Ngreedia going for Apple route

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Danishblunt, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Virtuoso

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    Remember when apple made a software upgrade to nerf older smartphones to force people to puchase new ones?



    Ngreedia does it too. :confused:

    @Mr. Fox



    GTX 980TI equal to GTX 1060 with new drivers :mad:
     
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  2. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Well, with v411.70 performance in ACOd actually increased on 970 lol :D.
    But yeah, usually I don't update drivers because of the way nVidia does their business...
     
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    Same here, though my being lazy plays role too. I just updated to 411.70 from 397.31.
     
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    At least they aren't nerfing the 10 series...
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    Every time this gets claimed, a credible tech site comes along with extensive testing that proves Nvidia has not nerfed its older cards in newer drivers.
     
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    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    Agreed. It would be monumentally stupid for them to do so. Credible people would easily find out quickly.

    If it did happen it would most likely be a bug.
     
  7. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  8. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Gaming Laptops Master Race!

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    I wouldn't think any OEM in their right mind would do such a thing. What really happens is that overtime they stop caring and optimizing the SW for newer HW.

    This will never stop.
     
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    that doesn't make sense.If you optimize drivers you don't touch the older architectures.
     
  10. hfm

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    yeah, and we're talking a couple/few percent there at best unless a specific game is implementing a feature that previous GPU generations are not good at. Usually you can turn those off, no game dev wants to alienate the majority that are not keeping up every time a new GPU generation is released.
     
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