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The legacy status for "old" Radeon and the black screen

Question asked by alexdibo on Nov 25, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2015 by alexdibo

Yesterday AMD released the brand new Crimson edition drivers: I was full of hope that after several months of the black screen issue in Windows 10, they finally managed to fix this annoying bug (and the several performance problems in games of the horrible 15.7.1 whql drivers).

This is the official discussion: AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 cause black screen before login screen Windows 10 .


Unfortunately, despite the issue has been reported at day-0 and AMD told clearly that it was a known issue, the problem is still present.

But what's the "real" problem? That for several graphic cards (HD 6000, HD 7000 and HD 8000 families), the support is dropped and no more drivers will be made available to users. The only two drivers for those VGAs are the terrible 15.7.1 and the Crimson "for poor people" beta version, that SEEMS to provide better game performance but still has the black screen issue.


I understand that you don't have to support "old" products lifetime, but at least FIX this black screen issue, it is very very annoying.

It really looks like that the AMD message is: "Who cares? Buy a new laptop with a newer AMD graphic card and stop complaining!!".

Maybe I'll buy another laptop, but for sure Nvidia powered.


What is the official position of AMD about this?


Thanks and sorry if my English is not perfect.