AMD to abandon 32-bit drivers for RADEON

AMD to abandon 32-bit drivers for RADEON

According to information shared by the Guru3D site, AMD may soon no longer offer 32-bit drivers for its Radeon graphics cards. The news will not surprise many people since its main competitor, Nvidia already operated the maneuver in January 2018.

Nvidia thus abandoned the 16-bit drivers in 1998 and then the 32-bit drivers in January 2018, the latest compatible version being the R390 driver branch. The brand, however, maintains security updates for its 32-bit drivers until the end of this year, but by January 2019, Nvidia will be finished with 32-bit and will only offer 64-bit drivers.

AMD should no longer deploy a 32-bit version of its drivers from the end of the month, and as for Nvidia, we must expect a period of one year during which the firm will continue to offer updates to security before fully switching to 64-bit only.