Okay, I have registered to voice my opinion. I have been watching this forum since before this discussion was created (it started with someone specifically asking about the 400/500 series support).
Like you guys, I read fermi would be supported in official nvidia documentation so I was satisfied with the cards I have (450 and 560ti) until the new generation of cards come out.
I wanted to develop in vulkan with my Fermi’s and try to utilize cross video card performance as vulkan has been advertised. I don’t need super fast cards for developing and I won’t buy anything new that is out right now as vr (htc vive) is imminently being released and will pretty much need the next generation of cards. I do plan on temporarily picking up a used 970 to satisfy my vr hunger by April, but again…I still want my fermi’s supported to vulkan up multiple cards. (Try having a card render main image and having other cards render mirror’s, etc… try different methods of mixing them together)
Just like other people, my laptops are also based on fermi.
When I go to make something in Vulkan, with the numbers from steam stats, this will reduce the amount of users that could run my program. And this is never a good thing. Especially from everything I can read, the Fermi cards can do it with “relatively” minimal effort.
As I will be buying the top of the line card in the new generation coming out this year, this Fermi support will influence my decision as my card isn’t even 5 years old yet. I would be more annoyed if I had bought the 590 (which I am thinking of the equivalent in the new generation).
I am disliking the silence from nvidia on this matter, especially in their own forums. I can only hope they come around and surprise us with support. As I do not run windows 10, and have little care for developing in DX12 I didn’t even know our cards couldn’t do it; I was blind and faithfully accepting what the nvidia website told me in it’s product line up.