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How often are they released? jw when the next might come around.
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A new beta version comes out about every month or two. They are basically just as stable as the WHQL ones that come out a couple weeks later (WHQL is where Microsoft basically tests out the betas, approves it for Windows, and slaps a 'WHQL' on it so nvidia an release them as 'official' drivers). And of course some minor bugs in the betas are usually fixed in the WHQL.
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I gotcha...hmm wondering what they're gonna do next now then. Guess we'll have to wait and see!!
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Originally Posted by HaVoK C89 View Post
How often are they released? jw when the next might come around.
Not as often as they should be.
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I read some opinions on the Nvidia forums a while back. supposedly nvidia's hardware research and development is moving too fast in their gpu development (CUDA) and the software team is having to play "catch up" with learning how to optimize code for the newer cards or something . plus nvidia's drivers are universal and support all their older cards with different architectures, so more work bundling it into one. something like that.
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How often are they released? jw when the next might come around.
History speaks for itself. See pic below for a summary of past beta drivers released.

I suppose, 1-3 months on the average.
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