Windows 8 Consumer Preview video drivers released by AMD

If you want to download and run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and also own a PC that has a Radeon-based video card inside, you might want to head over to AMD's web site. The company has just released a special set of graphics drivers for a number of Radeon based cards that are designed specifically to be run on Microsoft's newest preview of its next operating system.

The full release notes for these special drivers are also available, which offer up some info about the driver's features, including support for stereo 3D, optimized screen rotation and more. There's also support for AMD's proprietary graphics features such as the Eyefinity multi-monitor support and CrossFireX multi-video card support.

The AMD Catalyst Driver 8.93.7 RC10 can be run on the following video cards:

  • 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

If you have a video card that is a part of the AMD Radeon HD 7900 family or the AMD Radeon HD 7700 series, this special Windows 8 Consumer Preview graphics driver is not for you. AMD says it will update the driver for those video cards "in the coming weeks".

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