Will old XGB GPU build work for new RTX 3080?

A year ago I built XGB package with GPU support for R in Win 10. As far as I remember I used CUDA 10.0 and my GPU was 1080 (compute version 67). XGB with GPU has worked perfectly for me on several machines for almost a year. Now I am contemplating upgrading GPU to 3070 or 3080.

Could I still use the old package and simply drop in a new 3070 and update NVIDIA drivers? I really don’t want to break anything. Would I need to remove the old xgboost package and install the precomputed newest version with GPU support?

From a maintainer’s perspective, it’s always recommended to use the latest XGBoost since we fix issues and do optimization.

Having said that, I think you can continue to use old XGBoost on your new hardware.

Since my post, I did upgrade gpu to 30xx and did not have to do anything regarding xgboost version. Everything just keeps working smoothly. It was an unremarkable transition.