Windows 8 AMD Catalyst Mobility Drivers for Windows 8


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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 model’s 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
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.

Applicable Products:
This article applies to the following configuration(s):


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


AMD Catalyst

Unfortunately anything below the HD5000 series is not supported.
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The latest official release for the Catalyst Mobility suite is 13.1 (released January 11th 2013) with driver version 9.012.0 signed December 19th 2012.

This release contains a new management interface for 3D setting as well as offering performance gains on the entire HD 7000M series. More release notes, including game/card specific improvements and known issues can be found here AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 Release Notes

This release supports the following cards (mobile cards only listed):
AMD6741.1 = "AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series"
AMD68E5.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series"
AMD68E4.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6300M Series"
AMD6760.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series"
AMD6761.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6430M"
AMD68C1.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6500M/5600/5700 Series"
AMD68C0.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6570M/5700 Series"
AMD6740.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series"
AMD68A8.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6800M Series"
AMD6720.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 6900M Series"
AMD6842.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series"
AMD6841.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series"
AMD6840.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series"
AMD6843.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7670M"
AMD682D.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series"
AMD682F.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series"
AMD6825.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7800M Series"
AMD6827.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7800M Series"
AMD6800.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7970M"
AMD68E0.1 = "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series"
AMD68E1.1 = "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series"
AMD68C7.1 = "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5570"
AMD68A0.1 = "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series"

Windows 8 64-bit

Windows 8 32-bit
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