Monday, 22 October 2012 15:21
AMD has released their Catalyst 12.10 and 12.11 beta today. You can grab them here.
Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.10: Ready for Windows 8
For AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, HD 6000 and HD 7000 Series users, Microsoft® has certified today’s AMD Catalyst™ 12.10 release as “compatible with Windows 8.” With this driver, these products offer full support for WDDM 1.2, which is an updated model for graphics drivers that Microsoft has developed to ensure smooth performance and wide compatibility in their new operating system.
Target-Independent Rasterization (TIR): TIR is a new rendering path that enables superior anti-aliasing in Direct3D driver applications
Native Stereo 3D Support: Windows 8 natively supports stereoscopic 3D gaming and videos via compatible applications
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
Major technologies / features also supported under Windows 8:
AMD Eyefinity technology
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
AMD Dual Graphics
AMD CrossFire technology
AMD Catalyst Control Center
Vision Engine Control Center
Feature Highlights of AMD Catalyst™ 12.10: AMD Catalyst Mobility support for AMD Enduro™ Technology
AMD Catalyst Mobility now includes support for AMD Enduro™ Technology. AMD Enduro Technology is currently supported on all notebook Intel IvyBridge platforms and AMD Comal platforms that support the AMD Radeon HD 7900M, 7800M, 7700M.
AMD Enduro™ Technology for Notebooks delivers:
· Unbeatable battery life
· GPU accelerated performance for gaming, video, and compute apps
· A Seamless and automatic experience
New Enduro™ Technology features found in Cat