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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    If you were building a new PC with an 8-core Ryzen CPU, and were running only CPU-intensive workloads so your GPU is purely for display output, then you might reasonably think that buying a brand new, apparently recent series, < £30 AMD GPU is an ideal solution. There's nothing obvious to indicate that the R5 230 is actually a tweaked 2010 GPU, that hasn't been in mainstream driver support for almost 2 and a half years.
    Thankfully most compute servers I come across are Linux based so won't use those drivers.

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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Thankfully most compute servers I come across are Linux based so won't use those drivers.
    Indeed. And I suspect most Epyc boards use industrial/embedded GPUs for management purposes (when they're not running headless, that is) so again not such a concern - they're unlikely to be rocking mainstream dGPUs. It's the home/small office workstations running Ryzen/Threadripper CPUs that might end up with an apparently modern cheap card that turns out to be rather older than it appears.

    Not that NVidia are a right lot better, but in the main they've not gone for the wholescale rebranding in the bottom end that AMD have. The GT 730 is a bit of a sore spot (it can be either Fermi or Kepler), and they've mixed architectures within a generation, but they didn't, for example, just call the GT 720 a GT 920 and a GT 1020 to make it look like they had a new top-to-bottom line up (in fact, they released an overclocked GT 720 almost 2 years after launch and called in .... the GT 710?!). AFAIK AMD are on their 4th name for the 6450 now....

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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    Damn that means I may have to get rid of my GT 520 :/

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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    So happy to FINALLY see someone DUMP anything 32bit. And no I dont need to be told "there are so many companies still in need of 32bit support",No kidding, and all those IT admins who are holding back the industry, its 2018, MOVE PAST 32bit already, GET OFF ANYTHING LEGACY, WORK AT it, there are alternatives to just about everything hardware and software.

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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    Quote Originally Posted by ETR316 View Post
    So happy to FINALLY see someone DUMP anything 32bit. And no I dont need to be told "there are so many companies still in need of 32bit support",No kidding, and all those IT admins who are holding back the industry, its 2018, MOVE PAST 32bit already, GET OFF ANYTHING LEGACY, WORK AT it, there are alternatives to just about everything hardware and software.
    Try convincing hospitals to replace a fully functional MRI machine that weighs several tonnes, is the size of a small room, uses a power supply in the multiple kW range, costs several hundred grand and is halfway through its 20+ year design life "because it's 32bit and that's old hat".

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    Re: Nvidia Game Ready Driver upgrades are now 64-bit only

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Try convincing hospitals to replace a fully functional MRI machine that weighs several tonnes, is the size of a small room, uses a power supply in the multiple kW range, costs several hundred grand and is halfway through its 20+ year design life "because it's 32bit and that's old hat".
    Last MRI the missus had used a Win98SE pc to control it because it kept crashing on XP....
    But yes I understand both sides of the argument. To be fair to AMD - although the rebrands of the R5 stuff is at best lamentable - if you search on their website for drivers it explains they are legacy. I'd be more inclined to say that the suppliers are more at fault as they continue to order them and say nowt about the drivers.
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