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NVIDIA officially ends support for Kepler graphics cards

NVIDIA, as promised a few months ago, has officially stopped supporting graphics accelerators based on the Kepler architecture from 2012. We are talking about the entire series of GeForce 600 video cards and the main part of the GeForce 700 series graphics accelerators.

Image source: NVIDIA

Image source: NVIDIA

The company today released a new GeForce Game Ready 496.13 WHQL graphics driver package, which lacks support for the following graphics cards:

  • TITAN: GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z;
  • GeForce 700: GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710;
  • GeForce 600: GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630.

But for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750 and GeForce GTX 745 graphics cards, NVIDIA will continue to release updates as they are based on the more recent Maxwell architecture:.

It should be noted that NVIDIA is not completely discontinuing support for the Kepler graphics architecture. Video cards based on it will continue to receive security updates. In terms of bug fixes, performance improvements, support for new features and new optimized game profiles, only graphics cards based on Maxwell, Pascal, Turing and Ampere architectures will continue to receive them.

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