AMD Unlikely to Fix DX9 Games Bugged by Adrenalin Driver - tech
(hx) 04:58 AM EST - Jan,02 2018 - Post a comment
AMD ended 2017 with its year-end mega driver release, the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition (17.12), which introduced a large number of new features. The drivers, incidentally, also inadvertently caused bugs with some 10-year old games running on the older DirectX 9 API. When AMD Radeon users took to Reddit, and other tech forums to report these issues, AMD responded on its official support forumsthat it is "unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue." Among the games affected, old as they may seem, are AAA blockbusters, including "C&C3 Tiberium Wars," "C&C3 Kane's Wrath," "C&C Red Alert 3," "C&C Red Alert 3 Uprising," "C&C4 Tiberian Twilight," "Battle for Middle Earth 1-2," and "The Witcher Enhanced Edition." AMD blames its inability to fix these issues to outdated API models. The company's full statement reads "This title is from 2007, so we are unlikely to devote any valuable engineering resources to this issue, which is most likely caused by outdated API modules."

AMD has lost a lot of good will on their GPU side this past year. The awful VEGA launch, the deceptive 560 change and now this. I really hope they can bounce back and bring competition, but they certainly ain't the unambiguous pro consumer company fanboys make them out to be. AMD is just digging its own grave at this point.