AMD ends driver support for Radeon 200, 300 and Fury series

Published: 22nd Jun 2021, 07:47 GMT   Comments

AMD says Fury, 200, and 300 series cards are no longer supported

Some readers who rushed to download the latest 21.6.1 driver featuring FidelityFX Super Resolution were surprised to learn that their graphics cards are no longer supported. 

In an official blog post, AMD confirmed it is retiring a large number of its graphics card today. Starting with Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver graphics card from Radeon Fury, Radeon 300, as well as Radeon 200 series, will no longer be supported, as all these cards have been moved to the legacy section.

What this means is that the last driver to support these graphics cards is the 21.5.2 driver. AMD further clarifies that ‘no additional driver releases are planned’, which does not explain if AMD still intends to fix important security issues should they appear in the future.

Furthermore, AMD is also retiring its Radeon HD 7000 series (released in 2011) and HD 8000 series (released a year later for OEMs). The Radeon 200 series were released in 2013 while a refresh based on the same silicon was released in 2014. The ‘youngest’ series being retired today is the Fury series which debuted in 2015.

NVIDIA has recently announced it will be moving its Kepler era GPUs to legacy as well, however, what should be noted is that the manufacturer communicated this change nearly 3 months in advance, a luxury that was not given to Radeon users.

AMD Graphics Solution no longer supported by Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver
DESKTOPMOBILE
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

Source: AMD




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