Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by sapo_joe, Mar 28, 2017.
Grab them here.
I wonder how long NV intend to keep rapid Vulkan development on a completely separate driver branch from general releases...
Until it's ready to be released to the general public?
These are developer drivers, intended for testing. So they use tha last "stable" branch for the DirectX components (in this case, 376's), and update the Vulkan components to the latest, to avoid possible problems that the current branch could cause, concentrating only on the Vulkan development. Like the stable Quadro drivers, that are still on the 376 branch.
R378 is the latest stable branch. Quadro drivers aren't on R376 either.
The Quadro "long term, stable" drivers are. Go there and take a proper look.
The 378 are the current "release" drivers. The big sign that a driver has finally changed to fully "stable" is when nVidia moves to the next branch.
"Most stable" doesn't mean that this branch is "unstable". R378 is the current stable branch, and it's strange that NV is still using R375 for Vulkan development.
This contains only vulcan features thats should be added in r380
That's what I'm wondering - technically, there is no reason why Vulkan rapid development should be tested on an older branch as Vulkan features are basically independent from Windows driver anyway. Good to hear that they'll converge again in R380.
I'd say Vulkan betas are way MORE stable (and waaay better, overall) than most of last issued WHQLs :infinity:
381.65 WHQL has all the new 1.0.42 Vulkan extensions included.