AMD Dropping Support For Pre-HD 5000 Series GPUs in July

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randomgeek

I can understand why AMD is doing this, they already squeezed as much performance out of the DX9 cards as they can. Also the driver downloads are getting huge when they have to provide legacy support, the latest cat 12.4 beta is 228MB!

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irishsj

Man the 4870 X2 was a monster back in 2008. We are only talking 4 years ago. Thats crazy. I have a 2gb 5850 Sapphire Toxic that still does it's job.

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Peanut Fox

No kidding. I remember when people where talking the 4870x2 could max duel x8 PCIe slots. Still not happening.

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Cy-Kill

Great, now I'll need to get a new video card, either the 7990 -- if it ever comes out -- or go back to nVIDIA if they come out with a dual-GPU card.

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irishsj

4870 X2 I presume?

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Cy-Kill

You presume right, but I have to ask, how did you know?

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irishsj

You mentioned you needed a dual GPU card and the 4870 X2 was the dual GPU card of the 4 series. I also had a 4870 X2 myself before getting a 2gb 5850.

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Cy-Kill

Well, I am thinking of getting two 7990s if they ever come out, or something along those lines.

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Hilarity

They should drop the 5000 series too. Time to upgrade not sitting on your old ass hardware. At least it will be easier to focus on optimisations for new games.

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allesisgevat

@Hilarity

I dont know where you get your facts from i own a 5970 and with just a adjustment of the clocks i blow the 7970 away in benches. So your stupid comment on "old ass hardware" shows what you know of anything! Go read up on the 5000 series and then especially the 5970 to see what that "old ass hardware" can do!

5970 was king and in many ways it still is a king!!

Long live the 5000 series and may they kick butt long into the future!

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noobstix

You know, the 5800 series GPU is still pretty solid. It still outperforms the 6800 so I don't see why that should be dropped.

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livebriand

And yet nvidia is still releasing driver updates for the 6000 series, launched back in 2004...

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TheRyGuy

"If your still gaming"...c'mon. You're**. I assume there are requirements to work for a magazine. Not to harp on you, but it's ridiculous to see these kind of errors in published media. Maybe my inner grammar Nazi is really coming out today. Sorry, bro.

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limitbreaker

I wouldn't be happy if nvidia would drop support for my gtx275 considering I get great performance out of my sli config specially with 3d vision. I think they should support 4000 series as long as long it performs well enough for recent release which it does.

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