On August 31st 2009, AMD reached a new software development milestone – the world’s first Microsoft WHQL certificated graphics driver for DirectX 11 and DirectCompute 11.

AMD’s DirectX 11 WHQL certified graphics driver delivers support for all of the key DirectX 11 level features required for new gaming experiences and acceleration of next generation high performance applications:

  • DirectCompute 11
  • Shader Model 5.0
  • Tessellation
  • Addressable stream output
  • Geometry Shader Instancing
  • Pull Model attribute evaluation
  • Subroutines
  • New texture formats

Meeting Microsoft’s WHQL certification requirements in the ATI Catalyst 8.651 graphics driver for DirectX 11 and Windows 7 clearly demonstrates AMD’s focus and determination to deliver an extremely stable and robust experience on AMD’s next generation of DirectX 11 ATI Radeon Graphics accelerators