AMD Ends Driver Support for R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and Many Other Older Radeon Graphics Cards

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AMD is complementing today’s new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver release with an announcement that it’s terminating support for many of its older Radeon graphics cards. These include products in the Radeon R9 Fury Series, R9 Nano Series, R9 300|200 Series, and Radeon HD 8000|7000 Series. As noted in AMD’s blog post, the last driver that will support these legacy models is Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.2. Red team also revealed that Radeon Software support for Windows 7 64-bit based operating systems have been moved to a legacy support model.

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AMD A-Series APUs with Radeon R4, R5, R6, or R7 GraphicsAMD A-Series PRO processors with Radeon Graphics
AMD Pro A-Series APUs with Radeon R5 or R7 GraphicsAMD FX-Series APUs with Radeon R7 Graphics
AMD Athlon™ Series APUs with Radeon R3 GraphicsAMD E-Series APUs with Radeon R2 Graphics
AMD Sempron™ Series APUs with Radeon R3 GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 M400 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series, R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 M300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 M300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 M300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R7 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R7 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 M200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R5 200 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8500M – HD 8900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7700M – HD 7900M Series Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics 

This change enables AMD to dedicate valuable engineering resources to developing new features and enhancements for graphics products based on our latest graphics architectures. […] For users passionate about gaming, you may wish to consider upgrading to a modern GPU and benefit from exciting new features, improved performance, lower power consumption and broader compatibility with the latest PC games.

Source: AMD

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