AMD has decided to end support for all non-GCN based cards, which includes all Radeon HD 5000, 6000, and select 7000 series cards. All of these cards have now been moved to ‘Legacy status’. That means AMD will not be releasing any new additional drivers for these GPUs.
In addition to the graphics cards, all APUs that utilize legacy GPU architectures have also been moved to Legacy status. These include Llano, Trinity, and Richland APUs.
On its support page, the company claims that the above products “have reached peak performance optimization as of November 24th, 2015.” The company will now focus on developing new features and enhancements for its GCN architecture based graphics products.
For those of you interesting in trying out the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition software, AMD has released a final “As Is” beta driver with the redesigned UI and some of the features that are available to newer GCN based products.