News Nvidia Will Kill Off Support For Kepler GPUs With Next R470 Driver

mikeebb

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Interesting. How will the differentiate between the Maxwell and Kepler cards in the GTX700 series? I have a 750ti, which I think is Maxwell. It's still working fine, even with current Open Rails, and upgrades are mostly unobtainium.
 

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The Kepler discontinuation shouldn't have a big impact on the gaming population in general. According to the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey, the total Kepler participation is less than 5%.
5% or 1 in 20 is quite a lot of computers.
 

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Killing off support doesn't mean the cards don't work any more. Kepler GPU's haven't gotten any real updates in ages even if they are supported by current drivers. This won't have any affect.
True but if you believed the article the old cards would no longer work with new titles.

Besides bug fixes and performance improvements, updated drivers also usher in support of new games on the market. Since R470 is the last driver for Kepler, GTX 600-and 700-series graphics cards owners won't have access to subsequent titles that are launched after the release of the R470 driver.
 
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True but if you believed the article the old cards would no longer work with new titles.
I don't think the lack of support does actually mean they won't work. As I see it they might have some glitches or performance issues that won't get fixed.
 
Architecture is so old it won't make any difference on modern games. Anyone trying to run a modern game on one of these is open to a rude awakening.

That said NOS (new old stock) GTX 730s are selling like hotcakes right now because it's the only card you can get your hands on at a reasonable price. People are using them as stop gaps until prices come back down.
 

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