32-bit Driver Support from NVidia Is Ending

Directly from NVidia we have confirmation that after driver 390, they will no longer support 32-bit operating systems. Meaning, driver 390 is the last driver for anyone still on a 32-bit OS. Unfortunate for some, but necessary in the end as we need to push everyone over to 64-bit operating systems.

For the majority of you I’m sure this news won’t be affecting you, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. For the longest time NVidia has supported 32-bit operating systems, and I’m sure it’s taking man power for them to support 32-bit, unnecessary man power at that. Remember you can’t easily use more than 4GB of RAM on a 32-bit OS, and the majority of gamers and workstation users have more RAM than that, meaning they are on 64-bit operating systems.

All I can say is if you’re still running a 32-bit version of Windows, it’s time to make the switch. I feel other companies will follow this and it may become a trend. A good trend in my mind. I suppose the final question is, is this the end of 32-bit operating systems? And in a way, it may be the start of exactly that, but it’s something I’m OK with.

 

Source: NVidia

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