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#1 eladbs

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 19:48

The new WDDM v1.3 preview drivers has been posted on AMD's website:

 

http://support.amd.c...viewDriver.aspx

 

Enjoy.




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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:12

Thanks!!



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:18

Windows 8.1 features an upgraded display driver model, WDDM 1.3, which lets users take advantage of a few new features. GPUs based on AMD's Graphics CoreNext architecture will be supported by Windows 8.1 over WDDM 1.3, while older VLIW4 and VLIW5-based GPUs (Radeon HD 6000 series and older), will be supported over older WDDM 1.2 based drivers. 

Windows 8.1 brings some enhancements to PC graphics, with support for Microsoft's own standardized wireless display technology; 48 Hz dynamic refresh rates for video playback, V-sync interrupt optimization, video conferencing acceleration, and a new instruction to the DirectX 11.1 API, named "tiled resources." Like the operating system itself, AMD's Windows 8.1 Preview Catalyst driver is a beta, and its use comes with no warranties. Microsoft expects to launch Windows 8.1 later this year, reportedly available as a free upgrade for current Windows 8 users.

Lists of AMD GPUs supported by WDDM 1.3 and WDDM 1.2 follow.

AMD GPUs and iGPUs supported by WDDM 1.3:

  • AMD Accelerated Processors (Kabini & Temash) for Desktop, Notebook or Tablet PCs:
  • A4-1200, A4-1250, A4-5000, A4-5100, A4-5150, A6-1450, A6-5200, A6-5250, A6-5350, E1-2100, E1-2200. E1-2500, E1-2600, E1-2650, E2-3000, E2-3100
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (Richland) for Desktop or Notebook PCs: A10-5700, A10-5745M, A10-5750M, A10-5757M, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-5500, A8-5500B, A8-5545M, A8-5550M, A8-5557M, A8-5600K, A6-5345M, A6-5350M, A6-5357M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-5145M, A4-5150, A4-5300, A4-5300B
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (Trinity) for Desktop or Notebook PCs: A10-4600M, A10-4655M, A10-4677M, A10-5700, A10-5800B, A10-5800K, A8-4500M, A8-4555M, A8-4557M, A6-4400M, A6-4455M, A6-5400B, A6-5400K, A4-4300M, A4-4355M, A4-5300, A4-5300B
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series, AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000D Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7900M Series, AMD Radeon HD 7800M Series, AMD Radeon HD 7700M Series, AMD Radeon HD 7600M/7500M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000G Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000D Series
  • AMD FirePro S10000
  • AMD FirePro W9000, AMD FirePro S9000
  • AMD FirePro W8000
  • AMD FirePro W7000, AMD FirePro S7000
  • AMD FirePro W5000, AMD FirePro R5000
  • AMD FirePro W600
  • AMD FirePro M6000 Series
  • AMD FirePro M4000 Series
  • AMD FirePro M2000 Series

AMD GPUs and iGPUs supported by WDDM 1.2:

  • AMD Accelerated Processors (Llano) for Desktop or Notebook PCs:
  • A8-3870K, A8-3850, A8-3820, A8-3800, A8-3550MX, A8-3530MX, A8-3520M, A8-3510MX, A8-3500M, A6-3670K, A6-3650, A6-3620, A6-3600, A6-3430MX, A6-3420M, A6-3410MX, A6-3400M, A4-3420, A4-3400, A4-3330MX, A4-3320M, A4-3310MX, A4-3305M, A4-3300M, E2-3000M, E2-3200
  • AMD Accelerated Processors (Brazos) for Desktop, Notebook or Tablet:
  • C-30, C-50, C-60, C-70, E1-1200, E1-1500, E2-1800, E2-2000, E-240, E-300, E-350, E-450, Z-01, Z-60
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000M Series
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
  • AMD Z-Series APU
  • AMD FirePro A320 APU, AMD FirePro A300 APU
  • ATI FirePro V9800. AMD FirePro V9800P
  • ATI FirePro V8800
  • AMD FirePro V7900, AMD FirePro V7900 SDI
  • ATI FirePro V7800, AMD FirePro V7800P
  • AMD FirePro V5900
  • ATI FirePro V5800, ATI FirePro V5800 DVI
  • AMD FirePro V4900
  • ATI FirePro V4800
  • AMD FirePro V3900
  • ATI FirePro V3800
  • ATI FirePro 2460, AMD FirePro 2270
  • AMD FireStream 9370, AMD FireStream 9350
  • AMD FirePro M8900 Series
  • AMD FirePro M5950 Series
  • AMD FirePro M7820 Series
  • AMD FirePro M5950 Series
  • AMD FirePro M3900 Series

 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 14:17

So 6000 and 5000 series will not get WDDM 1.3?

#5 Jub Fequois

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 14:20

http://www.neowin.ne...preview-driver/

 

However, thanks for the heads up in any case. :)



#6 Sadelwo

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 14:25

So 6000 and 5000 series will not get WDDM 1.3?

 

Seems that way. I was planning o upgrade to an HD 9000 series when they came out year end anyway.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 14:51

Seems that way. I was planning o upgrade to an HD 9000 series when they came out year end anyway.


That is very unfair. There is a relatively new card Radeon HD6750 which would seem like out of support. Btw it's mobile version is present on countless Mid 2011 iMac's.

#8 Jub Fequois

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 14:56

That is very unfair.

 

Even if they don't add WDDM 1.3 support for older cards (for which I don't know the requirements), you still have up-to-date WDDM 1.2 drivers available. For all we know, they'll expand support in future betas.



#9 TheExperiment

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 15:09

That is very unfair. There is a relatively new card Radeon HD6750 which would seem like out of support. Btw it's mobile version is present on countless Mid 2011 iMac's.

If the card doesn't have the features required for WDDM 1.3 support there's absolutely nothing they can do to change that.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 17:22

Even if they don't add WDDM 1.3 support for older cards (for which I don't know the requirements), you still have up-to-date WDDM 1.2 drivers available. For all we know, they'll expand support in future betas.

 

 

This is typical AMD .. I wouldn't bet on it.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:01

This is typical AMD .. I wouldn't bet on it.

 

Ssh, don't make me steal back my nVIDIA card from the wife.



#12 Jeston

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:54

Threads merged



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:12

I hate how they dumped the HD 4000 series to the curb.



#14 Knive Party

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:33

That is very unfair. There is a relatively new card Radeon HD6750 which would seem like out of support. Btw it's mobile version is present on countless Mid 2011 iMac's.

 

so wait, what does this mean for someone who has a 5870 and no wddm 1.3 support? Will things still work as normal?



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:50

so wait, what does this mean for someone who has a 5870 and no wddm 1.3 support? Will things still work as normal?

Yes, the same as they did on Windows 8.