If you are a Radeon video card user who wants to download Windows 8 consumer preview, you should be reading this article closely. With the release of Windows 8 beta versions, AMD, the ‘go to’ company when it comes to chips, have come up with drivers compatible with the operating system. AMD Catalyst series are the Windows 8 drivers that will work well with your Radeon video card. The GPU users will have access to the latest features including 3D support and screen rotation, which will give better experience with Windows 8.
These official Windows 8 drivers will optimize your experience with the operating system. The power consumption of GPU and the sleep/resume features are lowered and will be beneficial for notebook and mobile users of Windows 8. The new operating system of Microsoft has a new feature called Windows Display Driver Model 1.2(WDDM1.2), which is supported only by these AMD drivers. The WDDM helps in multitasking, memory footprint reduction and resource sharing.
AMD Catalyst drivers
The notes of these special drivers are fully released, which give info about the features of the drivers. The notes include features like stereo 3D support, screen rotation and more. The proprietary graphic features of AMD, like the Eyefinity multi-monitor and CrossFireX multi-video card are supported by the
driver. The AMD Catalyst Driver 8.93.7 RC10 can be used with the following video cards:
- 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 Series
- AMD FirePro 3D Series
Video cards that are a part of AMD Radeon HD 7900 family or the AMD Radeon HD 7700series cannot be used with AMD Catalyst driver for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It will not be supported. The drivers for the omitted out video cards will be soon released by AMD. These drivers are compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8 operating systems.
Go to the AMD website and download the drivers depending on your video cards, except for AMD Radeon HD 7900 and AMD Radeon HD 7700 series.
Hope this article was informative for your purpose. Have a great day!