GeForce GTX 980 Ti Owners Won’t Be Able to Reserve a Windows 10 Upgrade
Gabriel Roşu / 5 years ago
If you wanted to upgrade before reserving a Windows 10 Upgrade, you might want to reconsider. Apparently, GeForce GTX 980 Ti owners are not able to reserve a copy of Microsoft’s latest operating system because the company seems to believe the OS ‘won’t work’ with NVIDIA’s latest graphics card.
The funny situation was reported by PCWorld, where they tried to reserve an upgrade with a rig featuring the GTX 980 Ti, but found out they couldn’t. Digging deeper, they found out from their Check your PC option that the graphics card was deemed to be not compatible with Windows 10, which is quite awkward due to the fact that the 980 Ti is one of the cards that supports DirectX 12.1 and has support for the OS with NVIDIA’s 353.30 driver.
It seems that Microsoft has not updated its compatibility database and an NVIDIA employee apparently told through a tweet that 980 Ti owners would have a great experience with the card and Microsoft’s Windows 10.
— Sean Pelletier (@PellyNV) July 24, 2015
So what is there to do? Well, Microsoft may be able to fix this problem easily by adding support for it in the database or they could just ignore it and let 980 Ti users update to Windows 10 after it gets released. So what do you think it’s going to be? Do you have a 980 Ti? Have you been able to reserve a Windows 10 Upgrade? Let us know!
Thank you PCWorld for providing us with this information