Nvidia Nvidia Nvidia who will you blame this time for the incorrect recent driver on your website. This is the second driver I have seen with an incorrect or changed folder name this year.
The first was the 347.09 beta driver, before it was made a WHQL (acronym for Windows Hardware Quality Labs) driver within hours after being called a “BETA” driver, which the extracted folder was called “349.09-sandbag” then once it was made a WHQL driver the folder name was correct after downloading it a second time. It is unknown as to why the folder had sandbag in the name, nor did I see anyone else notice it.. maybe I got the driver when it was first released and installed it before they got to change it who knows but I found it quite weird.
We should all know by now that changing from a BETA listing to a WHQL listing immediately is the correct way to authenticate new drivers…. right?
The second was for the latest driver “345.20” which came out on February 24 2015, this is funny because the previous driver was “347.52” yet all prior 347.xx series drivers are still on the download page like nothing is wrong.
That latest driver fixes some pretty serious things, according to Nvidia.
“This driver adds security updates for the driver components nvlddmkm.sys and nv4_mini.sys.”
“The latest GeForce Game Ready driver, release 345.20 WHQL, provides support for Maxwell’s new Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) mode. In addition, this Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.”
I apologize if you don’t find this to be amusing but I had a bit of a laugh when I saw this, however these games mentioned in the description for the driver are considered old now yet there is yet another lack of performance improvements provided by Nvidia in the driver notes because saying “BEST PERFORMANCE” definitely equals that… rather than saying the improvements this is how Nvidia has treated the majority of their driver updates of the last 2 years.
What do you think of this, is it considered slacking to you or was the recently released “older driver” actually fixing the issues of the previous 344.xx series and 347.xx series drivers.. I wonder?