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Nvidia designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. This page tracks Nvidia drivers, which provide support for their various GPU lineups and are available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD.

Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for NVIDIA Driver
Release Released Active Support Security Support Latest
R525-Windows (PB) 2 months and 2 weeks ago
(10 Nov 2022)
Yes Ends in 11 months
(01 Jan 2024)
527.37
R525-Linux (PB) 2 months and 2 weeks ago
(10 Nov 2022)
Yes Ends in 11 months
(01 Jan 2024)
525.60.11
R515-Windows (PB) 8 months ago
(11 May 2022)
Yes Ends in 3 months
(01 May 2023)
517.71
R515-Linux (PB) 8 months ago
(11 May 2022)
Yes Ends in 3 months
(01 May 2023)
515.86.01
R510-Linux (PB) 1 year ago
(14 Jan 2022)
Yes Ended 4 weeks ago
(01 Jan 2023)
510.108.03
R510-Windows (PB) 1 year ago
(14 Jan 2022)
Yes Ended 4 weeks ago
(01 Jan 2023)
513.91
R495-Windows (NFB) 1 year and 3 months ago
(12 Oct 2021)
No Ended 1 year ago
(14 Jan 2022)
497.29
R495-Linux (NFB) 1 year and 3 months ago
(26 Oct 2021)
No Ended 3 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 Oct 2022)
495.46
R470-Windows (LTSB) 1 year and 7 months ago
(22 Jun 2021)
Ended 1 year and 4 months ago
(20 Sep 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 7 months
(01 Sep 2024)
474.04
R470-Linux (LTSB) 1 year and 6 months ago
(19 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(26 Oct 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 7 months
(01 Sep 2024)
470.161.03
R460-Windows (PB) 2 years ago
(15 Dec 2020)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(23 Jun 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(01 Jan 2022)
462.96
R460-Linux (PB) 2 years ago
(07 Jan 2021)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(19 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(01 Jan 2022)
460.91.03
R450-Windows (LTSB) 2 years and 7 months ago
(24 Jun 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(15 Dec 2020)
Ends in 5 months
(01 Jul 2023)
453.94
R450-Linux (LTSB) 2 years and 7 months ago
(24 Jun 2020)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(07 Oct 2020)
Ends in 5 months
(01 Jul 2023)
450.216.04
R418-Windows (LTSB) 3 years and 12 months ago
(04 Feb 2019)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(23 Apr 2019)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 Mar 2022)
427.45
R418-Linux (LTSB) 4 years ago
(30 Jan 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(20 Mar 2019)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 Mar 2022)
418.197.02
R390-Windows (LTSB) 5 years ago
(08 Jan 2018)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(31 Jul 2018)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(26 Oct 2021)
392.68
R390-Linux (LTSB) 5 years ago
(04 Jan 2018)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(10 Mar 2018)
Ended 2 months and 1 week ago
(22 Nov 2022)
390.157

Nvidia drivers are released in various release branches, with varying support timelines and GPU support.

Since LTSB branches are also production branches, it may be listed as a production branch in driver searches until the next driver branch is released. It is best to use the latest driver branch supported by your hardware.

GPU Support

GPUs supported by any given branch is dependent on the operating system.

Cadence

The following table explains the release cadence and lifecycle for datacenter GPU drivers:

  New Feature Branch (NFB) Production Branch (PB) Long Term Support Branch
Target Customers Early adopters who want to evaluate new features Use in production for enterprise/datacenter GPUs Use in production for enterprise/datacenter GPUs and for customers looking for a longer cycle of support.
Major Release Cadence At least once every 3 months Twice a year. At least once per hardware architecture.
Length of support N/A 1 year 3 years
Minor release (bug updates and critical security updates) N/A Yes. Quarterly bug and security releases for 1 year. Yes. Quarterly bug and security releases for 1 year.

More information is available on the NVIDIA Driver website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
nvidia-smi

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/nvidia.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/nvidia.ics.

This page was last updated on 14 December 2022.