NVIDIA Ending 32-bit Driver Support

NVIDIA announces they are ending driver support for 32-bit operating systems (thanks Ars Technica). Word is devices not running under 64-bit OSes will stop getting new features now, and cease getting security updates in about a year:
After Release 390, NVIDIA will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems1 for any GPU architecture. Later driver release versions will not operate, nor install, on 32-bit operating systems. Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions. This impacts the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD

NVIDIA intends to support critical driver security fixes until January 2019. For more details on product security, see http://www.nvidia.com/security.

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Well to be fair I am pretty sure the FreeBSD drivers (32 and 64) only worked about 1/2 the time anyway.

More seriously, I do actually really like BSD... just as a headless server I SSH into. As a desktop dealing with video drivers there is often a mess and as bad as the nVidia ones are the AMD ones are even worse.

I doubt anyone still running a 32bit OS is still getting hardware new enough to really use new features or driver enhancements going forward.
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