NVIDIA Graphics Driver v300.1 beta listed on GeForce.com but no download link...?

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  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    http://uk.geforce.com/drivers

    Look under betas, it shows v300.1 released 19th August 2011 but I can't seem to find the actual link to download them? Is it a mistake?
     
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    Must have fixed it by now since I was just there and couldn't find the 300v driver listed.
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

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    It has to be a mistake as driver version numbers are usually in the form xxx.xx and this one is listed as v300.1 rather than v300.01 or v300.10.
     
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    They won't officially release 300 or anything below 350 or so. The reason is that a lot of old games were foolishly designed to only look at the two digits to the left of the decimal of the driver version, never considering that the driver version numbers would have to go above 100.xx eventually.

    So if you have a driver version like 114.22 or 214.22 or 314.22, it will see them all as 14.22, and say "sorry, I'm not going to run because this is less than the minimum required driver version of 50.92"

    So to keep old games working, NVIDIA has opted not to use the lower ~50% or so of each hundred's place increase.
     

  5. TFL Replica

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    That is retarded programming at its finest.
     
  6. Sr7

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    Yeah not all game devs implement robust stuff... some of it is hacky behind the scenes :)
     
  7. Cru_N_cher

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    It's even on the first news page ;)

    Latest Releases
    Latest GeForce Driver
    Version: 280.26

    9 August 2011

    Latest GeForce Beta Driver
    Version: 300.1

    19 August 2011

    BTW did somebody already realized that the UK servers always get first updated with newest Driver release Information ;) ?
    Somebody must be very dedicated to the Community @ Nvidia UK it seems ;)
     
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  8. TFL Replica

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    The UK has a very strong (and vocal) PC gaming community.
     
  9. elite69

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    i cant even see the driver listed nvidia mistake its most probably
     
  10. Corrupt^

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    Not really programming, more like the typical "not looking ahead". You get this crap in IT, politics and most certainly... my boss :D
     

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    and family............
     
  12. elite69

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    but this are fake or not if not so somebody post some links becouse i have searched in google nvidia and other pçaces and nothing
     
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    Learn to read.
     
  14. DJ_Casper

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    Probably we will see WQHL with 3xx.xx numbers if this news will come true :)

    Would love to use them for my SLI 2xGTX 570 and fixes for BFBC2 with performance regression finally
     
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    maybe these are betas with FXAA
     

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    i hope for it
     
  17. harkinsteven

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    I'm hoping these are Deus Ex. :)
     
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    seems to be. On gamescom in bf3 rigs, there were 2* SLI GTX 595 running.
     
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