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I just bought the gigabyte gtx 670 windforce, and i was going to get latest drivers but the drivers haven't been updated since 3/23. Is this normal? The current version of drivers for 670 are 301.34 on nvidia's website. How long does it take companies to update to these driver?

do i even need to worry about these drivers and stuff?
post #2 of 13
they are the current drivers for the 670, you should always keep them updated to the latest version for best performance with latest games.
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The date doesn't matter much since the cards have been around for months of testing etc by Nvidia themselves. Just because they have been out for retail purchase for a short time doesn't mean much. thumb.gif

Always use the latest driver / beta driver for best perfomance and enjoy!
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use latest from gigabyte, right? you can only use nvidia's drivers for reference cards?
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Driver should be the same (same chipset). Only difference is the layout , on board power supply and the cooling. The drivers are for the chipset so you should be fine.
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use latest from gigabyte, right? you can only use nvidia's drivers for reference cards?

You can use any Nvidia driver that supports the GPU chip that your video card has and OS. Simply go to the Nvidia site select your graphics card series, model and OS. Done.

It will give you a page with the latest WHQL driver release. smile.gif

I believe if you click for beta drivers it works the same way. Also Gigabyte arn't always on the ball with the GPU drivers, I'd personally only use driver releases from the Nvidia site.
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You can use any Nvidia driver that supports the GPU chip that your video card has and OS. Simply go to the Nvidia site select your graphics card series, model and OS. Done.
It will give you a page with the latest WHQL driver release. smile.gif
I believe if you click for beta drivers it works the same way. Also Gigabyte arn't always on the ball with the GPU drivers, I'd personally only use driver releases from the Nvidia site.

so what is the difference between the gigabyte divers and the nvidia ones? and thank you for all the help smile.gif
post #8 of 13
Should not be any difference between the gigabyte and nvidia drivers thumb.gif
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The drivers are identical. Nvidia provides the drivers, Gigabyte basically mirrors them for download.
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use latest from gigabyte, right? you can only use nvidia's drivers for reference cards?

No, you should always DL from nvidia website, even if you have a custom card.
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