NVIDIA releases a graphics driver update for Windows 7 8

NVIDIA releases a graphics driver update for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems

Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 are no longer in demand, and NVIDIA has officially stopped releasing new drivers for these operating systems at the end of 2021. However, the company promised to release driver updates for current graphics cards and older operating systems with security fixes by September 2024. Recently, another new version of such software appeared on the company’s website.

    Image source: NVIDIA

Image source: NVIDIA

For those who don’t want to use Windows 10 or 11 or can’t use it for some reason, GeForce Security Update Driver 473.81 for Windows 7 and 8 is available. The description on the NVIDIA website indicates that this version is intended for use with GeForce GTX graphics cards 16 series, RTX 20 and 30 series, as well as Titan RTX and Titan V. Required software can be downloaded by NVIDIA.

Note that the regular NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready driver, the latest version of which is 516.59 WHQL, supports a much wider range of graphics cards, starting with single GeForce 700-series models. It is not known why NVIDIA limited support for the new custom driver to only the last two graphics card generations.

However, the latest software only offers additional protection and has nothing to do with performance optimizations of the graphics card. The company itself recommends upgrading to new operating systems to increase GPU performance – they receive updates with optimizations for graphics accelerators.

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