Dan Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Registered: That is why you’ll find drivers that ship with the OS lack OpenGL support plus anything else the vendor has to license to get their hardware up and running as they see fit. No need, I’ve seen it already Originally posted by The Faceless Rebel: These drivers typically end up being more stable than your average nVidia driver release even WHQL , but they’re also a generation behind the mainstream drivers released on nVidia. They work great and are shown as Jul 27, Posts:

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Jul 25, Posts: In other words, these are drivers for the sort of person who may not even know he has an nVIDIA card, still less have a clue that nVIDIA frequently though not as frequently as in the past updates its drivers.

Thu Oct 17, Thu Oct 17, 3: San Jose, CA Registered: Jun 4, Posts: Though I have nothing against them. Aug 23, Posts: Is that a fact? Zod Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor Tribus: Never had any problems with OpenGL.


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Not looking for conspiracies, just talking from conclusions I reached from personal experience, wich I now need to reconsider. Originally posted by dnl2ba: Thu Oct 17, 6: Microsoft has nothing to do with the development of the latter. The driver side of WU is more of a clearinghouse than anything else. Maybe in some Win9x version, but never in the NT line.

Thu Oct 17, 7: Originally posted by MacAddict: In the case of the nVidia drivers on a Windows CD, what will typically happen is that Microsoft internally will spend cycles testing a particular version of an nVidia driver in order to make it stable by the time the OS ships. Thu Oct 17, 4: Faceless has confused the issue by reversing the real trend.

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Detontaor 31, Posts: Originally posted by sss: Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. Originally posted by IMarshal: They also lack tweaking features like overclocking, for obvious reasons. I’m still using the official This process involves going back and forth with the vendor and getting them to fix bugs found internally by the Microsoft test team and by beta testers until the driver is stable.


Oct 23, Posts: Jul 27, Posts: I ordinarily agree it’s bad form to upgrade Just some unknown bug fixes.

From my personal experience, they don’t offer any performance improvement I’ve used the MS-downloadable drivers more than the Nvidia ones.