View Full Version : Nvidia stopped driver support for 78xx series?
05-05-07, 05:22 PM
I am using the 7800GS AGP card and I noticed that the last supported driver for this is November 2006. Is it a good assumption that this will be the last driver for my specific card?
05-05-07, 06:17 PM
More than likely. Nvidia is moving towards vista only support for their 8xxx series of cards. They're acting like they're very anxious to get DX10 support rolling.
05-05-07, 07:16 PM
yup... 7 series support is dead... you might see a new driver but with very minor fixes
05-05-07, 07:28 PM
theres still drivers available, they just arent official.
Not completely dead. New Vista drivers were just released a couple of days ago. Also, as GeniusPr0 says, newer XP drivers can still be found on third party sites. ForceWare 94.22, which are dated Feb 13, 2007, seem to be a pretty solid set. I found them at www.laptopvideo2go.com and used a inf from a previous driver to install them (93.81 I think. I just changed the date and version to match the actual driver files).
Try latest 160.03 I just posted - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90973
I would expect the drivers to be updated when games come out that the latest officials don't work with but I've been using the same set for months now without any problems so I can't really complain. Yeah it's fun to update drivers if they improve things but once they get to a certain level there isn't much to alter besides compatability type stuff.
Request and moan as we have, and we shall receive!
Nvidia has gone and released 94.24 as offical drivers today (although the page says release date is tomorrow oddly)
05-17-07, 11:42 PM
Well what do you know....I guess I'll have to download!
Anyone try them out yet?
Very niiice!!!! (Borat tone)
In all likelihood there is minimal budget for improving 7 series drivers. The good thing is they have matured nicely and there are few major issues with them. If you do find real, reproducible issues, post them here, or file a bug report yourself and they will likely be addressed. The bad thing is, we are unlikely to see performance increases in the future. My own benchmarks show the early Geforce7 drivers performed the fastest, even if they were rather unstable.
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