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New AMD Beta Driver Drops Windows XP Support

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July 1, 2013 12:13:10 PM

Good riddance. If you're still stuck on XP...

*SMACK*
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July 1, 2013 12:23:31 PM

That sucks, i still use windows XP for some games who dont run well on Win 7 cause the OS is not supported, but i use an Nvidia card.
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July 1, 2013 12:25:21 PM

No one blames AMD for this. They supported XP far longer than Microsoft itself.
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July 1, 2013 12:25:46 PM

about time

but it's also a BETA. they could very well include XP support in the final release
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July 1, 2013 12:29:53 PM

They support Vista (4% of PCs according to wikipedia), Apple (6%), Linux (2%), Windows 8 (4%), but they drop Windows XP (32%). Very interesting decision from AMD...
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July 1, 2013 12:32:14 PM

"I may have windows xp, but I think I'm gonna go get me a 7950."- two people.
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July 1, 2013 12:36:07 PM

@aevm, 32% of PC's might still use xp, but what percent of those are used in office buildings, web browsing, only, etc. That leaves a very small percentage of people who still use it for gaming, and I'm betting a very tiny percentage of those people have a modern GPU.
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July 1, 2013 12:54:58 PM

@aevm, as someone else has pointed out, these drivers only impact gamers. Office workers or individuals who only use the OS to check for email aren't impacted. I think a more demographic-appropriate way to determine the number of individuals who use XP but also play games is to check the steam survey. In May, it indicated <10% of its users were running XP. This is much lower than the 32% of all users using XP.
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July 1, 2013 12:56:13 PM

aevm said:
They support Vista (4% of PCs according to wikipedia), Apple (6%), Linux (2%), Windows 8 (4%), but they drop Windows XP (32%). Very interesting decision from AMD...


You can still use 13.5 on XP, you know...
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July 1, 2013 1:01:46 PM

No surprise or cause for concern as Microsoft themselves are ending support for Windows XP within a year from now, but good to know.

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July 1, 2013 1:06:44 PM


Being that Microsoft does not support DX10 on XP, I suspect the current AMD support for DX9 on XP is just dandy.

And, :pfff:  at the folks taking a drive-by shot at AMD ...



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July 1, 2013 1:06:52 PM

jurassic1024 said:
Good riddance. If you're still stuck on XP...

*SMACK*


Agreed!

kmelaza said:
That sucks, i still use windows XP for some games who dont run well on Win 7 cause the OS is not supported, but i use an Nvidia card.


Have you tried compatibility mode for said games?
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July 1, 2013 1:16:35 PM

csf60 said:
No one blames AMD for this. They supported XP far longer than Microsoft itself.


Pffft. XP still has support from MS til next year.
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July 1, 2013 1:17:46 PM

aevm said:
They support Vista (4% of PCs according to wikipedia), Apple (6%), Linux (2%), Windows 8 (4%), but they drop Windows XP (32%). Very interesting decision from AMD...


If you want tech and security to progress, forget about XP ffs.
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July 1, 2013 1:18:43 PM

Seems like an odd choice, windows xp still has a large market share.

My concern is playing older games with newer hardware. You can always keep a virtualized install of xp arround for the games. But if the newer hardware stops working on it, then you have a problem.

As long as it still works, even tho its not supported i dont care.
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July 1, 2013 1:23:46 PM

none12345 said:
Seems like an odd choice, windows xp still has a large market share.


That's because people are cheap, and don't use a computer for much but the basics. Good for them, but bad for the rest of us that want to see technology progress, not stand still using an OS from 2001.

XP needs to die, and if AMD can give it a little push out the door, I'm all for it.
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July 1, 2013 1:29:03 PM

kmelaza said:
That sucks, i still use windows XP for some games who dont run well on Win 7 cause the OS is not supported, but i use an Nvidia card.


