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Nvidia ending support for Kepler GPU

palladium

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So apparently they have planned this for a while. I have a GT 710 and a RTX 3090, the former is used to drive my Marantz receiver that is connected to my PC (all of the other 3 HDMI and DP ports on the RTX 3090 are used up) . Does this mean I have to find a GT 1030 when I upgrade my drivers/ upgrade to Win 11 in the future?
 

Spjut

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If you need the latest drivers, I assume the answer is yes no matter what OS you use.

But am curious about this too. Afaik, in the past, using two cards from the same manufacturer at all required them to have the same wddm. I have not seen any Kepler owner say the official Win11 driver introduces Wddm 3.0. Worst case I assume just using an older Win10 driver will work.
 

palladium

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Well it seems Win 11 doesn't need WDDM 3.0, just WDDM 2.0. Oh well I'd just stick with Win 10 for now
 

Charlie98

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I guess that explains why I can't update the driver for my GTX760.

For reference, the newest driver I was able to install was 472.12
 

ultimatebob

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The timing on this kinda sucks... it's not like you can go on Amazon and order a shiny new GeForce 3060 at MSRP to replace the obsolete card at the moment.
 

Arkaign

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Dang. At least it was 8+ years. The contemporary Radeon 7000 series has been deprecated now for a while. I'm glad AMD did better supporting the 7000 series (perhaps because of the refresh?) much better than they supported the 4000, 5000 and 6000 series. They pushed those over a cliff in a way that hurt my confidence in their support in a real way. At one point Nvidia was still supporting the 8800GTX while I believe AMD had already killed a coupe of gens newer product stacks.
 

OVerLoRDI

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Dang. At least it was 8+ years. The contemporary Radeon 7000 series has been deprecated now for a while. I'm glad AMD did better supporting the 7000 series (perhaps because of the refresh?) much better than they supported the 4000, 5000 and 6000 series.
I think the key there was that the 7000 series was the first iteration of GCN and everything up until the 5700xt was some iteration of GCN. That's also where the "AMD Fine Wine" came from as well, because of lots of optimization around the same core architecture for a very long time.
 

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