A surprising decision.
On January 14, 2020, Nvidia will stop updating graphics drivers for professional graphics cards quadro in versions for "outdated" operating systems. This means that the manufacturer will no longer provide bug patches and security patches. We are talking about systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
For many, the presence of Windows 8 and 8.1 on the list may be a surprise, but Nvidia is convinced of the legitimacy of its actions. All subsequent driver updates for Quadro graphics chips will be created only for Windows 10.
Players using Nvidia GeForce GTX and RTX cards should also be concerned about their fate. Admittedly "greens" they have not announced the end of support for graphics drivers in the consumer version, but this will be another natural step towards improving solutions created with newer software in mind.
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