AMD releases fresh drivers to support the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

AMD releases fresh drivers to support the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

This is a quick hit for anyone who has a PC running on AMD graphics hardware: we have a Windows 8 solution for you.

AMD has produced a set of drivers that support the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. According to NeoWin, the fresh drivers include support for “stereo 3D [and]optimized screen rotation,” among other features. AMD claims that they will also improve a machine’s power consumption, something that mobile users of Microsoft’s latest beta will appreciate.

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You can snag the drivers here. You can find full documentation here. The drivers support both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 8. You can find installation instructions here, if you get confused. The graphics cards that this impact include:

  • 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

We’ll leave you with that. If you want to catch up on all our Windows 8 coverage, head here. If you just want the brass tacks of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, this post is for you.

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