Nvidia ends driver support on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

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Nvidia has just officially announced the end of support for graphics drivers on Windows 7, 8 and 8,1. This measure will take effect from October 2021. In addition, the manufacturer is also stopping the monitoring of its graphics cards under Keppler architecture. 

Credit: Nvidia

It had to happen sooner or later. Nvidia has just announced on its official website end of support for Game Ready graphics drivers on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8,1. From October 2021, these three versions of the famous Microsoft OS will no longer be able to benefit from the optimizations, various fixes and any new features usually offered via Nvidia drivers.



“The vast majority of our GeForce customers have migrated to the Windows 10 operating system. To ensure that GeForce owners have the best possible security, support, and functionality, Nvidia will now focus on the Windows 10 operating system,” writes the manufacturer on its official website.

According to Nvidia, the latest Game Ready driver for Windows 7, 8 and 8,1 will be released on August 31, 2021. In addition, the manufacturer assures that it will continue to release critical security updates on the three OS mentioned above until September 2024, in order to ensure the safety of users in the event of vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

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Credit: Nvidia

Nvidia also stops tracking GTX 6xx and 7xx

Additionally, Nvidia also announced the discontinuation of GPU tracking under the Kepler architecture, namely GTX 6xx and 7xx graphics cards, released between 2012 and 2014. “Kepler-based desktop GPUs were initially released in March 2012. Since then gaming technology has evolved dramatically with technologies like DirectX 12 Ultimate and Nvidia DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). Going forward, Nvidia's software quality assurance team will focus on hardware that supports these new technologies.



You will find below the full list of GeForce Kepler desktop graphics cards affected by the end of Nvidia support:


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 635
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

Source: Nvidia


 




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