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

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

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Gotta realize for the vid cards, NV dont want u to run anything but NV. Only Lucid brought about the idea of mixing different chips.

N it worked for my Laptop and My Sig Rig, despite the sig rig not having a Optimized AGP GART (Uses the 440 BX gart driver just to get it running)

My laptop i wasnt sure if there was a 865 PE Chipset Driver for Win Vista/7 that wasnt built into windows (Drivers in Windows Suck Donkey Dick anyway)
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.