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Percentruels
Journeyman III

Newest AMD Radeon Drivers on Windows 8.1?

Since the driver support for Windows 7 has ended, is there any way to update drivers on Windows 8.1?

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hitbm47
Miniboss

Re: Newest AMD Radeon Drivers on Windows 8.1?

Hi @Percentruels 

Support for Windows 8.1 has been discontinued long before Windows 7. I do not know if you are aware of this, but Microsoft has dropped feature updates for Windows 8.1 I think in 2017 already, although they still release security updates.

The last driver AMD released for Windows 8.1 was version 17.7.1 which you can still download and is ironically the last driver that contained great performance for Unreal Engine 3 DirectX 9 games for Radeon cards.

This is the link to the last supported Windows 8.1 driver: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-17-7-1

Overall, upgrading to Windows 10 might be the best choice, depending on if you want to play DirectX12 games.

Edit: Do you have Windows 8.1? It might still be compatible with most applications, you are just going to miss the latest driver features and optimizations, and some newer games require DirectX12 from Windows 10.

Kind regards

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Percentruels
Journeyman III

Re: Newest AMD Radeon Drivers on Windows 8.1?

I'm planning to upgrade to Windows 11 when it's released. Windows 8.1 is available for upgrade to Windows 11. Thanks for the information.



Edit: There is a way to Install AMD Radeon Drivers on Windows 8.1: https://community.amd.com/t5/drivers-software/adrenalin-2020-on-windows-8-1/td-p/122955

 

hitbm47
Miniboss

Re: Newest AMD Radeon Drivers on Windows 8.1?

So are you going to try and install Windows 7 drivers on Windows 8.1?

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