In order to focus on Graphics drivers for its next-generation compatible with DirectX 12 graphics API, AMD has announced that its AMD Radeon HD 5000 and HD 6000 Series line-up graphics cards relegated to “Legacy Support”, this would entail “no additional driver releases” for these GPUs as they’ve “reached peak performance optimization as on November 24, 2015.”

The last WHQL-signed driver that users of HD 6000 and HD 5000 series can use is Catalyst 15.7.1 WHQL; and those looking for a whiff of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition, will be able to use a Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta designed with legacy GPU support.

The company will focus on the series based on the Graphics CoreNext architecture (HD 7000 onwards). By 2016, they expect at least 6 certified updates, while the Beta drivers will continue to offer additional enhancements to shorten waiting times between certified and offer optimizations and update profiles as major titles will arrive.

Via: Techpowerup

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