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NVIDIA stop support for Fermi Graphics cards and 32-bit OSes

April 10, 2018 — by Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh0

NVIDIA have announced that they’re ending driver support for 32-bit OSes starting this month. So if you own a 32-bit OS, you will no longer receive Game Ready Drivers, updates or other performance enhancing driver releases. Also, no bug fixes. But, the company will continue to release security updates as needed up until January 2019.

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The same applies to GeForce Experience as well, the software will no longer support 32-bit OSes. However, existing features for the software will still work.

NVIDIA stated last December that would be stopping support for 32-bit OSes soon. And to be honest, there isn’t really much of a reason to roll with 32-bit OSes these days unless you’re restricted to certain software or hardware that will only run on 32-bit systems. However, those systems aren’t exactly meant for gaming anyway.

NVIDIA is also stopping GPU driver support for its Fermi-era cards. This will also go into effect starting this month. This means cards in the GeForce 400 and 500 series will no longer receive GPU support from NVIDIA. Fermi GPUs were built on a 40nm manufacturing process. They have since upgraded to Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, and now Volta. Here’s a list of all the cards affected.

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Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh

If he's not gaming, he's... no wait he's always gaming.

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