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I was personally more upset at ATI for making aero drivers that worked for Vista but not for Windows 7, etc. Radeon 9550.

For some reason this seems more reasonable as at least they waited to until Windows 8.1 and are giving it solid legacy support for older cards.
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RIP. Nvidia's D3D10 cards were nice, however they're rather old and probably hasn't significantly benefited from new drivers in quite some time.
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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post

I was personally more upset at ATI for making aero drivers that worked for Vista but not for Windows 7, etc. Radeon 9550.

For some reason this seems more reasonable as at least they waited to until Windows 8.1 and are giving it solid legacy support for older cards.

IIRC AMD dropped my X1950Pro support within 2 years...and my goodness the legacy drivers were absolutely crap.

Are HD5000 and 6000 series still supported by AMD? That was the main reason I didn't go for AMD this round.
     
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post #34 of 43
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IIRC AMD dropped my X1950Pro support within 2 years...and my goodness the legacy drivers were absolutely crap.

Are HD5000 and 6000 series still supported by AMD? That was the main reason I didn't go for AMD this round.

Yep, both series are still supported. IIRC, support on the HD 3000s and 4000s was dropped last year.
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DX 11 Cards are still supported by amd twitchyzero smile.gif
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Yep, both series are still supported. IIRC, support on the HD 3000s and 4000s was dropped last year.

Actually HD 4000's where put in legacy status in mid 2012 so it has been almost 2 years already. That's said I was still running two 4890 until last fall and I can say that at least for AMD the legacy support was still pretty decent even with crossfire. Not great but good enough most of the time. If nvidias legacy support is as good then people who run old DX10 cards should have nothing to worry about.
    
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post #37 of 43
I hated my old 8800GTS 320MB, good riddance. After the nightmare that was G80 for driver support I happily used ATI cards for years.
post #38 of 43
A moment of silence for G92... the most rehashed/rebranded GPU ever created.

It had to eventually be cut, but the DX10 cards had a great run for sure.
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Actually HD 4000's where put in legacy status in mid 2012 so it has been almost 2 years already. That's said I was still running two 4890 until last fall and I can say that at least for AMD the legacy support was still pretty decent even with crossfire. Not great but good enough most of the time. If nvidias legacy support is as good then people who run old DX10 cards should have nothing to worry about.

Oh, its been longer than I thought then. I had two HD4850s in Crossfire and they worked well enough to get me to replace them with 6970s. wink.gif And they're both still running in my cousin's rig.
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A moment of silence for G92... the most rehashed/rebranded GPU ever created.

It had to eventually be cut, but the DX10 cards had a great run for sure.

Ah, G92, the chip that would never die... Anyone want one, I've got a 9800GT I wouldn't mind selling. tongue.gif
post #40 of 43
I have no problem with this, because any time I'm using an older gen GPU, I'm doing so for compatibility with old games, which usually entails using 'period' drivers anyway.

I didn't even know "ending DX__ generation support" was a thing. When did 'DX9 generation support' end?

Will this mean that DX11+ support will improve since resources will be more focussed? ("resources" meaning the 2-3 guys who constitute Nvidia's driver team).
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