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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eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 09:38:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 23, 2017, 00:50:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 22:48:

The GPU W10x64 driver ships with around 100mb of 32bit dll/exe files (of 440mb)

Don't ask my why, because I for sure have no clue why that could possibly be. But the impact on reducing bloat would be quite large
Won't make any difference. Because those dll's and whatnot that are included in the x64 package are for backwards compatibility for titles that don't support x32-x64. GPU's are significantly different in this process then CPU's, GPU's have no internal translation engine, CPU's do.

All this has to do with is EoL pure 32bit support for 32bit OS's.

Ah... Well I guess that would be a really ballsy move by Nvidia not to support any 32bit game hehe So only compatible check, nothing actually to do with 32bit or 64bit platforms... or basically. PR move?
No. Like MA said the 32 bit OS is EOL.
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