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ATi Radeon HD Series Windows 8 Consumer Preview Drivers

Updated 7/20/2012, notes at the bottom.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview just released today, and many AMD ATi Radeon HD consumers are stuck in the dark! If you are seeking the drivers for Consumer Preview, fear not! I have found them!

If you can’t get Windows 8 Developer Preview drivers or Windows 7 64-bit drivers to run on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, please download the following RC10 of Catalyst Control Center. Note: Be sure to visit AMD’s site for the latest Release Candidate. As of 2/29/2012 it is RC10!

AMD Catalyst Driver 8.93.7 RC10

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
OpenC™
OpenGL®
UVD
AMD Dual Graphics / AMD CrossFire™ Technology
AMD Overdrive™
AMD Catalyst Control Center / Vision Engine Control Center
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.

UPDATE 3/9/2012: If you are experiencing errors launching programs, such as Logitech’s software programs or Adobe Premier that read, “LoadLibrary failed with error 126: The specified module could not be found.” attempt to reinstall Catalyst Control Center. This may require a full restart.

UPDATE 7/15/2012 Here are the drivers for Windows 8 Release Preview:

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Windows8ConsumerPreviewDrivers.aspx

UPDATE 7/20/2012 If anyone running Adobe Photoshop CS6 is experiencing LoadLibrary error 126 – I would recommend downloading and installing the Windows 7 64-bit drivers and running those. Be sure to go into Device Manager and uninstall the Engineering Sample drivers. I will give it a few weeks before going back to the Windows 8 drivers, I’ve informed ATi of this issue.

http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Windows8ConsumerPreviewDrivers.aspx