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Nvidia to END Driver Support for Legacy products up-to DX10
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Default Nvidia to END Driver Support for Legacy products up-to DX10 - 03-14-2014, 07:10 | posts: 21,313 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Pretty big news today as many of you will be effected. Nvidia is going to halt driver support on older model GeForce Graphic cards. Basically and roughly up-to the 200 series will get an driver EOL, m...

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Default 03-14-2014, 07:24 | posts: 344

No big deal. By 2016 hardly anyone will have those cards anymore, and noone will play newer games on them that require driver optimization beyond that date. My father has a 260, but doesn't play any games at all. Hats off to Nvidia for even supporting everything for so long.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 07:34 | posts: 4,012 | Location: Finland

There are actually loads of people with older nvidia cards
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:14 | posts: 5,138 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

Lol, one does not simply stop supporting the mighty 8800GT/X.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:36 | posts: 4,012 | Location: Finland

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Lol, one does not simply stop supporting the mighty 8800GT/X.
Tbh the 8xxx and 9xxx series are widely in use more so then the 2xx series nowdays still
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:39 | posts: 2,167 | Location: USA, Pennsylvania

So the 200 series gets driver support for 8 years in total. I guess that is reasonable. Though I got my 260 core 216 in 2010, 2016 seem pretty cheap when you think of it that way. I still use the card in another machine.

Me thinks this is a move to concentrate their efforts on 11_x cards in preparation for DX12.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:42 | posts: 23,434 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

its a shame , but props for supporting this long though
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:42 | posts: 29 | Location: France

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Lol, one does not simply stop supporting the mighty 8800GT/X.
I'm amazed that I still have regular drivers for the 8800GT, but I always assumed that there's been nothing for me in the patches for quite some time.
As long as the drivers are easy to find, I'm alright with that.

I'm still sticking to my 8800GT ! (more or less willingly)
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 08:46 | posts: 5,138 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

I first got serious into pc gaming/ building when the nvidia drivers were at 90.xx.

First card was a 8500gt - 8800 - 280 - 9800GX2 - back to my 8800 when the previous 2 died - then these 580's.

Long live the 8800gtx

And yeah, my last job had all 8xxx and 9xxx cards in their pcs.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 09:00 | posts: 1,067 | Location: Bremerton, WA USA (GO HAWKS!)

My 8800GT still lives on in one of my son's rigs and my gtx260 is keeping my daughter happy. They were both great cards and still run most games pretty well.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 13:18 | posts: 647

It's worth to mention that Nvidia seems to take Legacy support seriously, their Geforce 6 and 7 cards have support for Windows 8.

But it had been nice with at least one more year's regular driver support, considering those DX10 cards still can play games
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 13:50 | posts: 16 | Location: france

in 3 year they will say no more driver for gtx 5xx 6xx, 7xx,
it s time to boycotte nvidia marketting
oblige people to buy new card when your game will not run on old driver? wtf
don t be stupid people, react !!!
stole our money is that what you want ,people have to wake up, stop ginving your money to nvidia or amd ,
rename graphic card is maybe ok but no more driver it s a shame
it s time to be smarter than marketing or this will never end,
we will be more and more stupide for them, at this time they are laughing out at us,
how stupid we are to shut our mouth and buying whaterver it s coming
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 13:53 | posts: 7,534 | Location: Sunny Scotland

what? so the devs will keep making dx9 games?
screw that.
gtx 200 series your time is up, would be cool if they had a lil' self detonate chip inside.
**watching some james bond flicks currently.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 14:02 | posts: 5,673 | Location: PA, USA

This had to be done eventually. It will give Nvidia more time to focus on hardware that most people today use.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 14:05 | posts: 2,725 | Location: florida

I wish phone makers would support phones as long as NVidia supports cards.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 15:33 | posts: 647

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This had to be done eventually. It will give Nvidia more time to focus on hardware that most people today use.
According to Steam's hardware survey, Nvidia's DX10 cards still have some popularity.

I wonder how much work Nvidia still puts on those cards though. They got support for Windows 8.1, but otherwise the release notes only mention the 400-700 series.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 15:41 | posts: 108

Been waiting for this. It's obvious they were having some problems getting the most out of the newer cards. I thought they were gonna wimp out and only take the bottom rung out again. GREAT decision. Sorry, but if you are gaming on an 8800 no reason you should even be here anymore looking for newest drivers lol. Because they rarely do anything and that is a fact. All these old cards are doing is forcing down tons of work for the driver team. For hardware that is simply obsolete it's clearly a waste of time. I for one am ecstatic we get to throw away all the junk from the 300 series as well.

I also don't even see how this could affect people with these cards in any significant way. My old 560ti stopped seeing improvements I could see long ago on most of the games I'm playing. PLEASE now bleed some performance out of our high-end cards because ffs we have been waiting. Cannot wait for lower-level access in DX for the 770.

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Default 03-14-2014, 16:42 | posts: 71 | Location: Houston

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in 3 year they will say no more driver for gtx 5xx 6xx, 7xx,
it s time to boycotte nvidia marketting
oblige people to buy new card when your game will not run on old driver? wtf
don t be stupid people, react !!!
stole our money is that what you want ,people have to wake up, stop ginving your money to nvidia or amd ,
rename graphic card is maybe ok but no more driver it s a shame
it s time to be smarter than marketing or this will never end,
we will be more and more stupide for them, at this time they are laughing out at us,
how stupid we are to shut our mouth and buying whaterver it s coming
No one tells you to buy the game that requires a newer card, no do they tell you to buy a newer card to play newer games, that's all on you. If you don't want to buy it, then don't. It's your decision, not anyone else's.......
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 17:44 | posts: 9,217 | Location: UK

I remember when AMD done it about a yr or 2 ago, they got absolutely slammed, thread was huge
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 17:45 | posts: 238

Let's apply this to consoles:

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it s time to boycotte XBOX and PS marketting
oblige people to buy new console when your game will not run on old console? wtf
don t be stupid people, react !!!
stole our money is that what you want ,people have to wake up, stop ginving your money to MS or SONY ,
it s time to be smarter than marketing or this will never end,
we will be more and more stupide for them, at this time they are laughing out at us,
how stupid we are to shut our mouth and buying whaterver it s coming
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 19:29 | posts: 2,167 | Location: USA, Pennsylvania

Or how about fast food?
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it s time to boycotte McDonalds marketting
oblige people to buy new fries when your Big Mac cannot be eaten? wtf
don t be stupid people, react !!!
stole our money is that what you want ,people have to wake up, stop ginving your money to McDonalds ,
rename cheese burger is maybe ok but no fries it s a shame
it s time to be smarter than marketing or this will never end,
we will be more and more stupide for them, at this time they are laughing out at us,
how stupid we are to shut our mouth and buying whaterver it s coming
Sure it makes no sense. But I found it pretty funny.
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 19:36 | posts: 401 | Location: Binghamton, NY USA

Gee Gosh! There goes the updates for my G4 Ti4600!
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 19:56 | posts: 252 | Location: Iran

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I remember when AMD done it about a yr or 2 ago, they got absolutely slammed, thread was huge
well nVidia gave you a 2 year warning that AMD didn't gave also nVIDIA supported it's cards far longer than what AMD supported .Geforce 6 and 7 has support for the last generation of Windows , What about AMD can you say the same about them
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 20:10 | posts: 4,541 | Location: Israel

nvidia support were always light year better than AMD
   
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Default 03-14-2014, 20:15 | posts: 4,012 | Location: Finland

not even light years or even ahead at times and anyway amd is still releasing legacy drivers just not as often as normal ones?
   
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