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AMD Catalyst 12.8 drivers hit the web

Posted on Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 17:09:19 CEST by


AMD has published the Catalyst 12.8 drivers, you can download them over here. The full changelog can be read at this page.
Feature Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 12.8: Windows 8 support
AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8 production featuring support for the DirectX® 11.1 and the new WDDM 1.2 driver model:

  • Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications.
  • Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications.
  • Unified Video API: Video playback has been integrated into the DirectX 11 API, enabling simultaneous video and gaming content. Transcoding performance may also be improved for supporting applications.
  • Optimized screen rotation for rotation aware devices.
  • Improved sleep/resume performance.
  • Optimized GPU power consumption.
  • Support for AMD features
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • OpenCL™
  • OpenGL
  • UVD
  • AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
  • AMD Overdrive
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center




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