NVIDIA has announced that it will end support for 32 bit operating systems really soon. After its upcoming GeForce 390 drivers, the green team will no longer support 32-bit operating systems. This includes Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux and FreeBSD.
As NVIDIA noted, driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions. However, the green team intends to support critical driver security fixes until January 2019.
To be honest, this makes perfect sense. In case you haven’t noticed, most – if not all – modern-day games require a 64-bit operating system. As such, there is no reason at all to release optimized drivers for newer games on 32-bit operating systems (as these games can’t even run on the aforementioned 32-bit operating systems).
NVIDIA did not reveal when it will release the GeForce 390 driver, however – and since there aren’t any triple-A games coming out in the last remaining days of 2017 – we can expect to see this driver in 2018.