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The difference is they are still increasing the performance of older cards with improvements. Nvidia isnt.
their "older" cards are their current cards wink.gif


so it is 2012 then for AMD, alright
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just out of curiosity


the latest Geforce driver atm supports 400 series and the earliest 400 series card is from March 2010 - aka almost 6.5 years old now

what is the oldest AMD card that the latest AMD driver 16.7.3 currently supports ? Would that be 7000 series from 2012 ?
It's not about driver support but performance and optimization. amd's 4 year old hardware still getting performance improvements. but nvidia's 1 year old hardware doesn't let alone 4 year old.

latest driver doesn't mean anything if there's 0 improvements. although they will still fix critical bugs but you can expect 0 performance boost from now.
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AMD is like fine wine it ages well however I find wine utterly disgusting.
Nvidia is like lemon beer it doesn't age but when drank before that date it's good. (in terms of E-Peen)

That's a good analogy, I agree. I wish it wasn't true, but there it is. Sigworthy, if it was a little more funny tongue.gif I'll have to think about it.. headscratch.gif
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The difference is they are still increasing the performance of older cards with improvements over the years. Nvidia isnt.
That's sort of the benefit of using the same architecture with refinements. What translates to improvements on the newer cards, is also passed down to the older cards as they are all based on GCN.

Nvidia is like Intel; changing sockets / architecture with each new release because R&D.
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That was fast...

The Titan X is legacy too?
Edited by Alex132 - 7/29/16 at 2:23pm
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then if Volta gets released in 2017..
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Originally Posted by Shogon View Post

That's sort of the benefit of using the same architecture with refinements. What translates to improvements on the newer cards, is also passed down to the older cards as they are all based on GCN.

Nvidia is like Intel; changing sockets / architecture with each new release because R&D.

Oh I know, that still doesn't change the situation though. They could still keep a small team of developers working on improvements for a series of cards that are less than 2 years old.
Edited by nagle3092 - 7/29/16 at 2:29pm
 
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LMAO, Pascal to be EOL this time next year...
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this shouldn't come as a surprise. nvidia has always done this with the previous generation when a new generation comes out with the exception of "refreshes" like the 9000 series, 500 series and 700 series.

this doesn't mean the 900 series won't receive performance improvements and bug fixes, it just means they are no longer top priority. pascal is their top focus and will receive top priority for performance improvements and bug fixes while maxwell will receive them at a slower rate for performance and minor bug fixes. critical bugs will still be received at a fast rate.

its why their support is still included in the current mainstream driver and not moved down to legacy drivers only.

on a technical note, maxwell can still benefit from changes done for pascal since they both share the same baseline architecture. so changes done for pascal can carry down to maxwell unintentionally.
Edited by orlfman - 7/29/16 at 2:39pm
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then if Volta gets released in 2017..

29/07/2017 - NVIDIA Pascal Moved to Legacy.
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