I'm getting incredibly aggravated with the poor decision to mix ATI and WinDoze 8.
Prior to my installation of Windows 8, Catalyst controls were preinstalled and everything worked all fine and dandy. Since I've made the plunge into the new operating system (my recovery disks are gone, believe me when I say I tore my house apart to find them. No dice), I've been having constant problems.
First off, when I play nearly any 3D game (Oblivion, Skyrim, Black Mesa, etc) small triangular holes appear in almost every model. The models are also stretched across my screen in places. I've read that this is a common issue with the latest drivers AMD put out (I've also read that it's a problem with conflicting Anti-Aliasing for GPU independent), however since this is a fresh install there is nothing to roll back to.
When I attempt to install ANY version of the Catalyst Control Center, I don't get any GPU controls of any sort. I can't find any legacy drivers for x86 windows, and I'm about ready to bash my head into something a few times until I pass out from intracranial hemmorhaging.
My vendor's (HP) drivers are just as useless as AMD/ATI's.