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NVIDIA Posts GeForce 310.70 Drivers

Releasing a beta driver via a "stable" channel with auto-updater is..

  • Unacceptable

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  • Ok if it fixes an urgent issue (Far Cry 3)

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NVIDIA announced GeForce 310.70 WHQL driver suite. The change-log of the new stable drivers are little more than a cumulative of all the R310 series beta drivers launched over the past two months, which include some massive game-specific performance increases, notably up to 38 percent for FarCry 3, up to 27 percent in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, up to 18 percent in Assassins Creed III, and up to 16 percent in Battlefield 3, for GTX 680. A large number of games receive similar performance updates, NVIDIA 3D Vision profile updates, and SLI profile updates. The drivers include NVIDIA PhysX system software version 9.12.1031, and HDMI audio driver 1.3.18.0. For GeForce 400 series and later, an OpenGL 4.3 ICD is included.

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Finally! Some pretty decent gains there.
 
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Damn, Nvidia's servers are over loaded, I get twice the speed downloading this from TPU, cheers :lovetpu:
 
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Finnaly!

Bta if you run the NVIDIA updater these drivers DO SHOW.
 
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Now come on! They're just teasing us...
 

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Bta if you run the NVIDIA updater these drivers DO SHOW.
That's exactly my point. These are not WHQL, yet they show up in NV updater and GeForce.com manual driver search. So they're misleadingly being distributed through stable channels, even through they're beta.
 
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So no new performance updates to the gtx 670's. I guess they are optimized enough??
 
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That's exactly my point. These are not WHQL, yet they show up in NV updater and GeForce.com manual driver search. So they're misleadingly being distributed through stable channels, even through they're beta.
Confirmed. This is a little strange. They normally don't do this. Maybe they are not signed for Windows 8 but are for Windows 7? Its a reach I know. Ill try tonight and let you know.





So no new performance updates to the gtx 670's. I guess they are optimized enough??
670/680 same thing man. 680 gains are 670 gains also.
 
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So no new performance updates to the gtx 670's. I guess they are optimized enough??
Technically the same chip as in 680, so would be strange if it didn't apply to it.
 
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They are sure they'll get the WHQL approval from Windows so why wait? Today is launch day for Far Cry 3 in the US so I guess they're in a hurry.
 

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They are sure they'll get the WHQL approval from Windows so why wait? Today is launch day for Far Cry 3 in the US so I guess they're in a hurry.
That would be my guess too. These are likely WHQL candidate drivers, and just haven't passed yet, but being that FC3 is coming out today they didn't want to wait to get them out for people to start using.
 
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As long as it's not tagged as a beta, I'm happy to run 'em
 

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The NVIDIA blog post talks about "WHQL-candidate driver", so it's no better than any other beta. The download page or changelog doesn't mention WHQL.

My guess is NVIDIA wanted to push this beta driver out for Far Cry 3, and to everyone, not only the people who click "beta" driver in the driver search.
 

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The NVIDIA blog post talks about "WHQL-candidate driver", so it's no better than any other beta. The download page or changelog doesn't mention WHQL.

My guess is NVIDIA wanted to push this beta driver out for Far Cry 3, and to everyone, not only the people who click "beta" driver in the driver search.
They normally don't list beta drivers on NVIDIA updater. I hope this doesnt become a habit with them.
 
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A supposed 38% gain is pretty large optimization, so makes sense if they push them out early
 
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They normally don't list beta drivers on NVIDIA updater. I hope this doesnt become a habit with them.
To add to that, unsuspecting people with WHQL drivers are being prompted to update to a beta (by definition unstable) drivers by NV Update. NVIDIA is deliberately pushing unstable software by polluting its stable release channel.
 
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670/680 same thing man. 680 gains are 670 gains also.
Awesome, I was thinking that but wanted to check with you strangers who are in the know ;)

Those BF3 increases may have to be checked on by me!
 
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To add to that, unsuspecting people with WHQL drivers are being auto-updated to a beta (by definition unstable) drivers by NV Update. NVIDIA is deliberately pushing unstable software by polluting its stable release channel.
Yeah man. Thats not cool at all. Now Ill have to be super careful when updating through them. They are idiots for doing this. Kills confidence with them IMO.
 
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To add to that, unsuspecting people with WHQL drivers are being auto-updated to a beta (by definition unstable) drivers by NV Update. NVIDIA is deliberately pushing unstable software by polluting its stable release channel.
I have had no stability issues with Nvidia Beta drivers ever, now ATI/AMD drivers on the other hand gave my system occaisonal fits.
 
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I agree with MM, but surely in their eyes it's not a beta and, as Wizzard and others mentioned, was just rushed out without WHQL? Seems strange that it's in the stable release channel, but also isn't mentioned to be a beta by Nvidia.
 
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Did you update Bta? I have a feeling you did by mistake.
 
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My guess is NVIDIA wanted to push this beta driver out for Far Cry 3, and to everyone, not only the people who click "beta" driver in the driver search.
That's it. Plus they are delivering through update (which I never enable). They are pushing this driver by any means although not yet certified. Not a fair act, I agree.
 
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That's it. Plus they are delivering through update (which I never enable). They are pushing this driver by any means although not yet certified. Not a fair act, I agree.
Could it just be a mistake, or is there a major big/vulnerability that they have found and need the entire Nvidia populationg to test? Surely it's not just for FC3 or other games?