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AMD's new drivers support 8K 60Hz over dual DP cables

AMD prepares for Radeon RX Vega with 8K 60Hz monitor support through 2 x DP cables

By Anthony Garreffa on Apr 5, 2017 06:23 am CDT - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

AMD has just unleashed its latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.4.1 drivers, with new driver-level VR features, new display technologies, bug fixes, and more. You can grab the new drivers here.

AMD's new drivers support 8K 60Hz over dual DP cables |

Inside, Crimson ReLive 17.4.1 includes support for Oculus tech Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) for the Radeon R9 Fury series, Radeon R9 390 series, and Radeon R9 290 series - as well as support for SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection on the Radeon RX 480 and RX 470 when you've got Windows 10.

The bigger deal here is that the new 17.4.1 drivers feature DP1.4 HBR3 support, and some 8K monitor goodness with 8K 60Hz with 2 x DP cables, and 8K 30Hz with a single DP cable. This is the big thing for me, as AMD is planting the 8K seeds for its upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, that will make good use of its new HBM2 tech and High Bandwidth Cache.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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