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Fury, R200, R300, HD 7000, AMD abandons all in this little world!

Fury, R200, R300, HD 7000, AMD abandons all in this little world!

After NVIDIA who put a number of cards in the closet, it’s now AMD’s turn. Indeed, the reds simply abandon the driver support of several series of cards. Thus, the Fury, R300, R200 and HD 7000 go under the legacy status. We learn the news via a post on their blog.

Fury, R300, R200 and HD 7000: no more drivers!

AMD R9 FuryWith the latest driver, Adrenalin 21.6.1, AMD is retiring a large number of graphics cards. Thus, everything that dates from before the RX 400 will no longer benefit from driver updates. In other words, no more feature additions, performance boosts, or other optimizations of any kind. For that, you will have to turn to more recent models.

Just like NVIDIA, this move is understandable. Indeed, the HD 7000 played elbows with the GTX 600 in their time… A time that dates back 10 years ago. Yes, the HD 7970 was released in December 2011, an eternity in a market that is renewed almost every year. As for the more recent series, the R300 and R9 Fury, they were launched in 2015 while the R200 was launched in 2013.

For the time being, the last driver supporting all its references remains the 21.5.2. Just like its green competitor, we imagine that AMD will continue to offer security updates if the need arises. In the meantime, either we’ll spend a lot of money for a newer card, or we’ll turn to second hand, or we’ll wait for better days to change our old GPU.

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