AMD ends driver support for Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series

AMD ends driver support for Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 series

The new Radeon Software Crimson Edition has arrived with a bad surprise for owners of Radeon HD 5000 and Radeon HD 6000 series graphics cards by AMD. Despite that these two generations still pack a punch and fully support DirectX 11, AMD has decided to end all driver support for them, citing that they have “reached peak performance optimization as of November 24, 2015”.

The latest driver that works with HD 5000 and HD 6000 video cards is the Catalyst 15.7.1 WHQL but there’s some light in this grim picture – owners of video cards that belong to these two generations can use a special edition of AMD’s latest graphics software called Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta, which is designed for legacy GPUs. Starting now AMD will only develop graphics drivers for cards from the HD 7000 generation or newer.

You can find the last HD 5000 and HD 6000 driver, including Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta, right here.


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