Nvidia will end GeForce GTX 600/700 support

The latest GeForce GTX 600/700 support for the 'Game Ready' driver will be released on August 31, 2021 and final will come in October

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Nvidia is warning Kepler GPU owners that as of October this year there will be no new 'Game Ready' driver updates, only critical security patches as needed. This means that most cards in the series are left without GeForce GTX 700 /600 support and will not benefit from performance optimizations or gain access to new features, or even receive minor bug fixes when support ends.

“Kepler-based desktop GPUs were first released in March 2012. Since then, gaming technology has evolved dramatically with technologies such as DirectX 12 Ultimate and Nvidia DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). In the future, NVIDIA's software QA team will focus on hardware that supports the latest technologies.” FAQ about the subject.

End of GeForce GTX 600/700 support affects (not limited to) the following models:

  • GeForce GTX Titan Z
  • GeForce GTX Titan Black
  • GeForce GTX Titan
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 780
  • GeForce GTX 770
  • GeForce GTX 760 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 760
  • GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit)
  • GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM
  • GeForce GT 740
  • GeForce GT 730
  • GeForce GT 720
  • GeForce GT 710
  • GeForce GTX 690
  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GTX 670
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 660
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
  • NGeForce GTX 650 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 650
  • GeForce GTX 645
  • GeForce GT 640
  • GeForce GT 635
  • GeForce GT 630
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Rest in peace, GeForce

Some GeForce GTX 700 series cards are missing from the list. To clarify, GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750 and GeForce GTX 745 (OEM) are boards that actually used a first-generation Maxwell GPU (specifically the GM107), technology that succeeded Kepler, and will likely still be eligible for 'Game Ready' driver updates for a little longer.

While some might find this disappointing, it's not a surprise for a few reasons. On the one hand, Kepler is almost a decade old now, so he's worked for a good long time (rest in peace, warrior). And second, Nvidia a few weeks ago updated a document from its data center to indicate that the R470 driver would be the end of the road for Kepler.

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Interestingly, Nvidia later removed this information, re-listing driver support as “ongoing” for Kepler. This led us to wonder if Nvidia had backtracked, given the current scenario – as it's almost impossible to buy a new GPU now unless you're willing to pay the dealer price.

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Also on the subject, the company also declared the end of support for versions before 10 of Windows. The GeForce R470 driver also marks the end of support for Microsoft's Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. The same conditions apply to users of the mentioned operating systems. They are eligible to receive only critical security updates through September 2024, but not 'Game Ready' driver updates.

So now we know Nvidia hasn't changed its mind pitying our pockets, instead the final 'Game Ready' driver for Kepler (R470 GA5) will arrive on August 31, 2021, along with the end of systems support pre-Windows 10 operating systems. The first 'Game Ready' driver that does not support Kepler (R495 GA1) will be released a few days later, on October 4th.

Leave in the comments what you think about the decision to end Nvidia's Geforce CTX series 600 and 700 support and tell us: Do you still use a card with Kepler technology like these? Have you already bought a new GPU? Enjoy and read more about technology at Our site.

Source: Nvidia

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