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NVIDIA's Support Plan for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop


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Support Plan for Kepler-series GeForce GPUs for Desktop

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.
 
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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) 
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Bye-bye Kepler you were good to us, can't say I ever had a Kepler GPU, Fermi to Maxwell skipped Kepler

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My Kepler said goodbye three years ago, luckily my integrated Intel still allows to write this 😉

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On 6/11/2021 at 5:06 PM, zipper said:

My Kepler said goodbye three years ago, luckily my integrated Intel still allows to write this 😉

I went straight from Fermi to Maxwell as well. 

Also announced at the same time is they are ending support for Windows 7/8/8.1 on the same driver release it seems.

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