AMD Kills Off 32-bit Windows Drivers

AMD has recently confirmed that no new drivers for 32-bit versions of Windows would be released, a move that rival NVIDIA has also announced earlier this year.

The company would no longer publish updates for its 32-bit drivers, and the latest supported build is 18.9.3, which was officially released last month.

AMD says users can continue running 32-bit drivers on their systems just like before, though without updates this advice doesn’t make much sense. However, the firm says, switching to 64-bit should be a priority for everyone, especially for those particularly interested in gaming.

“AMD Radeon Software support for x32-bit Windows operating systems has been moved to a legacy support mode--we are not planning to support x32-bit Windows operating systems in future driver releases. This change enables AMD to dedicate valuable engineering resources ... (read more)

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