NVIDIA to phase out Kepler support with R470 driver branch

Posted on Monday, May 24 2021 @ 10:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Video cards aren't supported forever. Today we have some news about NVIDIA's end-of-life cycle for the Kepler architecture. Kepler was used for the GeForce GTX 600 and GTX 700 series, which launched in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

GeForce R470 is last branch with Kepler support

VideoCardz reports the upcoming GeForce R470 driver branch will be the last to support Kepler. At the moment, NVIDIA is still using the R460 branch, so Kepler will likely receive support until about the end of this year.
Each branch usually is kept for a few months, usually about half of a year. This means that R470 branch supporting may be retired by a new branch by the end of this year. In other words, drivers for Kepler-based GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla products regular driver support is to be maintained for the next few months, then the drivers will shift to less regular updates. --VideoCardz

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