Yea, I'll take minor artifacts here and there over black screen crash anytime. I haven't seen artifacts with any of the latest drivers, it actually looks like that something was changed in the driver so when the artifacts might appear instead of showing them the TDR kicks in. But instead of recovering the driver it just black screens. The black screen is actually a BSOD btw. You just don't see it because.. well the graphics card itself crashes. But you can read it after restart with "BlueScreenViewer" if you have a minidump enabled. It is a Kernel + Nvidia driver crash.