector
LCD standard 24-pin DVI (Digital Video Interface)
Graphics Accelerator
HD485PG3 for ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
XHD485XPG3 for ATI Radeon™ HD 4850
HD487XTG5 for ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
HD4870X2 for ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
HD4870XG5 for ATI Radeon™ HD 4870
Display Memory
HD485PG3 use 512MB DDR3 DRAM
XHD485XPG3 use 512MB/1GB/2GB DDR3 DRAM
HD487XTG5 use 512MB/1GB DDR5 DRAM
HD4870X2 use 2GB DDR5 DRAM
HD4870XG5 use 512MB/1GB DDR5 DRAM
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A.2
Programming Information
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series supports all VGA modes. This is the
default configuration of the VGA BIOS.
The extended VGA graphics mode is invoked by the normal INT 10 mode
call. All the VGA extended modes can be invoked with the VESA defined
select extended mode BIOS call.
A.3
Resolution Table
Resolutions and color depth table.
GRAPHICS
RESOLUTION
640x480
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x1024
1600x1200
1920x1080
1920x1200
1920x1440
2048x1536
COLOR
DEPTH
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
FRAME
BUFFER SIZE
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
The following table shows the resolutions for TV-Out:
GRAPHICS
COLOR
FRAME
RESOLUTION
DEPTH
BUFFER SIZE
640x480
800x600
1024x768
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
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512MB
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1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
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LCD resolutions and color depth table.
GRAPHICS
RESOLUTION
640x480
720x480
800x600
1024x768
1152x864
1280x720
1280x768
1280x800
1280x960
1280x1024
1600x1200
1792x1344
1800x1440
1856x1392
1920x1080
1920x1200
1920x1440
2048x1536
2560x1600
COLOR
DEPTH
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
8bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
16bpp
FRAME
BUFFER SIZE
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
32bpp
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
8bpp = 256 colors
16bpp = 64K colors = High color
32bpp = 16.7M colors = True color
My monitor is not capable of high resolution or refresh rate.
It depends on the display characteristics of your monitor. Consult your
monitor documentation for the proper configuration.
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CHAPTER
5 INTRODUCTION...........................................69
CHAPTER 6 HARDWARE INSTALLATION.........................70
6.1 System Requirements ............................................... 70
6.2 CrossFireX™ Power Supply Requirements................. 72
6.2.1 Additional Power Connection Requirements .... 73
6.3 To uninstall previous graphics drivers and software.. 74
6.4 Dual ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 CrossFireX™ setup....... 75
6.5 Connecting devices for ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
CrossFireX™ ............................................................. 76
6.6 Graphics cards with different amounts of memory ... 77
6.7 Card Reversal Recommend ...................................... 77
CHAPTER
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7 SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ..........................78
Installing on Windows XP ........................................ 78
Displays Manager Advanced View ........................... 79
Component Video Properties ................................... 80
Digital Panel Properties............................................ 82
CrossFireX™ ............................................................. 83
APPENDIX B CrossFire FAQ ..............................................85
Chapter 5: Introduction
CHAPTER 5
INTRODUCTION
New ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology takes your gaming
experience to the next level with more scalability, performance and
compatibility. The technology combines the awe-inspiring capabilities of
multiple ATI Radeon™ graphics cards and an ATI CrossFireX ready
motherboard to meet the hard-core demands of your alternate reality. New
ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 graphics cards are designed with an internal ATI
CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect system to simplify installation.
Experience stunning visual realism in today’s demanding 3D games with
uncompromising image quality, especially on HD displays.
ATI
CrossFireX: Multiply and Conquer!
A complete ATI CrossFireX system includes ATI Radeon Graphics, an
AMD 790FX or AMD 790X Chipset, ATI CrossFireX Certified memory
and an ATI CrossFireX Certified power supply.
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CHAPTER 6
HARDWARE INSTALLATION
6.1
System Requirements
Hardware
Operating
System
Monitor
ATI
CrossFire™
Requirements
• Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon®.
• 1GB of system memory
• Optical drive for installation software (CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM drive).
• A 600 Watt or better power supply with two 2x3-pin
PCIe™ power connectors. For optimal performance,
we recommend requires one 2x3-pin and one 2x4-pin
PCIe™ power connector.
• Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
• Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition.
• Windows® Vista Ready.
• High-resolution MultiSync or multi-frequency
monitors or any other type of VGA monitor.
• Digital flat-panel (DFP) displays or digital CRT
display.
