AMD To Drop Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 Catalyst Support

Tagged: AMD Catalyst Drivers, Software, Computer Hardware
Source: phoronix.com - Read the full article
Posted: 2 years 4 days ago

"In what will certainly be controversial and disappointing to some Radeon Linux desktop users, AMD will soon announce that they will effectively be discontinuing support for several Radeon product families from their proprietary Catalyst driver. After that point, for future Linux distribution updates, the open-source Radeon Linux driver will be your only option for accelerated graphics. This is likely happening with the Windows Catalyst driver too, but at least there they have a better-maintained legacy driver process.

This summer, around the time of Catalyst 12.7, AMD will be dropping support for pre-Evergreen hardware from their proprietary graphics driver. This means that the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series will cease to be supported by the mainline driver. The support will live on in a legacy branch of Catalyst, but that branch for Linux users will not be updated with new X.Org Server and Linux kernel support..."

 

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Although removed from the regular monthly Catalyst driver update, support for HD 2000/3000/4000 will continoue via seperate, quarterly updates.

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