AMD reveals Windows 8 drivers (without Radeon HD 7000 support)

Posted on Friday, Mar 02 2012 @ 20:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has issued Catalyst drivers for the public beta version of Windows 8, you can download them over here. Interestingly, the Radeon HD 7000 desktop graphics card series isn't supported yet, users of these cards will have to wait a few more weeks for a driver fix.
Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst™ driver for the Windows® 8 Consumer Preview:

Full WDDM 1.2

Highlights include:
  • Native Stereo 3D support: Windows 8 will natively support Stereo 3D for full-screen and windowed gaming, and video applications
  • Unified Video API – Video playback is now integrated within the DirectX® 11 API; enabling simultaneous high quality Video and 3D content, and the potential for enhanced video transcoding performance
  • Optimized screen rotation
  • improved sleep / resume performance
  • Optimized Power Consumption
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • OpenC™
  • OpenGL®
  • UVD
  • AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
  • AMD Overdrive™
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center

    Please note: A future AMD Catalyst Windows 8 driver release will add support for the AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series, and AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series in the coming weeks.

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