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    Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Users of these older OSes will continue to get critical security updates until September 2024.
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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Nice typo there - Kepler cards were initially launched in March 2021
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    This one-two punch will hit my "vintage" gaming rig. It has a GTX750, which I didn't realise, along with the 750TI, are the only 700 series GPUs that aren't Kepler. They're Maxwell, so it would still get driver support...

    except that it won't for me, since it's on a build that has various older Windows installs, the newest being Win 64bit. Not surprised considering how old the build and the card is (build is 13, GPU is 8).

    Normally I wouldn't have a problem with this announcement, but this stings as the GT 710 is still being sold with new models being made... with 3 years of software support in security fixes only. In the current climate that makes this decision look pretty rubbish.

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Quote Originally Posted by thewelshbrummie View Post
    This one-two punch will hit my "vintage" gaming rig. It has a GTX750, which I didn't realise, along with the 750TI, are the only 700 series GPUs that aren't Kepler. They're Maxwell, so it would still get driver support...

    except that it won't for me, since it's on a build that has various older Windows installs, the newest being Win 64bit. Not surprised considering how old the build and the card is (build is 13, GPU is 8).

    Normally I wouldn't have a problem with this announcement, but this stings as the GT 710 is still being sold with new models being made... with 3 years of software support in security fixes only. In the current climate that makes this decision look pretty rubbish.
    I don't see the issue with the GT710. It still has driver support for 3 years, just not game ready drivers. How many people are using a 710 for brand new games and would it really benefit from those optimisations.

    I suspect not.

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    3 years of security patches for a brand new card is poor - especially as the 710 buyer is less likely to upgrade regularly

    We need the 1010 replacement already

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    3 years of security patches for a brand new card is poor - especially as the 710 buyer is less likely to upgrade regularly

    We need the 1010 replacement already
    How long would be an acceptable period of support for a £36 GPU?

    Don't forget, it doesn't magically stop working when they stop updating the drivers.

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    How long would be an acceptable period of support for a £36 GPU?

    Don't forget, it doesn't magically stop working when they stop updating the drivers.
    it depends on the situation. When I upgraded to a new graphics card I gave my old one to my parents to use. the card was working correctly however when windows 10 upgraded frequent BSOD occurred and instead of the driver being updated AMD decided to EOL the card!. This was a few years ago now so I can't remember which card it was. I ended up locating an older nvidia card which worked correctly. This is one of the reasons the last graphics card I got was NVidia.

    ironically in this situation you get more support for a £36 graphics card than a Typical £1000 smartphone.

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    How long would be an acceptable period of support for a £36 GPU?

    Don't forget, it doesn't magically stop working when they stop updating the drivers.
    It is cheap (even mid gpu-pocalypse!), but a system without critical security patches tends to magically stop working all on it's own when connected to the internet

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    It is cheap (even mid gpu-pocalypse!), but a system without critical security patches tends to magically stop working all on it's own when connected to the internet
    How many critical security flaws are likely to both exist and be actively exploited at that point? Critical fixes are being produced until summer 2024, at which point will the target group of 2012 era chips be in wide enough use to make exploits worthwhile even if they can be done?

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    Re: Nvidia to end Windows 7/8 Game Ready Driver support in October

    I don't think any of this will matter - the cards will still work fine. Where you might have a problem is when windows 11 hits.

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