Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Yeah...that's not the info I'm getting out of AMD.
What they are saying is that the RX cards may very well NOT work with older slots, and that they have customers reporting issues using this combination.
And a quick search of the internet does seem to confirm that some users are having problems.
Whether its a hardware or firmware issue isn't easy to figure out, but it does look like we're going to have to work this out on our own.
In any case, everything looks good up to GCN gen1, which we don't even have support of yet.
So our concern is probably premature.
AND AMD's conditional statements could just be cover for an inability to address all possible combinations of older and newer hardware.
After all, they threw in qualifiers for pre v2.0 slots when used with GCN cards, a combination that seems to be working.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"