To implement an ATI CrossFireX™ configuration
using the ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series, requires:
• An ATI CrossFireX™ certified motherboard with
two (2) PCI Express® x16 slots and correct PCIe™
chipset driver.
• A second ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series graphics
card.
• One ATI CrossFireX™ internal bridge interconnects.
• A specialized PCI Express® 900 watt or greater
power supply with two 2x4-pin and two 2x3-pin
PCIe™ power connector is recommended. Consult
your computer system manual to ensure the power
supply is designed to accommodate a high-end
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graphics card with a peak dissipation above 150
watts.
External Connections
The following connection types are available on the baseplate of your ATI
Radeon™ HD 4800 CrossFireX™ Edition:
• DVI-I
• CrossFireX™ Edge connectors
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6.2
CrossFireX™ Power Supply Requirements
¾ HD4850
Power supplies with 500-Watt capacity and 30A current on 12V rail is
recommended for single ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 CrossFire configurations (dual graphics card
system) requires 550-Watt capacity power supply, with 38A on 12V rail.
CrossFire™ requires a power supply with two 6-pin Express® power
connectors.
¾ HD4870
Power supplies with 550-Watt capacity, 30A current on 12V rail and two
6-pin PCI Express® power connectors is recommended for single ATI
Radeon™ HD 4870 series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 series CrossFire configuration (dual graphics
card system) requires 600-Watt capacity power supply with 38A on 12V
rail. CrossFire™ requires a power supply with four 6-pin PCI Express®
power connectors.
¾ HD4870X2
Power supplies with 600-Watt capacity, 30A current on 12V rail and one
6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express® power connectors is recommended for
single ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2 Series product.
ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2 series CrossFire configuration (dual graphics
card system) requires 900-Watt capacity power supply with 38A on 12V
rail. CrossFire™ requires a power supply with two 6-pin and two 8-pin
PCI Express® power connectors.
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Please consult your power supply vendor specifications to ensure your
system meets the recommended functionality. CrossFire™ configurations
require a CrossFire™ compliant motherboard, which includes two
physical x16 PCI Express® slot interfaces.
6.2.1
Additional Power Connection Requirements
Note:
• Use power supply 6-pin cable (note, power supply cable is 6-wire, not
3-wire)
1.
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2 series must be connected to the
computer’s power supply.
2.
Locate the power connections on the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870X2
Series graphics card as shown in the following illustration.
2x3-pin + 2x4-pin
power connectors.
3.
Connect one 2x3-pin and one 2x4-pin PCIe™ power connector to the
graphics card.
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4.
Make sure the cables are not interfering with anything inside the
computer (for example, a cooling fan) and replace the computer
cover.
5.
Reconnect any cables you have disconnected and plug in the
computer’s power cord.
6.
Turn on the monitor and then your computer.
6.3
To uninstall previous graphics drivers and
software
To ensure the successful installation of your new ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
CrossFireX™ Edition card, you must uninstall the drivers for the existing
graphics card before removing it from your computer.
To uninstall previous drivers
With your current graphics card still in your computer:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Close all applications that are currently running.
Navigate to the Windows® Control Panel and click or double-click
Add/Remove Programs.
If your old graphics card is an ATI product, select the ATI Control
Panel and click the Add/Remove or Change/Remove button. Do
this before removing the display drivers.
Note: If your previous graphics card is an ATI product using a current
driver, there may be an ATI Software Uninstall Utility that will
remove all installed ATI software in a single step.
Select your current display drivers and click the Add/Remove or
Change/Remove button.
The wizard will help you remove your current display drivers.
Restart your system after the drivers have been removed.
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6.4 Dual ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 card CrossFireX™
setup
Only one CrossFireX™ bridge interconnect “flex cable” that connects the
two CrossFireX™ cards can enable CrossFireX™.
In a multiple card configuration, the two ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 cards
will be identical. Either card can operate as the Master or Slave card – this
will be set by the driver.
Note that in CrossFireX™ mode, only one display is enabled.
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6.5
Connecting devices for ATI Radeon™ HD 4800
CrossFire™
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series provides hardware CrossFireX™. The
following illustration shows how to connect the ATI CrossFireX™
graphics cards.
With CrossFireX™ enabled, the
system will support two display
device. Other display devices
will automatically be disabled in
favor of the CrossFireX™
display.
LCD monitor should be
connected to one of DVI ports of
graphic card which is plugged in
primary PCIe slot of
motherboard.
