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NVIDIA will end support for mobile Kepler GPUs by April this year

By Wong Chung Wee - on 11 Mar 2019, 2:25pm

NVIDIA will end support for mobile Kepler GPUs by April this year

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NVIDIA has released a knowledge base article in which mobile Kepler GPUs have been omitted for Game Ready Driver upgrades. These upgrades, which include performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will only be made available for Maxwell-, Pascal-, and Turing-based GPUs for notebooks, from April this year.

Only critical security updates for systems running mobile Kepler-series GPUs, will be available until April 2020. This marks the start of Kepler’s journey into legacy status, at least for mobile GPUs. It appears that desktop Kepler GPUs aren’t affected for now.

NVIDIA has also sounded the death knell for 3D Vision as from April this year. GeForce Game Ready Drivers will no longer support NVIDIA 3D Vision; only critical driver issues will be addressed through April 2020.

According to its knowledge base article, software that enables the use of 3D gaming with 3D TVs, 3DTV Play, is included for free in upcoming release of GeForce Game Ready Drivers. It will only longer be available as a standalone download. The 3D Vision Video Player will still to be offered as a free standalone download until the end of the year.

3D Vision was first announced by the company in 2008 and you can still read our 2009 review of the GeForce 3D Vision here.

Source: NVIDIA (1), (2), (3)