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News Nvidia ends support for DirectX 10 GPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 14 Mar 2014.

  1. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    There is within reason. Currently anything further back than 600 series basically doesn't get any targeted support anyway and Unified shaders only go so far, all of the extra hardware added in to support DX11, and further backend optimisations internally have probably led to "Unified Shaders" Being a lot less unified across generations than most Nvidia Engineers would like. Ensuring that all current driver releases worked on 8000, 9000 and 200 series cards was probably getting to be more hassle than it was worth, especially considering even the 200 series is Five years old now.
     
  2. Bokonist

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    The article says dx10 cards will be discontinued, and goes on to include the desktop 400 series which were the first dx11 cards. As a proud owner of 460s I am concerned about no more driver support as SLI support can be shakey even when you do get the latest drivers.
     
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    Ah, that was referring to the OEM-only GeForce 405 which was actually a rebadged GT218 Tesla chip and not a DX11 Fermi chip.
     
  4. true_gamer

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    The GTX 280 was the first card I had that could max out Crysis at 1200p! And lasted me well over 1yr. (Which is probably the longest time I have held on to my hardware before getting the upgrade bug!) - So it was far from crap and a much better improvement over the 9800GTX which sucked ballz, let alone that 9800GX2 that also ran like crap due to the limited no. of games that supported SLI. :)
     
  5. true_gamer

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    Sounds like you need to do a fresh install of windows or something... I rarely get a driver problem unless it's down to a game being rushed out like Tomb Raider which kept crashing...

    Anyway, whenever I update my drivers, I always uninstall the old drivers first, reboot and then run driver sweeper, reboot, then go into AppData/Program Data/Programs etc. and delete any NVidia folders then use ccleaner, and then reboot and install the new ones.

    Saves any driver conflicts! ;)
     
  6. Bokonist

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    Thanks for the clarification, I do want to upgrade really but don't want to be forced into it. Hopefully I'll be in a position to do that by the time the serious 800 series gpus get released. I'm guessing they'll be around by Christmas.
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Compared to what?
     

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