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6.6 Graphics cards with different amounts of
memory
Graphics card with different amounts of memory can by used with
CrossFireX™. However, restarting your computer is required. This will
cause CrossFireX™ to reduce the amount of memory on the card with the
most amount of memory to match the memory size of the graphics card
with the least amount of memory.
Clicking OK to the memory mismatch error message will restart your
computer.
Note: When disabling CrossFireX™ you will be given the option to restart
your computer to restore the original graphics memory size or
continue with the reduced memory size.
6.7
Card Reversal Recommend
A recommendation message to reverse the graphics card positions may
appear if the master graphics card is not installed into the primary PCIe™
slot. Although CrossFireX™ can be enabled, performance may be
improved by reversing the graphics card in the computer.
See you motherboard's manual to determine which is the primary PCIe™
slot.
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CHAPTER 7
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
7.1
Installing on Windows XP
Caution:
The Catalyst® Control Center requires that Microsoft's .NET
Framework Version 2.0 be installed. Without .NET Version 2.0 installed
the Catalyst® Control Center will not launch properly, and the user will
see an error message as a result.
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/default.aspx
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package
Start Windows.
When Windows detects your graphics card, the Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
Click Cancel to enter the Windows desktop.
Insert the CD installation disc into your CD-ROM drive.
The CD should Autorun and the following screen will appear.
Note: if the CD does not autorun click on “Start”, then “Run”, then type
in “D:\AutoRun.exe” and click “Software Install”.
(If D is not your CD-ROM drive, substitute D with the correct drive letter.)
Click on “Install CATALYST” to begin the Installation Wizard.
When the Welcome box appears, click on the "Next" button to go to
the next step.
8. The License Agreement dialog box appears, click on “Yes” button.
9. The Select Components dialog box appears, click on “Express”
button.
10. When the Windows SETUP has completed copying the files to the
computer, Windows will prompt you to restart. Click the “Yes”
option and then click the “Finish” button.
6.
7.
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7.2
Displays Manager Advanced View
Use Display Manager Advanced View to set your desktop resolution, the
display refresh rate, and arrange your displays.
To change your display configuration requires dragging and/or clicking or
right-clicking a display icon.
Enable Clone Mode
If the secondary device is disabled:
1. Click Displays Manager in Advanced View.
2. Click and drag the display device icon in Additional Displays to the
empty box to the right of the Main box.
3. Click Clone Main with [display device] in the pop-up menu.
If the secondary display is enabled:
1. Right click the display device icon in the “Desktop 2” box when in
Extended mode (in the “Rightmost” box when in Stretch Horizontal
mode, or in the “Lower” box in Stretch Vertical mode).
2. Click Clone Main with [display device].
3. Click Yes to the Displays Manager Notification dialog.
Note: Display device can be CRT, DFP, TV, or HDTV.
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7.3
Component Video Properties
The Component Video Properties aspect of the Catalyst® Control Center
adds further support when using the ATI HDTV Component Video
Adapter.
Component Video Properties is made up of:
• Formats
• Adjustments
To access the Component Video Properties aspect
• Select Component Video Properties in Advanced View.
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Use the scaling values instead of the customized settings when the desktop
resolution does not match your DFP resolution.
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7.4
Digital Panel Properties
Use the Digital Panel Properties aspect to configure the DVI settings and
Image Scaling to improve image quality without impacting performance.
Use HDTV Support to add EDID information (containing information
about the capabilities of the display) about your connected HDTV display
to the Force button in Displays Manager.
Note: Catalyst® Control Center loads aspects dynamically based on what
device is attached to the graphics card. If you have standard display
device such as a CRT monitor or flat panel display Monitor
Properties will appear instead of Digital Panel Properties. The
latter is designed for use with such devices as HDTV displays.
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7.5
CrossFireX™
The CrossFireX™ aspect requires the following components to be
available
in order to appear as an option within Catalyst® Control Center:
•
•
•
•
A CrossFireX™ Ready motherboard with two PCI Express®
X16 slots
A CrossFireX™ Edition Series graphics card
The ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 CrossFireX™ Edition can be paired
with any standard ATI Radeon™ HD 4800-based graphics card.
An interconnect cable, supplied with the CrossFireX™ Edition
graphics card, connecting the two cards to a single monitor.
It is recommended that Catalyst® A.I. be enabled in order to automatically
select the preferred rendering mode for target applications. For
applications that are not identified in Catalyst® A.I., or when Catalyst®
A.I. is disabled, default CrossFireX™ rendering modes are used. In
addition, Super Anti-aliasing modes can be directly enabled in Catalyst®
Control Center.
