Seems Like AMD Has Plans to Terminate 32-Bit Support for Radeon Drivers
It appears like AMD has plans to terminate 32-bit Windows support for its Radeon Drivers sometime in near future.
According to a recent report; AMD’s Drivers + Download Center on the company’s official website redirects users finding 32-bit (Windows 10 and Windows 8.1) for AMD Radeon Drivers to a knowledge-based article – Article Number: GPU-622.
The said article basically states that the Radeon R9 Fury, R9 300 series, and R7 300 series are designed to provide highest level of performance and visual accuracy on 64-bit platforms with no mention of 32-bit versions:
The Radeon R9 Fury, R9 300 and R7 300 series products, introduced in 2015, are designed to provide the highest levels of performance, visual accuracy and stability on 64-bit platforms.
A system running Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit can take full advantage of the advanced visual and performance features of these graphics cards. However, AMD also provides 64-bit drivers for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Microsoft 7 to accommodate those users who choose to use an older Microsoft Operating System.
The report further states that after a little URL guessing, 32-bit versions of Radeon Drivers 16.3.2 popped up, it is something ordinary users might not be able to do.
In addition to this, AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo shuns 32-bit operating systems altogether and only supports 64-bit version of Windows. So yes, if the company decides to do away with 32-bit support for Radeon Drivers in near future, do not be surprised!
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