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AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

AMD Releases New Catalyst Drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview has attracted over 1 million downloads since it was made available to the public yesterday, and there's no reason to believe that number won't continue to grow. It isn't the only piece of Windows 8 software out there, however. To ensure smooth sailing with your Radeon graphics card (if you own one), AMD has released special Catalyst drivers specifically for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Some of the highlights of the new drivers include native Stereo 3D support for full-screen and windowed gaming, a Unified Video API, optimized screen rotation, improved sleep/resume performance, and optimized power consumption, according to AMD's release notes.


The special drivers also support AMD's Eyefinity technology, multiple graphics cards in a CrossFire configuration, and other goodies. One thing to note: AMD's Radeon HD 7900 Series and HD 7700 Series are not officially supported, though AMD promises they will be in a future Catalyst Windows 8 driver release.

You can grab the new drivers here.
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They need to fix their 12 series drivers for windows 7 before they play with that BETA OS. There are problems with them that are being talked about by gamers.

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Didn't AMD just lay-off some marketing employees? They should use some of the money they save on payroll and hire some driver developers. It seems like AMD/ATI has had sketchy drivers since the beginning of time!

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I haven't had driver trouble with them for a long time, but now games are dropping out during play and returning me to my desktop. I already went back to the 11 series driver and it stopped. At first I thought that the card was going bad.

They do need to get it together. Driver Writers and maybe some more QA are in order.

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Hmm... I have never had problems with AMD drivers as other people have but it's nice they're releasing preview drivers for Windows 8; interested to see how they perform though.

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