Support for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop ends October 2021

    Support for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop ends October 2021

    Support for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop ends October 2021


    Effective October 2021, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available for systems utilizing Maxwell, Pascal, Turing, and Ampere-series GPUs. Critical security updates will be available on systems utilizing desktop Kepler-series GPUs through September 2024. A complete list of desktop Kepler-series GeForce GPUs can be found here.

    FAQ

    Q: Why is NVIDIA dropping support for Kepler desktop GPUs?
    A: Kepler-based desktop GPUs initially launched in March of 2012. Since then, gaming technology has evolved dramatically with technologies like DirectX 12 Ultimate and NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling). Moving forward, NVIDIA’s software QA team will be focusing on hardware that supports newer technologies.

    Q: When will the final Game Ready Driver that supports Kepler-based desktop GPUs go public?
    A: August 31, 2021 (R470 GA5)

    Q: When will the first Game Ready Driver that doesn’t support Kepler-based desktop GPUs go public?
    A: October 4, 2021 (R495 GA1)

    Q: What GeForce GPUs are based on the Kepler architecture?
    A: List includes:

    Kepler Desktop GPUs

    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit)
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 740
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 635
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 630



    Source: Support Plan for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop | NVIDIA

    See also: NVIDIA Game Ready Driver support for Windows 7 and 8 ends October 2021
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