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News AMD retires Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000 families

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Nov 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    can see NVidia quietly nuking support for the early Fermi cards as well now tbh
     
  3. thom804

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    Don't they effectively do that as soon as a new iteration is released anyway?
     
  4. cps1974

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    I've used older cards for generations after and the drivers support has been just fine - for example take the most recent nvidia driver (WHQL) 359.00 - this provides support for the GeForce GT 420 all the way up to the more recent GTX TITAN X & GTX 980 Ti

    how far back do people expect manufacturers to keep supporting their hardware, fyi fermi was first introduced in April 2010, so fermi is over 5 and a half years old
     
  5. thom804

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    Oh, you took my meaning literally.
    I should've added a '/s' in there...

    I more meant that Nvidia only produce technologies that are advantageous to the here and now.
    Hairworks, a complete shambles on anything but the latest cards is just one example.
    Gameworks as a whole? I just won't go there...
     
  6. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I'm surprised they supported them this long. Nvidia gave up on their 5 series cards some time ago and they are of a similar age.
     

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