Originally Posted by Masta Squidge
If you ask me, overclocking isn't their concern.
If you cant OC as high with one driver or another, too bad broski. Go back to the other one if you are upset about it.
Overclocking, while not exactly against the rules, isn't entirely supported either. We should just be lucky that an OC doesn't void the warranty outright, rather than QQ on the forums because we got 5 less mhz with one driver vs another.
While overclock results aren't guaranteed, vary, and aren't subject for support/assistance from Nvidia, they are still interested in pursuing claims of instability caused by driver updates. Keep in mind that there are 2 large video card manufacturers. And many people do take "Overclocking" capacity into consideration when making a purchase. So it is in their best interest to resolve any software/driver issues that could result in poor overclocks to remain competitive.
I think it is of poor judgment to simply say "Overclocking will vary between drivers" and it is important to look at the actual reason behind why a large number of people may be getting lower stable overclock results. This is something that Nvidia DOES do. This is a Beta driver, after all. And they WANT feedback regarding these results.
This reminds me of fan boys on video game beta forums cussing out and ridiculing anyone who made a negative comment about any feature/function and replied with the customary "It's Beta" line. Yes. We are aware it is Beta. It is the job of Beta testers to submit feedback and results so that Nvidia may resolve any present issues prior to a WQHL release. Let's be more supportive and understanding of other forum members voicing their results and experience when trying out the new drivers. We wouldn't be doing ourselves any favours by discouraging others from openly voicing their concerns. We'd only slow down the rate at which any new issues would be identified and looked at.