- Aug 25, 2001
Way too soon, considering how many RX 580 cards are floating around there.
Nothing of value will be lost bro.Way too soon, considering how many RX 580 cards are floating around there.
If it is going into the inactive 'performance improvement' category then it's fine, there is very likely nothing more in performance to be wrung out of these cards. But bugs, display errors, or deleterious performance 'issues' should still be investigated and fixed for a couple more years.
Fabio does a lot of content on the modded Amernime drivers. If they do stop supporting Polaris and Vega officially, use those as needed.
Lately Amernime has released drivers to get some of the new AMD features working on older cards. It is an inelegant solution, but it works. I think that's pretty damned cool.
Latest driver from AMD is 2015 up to W10?
You're not wrong.Just because the driver isn't being currently updated doesn't mean the card is no longer functional, even 10 or 12 years after launch.
You're not wrong.
The modded drivers get a lot of positive feedback, and in the case I mentioned, added features they are otherwise locked out of. Sure you can just download the last ones that were available and they work. But the modded drivers can sometimes offer various fixes and improvements. I think it is great that the community continues to support old cards.
I love the APUs. Looking forward to getting a new desktop RDNA3/3+/4 variant at some point.Unrelated, but I find it amazing how much better the integrated graphics are on the R7 5700g that replaced the HD6850. It was a nice boost.
That looks to be the plan.If there is an emergency scenario where Vega needs to be patched, they can always release an off cycle driver.
This.That looks to be the plan.
The Anandtech story - https://www.anandtech.com/show/21126/amd-reduces-ongoing-driver-support-for-polaris-and-vega-gpus
The Amernime Zone will keep things going after all official support ends.
The reasons I would not buy a used Radeon VII for gaming.For those on Radeon VII cards though, I could see those still being viable for a while longer. 16GB of memory and a powerful Vega GPU, it performs similar to a 1080Ti or 5700XT, but has more memory than either. Also this is HBM2, so it is darn fast.