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    Phoronix: Don't Forget NVIDIA Is Dropping Pre-Fermi From Mainline

    For those of you with NVIDIA graphics cards prior to the GeForce 400 "Fermi" series, NVIDIA is soon eliminating the support from their mainline proprietary Linux graphics driver.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20536

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    Micheal why not giving some of those cards to the nouveau developers now . Of course if they are interested to hack/test on some of these or if they can't find anymore some of these, etc... .

    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 256MB (500/400MHz)
    ASUS NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB (540/702MHz)
    ECS NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 256MB (600/700MHz)
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1024MB (550/400MHz)
    XFX NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB (500/900MHz)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB (660/950MHz)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB (675/1100MHz)
    XFX NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 1024MB (625/400MHz)
    ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB (550/1700MHz)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dungeon View Post
      Micheal why not giving some of those cards to the nouveau developers now . Of course if they are interested to hack/test on some of these or if they can't find anymore some of these, etc... .
      Because I still use them for testing...
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        Because I still use them for testing...
        You are planning "200 cards tested for the 20 years anniversary"... that must be it .

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          • #6
            They are dropping the legacy support very early now.
            I have a Geforce 4 and it was supported till uUbuntu 12.04 (for over 10 years).

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            • #7
              Article timeline is wrong

              Support is through the end of 2019, not 2016.

              Source: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post
                Because there are none?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by md1032 View Post
                  Support is through the end of 2019, not 2016.

                  Source: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142
                  Ha and Michael must now explaining where he did see that April 2016 . There is no 2016 mentioned there nor any April

                  Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                  Because there are none?
                  Nouveau is their, because users write it for their and not for mine cards . Obviosly nouveau(_vieux) is not for any other cards but nVidia .
                  Last edited by dungeon; 06-09-2014, 03:11 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                    Ha and Michael must now explaining where he did see that April 2016 . There is no 2016 mentioned there nor any April
                    He confused the EOL date for Windows with the Linux one. Here's the Windows one: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by md1032 View Post
                      He confused the EOL date for Windows with the Linux one. Here's the Windows one: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473
                      April 1 . He also missed that will happen on The First Day of Aprililili

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dungeon View Post
                        Nouveau is their, because users write it for their and not for mine cards . Obviosly nouveau(_vieux) is not for any other cards but nVidia .
                        Nouveau is not from nVidia. So far, they are only supplying patches for the Tegra K1. It's like saying, 'thank you' to Red Hat and some other nouveau contributers for providing the majority base work and adding a small layer for the (non PCI based) Tegra.

                        Look here: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTU4OTg

                        Again, nouveau is not from nVidia. nv was their (now discontinued) driver.

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                        • #13
                          I've got a 280 lying around somewhere. I played Crysis 2 on it at 1200p. And it's in the legacy pot. Wow, just wow...

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                          • #14
                            Still using my EN460GTX Love the card. It beast easily all 560 and there is no much gain against the 660gtx

                            So my next upgrade if i ever tend to do would be atleast 760gtx or equal.


                            Might try also AMD if its cheaper and they have fixed the tearing/flickering from video playback.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dehir View Post
                              Still using my EN460GTX Love the card. It beast easily all 560 and there is no much gain against the 660gtx

                              So my next upgrade if i ever tend to do would be atleast 760gtx or equal.


                              Might try also AMD if its cheaper and they have fixed the tearing/flickering from video playback.
                              AMD isn't really cheaper, except for very high end cards – and these ones are noisy and hot.

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