AMD has confirmed that they have ended support for all non-GCN based cards. This includes the Radeon HD 5000 and Radeon HD 6000 series, as well as other models including the Radeon HD 7000 to 7600.
The reason AMD provided was that those cards had “reached peak performance optimisation”.
The company added
These products have been moved to a legacy support model and no additional driver releases are planned. This change enables us to dedicate valuable engineering resources to developing new features and enhancements for graphics products based on the GCN Architecture.
For users passionate about gaming, you may wish to consider upgrading to a modern GPU and benefit from exciting new features, improved performance, lower power consumption and broader compatibility with the latest PC games.
The final driver release for these cards is the Catalyst 15.7.1 driver that was released back in July although you can get an “as-is” beta driver for the cards in the form of Catalyst 15.11.
AMD’s news comes alongside its release of their new Crimson drivers,