The AMD Catalyst Windows 8 Consumer Preview Driver contains the following:

  • AMD display driver version 8.93.7
  • AMD Vision Control Center version 8.93.7

AMD Product Compatibility

The AMD Catalyst Windows 8 Preview Driver is compatible with the following AMD products.

AMD Desktop Product Family Compatibility

  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD A Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD C Series APU
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD E Series APU
  • AMD FirePro Series
  • AMD FirePro 3D Series

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.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 8 32-bit Edition
  • Windows 8 64-bit Edition

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
  • OpenCL
  • OpenGL
  • UVD
  • AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFireX Technology
  • AMD Overdrive
  • AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center

Known Issues

The following section provides a summary of open issues that may be experienced under the Windows 8 operating system with the AMD Catalyst Driver for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. These include:

  • Graphics corruption may be intermittently experienced while running the Metro UI in High Performance mode.
  • HDMI/DisplayPort audio may be unavailable when connected to an audio enabled display device.
  • Bezel compensation may not function as expected.
  • AMD Steady Video options may be missing on initial launch of the Vision Control Center.
  • The AMD Overdrive option may be missing in some configurations.
  • The list of supported HDTV modes may be incomplete or missing in some configurations.
  • Random flickering and screen corruption may be observed while playing Dirt2 and F1 2010 in DirectX 11 mode.
  • Random flickering and screen corruption may be observed while playing Just Cause 2 in DirectX 10 mode.
  • Crysis 2 may experience corruption when run in DirectX 11 mode.
  • F1 2010 may fail to launch when run in DirectX 9 mode.
  • 3D video playback may not be available while running PowerDVD 10.
  • Flickering may be observed when playing World of Warcraft in HD3D using the Tridef launcher.