Wednesday, September 24th 2014

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 344.16 WHQL Drivers

Well, that was fast! NVIDIA gave WHQL signing to the GeForce 344.16 Beta drivers it released earlier this week. The drivers still support just GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. The release notes document (PDF) is still not clear on exactly what these drivers bring to the table, over the recently released 344.11 WHQL, but we believe it could be an important bug-fix specific to NVIDIA's new GPUs.
DOWNLOAD: GeForce 344.16 WHQL
Add your own comment

15 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 344.16 WHQL Drivers

#1
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
I don't know Nvidia but I ask, How the hell and why are there so many drivers all the time being released?

I thought WHQL takes a month or so to be approved?

Christ even AMD/ATI only released one a month not to long ago..... The green team seem to have many lol.

And its a question so :lovetpu:
Posted on Reply
#2
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
fullinfusion said:
I don't know Nvidia but I ask, How the hell and why are there so many drivers all the time being released?

I thought WHQL takes a month or so to be approved?

Christ even AMD/ATI only released one a month not to long ago..... The green team seem to have many lol.

And its a question so :lovetpu:
There's really only one obvious answer. They found a pretty bad bug or few in 344.11 WHQL and fixed it with these 344.16 and got them certified quickly. WHQL certification takes a week or 2 most of the time. AMD/ATI releases a driver every month. Its their regular schedule.
Posted on Reply
#3
erixx
The good thing is that only you decide when to install them! ;)
Posted on Reply
#4
lZKoce
I checked them too, but they are only for 970/980. Not for my pc anyway.
Posted on Reply
#5
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
MxPhenom 216 said:
There's really only one obvious answer. They found a pretty bad bug or few in 344.11 WHQL and fixed it with these 344.16 and got them certified quickly. WHQL certification takes a week or 2 most of the time. AMD/ATI releases a driver every month. Its their regular schedule.
I've experienced a couple of odd bugs since getting my card. Havent had the chance to install since the .16 beta but I'll try them later and see if issues are gone.
Posted on Reply
#6
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
lZKoce said:
I checked them too, but they are only for 970/980. Not for my pc anyway.
I just have 344.11 installed for my GTX770M, it runs fine, I'm not updating drivers again this time.
Posted on Reply
#7
Liviu Cojocaru
I have a MSI GTX970 Gaming and I have the 344.11 driver,I installed 344.16 beta but with this driver the boost didn't work.Did someone had the same problem as me,and is it fixed wit the whql 344.16?
Posted on Reply
#8
Solidstate89
P4-630 said:
I just have 344.11 installed for my GTX770M, it runs fine, I'm not updating drivers again this time.
Well that's good, because you wouldn't be able to anyways. Didn't you read the person you quoted? Or the article?
Posted on Reply
#9
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Solidstate89 said:
Well that's good, because you wouldn't be able to anyways. Didn't you read the person you quoted? Or the article?
Oh yeah :oops:, I was reading it when I just woke up....
Posted on Reply
#10
claylomax
fullinfusion said:
I don't know Nvidia but I ask, How the hell and why are there so many drivers all the time being released?

I thought WHQL takes a month or so to be approved?

Christ even AMD/ATI only released one a month not to long ago..... The green team seem to have many lol.

And its a question so :lovetpu:
It's funny, it used to be the other way around.
Posted on Reply
#11
Nordic
After installing this driver my pc is being all slow with everything. I am not sure why this would cause that though.
Posted on Reply
#12
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
james888 said:
After installing this driver my pc is being all slow with everything. I am not sure why this would cause that though.
Did you get a 970 or 980?
Posted on Reply
#13
pidgin
meanwhile AMD released last WHQL half a year ago - christ
Posted on Reply
#14
arbiter
pidgin said:
meanwhile AMD released last WHQL half a year ago - christ
besides amd hasn't had a new gpu, but really since been really NO new big games released last 4-5+ months its been kinda slow time for drivers on both sides.
Posted on Reply
#15
EarthDog
MxPhenom 216 said:
There's really only one obvious answer. They found a pretty bad bug or few in 344.11 WHQL and fixed it with these 344.16 and got them certified quickly. WHQL certification takes a week or 2 most of the time. AMD/ATI releases a driver every month. Its their regular schedule.
Or its just for support for the new cards?

From the release notes:
This driver is aligned with today's
launch of the world's most advanced GPUs-the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment