Software Update: ATi Tray Tools Beta

Ray Adams has released a new beta release of ATi Tray Tools. This program is the tool to adjust the settings of ATi video cards. Not only is it useful as a replacement for the Catalyst Control Center for those who don’t want it, it also has many possibilities to boost video performance. From the system tray you have quick access to so-called overclocking profiles that you can create yourself and OpenGL and Direct3D settings can be adjusted quickly and easily. Below is what has changed in the 1.6.9 releases:

Changes in

  • Fixed localization bugs for CrossFire dialog window
  • Updated ini files handling procedures to be more compatible with Windows Vista
  • Improved compatibility with IE7 under Vista with UAC enabled.
  • Added new localizations
  • Added option to change “Black and White level”
  • Fixed OSD rendering problem with Overlord game. (Thanks to Unwinder)
  • Updated Overlay color handling procedure to support new ATI Overlay color modes
  • Implemented Save/Restore icon positions under WinXP 64 and Vista 64.
  • Updated suppot for Adaptive AntiAliasing. Added support Multi-Samplinmg and Super-Sampling modes
  • Monitoring Graphs window now can be sent to system tray.
  • Added option to auto load Monitoring Graphs window at start up
  • Added option to hide tray icon on load. You can restore icon to access settings by starting ATT again. This will not load second copy of ATT in memory, but will send command to show tray icon. Also added new hotkey to hide and show tray icon.
  • Added configuration option hide_display to hide Displays menu.
  • Fixed bug when settings for Crossfire can’t be applied
  • Implemented support for HD 2xxx/3xxx video boards. Overclocking, monitoring, fan control. Big thanks to Unwinder for help!
  • Implemented support for new AntiAliasing filter modes for HD 2xxx/3xxx video boards
  • Added workaround to fix resume from suspend mode bug. You can force ATT to be unloaded from memory before entering into sleep mode by settings opt_force_unload_att to 1 in attray.ini. ATT will be started automatically after resume from sleep mode.
  • Now ATT can restore last used 3D profile after restart. You can enable this behavior in General Options
  • New Monitoring Graphs and OSD plugins. “AMD Cpu CoreTemp” and “Intel CoreTemp” This plugin allows to read Core temperatures on AMD 64 CPUs including Dual Core versions and on Intel Core2 (Duo/Quad)
  • New OSD plugin. CPU Load%. Can show cpu load percentage for all available cores or cpus
  • Implemented 3D detection for DirectX10 applications
  • Added new option in Auto overclocking window : “Apply to all game profiles”. Enabling this option tells ATT to Apply 2d/3d profiles to all game profiles regardless to the game profile settings.
  • Improved ScreenShot routine for DirectX9 games and applications
  • Added ScreenShots capture ability for DX10 games and applications
  • VPU Recover option now disabled under Windows Vista
  • Now ATT will hefty GI to ON if CCC is not installed
  • Improved Display Rotation procedure under Windows Vista 32/64
  • For HD 2xxx/3xxx video boards now you can select “Set Default Clocks” option in game profiles. This option will restore PowerPlay functionality after using overclocking profile.
  • Now ticking “Show as DRR” option will not affect Apply button in Overclocking window.
  • Now ATT will hefty Geometry Instancing ON at start up
  • Fixed bug when ATT shows wrong FlipQueueSize and CatalystAI values
  • Fixed bug with ATT Shell Extension under Windows Vista
  • Added support for HD 4xxx video boards
  • New monitoring VDDC by driver. This is not real hardware GPU voltage. This value reported by driver itself.
  • Now monitoring of free video memory is disabled under Windows Vista because of changes in Vista DirectX video memory routines.
  • Added support for triple buffer and VSync forcing options for Direct3D10 games and applications
  • Changed behavior of Force VSync option. Now you can set it to ON/OFF or Ignore state.
  • Added Overdrive and Overclocking support for two boards in CrossFire. Supported only HD 3xx/4xxx identical boards and only under Windows Vista. No XP support yet.
  • Updated Monitoring Graphs module to support additional internal sources (like second board in CrossFire)
  • Completely removed TV Out/Display module. It will not be supported anymore.
  • Applying FAN control now will apply same settings for second board in CrossFire. (If “Apply to both cores/adapters” checked)
  • Recreated FlashOSD engine to support new additional sources. Now FlashOSD can show only same values ​​as shown in Monitoring Graphs plus additional OSD plusings. FlashOSD will automatically wrap first line after displaying 9 values
  • Now ATI Tray Tools is fully UNICODE aware.
  • Added .ini file option opt_force_ddr5. Set it to 1 to force detect memory as GDDR5. For 4870 with non-standard BIOS only
  • Added new ini file option opt_force_apply_clocks. Set it to 1 to force ATT to apply clocks even if current clocks and voltage are equal to requested. Only for HD 3xxx/4xxx. Can helps to “kill” PowerPlay at Windows start up.
  • Color correction now applied to all adapters in CrossFire
  • New game profiles option. “Disable Crossfire”. This option can help you to disable CF temporarily for selected game without disabling CF at hardware level. Your second board will not be used in this mode. After game end , CrossFire mode will be restored.
  • Updated Encoder GUI. Implemented option to enable GPU video encoding technique.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows Vista and Windows 7 with UAC enabled
  • Default profiles are removed due to incompatibly with modern hardware
  • Smart shader files are removed

ATi Tray Tools screenshot, click on the image for a larger version.

Version number beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website ATi Tray Tools
File size 1.55MB
License type Freeware