AMD, Radeon Adrenalin drivers in the future will no longer support these GPUs and APUs

AMD, Radeon Adrenalin drivers in the future will no longer support these GPUs and APUs


AMD announced via an official blog post that its Radeon Adrenalin 21.5.2 driver will be the latest to support all pre-RX 400 series GPUs and pre-Ryzen 2200G and 2400G APUs. All of these models are now considered "legacy" and have long since ceased to be among the best cards on the market. The same is true for Windows 7, as AMD has also eliminated support for the old operating system from Microsoft.

The announcement was made after the release of the Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver, the first to not support these legacy devices and Windows 7. For users who still own an HD 7970, R9 290, R9 390X or R9 Fury, this is undoubtedly bad news. However, it was quite predictable, given that NVIDIA will also soon eliminate support for Windows 7 and Kepler family GPUs.

If you are still using these GPUs, especially in a period when the shortage of video cards is still no big deal, you shouldn't worry about buying a new one immediately just because AMD has decided to discontinue support. Your product will continue to function properly, but no bugs or optimization offers will be fixed to run the latest titles.

Once graphics card prices return to normal, you may want to consider purchasing a new model. Recall that the lack of driver updates can potentially leave you exposed to security vulnerabilities that will not be fixed on legacy cards, also Windows 11 is expected to arrive in the not too distant future and may only have limited driver support on older GPUs.

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Forspoken Gets An AMD FSR Upgrade In New Gameplay Trailer

AMD's new FidelityFX Super Resolution trailer has gone live, and inside of the showreel for the company's answer to Nvidia's DLSS performance-enhancing graphics technology is new gameplay footage of Forspoken. You can see some new and extended footage in the trailer below at around the 14-second mark.

AMD's new FSR technology is designed to enhance gameplay graphics without needing to tax the hardware too much, which Luminous Productions studio head Takeshi Aramaki says was implemented into Forspoken in just a single day.

'Implementing cutting-edge AMD technology in the development of Forspoken is an embodiment of that philosophy,' Aramaki explained in the video. 'With Forspoken, we are aiming to achieve the highest quality visuals ever seen in an open-world game.'

Forspoken has received a 'significant performance boost' when running the game at 4K and 60 frames per second according to Aramaki, with the developer adding that the game is meant to be experienced at that high resolution. AMD FSR launched this week, although it will still take a while for more developers to support the technology.

Forspoken--previously known as Square Enix's Project Athia--got an extended trailer earlier this year. In case you missed it, the two-minute-long video showcases more gameplay and traversal mechanics with the protagonist Frey Holland. As for when the game will be out, Sony did mention back at CES 2021 that Forspoken would launch in January 2022, a month that would put it in direct competition with Elden Ring if it sticks to that release window.

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