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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MattyC wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 04:26:
I doubt anyone still running a 32bit OS is still getting hardware new enough to really use new features or driver enhancements going forward.

Really the only people running a 32bit OS these days are the people deploying embeded systems, machine-specific installs, or because they have a software license for some esoteric hardware they absolutely can't do without(3d lathe, cnc machine, etc). Wasn't that long ago that several major real estate companies here in Canada moved off OS/2 Warp(installed in 1987 on a 16bit platform) because the machines indexed and recorded all of the real estate listings, transactions and so on. And they absolutely refused to run an emulated machine.
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