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It's hard to blanket the entire driver the same that you can't blanket the entire user base with problems. It must be related to specific configurations (MB/RAM/CPU combinations), card BIOS, over clocking habits, system software (Windows/Registry problems) or general card problems that were unnoticed until now.

It may just be my luck, but I've always updated to the newest drivers for everything. My systems include a 2600k/gtx580, q6700/gtx560, x2-5000+/9800gt and an x2-3800+/8600gt. I've always kept them on the newest drivers possible and none have experienced micro stutter, specific game problems or any other problems usually associated with bad drivers. All systems run smooth with vista/7/8 in all games that they can reasonably run.

My guess is that this new driver optimizes performance more and exposes problems in the card previously not noticed because of poor optimization; similar to how Linux exposes CPU OC problems that weren't noticed in Windows, because Linux takes better advantage of certain CPU capabilities and therefore exposes botched OCs hastily.

Just my opinion, but if we can't group and generalize a specific user base, we can't group a specific driver either, because I suspect the people without problems are the vast, non-vocal majority.
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Intel Ci7-3960x Asus Rampage IV Gene Nvidia Geforce GTX1080 Ti Nvidia Geforce GTX1080 Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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