NVIDIA released a graphics driver update for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems

NVIDIA released a graphics driver update for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems

Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 have long been out of demand and NVIDIA officially stopped producing new drivers for these operating systems at the end of 2021. However, NVIDIA promised to publish a new version of the software on its website until September 2024.

For those who are unwilling or unable to use Windows 10 or 11 for some reason, the GeForce Security Update Driver 473.81 for Windows 7 and 8. The NVIDIA description indicates that this version is intended for use with the GeForce GTX 16 series, RTX 20 series and 30 series, as well as with Titan RTX and Titan V series. It is possible to download the necessary software from the NVIDIA resource.

Note that the NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready, the latest version of which is 516.59 WHQL, supports a much broader list of video cards, starting with selected GeForce 700-series models.

However, the new software provides only additional protection and has nothing to do with the optimization of the output of the video cards. The company itself recommends that the GPU be upgraded to new operating systems, which are being updated with optimizations for graphic accelerators.