AMD Unexpectedly Released Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 Driver for Ten Years Old Radeon HD 7970 and Other Older Graphics Cards

AMD has released a proprietary driver Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1, intended for older video cards. Among other things, it turned out to be compatible with the Radeon HD 7970 video card, which appeared on the market more than ten years ago. The software package is designed for installation on devices running 64-bit versions of the Windows 10 operating system.

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The Radeon HD 7970 is the first graphics card based on the GCN graphics architecture. It was introduced back in December 2011 and entered the market in January 2012. Later, AMD updated this architecture more than once and used it in many products until it was replaced by Polaris and Vega graphics. In addition, the Radeon HD 7970 is also interesting in that it became the first graphics card to receive support for DirectX 12, which was released in December 2012.

Although AMD discontinued driver support for the entire family of GCN architecture devices last year, the company still added support for the Radeon HD 7700, HD 7800, and HD 7900 series graphics cards in the new driver. In addition, other GCN architecture graphics cards are also supported in the new driver. up to the Radeon R9 Fury, as well as mobile video cards from the Radeon HD 7700 series to Radeon R7 M400, and integrated graphics from HD 8000 to Radeon R7 in AMD A-series chips.

We also note that the Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 driver has passed WHQL certification. There are no specific notes in the package description, so it can be assumed that it contains general fixes and improvements aimed at improving the stability of older video cards. You can download new software here.

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