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Pre-HD 5000 Will be Removed from Catalyst Mainline, But Onto a New Support Model: AMD

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. ThE_MaD_ShOt


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    See nothing to fear. We will get plenty of updates and support for our older cards.
  2. damric


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    I wouldn't even update the old stuff quarterly. I'd do it semi-annually or even annually. People that hang onto the old stuff generally don't update drivers all that often.
  3. newtekie1

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    This has nothing to do with nVidia, it is AMD not supporting win7 for the X1000 and older cards, which means no WDDM1.1 support, which is what gives Win7 the ability to mix and match cards. So it is AMD stopping me from putting an x1000 series card in my computer along side an nVidia. NVidia has no problems doing this, and they never have, the only time they didn't want you using an AMD card was when you were using an nVidia card as a PhysX card with an AMD primary, other than that they have no problems with mixing and matching cards.

    And Lucid didn't bring about the idea of mixing chips, I've been running AMD/ATI along side nVidia for years, since early XP days.
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