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.