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No, "while standalone installers that are downloadable from the website will slow down to a quarterly update cadence."

So anyone who always wants the absolute latest as soon as it's released will need GeForce Experience. For the rest of us, we can just wait for the quarterly release - which is fine with me because the latest driver isn't always the best driver.

in six months the quarterly update will download and install geforce experience to install the drivers.
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This is stupid
 
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We're going to end up with cracked drivers or some kind of special downloads. Downloading through GFE will create issues - some files won't get over-written because someone will be using Streaming or some other driver files. I always use DDU (Display Driver Installer) and Clean install and I rarely get problems with my NVidia GeForce GTX 980.
post #224 of 268
Someone will find a way to extract the drivers and post them individually.
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Someone will find a way to extract the drivers and post them individually.
This ^^
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For a small price of $2.99 you too can download/install the drivers directly from Nvidia's servers, with no hassle wink.gif

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I think that's their ultimate goal, selling performance drivers. They will have more than 90% of the market in a few years. This is probably what they are going for. If AMD don't beat them by the next gen of gpu, I'll probably give up on PC gaming. If even the hardware vendors are screwing us PC gamers, there's no point in giving them money every 2-3 years.
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How is this news or even surprising. The moment GFE hit. Rumors started Nvidia will eventually push drivers through it and force users on it. I don't see the issue here. Nvidia could go one step further and not post drivers period on their website. Even quarterly. Which I think will happen eventually. You don't like it? Make some noise about it. They don't change their attitude? Stop buying their cards. Its pretty simple. The consumer will ALWAYS be in control. But, most sheeple don't follow that rule and allow being stepped on. Seconds please and keep coming back for more! rolleyes.gif
post #229 of 268
Well I think one thing we can all agree on is that they didn't do this on a whim. Generally when companies voluntarily change an entire business practice like this it means *someone* there decided this would ultimately result in more money in their pockets. It just remains to be seen exactly how.

Is this particular change a big deal? I guess no, not really. My concern with this type of change is that it usually leads to more changes later. When we look at games that require always on internet, are released early in beta testing phase, half the game is DLC, the other half is micro transactions, etc. these types of things rarely happen all at once. Typically it starts with one small change that, while detrimental to the customer, the average customer looks at it and says "eh, it's not THAT big of a deal". Once we as consumers prove that we are willing to deal with that small change every other company follows suit and they move on to the next change that is just a little bit more detrimental.

Incidentally, as far as the emails go, you *wouldn't* get spam from Nvidia, thats not how that works. They sell your email address to someone else and that someone else sends you the spam.
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I think that's their ultimate goal, selling performance drivers. They will have more than 90% of the market in a few years. This is probably what they are going for. If AMD don't beat them by the next gen of gpu, I'll probably give up on PC gaming. If even the hardware vendors are screwing us PC gamers, there's no point in giving them money every 2-3 years.

That's being ridiculous, people don't even want to give out their email to download the free drivers.

Drivers can never be sold, they are there to improve the hardware you bought, and to keep you using NVIDIA.
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