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Why people use beta drivers versions?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by benq, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Elite3540

    Elite3540 Master Guru

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    Yup, because it's a newer version of a driver and it comes packed with the latest fixes/performance enhancements for your system.

    But sometimes it depends on what system you have, for some it works, for some it just don't.
     
  2. GIBF4

    GIBF4 Active Member

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    You better install the CUDA 6 332.59 driver. I too have P3D (though v2.0 I believe) and with this 332.59 all the jaggies (squares over water, etc.) are no longer.

    GIBF4
     
  3. painter

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    Yes, that is the last one that worked perfectly with P3Dv2.x for me too... I can run the later branch, but have to turn shadows down to 'medium' and forego some forms of Supersampling.
     
  4. Veteran

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    People will always use something that is newer in design than something that is older in design whether its better or worse.
     

  5. Pvfc-Epic

    Pvfc-Epic Maha Guru

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    exactly infact i was just thinking that about windows 8.1 x64 vs windows 7 x64, windows 7 x64 is so much better and faster for me yet i continue to use windows 8.1 x64

    the human mind is programmed to think newer is better and old is worse
     
  6. Sajittarius

    Sajittarius Master Guru

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    Lots of times they come with fixes for new games and/or performance enhancements for new video cards.

    Sometimes they come with new features.
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Nvidia beta drivers are often built upon older WHQLs. So they tend to retain the stability of the WHQL while maybe adding or improving upon it. I dont usually have the same high regard for betas of other software/hardware, but with Nvidia I'm quite at ease.
     
  8. shredderman

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    I've never had those issues :3eyes:
     
  9. dsbig

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    it was with my AMD 5870 card and when borderlands first came out

    I couldnt play the game the first two months.

    had problems with Catalyst AI
     
  10. shredderman

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    You bring this up now and yet it has nothing to do with current GPU's.
     

  11. NeoandGeo

    NeoandGeo Master Guru

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    I believe that Nvidia should drop the Beta name and instead list them as either "Official" or "Official w/ MS Certification". Beta drivers to me are the unreleased leaks we get from time to time that Nvidia does not officially post to download.
     
  12. GhostXL

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    When I talk old days, I mean the Pentium II-III era where a beta driver could screw over an entire OS if it corrupted the registry.

    Those days alone scared many people away from the word "beta" as a whole. I'm not just talking about just video drivers.

    "Beta" drivers, have changed a lot as a term since then. These days it's more or less "not a signed driver".
     
  13. drbaltazar

    drbaltazar Banned

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    Usually you should update via device manager for optimal balance ,but at time ,some stuff plain is bad software,firmware or GPU BIOS or an error!so at time user have to use beta !this being said:eek:nce ms has that version and is supplying that version .you should stop updating to the latest beta and use the one supplied by ms via device manager .this last part most of us tend to forget!which often cause issue.
     
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    Memorian Ancient Guru

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    BETA = Latest fixes/improvements.
    WHQL = Same as BETA(99% of the time) just with M$ certification.
     
  15. dsbig

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    the whole WHQL deal is crap.

    sometimes WHQL drivers are worse then the beta.

    and then people that only go with WHQL driver complain the company is crap.
     

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