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    [News] NVIDIA to End Support for 32-bit Operating Systems After R390 Drivers

    https://www.techpowerup.com/239925/n...r-r390-drivers

    NVIDIA announced that it is ending driver support for 32-bit operating systems after its R390-series drivers. Following its GeForce 390.xx release, NVIDIA will not support 32-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Linux, or FreeBSD for any of its GPU architectures. NVIDIA will, however, offer support for critical driver security fixes for 32-bit operating systems until January 2019. This means the company will release hotfixes addressing specific critical security vulnerabilities in the drivers, as and when they're found, but such hotfixes won't include new features or optimizations that are part of the main driver trunk for 64-bit operating systems.

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    We have a PC at work with 32 bit Windows 10 (around 4.5GB of RAM is wasted on it) because it runs an old laser cutting system that the company won't release a 64 bit driver for. But a new laser costs thousands, so, 32 bit it is.

    For the vast majority of consumers though, 32 bit shouldn't even be a consideration.
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