Why are previous generation GPUs such as the GeForce 4 series and GeForce 3 series not supported under Windows 7 or Vista drivers?

Answer ID 2020
Published 01/26/2007 04:35 PM
Updated 04/15/2010 10:27 AM

Why are previous generation GPUs such as the GeForce 4 series and GeForce 3 series not supported under Windows 7 or Vista drivers?


The new features found in Windows Vista require a GPU that supports DirectX 9.0 Pixel and Vertex Shader 2.0. All GPUs before the GeForce FX series do not support DirectX 9.0.

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