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how long will gtx 900 gpus keep getting driver updates?

rippy4500
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i have a gtx 970 and i heard that the gtx 700/600 series stopped getting drivers, the 900 series is just 1 generation newer than that so im assuming they will end support eventually. should i worry about this or is that not gonna happen for a while?

 

i want to hold on to my 970 until the rtx 4000 series comes out. should i be fine until then?

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I doubt they'll lose driver support very soon, and even once they do lose driver support they wouldn't be rendered useless. 

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I wouldn't worry about it. The 700 series is still supported by driver updates; it's just no longer getting the game ready drivers. That doesn't actually matter much since you can't really play most of those new AAA titles on those cards anyways. As long as it can still run your games with some semblance of playability, you're good for the foreseeable future.

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I bet in one more month...It will just depend on if the cards can still be used AAA titles that NVIDIA can use in marketing. 

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We don't know.

Kepler was released in 2012 and supported mainstream until 2021, 9 years after they were released.

Fermi was released in 2010 and supported until 2018, 8 years after they were released.

Maxwell was released in 2014, so perhaps in late 2022 or sometime in 2023?

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3 minutes ago, FakeKGB said:

We don't know.

Kepler was released in 2012 and supported mainstream until 2021, 9 years after they were released.

Fermi was released in 2010 and supported until 2018, 8 years after they were released.

Maxwell was released in 2014, so perhaps in late 2022 or sometime in 2023?

hopefully longer than that, although i wouldnt be suprised if they ended support within a year or 2. i only know 1 or 2 people still using a maxwell gpu.

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1 hour ago, rippy4500 said:

hopefully longer than that, although i wouldnt be suprised if they ended support within a year or 2. i only know 1 or 2 people still using a maxwell gpu.

Online or IRL? I highly doubt that I'm the only one still using a Maxwell GPU....

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