Although the GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 were launched in late 2014 and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GeForce GTX 960 in early 2015. But NVIDIA considers that these graphics cards are the stuff of the past and for proof full series of GeForce GTX 900 (TITAN X, Ti 980, 980, 970, 960, 950 and mobile versions) has become part of the legacy drivers family.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 turns out to be a part of the Legacy Drivers Family

Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 lagecy drivers

 

You Might Like: NVIDIA agrees to pay $30 to buyers of GeForce GTX 970

Legacy drivers means that NVIDIA abandoned support for these graphics cards, although there is no official announcement has been made till now. It is logical to think that GeForce GTX 900 series graphics card owners will receive limited support of driver to fix problems for at least a couple of years, but you should not expect any improvement in performance or better support for upcoming games on the market.

Thus NVIDIA will focus its efforts from now on the GeForce GTX 1000 series under the Pascal architecture, hoping to provide enhanced graphics performance under the Vulkan and DirectX 12 API where we have already seen that the GeForce GTX 900 series has not performed very well.  We are still waiting for the official details from NVIDIA camp.

  • Pradeep Xdark.1

    lol they better give me a refund since my 980ti isnt even 5 months old ‘-‘

    • Jeremiah R.

      They’re full of shit. Legacy products (simply meaning they aren’t being built anymore) aren’t the same as Legacy Driver Support (which won’t happen to Maxwell for many years).

      • Pradeep Xdark.1

        hmm i still see 500 series cards being sold i own one myself XD
        oh well thats good i guess

  • Lauren Fetter

    The latest WHQL 368.81 driver fully supports the 400, 500, 600, 700, 900, and the latest 10 series of GPU’s. Since when do products showing up on their Legacy Products page mean that there’s no more driver support?

    • Primus Inter Pares

      It means no optimizations from now on

      • Lauren Fetter

        Then why does the author say “obsolete” and that “NVIDIA abandoned support for these graphics cards”?

        • Matti M

          Because clickbait :/. But yeah wtf nvidia

        • Jeremiah R.

          They’re clickbait liars. Legacy products (simply meaning they aren’t being built anymore) aren’t the same as Legacy Driver Support (which won’t happen to Maxwell for many years).

      • That’s also incorrect, it’s just not the current product.

      • Jeremiah R.

        No it doesn’t, it just means they aren’t selling them anymore. Even the 500 series hasn’t reached “legacy driver support” yet, the author of this story is a liar.

    • Павел Маскин

      >BUT MUH DRIVER NUMBER STILL CHANGES
      You get no perfomance updates whatsoever, they’re pretty much dumping the optimisation for even >500$ priced carts, which would be dumped by 300$ cards just cause they have no optimisations
      http://www.overclock.net/t/1529108/are-nvidia-neglecting-kepler-optimization-since-maxwell-release
      Here ya go, 770 was pretty much dumped, giving stock+12% over 960 in old games, lost optimisations and became slover by avg 5 percent.

  • Lauren Fetter

    I do think nVidia needs to call the page “Previous Products” (listing the 400 through 900 and 10 series) and have a “Legacy Products” subsection below it (listing everything else that actually lost driver support). Less confusion that way.

  • This is incorrect. It’s in the “Legacy Products” page because it isn’t the current product. They’re fully supported in the drivers and they haven’t been fully depreciated from drivers. The author is not correct in the analysis.

  • “GeForce GTX 900 series graphics card owners will receive limited support of driver to fix problems for at least a couple of years, but you should not expect any improvement in performance”

  • Jeremiah R.

    Wow, way to lie and spread misinformation. Legacy products (simply meaning they aren’t being built anymore) aren’t the same as Legacy Driver Support (which won’t happen to Maxwell for many years). Holy shit, you’d think a site like this would know better. You’re complete morons.

  • Đắng Nguyễn

    So basically nvidia is the new apple now

  • Jeremiah R.

    Way to lie and spread misinformation. Being a legacy product isn’t the same as “legacy driver support”. NV has already addressed this, if you even bothered to read their press statements.

  • Lex Heemstra

    The Author of the article is misinformed… They became legacy products not drivers, Correct your article!!!

  • Donoven Ryder

    the author of this article is full of horse semen. he has been guzzling it at alarming rates and it is now effecting his brain