AMD Releases Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

For those running the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a machine with a AMD/ATI video card, AMD has released an updated Catalyst driver for their line of video cards.

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.

Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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