NVIDIA Ends Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. kilyan

    kilyan Master Guru

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    So the new branch should come within the end of next week, according to this article? they just released 388.71, if they knew already 390 branch would come around this period, they could just skip this and release directly 390 with the fixes of 388.71
     
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    Could this enable further performance improvements for 64bit systems?
    Getting rid of some old compromises?
     
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    Can they finally update the 10 year old NVCPL?
    AMD has done it twice in recent time but nVidia with all that green money...noooo.
     
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    Considering in this day and age no one should really be on a 32 bit system i don't think many will be effected. Those that are most likely needed to upgrade their pc a long long time ago. Steam stats still show just under 2% of the userbase is still on 32bit system of some sort
     
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    Scumbags.
     
  7. rl66

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    NO i guess...

    Just less work to release driver and maybe a more light package.

    Nothing exeptional.
     
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    Considerating that the 64bit version work fine with most prehistorical hardware ( exept with AMD 64 754/939, blame AMD for this) and that modern 32 bit use most of the time iGPU or APU : it won't affect a lot of people :)
     
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    Driver is actually coming in early January 2018.
     
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    I think that was the right move as long as they keep supporting their legacy hardware.
     

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    Honestly, i *loath* the way AMD designed their interface.
    The driver was one of the reasons i jumped ship.
    nVidia's nvcpl does need a face lift, but i love how the options are just there, in a tree, just a single click away.
     
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    Nvidia just needs to speed up the control panel and it'd be perfect. AMD's is too bling IMO and gives the impression of bloat.

    It could affect people just wanting to get a xx30 for their old PCs.
     
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    I pray that they ignore people like you asking for change for the sake of it. The current control panel just works. It's not pretty, but it doesn't bloody well need to be. It's fast and easy to get to the option you want to change. AMD's new setup looks amazing, but is a slow, bloated, labyrinthine mess that values form over function. Why any Nvidia owner would look upon it and think "damn, we're missing out" is beyond me.
     
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    Slow? In my view it is superfast. I just hope it would have a browsertype of login for it to keep its settings,
     
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    I hope so..
     

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    Honestly, I think this is good news.

    "Nvidia just needs to speed up the control panel and it'd be perfect. AMD's is too bling IMO and gives the impression of bloat.

    It could affect people just wanting to get a xx30 for their old PCs."

    "Slow? In my view it is superfast."

    Mine generally takes about half a minute to load. It has been degrading over the years.

    In fact, recently it has been totally resetting my displays any time I change a setting. It basically just sits there with the monitors off for a good 30 seconds. For some settings, this is longer than the time it gives to confirm. Like disabling stereoscopic red-blue 3D (because THEY ENABLE IT BY DEFAULT).

    Game settings more or less lock up the GUI for a solid 10 seconds each time I change a setting like AF.

    So yeah, I think there are ways to drastically speed up and improve the interface in general. I'd also like to see some legacy features be available again (without driver mods). Things like the extra odd AA modes (SSAA would be nice to see again, despite DSR). Them having an OC panel was also cool (bits), and would make sense since they already have everything else locked down (I want my BIOS mods back).

    But mostly just speed it up for chrissakes.
     
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    Less time spent on 32bit means more time on others; so better quality releases/better optimization will happen.

    Use NVinspector.

    It's an advanced NVCPL but it's instantaneous in applying/loading settings.
     
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    I have been using a 64bit O.S since when vista forst came out and my PC was a piece of #### laptop.

    Why anyone would even consider installing a 64 bit O.S in the last 5 years regardless of how much ram you have is insane to me. Even if you had only 4gb and didn't get the benefit of >4gb ram you still don't see a performance penalty either and it leaves you with a ram upgrade path.
     
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    NVCP is horrible and slow. They need to seriously overhaul it from scratch.
    I don't know if this means they now they can rework it but they seriously need to do it.
     
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    With most modern AAA games sloppily wanting 16GB these days, it makes sense.
     

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