Nvidia GPU Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 23, 2024

Nvidia is one of the leading manufacturers of Graphics Processing units (GPUs). A GPU’s purpose is to process mathematical computations at high speeds in parallel to the CPU.

Nvidia’s GPUs also receive Nvidia drivers but have an independent lifecycle. Whether or not a GPU will support a new driver update is a separate matter. When a GPU no longer receives driver updates, it is when it is no longer supported.

Note: There are multiple GPUs with the same name but part of a different architecture, which is also why they have different support status lengths.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Discontinued

Professional Ada Lovelace (AD1xx)
1 year and 4 months ago
(13 October 2022)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Consumer Ada Lovelace (AD1xx)
1 year and 4 months ago
(20 September 2022)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Mobile Professional Ampere (GA10x)
2 years and 10 months ago
(12 April 2021)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Mobile Consumer Ampere (GA10x)
3 years and 1 month ago
(12 January 2021)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Professional Ampere (GA10x)
3 years and 4 months ago
(5 October 2020)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Consumer Ampere (GA10x)
3 years and 5 months ago
(1 September 2020)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Mobile Professional Turing (TU1xX)
4 years and 8 months ago
(27 May 2019)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Mobile Consumer Turing (TU1xX)
5 years and 2 weeks ago
(29 January 2019)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Consumer Turing (TU1xX)
5 years and 4 months ago
(20 September 2018)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Professional Turing (TU1xX)
5 years and 6 months ago
(13 August 2018)
Supported
Supported
In Production
Professional Volta (GV100)
6 years and 2 months ago
(7 December 2017)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Mobile Professional Pascal (GP10x)
7 years and 1 week ago
(6 February 2017)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Mobile Consumer Pascal (GP10x)
7 years and 5 months ago
(15 August 2016)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Consumer Pascal (GP10x)
7 years and 8 months ago
(27 May 2016)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Professional Pascal (GP10x)
7 years and 10 months ago
(5 April 2016)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Mobile Professional Maxwell (GMxxx)
8 years and 5 months ago
(18 August 2015)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Professional Maxwell (GMxxx)
8 years and 7 months ago
(29 June 2015)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Mobile Consumer Maxwell (GMxxx)
9 years and 4 months ago
(7 October 2014)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Consumer Maxwell (GMxxx)
9 years and 4 months ago
(19 September 2014)
Supported
Supported
Discontinued
Professional Kepler (GKxxx)
10 years and 11 months ago
(1 March 2013)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(20 September 2021)
Supported
Discontinued
Consumer Kepler (GKxxx)
11 years and 10 months ago
(22 March 2012)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(20 September 2021)
Supported
Discontinued
Mobile Professional Kepler (GKxxx)
11 years and 10 months ago
(22 March 2012)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(23 April 2019)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(1 March 2022)
Discontinued
Mobile Consumer Kepler (GKxxx)
11 years and 10 months ago
(22 March 2012)
Ended 4 years and 11 months ago
(11 March 2019)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(11 April 2019)
Discontinued
Consumer Fermi (GF1xx) - 2
13 years and 6 months ago
(23 July 2010)
Ended 5 years and 6 months ago
(31 July 2018)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(31 December 2022)
Discontinued
Consumer Fermi (GF1xx) - 1
13 years and 10 months ago
(26 March 2010)
Ended 5 years and 11 months ago
(10 March 2018)
Ended 5 years and 11 months ago
(10 March 2018)
Discontinued
Consumer Tesla (Cxx, G8x, G9x, GT2xx, ION)
17 years and 3 months ago
(8 November 2006)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(1 April 2016)
Ended 7 years and 1 month ago
(14 December 2016)
Discontinued
Consumer Curie (NV4x, G7x)
19 years and 9 months ago
(14 April 2004)
Ended 10 years and 11 months ago
(25 February 2013)
Ended 8 years and 11 months ago
(24 February 2015)
Discontinued
Consumer Rankine (NV3x)
21 years and 2 weeks ago
(27 January 2003)
Ended 15 years and 7 months ago
(23 June 2008)
Ended 15 years and 7 months ago
(23 June 2008)
Discontinued
Consumer Kelvin (NV1x, NV2x)
22 years and 11 months ago
(27 February 2001)
Ended 17 years and 3 months ago
(2 November 2006)
Ended 17 years and 3 months ago
(2 November 2006)
Discontinued
Consumer Celsius (NV1x)
24 years and 4 months ago
(11 October 1999)
Ended 18 years and 9 months ago
(14 April 2005)
Ended 18 years and 9 months ago
(14 April 2005)
Discontinued
Consumer Fahrenheit (NVx)
25 years and 7 months ago
(15 June 1998)
Ended 18 years and 11 months ago
(11 March 2005)
Ended 18 years and 11 months ago
(11 March 2005)
Discontinued

Nvidia releases separate GPUs for the professionals and the general consumer, which is why different GPU product families belong to Nvidia.

The professional GPU lineup includes NVS, Quadro, Quadro RTX, GRID, and Tesla. The consumer GPU lineup includes GeForce and Titan. The famous RTX series belongs to the GeForce lineup.

On a Windows PC, you can get information about your GPU from the Task Manager , from the System Information (msinfo32) utility, or by using third-party apps.

Some things to note about certain GPU families are as follows:

  • GKxxx (“Kepler”) Desktop GPUs are supported on Windows and Linux via the R470 legacy driver series until September 2024. Nvidia keeps a list of supported hardware.
  • Consumer GF1xx (“Fermi”) GPUs are supported on Linux via the R390 legacy driver series until the end of 2022.
  • Not all Professional Fermi (GF1xx) GPUs are still supported on Windows. See the official GPU support list for specific models. On Linux, there is support for all Fermi GPUs.