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[dvHW] NVIDIA renames ForceWare drivers

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NVIDIA is going to rename its drivers again.

Four years ago the firm renamed its driver releases from "Detonator" to "ForceWare" and now they decided to change the name to "GeForce".

When you visit their driver download page you'll see the ForceWare moniker is gone, the driver is now called "GeForce Release 174".

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I can see this confusing the hell out of the less technologically inclined. "I got the GeForce 8600, but I can't find the GeForce 8600 number driver! Do I use a GeForce Release 86?" And besides, ForceWare sounds cooler than GeForce for a piece of software.
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gotta admit ATI's driver scheme is probably as good as you are going to get. year.month. doesn't get much easier than that.
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That's a fine name as far as I'm concerned. If I want Quadro drivers I download the latest "Quadro release". At least they didn't make up a whole new name! Plus we know that the GeForce name is here to stay, at least for the relative time being. Imagine the uproar if NVIDIA changed "GeForce" to something stupid.
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