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nVidia deprecation issues

Post by admin » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:01 am

Uh oh, could be trouble ahead. nVidia states this in the latest 8.1 SDK notes:

"4. Support for Video Codec SDK 4.0 and earlier will be deprecated in the drivers
releasing around Q4 2018. As a result, any application compiled with Video
Codec SDK 4.0 or below header(s) will stop working after those drivers.
Hence it is strongly recommended for users to migrate to later versions of
Video Codec SDK."

I'll start looking into updating to the newer SDK. Hopefully we won't have to drop any older cards.

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Re: Deprecation of older CUVID SDK

Post by admin » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:23 am

I just compared my headers to the ones in the latest SDK and there do not seem to be any relevant differences. :scratch:

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Re: Deprecation of older CUVID SDK

Post by gonca » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:37 am

We will find out when those drivers are released
Worst case is that some older cards are dropped, just like Win XP
There comes a time when one wants the latest features one can't do it on old hardware or OS's :(

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Re: Deprecation of older CUVID SDK

Post by admin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:40 pm

You guys with Fermi, watch out! Driver 397.31 drops support for Fermi cards. This driver is hosed up in many ways so it's best to avoid it for now, but this clearly shows that nVidia's intent is to drop Fermi going forward.

One more big change: 32-bit OS is no longer supported for any GPU in 397.31 going forward! :wow: 32-bit flow on 64-bit OS seems OK, however. Will the 32-bit XP diehards finally die?

I will stick with Fermi-compatible CUDA toolset 6.5 as long as I can so that Fermi owners can at least continue with 391.35. If you have a 32-bit OS, you must stick with 391.35 or below.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/3 ... -notes.pdf

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Re: nVidia deprecation issues

Post by DJATOM » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:22 pm

Thx, my notebook's gt555m is quite oldschool hardware now.
I'll stick with installed driver then.

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Re: nVidia deprecation issues

Post by admin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:48 pm

You're welcome.

Yup, that's a Fermi:

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Ge ... 933.0.html

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Re: nVidia deprecation issues

Post by gonca » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:44 pm

One more big change: 32-bit OS is no longer supported for any GPU in 397.31 going forward!
One more nail in the coffin of Windows XP

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