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Poll Results: How would you rate Nvidia's drivers out of 10 (10 being perfect)

 
  • 20% (17)
    10
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    9
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    8
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post #1 of 24
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Please be objective. Think about performance, compatibility, stability, etc. If you have issues with the drivers, what are they? What can Nvidia do to improve their drivers?


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Edited by i7monkey - 1/13/11 at 8:12am
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How is anyone going to answer a subjective question objectively? At any rate, I would give nvidia drivers a solid 8. Its not perfect, but I have no big complaints.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6 View Post
How is anyone going to answer a subjective question objectively?
If some of their games aren't compatible, or have graphical glitches during games, they can be honest about it. It's less subjective than you might think.


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Its not perfect, but I have no big complaints.
What makes it "not perfect"? What can they improve upon?
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I've never really had a problem directly related to nVidia's Drivers. Those 196.75's with the "OMG i haf no fans!!!11" problem is the only major problem I've heard and luckily I skipped them. (though I did download and archive 'cos they were great if you ran software fan control)

Odd stuttering problems with new cards that're teething and SLI support that's always getting updated anyway, I personally aint had a bad experience with them.

The new driver sweeper type thing integrated into the Drivers seems pretty cool too, though I'll still do it the ol' fashioned way.

The only thing I'd like is a thread dedicated to the performance of nVidia Drivers with varying setups. (a list of nVidia Drivers with their benchmark/gaming performance)

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Quote:
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If some of their games aren't compatible, or have graphical glitches during games, they can be honest about it. It's less subjective than you might think.
What makes it "not perfect"? What can they improve upon?
A couple of things, and as a caution this is based on my own experiences

1. Color settings are not saved during startup, although I believe this problem had JUST been fixed in a recent 265.90 drivers.

2. Buggy SLI profile for 3dmark 11.

3. GPU usage still oscillates in a couple of games for my old GTX 480 SLI.

4. Physx is a hit or miss. I have tried enabling physx in games such as BMAA and Mirror's edge with a GTS 450 as a dedicated card, and FPS drops by 7-8.
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post #6 of 24
inb4fanboy I give them a 10/10 I've never had a single issue with any of their drivers.
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post #7 of 24
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Thanks for your thoughts youra6

Keep'em coming folks! This is a thread about your thoughts, so anything goes!
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post #8 of 24
Well 260.99 drivers are stable but there is a lot of issues with gpu usage with them. Im running the 265.90's with the modded .inf file and they have been the best drivers i have ever used. 260.99's score higher in vantage but id rather have my cards game better than have them bench higher.

The new beta 266.33's are supposed to fix alot of the things 260.99 didn't do so well and they also added aa to nfs hot pursuit and a real neat thing to sc2.

I'd give them a solid 9/10. I've never had issues with my cards not running right, but it seem's like there current whql drivers could use some improvment which is why i gave the 9/10. We've seen what 265.90's can do so let's get some of those out for whql.
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post #9 of 24
All in all, their drivers are great, not a single problem yet.

Just install and forget - the way it should be.

Never had ATI cards Gpu's so can't compare.
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post #10 of 24
Never had a problem with Nvidia drivers here either. I just install them, and away they go. However, I was a little disappointed that they took out GPU overclocking a few years back, but then again, that's what programs like eVGA Precision are for.
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