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Windows 8 NVIDIA GPU compatibility


mobilenvidia

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Windows 8 looks to go RTM next month, for those looking at upgrading and wanting to know is my GPU compatible, here is a list from NVIDIA of the GPUs supported by Windows 8 Preview, Windows 8 retail will be very similar:

Consumer Notebook GPUs:

GeForce GTX 675M

GeForce GTX 670M

GeForce GTX 660M

GeForce GT 650M

GeForce GT 640M

GeForce GT 640M LE

GeForce GT 635M

GeForce GT 630M

GeForce GT 620M

GeForce 610M

GeForce GTX 580M

GeForce GTX 570M

GeForce GTX 560M

GeForce GTX 485M

GeForce GTX 480M

GeForce GTX 470M

GeForce GTX 460M

GeForce GT 555M

GeForce GT 550M

GeForce GT 540M

GeForce GT 525M

GeForce GT 520MX

GeForce GT 520M

GeForce GT 445M

GeForce GT 435M

GeForce GT 425M

GeForce GT 420M

GeForce GT 415M

GeForce GTS 360M

GeForce GTS 350M

GeForce GT 335M

GeForce GT 330M

GeForce GT 325M

GeForce 410M

GeForce 315M

GeForce 310M

GeForce 305M

GeForce GTX 285M

GeForce GTX 280M

GeForce GTX 260M

GeForce GTS 160M

GeForce GTS 150M

GeForce GT 130M

GeForce G110M

GeForce G105M

GeForce G102M

GeForce 9800M GTX

GeForce 9800M GT

GeForce 9800M GTS

GeForce 9800M GS

GeForce 9700M GTS

GeForce 9700M GT

GeForce 9650M GT

GeForce 9650M GS

GeForce 9600M GT

GeForce 9600M GS

GeForce 9500M GS

GeForce 9500M G

GeForce 9400M G

GeForce 9300M GS

GeForce 9300M G

GeForce 9200M GS

GeForce 9100M G

GeForce 8700M

GeForce 8600M

GeForce 8400M

GeForce 8200M G

Consumer Desktop GPUs:

GeForce GTX 690

GeForce GTX 680

GeForce GTX 670

GeForce GT 645 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 640

GeForce GT 640 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 630

GeForce GT 630 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 620

GeForce GT 620 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 610

GeForce 605 (OEM)*

GeForce GTX 590

GeForce GTX 580

GeForce GTX 570

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

GeForce GTX 560 Ti (OEM)*

GeForce GTX 560

GeForce GTX 560 (OEM)*

GeForce GTX 555 (OEM)*

GeForce GTX 550 Ti

GeForce GT 545 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 545 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 530 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 520

GeForce GT 520 (OEM)*

GeForce 510 (OEM)*

GeForce GTX 480

GeForce GTX 470

GeForce GTX 465

GeForce GTX 460

GeForce GTS 450

GeForce GTS 450 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 440

GeForce GT 440 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 430

GeForce GT 430 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 420 (OEM)*

GeForce 405 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 340

GeForce GT 330

GeForce GT 320

GeForce 315

GeForce 310

GeForce GTX 295

GeForce GTX 285

GeForce GTX 280

GeForce GTX 275

GeForce GTX 260

GeForce GTS 250

GeForce GTS 240 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 240

GeForce GT 220

GeForce 210

GeForce 205

GeForce GTS 150 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 130 (OEM)*

GeForce GT 120 (OEM)*

GeForce G100 (OEM)*

GeForce 9800 GX2

GeForce 9800 GTX+

GeForce 9800 GTX

GeForce 9800 GT

GeForce 9600 GT

GeForce 9600 GSO 512

GeForce 9600 GSO

GeForce 9500 GT

GeForce 9400 GT

GeForce 9400

GeForce 9300

GeForce 8800 Series

GeForce 8600 Series

GeForce 8500 GT

GeForce 8400 GS

GeForce 8300

GeForce 8200

GeForce 8100

GeForce 7950

GeForce 7900

GeForce 7800

GeForce 7600

GeForce 7500

GeForce 7400

GeForce 7350

GeForce 7300

GeForce 7200

GeForce 7150

GeForce 7100

GeForce 7050

GeForce 7025

GeForce 6800

GeForce 6700

GeForce 6600

GeForce 6500

GeForce 6200

GeForce 6100/6150

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Hi mobilenvidia,

Oddly enough, Nvidia seems to have dropped support for DX9 and prior GPUs in their latest desktop driver release for Windows 8. That would be anything less than GeForce 8 in the above list.

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Well, I do hope Geforce Go 7 series (namely the Go 7200) can be used through modified .inf files, or that might mean a friend of mine won't be able to use Windows 8.

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As desktop 6.xxx series are supported in Win8, I don't see anything that might change the current situation re modified infs.

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That's reason for relief :)

My main concern is that specific GPU is quite picky when it comes to drivers, despite not being locked down in terms of Device ID.

In any case, I'm going to let Windows 8 simmer a bit after RTM, and then I'll see how things will go.

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