Which driver is the current golden child?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Warpy, Oct 23, 2015.

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Which is the best performing driver?

  1. Version: 358.70

    32 vote(s)
    38.6%
  2. Hotfix driver 358.59

    19 vote(s)
    22.9%
  3. Version: 358.50

    23 vote(s)
    27.7%
  4. Version: 355.98

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  5. Version: 355.82

    3 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. Warpy

    Warpy Master Guru

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    Which driver is the current golden child for Windows 10?

    I'm having performance issues and wanted to see what you guys thought was the best option.

    Vote.
     
  2. Twiddles

    Twiddles Maha Guru

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    358.50 works perfectly, haven't had any strange issues and that's with SLI.
     
  3. emusa

    emusa Active Member

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    v358.50
    I always use the latest WHQL drivers and never had any noticable problems with my system (and I use a lot of obscure emulators and play old dx8/9 games - next to the latest AAA titles).

    That is, since the Kepler performance fixes. Before that time I was really disappointed with performance with lots of game - especially when compared to the GTX970.
    Now it's a lot better.
     
  4. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I know I'm in the wrong section for me :D however, I think a good addition to comments would be what OS people are running, whether it is 7, 8.1, 10, or 10 TH2 preview.
     

  5. dr_rus

    dr_rus Ancient Guru

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    The latest one. Always the latest one. Especially on a new OS.
     
  6. RzrTrek

    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    358.70 up until the point of Nvidia having removed the driver from their DEV-site, for whatever reason, which weren't not specified, making me paranoid, reverted back to 358.59 at least for now.
     
  7. sapo_joe

    sapo_joe Master Guru

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    I'm using the latest 358.70 and I'm having "driver stopped responding" problems from time to time... Didn't have this with the 358.50s.

    But, you know, I'm lazy to get back to the previous drivers... LOL
     
  8. NeoandGeo

    NeoandGeo Master Guru

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    Newest, which is the case the vast majority of the time unless you are playing a game with a specific problem on a specific driverset.
     
  9. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Newest, until you notice that something is wrong and then turn to a dev.driver or Hotfix.
     
  10. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    358.70 look ok here, no tdr or anything like that.. also no issues by sleep/wake pc
     

  11. yosef019

    yosef019 Ancient Guru

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    how much you add voltage my msi card now at 1470 most stable
     
  12. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    These "What's the best driver" threads pop up almost weekly. Regardless of OS, 10 years ago or right now. There is no "golden child" no tricks or special versions.
    The answer is 99% of the time whatever the latest and greatest is. If that's not good enough then it's a matter of simply trying out the driver versions for yourself.
    And by that, usually that means you have an issue that was not present in an older version yet to be fixed in current reiterations.
     
  13. scaramonga

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    257.30, so far.
     
  14. dwiewolverine

    dwiewolverine Member Guru

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    v358.50..:cheers:
     
  15. khanmein

    khanmein Ancient Guru

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  16. milamber

    milamber Maha Guru

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    Haven't updated since 355.60. Works well with Windows 10, Shadow of Mordor and Dying Light.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
  17. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    358.50 with fixed G-Sync, so 358.59
     
  18. whats with the 356.04 dev driver ?? why is this one not in the poll ? its so far the best i've had since the gta5 driver.
     
  19. bemaniac

    bemaniac Master Guru

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    WHQL - always go WHQL if you have issues.
     
  20. siriq

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    I am happy with all of those drivers. So, how do i vote now? :D
     

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