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I still have a few questions about NVidia's Ampere launch...

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One of them is if we're still gonna have Windows 7 drivers for the cards. Honestly, I think this is a factor no one is looking at right now which could influence market share of the Windows OS either negatively, positively, or maybe even not at all. The second thing is if they will give their new Quadro production cards more of an incentive for people to buy them as compared to the older ones. Right now, their own GeForce line is competing against the Quadro line and it's really making the latter start to look bad. lol
 

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Tony Tamasi said:
RTX 30-series GPUs are supported on Windows 7 and Windows 10, RTX IO is supported on Windows 10.

Thanks!

Looks like Windows 7 lives to fight another day then. I bet Microsoft isn't too happy since this means 7 will be able to survive all the way up to the next GPU series launch which will be at least 5 years away. Then I expect AMD/NVidia to finally drop support for 7. At that point, while some people will switch to 10, we'll probably see a somewhat large shift to Linux as well.

And for those who say nobody uses 7 anymore, as of this writing, the OS still holds a ~20% marketshare.

EDIT: I said the 30 series would last for 5 years before another series. I retract this stupid statement and apologize. I only made it because it seems like longer since the 20 series first released for some reason.
 
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