Originally posted by: MTXRooster I'm not an engineer - But I don't quite understand why my 4xxx cards got dumped off the list where all other HDxxxx series cards remain.
You don't have to be an engineer, you only need some common sense. Yes, there are some thecnical reasons behind this, but they're mostly built up.
Think yourself in the place of AMD (or nvidia). Apart from the very few exceptions, games haven't evolved a bit for approx. 6-8 years. Because of the xbox 360 and ps4, system requirements haven't changed too much. People can run games with ancient hardware, just like you do with your 4890.
AMD (and nvidia) thought: What now? They have to earn money somehow.... So HD3D was invented, Eyefinity was invented. They started to offer features instead of much higher performance as higher performance was/is not needed.
Then Microsoft came to the rescue with Directx 11 and even though there are like 2 Directx 11 games in the whole world, it was a good excuse for both AMD and nvidia to stop supporting cards that don't support Directx 11.
To cut the long story short: Your cards became legacy and unsupported because AMD has to sell new cards somehow. Nvidia does the same. Consumer society...
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