ATI Displays Updater
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ATI Displays gives one greater control over the features built into ATI's Radeon graphics cards. The new version supports these ATI Retail Products
  • RADEON X800 XT MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9800 PRO MAC SPECIAL EDITION
  • RADEON 9800 PRO MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9600 PRO PC MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9200 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9000 PRO MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 7000 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON MAC EDITION (AGP & PCI)


Apple OEM/CTO RADEON Products
  • All Apple desktop and portable systems with
What's New
Version 4.5.7:
  • Added support for iMac G5
  • Added support for 15"(1.67/1.5 GHz) and 17"(1.67 GHz) G4 Powerbook - 2005
  • Improved reliability for self repair feature.
  • V-Sync disabled for Mac OS X 10.4.3; enabled for prior OS versions.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, (10.3.x + recommended, 10.4 required for VERSAVISION with OEM graphics), ATI RADEON Universal ROM Update for full advanced feature-set.






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Ilgaz commented on 16 Feb 2010
WARNING 10.5+ (Leopard) users: Allthough idiots blocked the file in their "Windows SharePoint Services.", I dug the site to find they are not really supporting Leopard. They say "OS X already has drivers".

While that is right, the tool was used for _troubleshooting_ and _performance_ since video players (including Quicktime) really goes insane with post processing. Some games rely on a "control panel" (prefpane) for advanced settings too.

So, basically, an idiot company (AMD) bought another idiot (ATI) which is known to waste great chips with outsourced software... This happened. Don't take risk if you don't really need it and/or have a full backup (entire disk, as DMG!)
[Version 4.5.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Oct 2005
On the download page for mac (latest version is 4.5.6 BTW), a click on the dmg file redirects you to "http://support.ati.com/ics/support/DLRedirect.asp?fileIDExt=9f3d342d38e036a9137ef3e270d9d79c&accountID=737&deptID=894", which if on Safari creates an endless popup loop, and on Firefox creates a page that keeps reloading itself with javascript errors.

In other words, you can't download the file until ATI gets their ass together and fixes the download page.
[Version 4.5.5]

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solman replied on 17 Oct 2005
Version 4.5.6 on 1.25GHz PB G4 w/ 10.3.9

I had no problems downloading, installing, or opening/running it.

However, I only get "info" and "3D" tools. I don't get "Advanced", "Multimedia", Mac2TV or any other menu items.

As far as I can tell I'm not getting the "Advanced" options because I'm using the built-in OEM Mobility Radeon 9600.

Anyone else able to shed some light on this?

or whether ATI Displays 4.5.6 gives VersaVision for Panther (10.3.9)? I'm trying to rotate a Dell 2100FP to portrait...

thx
Sol
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solman replied on 17 Oct 2005
sry dumbo newbie mis-using the system.

somehow didn't read the obvious remark that 10.4 was required for Versavision on OEM cards.

sow
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Sep 2005
Tried everything possible to input a trouble ticket. All 4 browsers on my Mac, IE on a Windows machine. Can't choose the "manufacturer" pull down. Can't submit a trouble ticket without this. No way to get through to support. REALLY FRUSTRATING. These guys obviously don't care about their customers.

Black screen of death:
Here is my problem. installed the card, installed the software on the CD, everything was fine. Installed the latest firmware for the card, everything was fine. Installed the latest Radeon software, system wouldn't boot. Get the black screen of death after reboot. Will only boot in safe mode. Tried repairing permissions, etc. Still won't boot. I backed everything out. They loaded the software from CD again. Everything fine. I would like to load the latest Radeon software update, but I need advice about how to avoid the screen of death.
[Version 4.5.5]

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davidlaska replied on 20 Dec 2005
To get the manufacture pull down menu, I had to use a pc .
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Aug 2005
Against my better judgment I went ahead and installed this on my new 20 G5 Imac, with the 128MB ATI 9600. Installed no problem, no permissions problems either, wow!

I tested it with Airburst Extreme, and Luxor. You create profiles for each application and then go from there.

Noticed no difference in Luxor(I'm thinking it doesn't really use Open GL)

Airburst Extreme, ran well when I set it to Highest Performance in the presets. When I set it for quality, It barely ran at all.

I'm thinking OS X handles everything just fine on its own. If you want to tweak a little this works nicely.

Hint: once you run it through the System Preferences is shows up in the Recent Items menu, its also in your Utilities folder, why did they bother adding it to System Preferences?

10.4.2 - G5 Imac -1GB ram - 9600 128MB
[Version 4.5.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
so this is a pref pane which opens up a seperate window which coukd easily fit inside a pref pane.

so...um.... why is this just not a pref pane?
[Version 4.5.5]

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Anonymous commented on 24 Aug 2005
It's a prefpane that open up an external application. Dunno why ATI hasn't rolled it up as single thing - same goes for Remote Wonder too.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
Although not stated, the 4.5.5 updater will work with the 9550 chip in the new iBooks as well...
[Version 4.5.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
Works as advertised on my 15" G4 PowerBook running OS 10.4.2.

Repaired permissions before and after the installation, I was amazed that the ATI Displays installer did not even mess up permissions. Looks like they got this update done right.
[Version 4.5.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
This software is ONLY requried if you use any of the special features built into the card, like display rotation, or certain game enhancements. Otherwise, the ATI cards run perfectly fine without this. The ATI Universal ROM update, which is a separate download, is all that is really needed.
[Version 4.5.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Aug 2005
flipping a powerbook display upsidedown is mind bendlingly strange.

awesome....but.....strange
[Version 4.5.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Aug 2005
Turns out ati's trouble ticket thing doesent work on safari,firefox works though.
[Version 4.5.1]


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rattus had trouble on 24 Aug 2007
I mistakenly installed this some time ago before I realised it wasn't necessary and now I can't figure out a way to remove it safely, can anyone help please? I have an iMac G5 running Mac OS 10.4.10 if that's any help...
[Version 4.5.7]



LouV7926 rated on 22 Mar 2014

[Version 4.5.7]


Downloads:41,855
Version Downloads:18,633
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Updater
Date:16 Dec 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ATI Displays gives one greater control over the features built into ATI's Radeon graphics cards. The new version supports these ATI Retail Products
  • RADEON X800 XT MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9800 PRO MAC SPECIAL EDITION
  • RADEON 9800 PRO MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9600 PRO PC MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9200 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 9000 PRO MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 8500 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON 7000 MAC EDITION
  • RADEON MAC EDITION (AGP & PCI)


Apple OEM/CTO RADEON Products
  • All Apple desktop and portable systems with preinstalled RADEON graphics
  • Not all ATI Displays features may be present.


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