AMD ends 32 bit driver support

[German]A brief information for users of a 32-bit version of Windows with AMD hardware. Manufacturer AMD has just announced that support for 32-bit drivers for Windows is phasing out.


I came across the relevant message here, which picked up an information on the Japanese 4Gamer website. The message from AMD says:

AMD Radeon Software support for x32-bit Windows operating systems has been moved to a legacy support mode–we are not planning to support x32-bit Windows operating systems in future driver releases. This change enables AMD to dedicate valuable engineering resources to developing new features and enhancements for graphic s products based on the latest x64-bit Windows based operating systems. (…)

Users can continue to use existing x32-bit drivers if they so choose. However, for those who are passionate about gaming and want to continue receiving the best of Radeon Software features and performance, we recommend they consider upgrading to a x64-bit Windows operating system.

AMD is therefore withdrawing from support for 32-bit drivers for Windows. The latest driver with 32-bit support is version 18.9.3, which was released last month. Competitor NVidia had already discontinued 32-bit driver support in April 2018.

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