AMD launches new Catalyst and Catalyst drivers for Windows Pro 8.1 Preview
From a few hours ago, Microsoft made â€‹â€‹available the expected users of Windows 8.1 Preview version , which incorporates many new features (which can be found on our sister site SlashGear ). But since this is a preliminary version, still do not recommend installation in industrial environments and / or business.
windows 8.1 preview introduces some updates and improvements in the GUI and in the bowels of the operating system, one of the main changes support the new model drivers Windows Display driver Model 1.3 (WDDM 1.3), which offers more GPU-accelerated features, which can be exploited both the Windows GUI 8.1 Preview, as by applications.
amd is the first to present their new drivers compatible with windows display driver model 1.3, which support the entire line of GPUs compatible with Microsoft directx 11.1 API (DirectX 11 GPUs continue using WDDM 1.2), taking full advantage of the improvements offered WDDM 1.3 for the operating system and applications:
- Microsoft Wireless Display Support.
- Support for playback of videos to 48Hz.
- GPU-accelerated Video Conferencing (Skype / Lync).
- Tiled Support Resources (exclusive DirectX 11.1 GPUs).
You can download the new drivers from the following links:
- Catalyst for Windows 8.1 Preview 32/64 bit (Radeon GPUs).
- Catalyst Pro for Windows 8.1 Preview 32/64 bit (FirePro GPUs).
Link: Windows 8.1 AMD Catalyst Preview driver (AMD)
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