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AMD ends driver support for R9 Fury and older graphics cards

Earlier this year, we learned that driver support for Nvidia’s Kepler based GPUs will be coming to an end soon. Now, AMD is announcing the end of driver support for some of its ageing graphics cards, including the Radeon HD 7000, Radeon 200, Radeon 300 and R9 Fury series.

The Radeon HD 7000 series launched all the way back in 2011, while the Radeon 200, 300 and Fury series graphics cards were all released between 2013 and 2015. These GPUs are now moving into AMD’s legacy section, so “no additional driver releases are planned”.

Here is the full list of GPUs losing driver support with this week’s release of Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1:

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

This driver also brings about the end of Radeon Software driver support for Windows 7 64-bit, following on from Microsoft dropping support for the OS in January 2020.

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KitGuru Says: I still remember the days of gaming on my Radeon HD 7950. Do any of you still run an older AMD graphics card? 

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