Nvidia to END Driver Support for Legacy products up-to DX10

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    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.
     
  3. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    There are actually loads of people with older nvidia cards :D
     
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    Lol, one does not simply stop supporting the mighty 8800GT/X.
     

  5. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Tbh the 8xxx and 9xxx series are widely in use more so then the 2xx series nowdays still :D
     
  6. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    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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    its a shame , but props for supporting this long though
     
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    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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    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.
     
  10. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    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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    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    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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    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
     
  13. SLI-756

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    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. :p
     
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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.
     
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    I wish phone makers would support phones as long as NVidia supports cards.
     

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    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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    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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    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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    I remember when AMD done it about a yr or 2 ago, they got absolutely slammed, thread was huge :D
     
  20. cyclone3d

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    Let's apply this to consoles:

     

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