So, apparently, the GT 1010 is a thing now... replacement for GT 710.

VirtualLarry

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Could a Fermi / Kepler (even) phase-out in the drivers happen in the next 6-12 months?

 
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SPBHM

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it's the end of the driver support for Kepler
 

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Figures that would happen, after I bought 10x GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 cards, for like $600 on ebay. :|

(I knew that day was coming, though.)
Yeah, I wonder when AMD does the same for the GCN 1.0 cards that were released in about the same timeframe.
 

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They're old now but I've never liked the principle you sometimes do see on PC forums that something should be dismissed just because of their age.
Ideally, I'd like the cards to be supported for as long as games still come to the PS4 and the 780 Ti and Titan give a better experience than the console versions.

The GT1010 is also meh, if I replace my GT 420 in my HTPC I want it to at least support AV1 hw decoding.

AMD closing in on ten years support is way better than in the past though, when they abandoned their DX9 and DX10 cards just after four years, and the pre-GCN DX11 cards got support until the end of 2015.
 

SPBHM

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Yeah, I wonder when AMD does the same for the GCN 1.0 cards that were released in about the same timeframe.
direct evolutions of GCN1 were sold for years, I suspect it's simpler for AMD to support GCN1 than it is for Nvidia to support Kepler at this point

but yeah, the day will come, hopefully I still get another year for my card (HD7850)
I was basically forced to retire my HD 5800 in 2016 due to driver support going down, very soon after 2015 new games started to have a lot more issues,

for now GCN1 already started to fail to run a few games like Death Stranding due to being DX12 feature level 11.1 and the game requiring feature level 12.0 or higher,
 

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