Last edited by movieman; 10-26-2009 at 03:03 PM.
I wouldn't know. Via maybe? Or wait... nVidia was in the mobo business, I think I remember it had something to do with a chipset... But I seem to not really remember nVidia on this one...[Nvidia did have some kind Intel FSB license; I've no idea what they traded to get that but I doubt the agreement extended to allow them access to future non-FSB hardware (didn't they buy it from a third party, or am I confusing them with someone else?).
Nvidia bough ULI some time ago but not VIA.
How far back in the GPU models are they going to deal with in their latest versions. For example, I am using an ASUS 9600GT TOP GPU right now. Is this version of the GPU likely to be handled by their new releases? At what point would it be worth upgrading my GPU in order to take advantage of the latest releases? I am not in a position to drop large sums of cash on the GPU's but I would like to take advantage of most of the benefits of the latest releases. Is there someplace where the average user would be able to find what is really covered by the latest releases when it comes to the GPU expressed in language that is understandable by someone who is not totally up with the lingo?
Your nVidia design fault ridden GPU will die off waaaaaaaaaaaaay before your card is unsupported by the latest drivers
The GeForce 4000 series (you know, the, what?, 10 year old cards) had been dropped in, what was it? 2009? So once your desktop turns into the heaviest thing that your GPU can handle, it would be time to buy a new one anyway (if the rest of your PC hasn't died already )
What do you consider "dropped"?
My GeForce 5 series card was dropped quite a while ago. Which means no new bugfixes or features. KDE4 ran like molasses on the thing.