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Giblets: AMD drops development for Windows 8.0

AMD recently announced the Catalyst 14.6 beta but they also provided a very important tidbit about the beta drivers – Windows 8.0 32 and 64-bit were not supported, while other versions of Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 were. In a statement given to Guru3D, the company said that they were choosing to “focus our development efforts on the latest version of Windows 8, which is available to all users as a free update.” This means that Windows 8.0, for all intents, is dead in the water to AMD.

Then again, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update are available for free, so they may have a valid point. If you’re still on Windows 7, though, as you were.

Source: Guru3D

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  • BinaryMind

    Windows 7 FTW!

  • Alex Rowley

    I was really not wanting to go through the effort of not updating to 8.1 because I’m lazy. Looks like I got no choice now

  • https://soundcloud.com/andre-gabriel-coetzee Andre Gabriel Coetzee

    When I saw the header I just thought to myself “Yeah, which is exactly why I spent the whole day yesterday downloading the newest drivers for my motherboard, watercooler and graphics card on an internet connection that`s being throttled by MWEB, just to update my OS to windows 8.1″. Ffffs, AMD gave me a lot of work yesterday. The graphics driver is quite important, I saw it can increases Watch Dogs`s performance up to 25%, I just had to make the change, and do it quick.

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