To all those gamers using NVIDIA GPUs, here’s a heads-up – NVIDIA announced to drop support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 starting later this year.
So if you’re want to play games using NVIDIA GPU on any of the above outdated Windows OS, better upgrade now. Starting this October, NVIDIA will pass the Game Ready Driver updates to only Windows 10 OS, thus leaving the rest outdated Windows OS behind.
NVIDIA Dumps Support Outdated Windows OS
Microsoft, FBI, developers, and several security researchers have long been pushing users to upgrade their system OS to the latest – Windows 10 for better security. Microsoft has already dropped support for Windows 7 and 8 series a long back and been supplying only the security updates to enterprises only.
Thus, for individuals, moving onto Windows 10 is the best choice. If not for security updates, at least for a better gaming experience. Those who’re using NVIDIA graphic cards should realize that the GPU maker is dropping support for outdated Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, starting later this year.
On a new support page, NVIDIA said,
“Effective October 2021, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be exclusively available for systems utilizing Windows 10 as their operating system. Critical security updates will be available on systems utilizing Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 through September 2024.”
Game Ready Driver updates are important for performance improvements and bugs, which ultimately decide the gameplay and user experience. Thus, you should better upgrade to Windows 10 in case you wanted game-related updates.
Newer graphics cards have already started seeming incompatible running on outdated Windows OS, and few cutting-edge features like ray tracing are available only on Windows 10 OS. This further pushes users to upgrade their systems to the latest OS.