Nvidia is shutting down all support for the old graphics cards in the GTX 600 and GTX 700 series. The news comes only after Nvidia has confirmed that they will stop updating their drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.
- All affected models are from 2012 and 2013, respectively
- There are exceptions in the GTX 700 series
- High time to upgrade to newer models
There are no newer graphics cards that have ended up in the cold at Nvidia. The Geforce GTX 600 series was introduced in early 2012, while the GTX 700 arrived almost a year later. In other words, nine and ten-year-old models, respectively, no longer have support in future drivers from Nvidia.
The news means that all Nvidia graphics cards based on the Kepler architecture will stop getting Game Ready drivers. The latest update will be released on August 31, 2021.
It’s the same date as latest update for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 released.
Exceptions for the Maxwell GTX 700 series cards
The reason why the Kepler models are excluded from future drivers is simple. According to Nvidia, the cards are so old that there is no reason to update the drivers for them. Not least because the cards do not work well with low-level APIs such as Vulkan and DirectX 12.
Note that there are exceptions to which models in the GTX 600 and 700 series lose support.
Since only the Kepler models are covered, for example, the big favorite GTX 750 Ti continues to be maintained with new drivers.
The models use the newer Maxwell architecture. GTX 745 and regular GTX 750 also use the newer architecture.