NVIDIA legacy mode moves to support its GeForce 6000 and 7000 Series
Nvidia has been quite busy today a day with the launch of its new GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 and new drivers certified GeForce 306.23 WHQL , but with the launch of these new reports that Nvidia drivers will no longer support their older GPUs DirectX 9.
Nvidia announces that drives the development of drivers for its geforce 6000 (CineFX architecture 2) and 7000 (CineFX architecture 3) Series Legacy mode, this means that the following versions of Nvidia GeForce drivers will not support these older GPUs.
This announcement does not have to worry about the users of these older GPUs, for since the introduction of Windows 7 and WDDM driver model 1.1 (Windows Display Driver Model 1.1), DirectX 10 GPUs were excluded from this support, being limited to a small number of features that gives the WDDM driver model 1.0 (released with Windows Vista).
A similar situation we have in the DirectX 10 GPUs, which are limited to WDDM 1.1 driver model and do not support the new features of WDDM driver model 1.2 released with Windows 8, which requires GPUs DirectX 11.1 and DirectX 11.
Nvidia is not known if in some future release new drivers for its GeForce 6000 and 7000 Series, but these GPUs have a mature enough support, so we doubt that there are problems with the new Windows 8, which supports WDDM 1.0, 1.1 and its native model WDDM 1.2.6000 +, 7000, CineFX 2, CineFX 3, controller, DirectX 9, driver, geforce, gpu, Legacy, mode, Nvidia, support