AMD Catalyst Display Driver for Windows 8 Release Preview

June 1, 2012
amd_catalyst_win8_release_preview.exe
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Feature highlights of the AMD Catalyst feature preview driver for the Windows 8 Release Preview:

Featuring support for the new WDDM 1.2 driver model, this new driver enables customers to utilize the modelís features as applications are updated to leverage them. These features include:

  • Support for the AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series.
  • Native Stereo 3D support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications. Middleware applications will not be required for such apps.
  • 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

Known issues found in the AMD Catalyst feature preview for Windows 8 (these issues will be addressed in the AMD production release for Windows 8).

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 performance in DirectX 9 applications may be slower under Windows 8 vs. Windows 7.
  • AMD CrossFireX configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 in DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 applications may be slower under Windows 8 vs. Windows 7.
  • AMD CrossFireX configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 7900, AMD Radeon HD 7800, and the AMD Radeon HD 7700 in OpenCL accelerated applications may cause a BSOD or system hang.
  • Blacklight Retribution (DirectX11 mode) played with a CrossFire configuration may result in a system crash when launching the application (32-bit OS only).
  • Video corruption can be seen when playing back movie trailers with Metro video player.

Supported Products:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD A-Series APU
  • AMD C-Series APU
  • AMD E-Series APU
  • AMD FirePro V9800
  • AMD FirePro V7900
  • AMD FirePro V7900 SDI
  • AMD FirePro V7800P
  • AMD FirePro V5900
  • AMD FirePro V4900
  • AMD FirePro V3900
  • ATI FirePro V9800
  • ATI FirePro V8800
  • ATI FirePro V7800
  • ATI FirePro V5800
  • ATI FirePro V5800 DVI
  • ATI FirePro V4800
  • ATI FirePro V3800
  • AMD FirePro 2270
  • ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View
  • AMD FirePro M8900
  • AMD FirePro M5950
  • AMD FirePro M3900
  • ATI FirePro M7820
  • ATI FirePro M5800

Supported Operating Systems:

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