Question about AMD legacy drivers


  1. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 LTSC
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    Question about AMD legacy drivers


    Hi

    Are there any available drivers for the radeon HD 5000 to 7000 series cards for 1809? I'm asking because just in case I buy a card that is in the said family I wouldn't have problems installing the drivers for it. Any tutorials for installing as well? Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    The HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are supported, but with legacy drivers. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-630

    Some of the 7000 series (7600 and below) also use legacy drivers. Higher end models use the latest drivers.

    Do you require advice on how to download and install the software packages?

    I have been testing some old cards lately, with the intent of finding homes for them. (eBay, maybe. Won't be a money maker.) An HD 5870 received legacy drivers though Windows Update. No action was needed on my part. An HD 7970 got recent drivers the same way. The 7970 is also supported under the latest Adrenalin download.

    I also have a couple of 4870s. They are unsupported, but there is a work-around to install their Windows 8 drivers manually. I'm not sure why AMD stopped support. If I understand things correctly, their DirectX feature set would support Win10.
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  3. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 LTSC
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi

    Yes I do need a bit of assistance especially with the 5000 and 6000 series but for now I am currently searching for a good deal for a 5850, 6850 or maybe anything above the 7700 family

    I'm not too familiar with the .inf method, haven't done that since few years
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  4. Posts : 18,183
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19045.1806 (x64) [22H2]
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    RoasterMen said:
    Hi

    Yes I do need a bit of assistance especially with the 5000 and 6000 series but for now I am currently searching for a good deal for a 5850, 6850 or maybe anything above the 7700 family

    I'm not too familiar with the .inf method, haven't done that since few years


    Generally, you just right click an .inf file and choose... Install.
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  5. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 LTSC
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you very much! Decided to settle to a GTS 450 for now but I'll defintely go with a 7000 series soon.
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  6. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #6

    RoasterMen said:
    Hi

    Yes I do need a bit of assistance especially with the 5000 and 6000 series but for now I am currently searching for a good deal for a 5850, 6850 or maybe anything above the 7700 family

    I'm not too familiar with the .inf method, haven't done that since few years
    You don't need that, unless you're looking for a minimalist install.

    The download package from AMD will be an executable. You'll get software in addition to the bare drivers, though.
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