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post #101 of 108
So basically ten pages of worrying about nothing. People still on 4k series will be fine and get super stable drivers quarterly. They'll probabally be better off then the rest of us with AMD cards.
    
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post #102 of 108
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

They should keep 4k series, they are the last dx10 GPU that are still used (just like 8/9k nvidia series)
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

I agree. In my opinion it is too soon to drop 4K series.

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post #103 of 108
That's great news...I'm honestly fine with it. It's way too soon to completely drop support for HD4k, but quarterly releases I can understand. Still get the general fixes and new features.
    
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post #104 of 108
Lets say they drop support right now. Could you still install the Latest drivers available for the card and use the latest CCC that is available for other cards? For example right now if you have X1950 PRO which was last supported with CCC 10.2. Could you install the drivers included in that package and install CCC 12.3?
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post #105 of 108
I doubt it. Not 100% sure though, you'd think that the CCC client would talk to the drivers using a custom API which may change from version to version.
    
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post #106 of 108

your right i think it is 4 percent it has been long while since i read the article i'm thinking about, i think OSX was like 10-14 percent however it definitely isn't 2 percent.

also the HD4xxx series has had a lot fo updates through the years I think we will honestly be fine.
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post #107 of 108
Maybe it is too early to drop regular support for the 4000 series, but if it means better drivers down the road, perhaps it's a good thing.
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Here you go again with your uninformed trolling about piracy. What the heck does piracy have to do with the EOL of a product? Newsflash: Games like Witcher 2, BF3 and Skryim make up about 5% or less of the gaming market. For everything else, the 4870 is more than capable of running today's games. Kingdom of Amalur's recommended card is only a HD4850.
That's not accurate either. Games like BF3 and Skyrim make up a large chunk of games. They're very popular.
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post #108 of 108
To make a few things clear, AMD did drop support from anything HD 4000 series and lower. Tho AMD will not continue to support them, Microsoft is developing drivers for them. I ran CSS @ 1600x900 with all settings maxed out 4x AA and 16x AF. On the Engineering Sample 1.1 driver at a solid 74 FPS. This is with a HD 4650 DDR3 model, so the drivers coming from Microsoft with Windows 8 are more then enough for these cards.
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