Originally posted by: chasha what I don't understand is like why does AMD not develop the driver first before releasing it's cards on new devices
Because AMD only designs the chip, TMSC manufactures it, and there's a third manufacturer who designs a PCB and puts that chip on it. This last one is who released the card. Then there's a fourth manufacturer who builds the laptop, and puts the card in it. It may sound weird, but this fourth one is responsible for providing drivers.
Even weirder, that these laptop drivers are made out of the original drivers made for desktop cards. So until there are no desktop cards, there are no official drivers, and there's nothing that fourth manufacturer can use to build it's own laptop driver.
Yes, it's crazy. First you need to wait until the desktop cards get released. Then wait until the base drivers get modded by the manufacturer for the laptop. Then wait until they release them on their website. Until then, there should be a beta driver on a disc that came with the laptop, or preinstalled with the OS.
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