Driver AMD Radeon, stop al supporto a Windows 8.1 32 bit

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A choice that has its own logic, given that Windows 8.1 has an increasingly reduced share (it is under 7% according to Netmarketshare), and of that slice, a large part is certainly formed by 64-bit editions. Driver support for Windows 8.1 64-bit does not undergo any changes, proceeding hand in hand with that of Windows 7 and Windows 10.

According to TechPowerUp, "the company will release occasional beta versions of the drivers and perhaps even a 8.1-bit WHQL version of Radeon Software for Windows 32, but the frequency of updates will be lower than the classic one." In short, if you have not taken the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, everything is "conspiring" against you to install the new operating system from Microsoft.


"AMD attributes the disappearance of 8.1-bit Windows 32 support to the success of the free Windows 10 updater, which has relegated 8.1-bit Windows 32 to an extremely small install base," adds TechPowerUp.

Recently AMD has reallocated the driver developers in order to offer faster driver updates for the most popular operating systems, Windows 10 and Windows 7. Furthermore, as the debut of Vega solutions approaches, it is entirely plausible that most engineers are focused on optimizing drivers for the new architecture.


Based on what we see, the commitment seems to pay off: not only has AMD introduced new features with the ReLive drivers at the end of the year, but it continues to support the new titles coming out on the market quickly, sometimes anticipating the rival Nvidia.


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