Nvidia GeForce 6/7 are now "legacy support"

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Nvidia GeForce 6/7 are now "legacy support"

Postby zerozero on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:35 am

the current 304.* nvidia driver will be the last to actively support the Geforce 6 and GeForce 7 graphic cards; as soon as nvidia moves to a new mainline driver the cards above will be supported by a new legacy branch (304 legacy driver)
support (as in critical bug fixes and kernel&X support) will last until 2017.
Once 304.* becomes a legacy branch (i.e. when official support moves to a future branch), support for new Linux kernels and X servers, as well as fixes for critical bugs, will be included in 304.* legacy releases through the end of 2017.

please refer to this page to know exactly the cards affected

and here the full list of legacy drivers and the supported cards

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Re: Nvidia GeForce 6/7 are now "legacy support"

Postby chemicalfan on Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:58 am

Still much better than AMD, who have already dropped even kernel & X support for my HD4850 (2 generations newer than the GeForce 6/7 series)
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