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To access CrossFireX™
• Select CrossFireX™ in Advanced View.
Enable CrossFireX™
1. Click CrossFireX™ in Advanced View.
2. Click Enable CrossFireX™.
When CrossFireX™ is successfully enabled all display devices, except the
one used by CrossFireX™, will be disabled.
Note: CrossFireX™ Higher Quality anti-aliasing can be adjusted in the
Catalyst® Control Center 3D settings aspect.
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APPENDIX B
CrossFire™ FAQ
1.
What combination of products are required to build a working
CrossFire™ system?
Three components are required:
• a CrossFire™ Edition graphics card that works as the Master
graphics card.
• a CrossFire™ Ready graphics card from the same brand-family
that works as the Slave graphics card.
• a CrossFire™ Ready motherboard (which contains two PCIe™
X16 slots).
2.
What graphics cards work with CrossFire™?
A CrossFire™ graphics card works with all members of the same
brand-family. Thus a ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 CrossFire™ Edition
can be used as the Master graphics card with any ATI Radeon™ HD
4800 product.
3.
What motherboard is required for a CrossFire system?
AMD 790FX, AMD 790X, Intel X48, Intel X38, Intel 975X, Intel
P965 and P35 based dual-slot motherboards are supported platforms.
4.
When will CrossFire Ready motherboards be available?
CrossFire Xpress 3200 and Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire
motherboards are available from our partners now.
5.
Are there specific CMOS motherboard settings for CrossFire™?
On some motherboards, the CMOS may be set by default to support
only a single PCI Express® X16 slot. Ensure that both PCIe™ X16
slots are enabled in the CMOS.
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6.
What happens when your CrossFire Edition card and and a
compatible standard Radeon (CrossFire Ready) graphics card
have different clock speeds?
Both cards will continue to operate at their individual clock speeds.
7.
What is the difference between a CrossFire™ Edition graphics
card and a standard graphics card from the same family?
CrossFire™ Edition graphics cards include a “compositing engine,” a
chip that takes the partially rendered image from the Slave graphics
card and merges it with the partially rendered image from the Master
graphics card. The result is a complete frame rendered at up to twice
the performance of a single graphics card.
8.
How are the graphics cards connected on a CrossFire™ system?
The two cards are connection by an external cable. The cable is
attached from the Slave graphics card’s DVI-I connection to the
CrossFire™ Edition’s VHDCI connection, which is used to convey
information from the Slave graphics card to the Master graphics card
and transmit the combined signal to a display device.
9.
Which games/applications work with CrossFire™?
CrossFire™ works with all 3D games and applications. If Catalyst®
A.I. is enabled in the Catalyst® Control Center software, the optimal
rendering mode available for the application is automatically selected.
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10. Are there any software settings required for CrossFire™ to
work?
Yes, there is a setting in the Catalyst® Control Center that needs to be
enabled for CrossFire™ to operate. When all of the hardware and
software has been properly set up and installed, the following
CrossFire™ aspect appears in Catalyst® Control Center:
To access and enable CrossFire™ in Catalyst® Control Center, do the
following:
• Click CrossFire™ in Advanced View. Then, select Enable
CrossFire™.
When CrossFire™ is successfully enabled, all display devices except
the one used by CrossFire™ will be disabled. Multiple monitors/
displays that are disabled when CrossFire™ is enabled reappear after
CrossFire™ is disabled.
11. Is a driver profile required to make CrossFire™ work?
No. CrossFire™ is enabled by default for all 3D games and
applications.
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12. What happens if you pair a 12-pipeline CrossFire™ Edition
graphics card with a CrossFire™ Ready 16-pipeline graphics
card?
In this scenario both graphics cards will operate as 12-pipeline
graphics cards while in CrossFire™ mode.
13. On what basis are different rendering modes chosen?
When Catalyst® A.I. is enabled in Catalyst® Control Center, it
determines the optimal rendering mode to use, based on the
application or game being used. The default rendering mode is
dependant on both the hardware configuration and the application
being run; typically it will be either Scissor or SuperTiling mode. If
Catalyst® A.I. is not enabled, any Direct 3D® applications that are
running on a system based on graphics cards with 16-pipeline
graphics processors will use SuperTiling Mode.
14. Can I use the CrossFire platform to drive multiple displays?
Yes, the CrossFire platform will work with ATI’s SurroundView™
multi-monitor technology to enable up to 5 separate displays when not
running in CrossFire mode.
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