Which games are these? i play games dating back to the days of DOS on my windows 7 PC and even though some might have to be tweaked a bit to get to run they all work. 10mins on google normally resolves every issue i've had

also people are making out like AMD have dropped all XP support which is not true, you just wont get the latest updates. Which considering that all new games require you to have vista or above (because of 64bit and yes i know you can get 64bit XP but diver support for it is poor at best) it really makes no difference, if you want to play older games on older hardware with an older OS then you can use the older driver
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July 1, 2013 1:29:39 PM

huge update in my book!fixed a lot of oddity!(xp support is probably gona be optional !witch is a good thing!this update fixed most if not al my issue!not sure since I seem to get a blurriness but it might be the actual web content it self or my setting I ll know more in a week or two once I played around.but so far !god dam this is awesome!im not sure if its me but in gw2 I get about 50% increase in performance compared to before!wehn from 90 to 130 (ish)fps!might be worth it to check if your most demending result you had prior went up or its just an urbn legend on my end!anyway ty for this tom !hadn't notice!
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July 1, 2013 1:53:12 PM

While I prefer they support OS going back as far as possible, Windows XP's architecture is so vastly different from Vista/7 that I'm really not surprised. Removing the XP specific code will likely shrink the download size quite a lot as well as improve performance on Vista/7.
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July 1, 2013 1:56:24 PM

Windows 8 is a huge downgrade even when going from XP let alone Vista but dropping support for what still makes up 30-40% of the total number systems out there isn't the greatest move.
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July 1, 2013 4:20:37 PM

Good this need to happen to all drivers. It is time for XP to go there is no need to spend any time or resources on XP for anything anymore.
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July 1, 2013 4:30:23 PM

aevm: You're using the most ridiculous statistics. Look at XP share on Steam instead of general marketshare that includes old office PCs and other machines that don't play games. XP share shrinks vastly. Further, if you isolate just gaming systems on Steam with modern graphics capable of playing modern games... XP has virtually no share at all.


This isn't news, they said a long time ago that XP drivers would be put on the back burner, it will see occasional releases (quarterly WHQL or something of that nature - not latest beta drivers). It's three generations of Windows back, and doesn't support modern DirectX. If you play modern games, which need cutting edge driver updates to run their best, you need a newer version of Windows to go with it.
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July 1, 2013 4:51:37 PM

Good!
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July 1, 2013 6:43:58 PM

XP is like the old cow, bessy, that's growing older and can no longer provide milk. It's time for farmer McMicrosoft to take bessy out behind the barn to put her out of her misery. Just die already.
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July 1, 2013 6:48:27 PM

Almost all gamers will not be on xp by now I hope. XP had a nice long run but its time to move on.
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July 1, 2013 8:31:37 PM

XP r.i.p
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July 2, 2013 1:38:59 AM

They should had dropped Vista instead of XP.
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July 2, 2013 3:06:12 AM

Id say they supported it long enought.
After all, most GPUs are DX11 wich, if i remmber correctly, XP does not support.
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July 2, 2013 3:10:35 AM

well it had to be done someday. XP served me well but its just too old....
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July 2, 2013 11:50:20 AM

I'm curious as to when they're going to cut support for the 5xxx series. Still rocking an old 5770 Hawk :D .
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July 3, 2013 5:16:56 PM

dumb move. Looks like my next card will be Nvidia.
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July 9, 2013 6:49:20 AM

beachbod said:
dumb move. Looks like my next card will be Nvidia.


How is it a dumb move? Why support an OS that doesn't support current versions of DX that these cards are designed for? Newer games are dropping XP support as well. XP is old and outdated.
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November 12, 2013 6:44:58 AM

well now it seems that AMD is not supporting vista was looking at fm2 & fm2+ boards and no vista chipset drivers though tere up to date XP drivers but not vista. vid card drivers you can go to vista drivers and get the latest driver but in the release notes its plain to see vista is not covered. just XP 7 8 and 8.1
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