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AngelfireUk83

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http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473

EOL Windows driver support for legacy products
Answer ID 3473 | Published 03/11/2014 10:43 AM | Updated 03/13/2014 08:02 AM

EOL Windows driver support for legacy products

After Release 340, any subsequent Windows driver release starting with Release 343 will cease to support the products listed in this section.

The Release 340 drivers will continue to support these products until April 1, 2016, and the NVIDIA support team will continue to address driver issues for these products in driver branches up to and including Release 340. However, future driver enhancements and optimizations in driver releases after Release 340 will not support these products.

Quadro, Quadro FX/CX, and NVS Workstation Products

Quadro FX

NVS

Quadro/Quadro CX

Quadro FX 5800

NVIDIA NVS 300

Quadro 400

Quadro FX 4800

Quadro NVS 295

Quadro CX

Quadro FX 3800

Quadro NVS 420

Quadro FX 1800

Quadro NVS 450

Quadro FX 880

Quadro FX 580

Quadro FX 380

Quadro FX 370

Quadro FX 380 LP

Quadro FX 370 LP

Tesla C, Quadro Plex Products

Tesla C

Quadro Plex

Tesla C1060

Quadro Plex 2200 D2

Quadro Plex 2200 S4

Quadro FX and NVS Notebook Products

Quadro FX Notebook

NVS Notebook

Quadro FX 3800M

NVIDIA NVS 5100M

Quadro FX 3700M

NVIDIA NVS 3100M

Quadro FX 2800M

NVIDIA NVS 2100M

Quadro FX 2700M

Quadro NVS 320M

Quadro FX 3600M

Quadro NVS 160M

Quadro FX 1800M

Quadro NVS 150M

Quadro FX 1700M

Quadro NVS 140M

Quadro FX 1600M

Quadro NVS 135M

Quadro FX 880M

Quadro NVS 130M

Quadro FX 770M

Quadro FX 380M

Quadro FX 370M

Quadro FX 360M

GeForce 8 & 9 Series Desktop Products

GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 9 Series

GeForce 8800 Ultra

GeForce 9800 GX2

GeForce 8800 GTX

GeForce 9800 GTX+

GeForce 8800 GTS

GeForce 9800 GTX

GeForce 8800 GT

GeForce 9800 GT

GeForce 8800 GTS 512

GeForce 9600 GT

GeForce 8800 GTS

GeForce 9600 GSO 512

GeForce 8800 GS

GeForce 9600 GSO

GeForce 8600 GTS

GeForce 9600 GSO

GeForce 8600 GTS

GeForce 9500 GT

GeForce 8600 GS

GeForce 9400 GT

GeForce 8500 GT

GeForce 9300 GS

GeForce 8400 GS

GeForce 9300 GE

GeForce 8300 GS

GeForce 100/200/300/400 Series Desktop Products

GeForce 100 Series

GeForce 200 Series

GeForce 300 Series

GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTS 150

GeForce GTX 295

GeForce GT 340

GeForce 405

GeForce GT 140

GeForce GTX 285

GeForce GT 330

GeForce GT 130

GeForce GTX 280

GeForce GT 320

GeForce GT 120

GeForce GTX 275

GeForce 315

GeForce G 100

GeForce GTX 260

GeForce 310

GeForce GTS 250

GeForce GTS 240

GeForce GT 240

GeForce GT 230

GeForce GT 220

GeForce 210

GeForce 205

GeForce 7/8/9 Series Notebook Products

GeForce 7 Series

GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 9 Series

GeForce Go 7950 GTX

GeForce 8800M GTX

GeForce 9800M GTX

GeForce Go 7900 GT

GeForce 8800M GTS

GeForce 9800M GT

GeForce Go 7900 GS

GeForce 8700M GT

GeForce 9800M GTS

GeForce Go 7800 GTX

GeForce 8600M GT

GeForce 9800M GS

GeForce Go 7800

GeForce 8600M GS

GeForce 9700M GTS

GeForce Go 7700

GeForce 8400M GT

GeForce 9700M GT

GeForce Go 7600 GT

GeForce 8400M GS

GeForce 9650M GT

GeForce Go 7600

GeForce 8400M G

GeForce 9650M GS

GeForce Go 7400

GeForce 9600M GT

GeForce Go 7300

GeForce 9600M GS

GeForce Go 7200

GeForce 9500M GS

GeForce 9500M G

GeForce 9300M GS

GeForce 9300M G

GeForce 9200M GS

GeForce 100/200/300 Series Notebook Product

GeForce 100 Series

GeForce 200 Series

GeForce 300 Series

GeForce GTS 160M
GeForce GTX 285M
GeForce GTS 360M
GeForce GTS 150M
GeForce GTX 280M
GeForce GTS 350M
GeForce GT 130M
GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce GT 335M
GeForce GT 120M
GeForce GTS 260M
GeForce GT 330M

Found it from here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-eol-graphics-card,news-47439.html
 

JeremyCT

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So .... who wants to buy a pair of GTX260-216 cards? LOL

Your list is a little misleading. The entire GTX 400 series did not lose support, it's only the GTX 405, which is based on the GT218. Basically, anything earlier than Fermi lost support. Fermi and later is still covered.

The nVidia link lays out which cards lost support pretty clearly.
 

Adragontattoo

Trailer Chasing Senior
This is not a calamity in reality. I have a couple PCI (yes PCI not PCIx or PCIe) Nvidia/ATI/etc. GPUs that work in every single system I have ever tried them in and I doubt that anyone at all will be worried about it. All it means is that the drivers will no longer be updated. It CAN make finding drivers a challenge as you will have to locate older versions but that isn't even THAT difficult since Nvidia has a legacy driver link on their homepage.

Any Desktop/Server systems that are using the older GPUs will simply have to be upgraded OR suffer with no further updates to their GPU drivers.

Two of my laptops appears to be on the list. One is a Qx9300/9800m/16gb/2x HDD and the other is a i7-q720/GT230m/8gb/2x hdd. Both are maxed (or close to it) and I am NOT that worried about it honestly.
 

CgS Drone

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Even though I own a few of the cards they have listed (8800, 9800, 260) I'm not really worried about it. If I read it correctly they are still going to take care of those until April 1, 2016. By then the cards will either be dead or so far behind they would only be good for internet or something light in which case you really wouldn't need constant updated drivers anyway.
 

Woomack

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Jan 2, 2005
Even if there won't be updates then old drivers are going to work at least till end of the next OS. I think there will be at least 1 system after Win 8.1 before support will be dropped.
 

doublejack

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Location
Detroit
I agree with the sentiment that this should be a non-issue for most. At least on the Windows side of the house. I'm running Win7 with a 9800GX2, and I frankly haven't updated my driver in 2 years due to a lack of need. Even games that have been released more recently work, and the odds of there being any performance improvements at this point is nill since the card is so mature. If and when I move to a new Windows OS, I'd want a new GPU anyway.

Now, if linux support is also going away that could be a bigger issue. That segment is fragmented, so having an in-support card is more of a concern. It's still not a deal breaker, though. I have a recent Ubuntu install running on a Ti4600, and that hasn't been supported in ages. It just takes some tweaking to make things work and it's not exactly suitable for current games.