NVIDIA to switch to monthly driver updates

Posted on Thursday, Feb 08 2007 @ 19:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Perspective had a chat with Dwight Diercks from NVIDIA and heard some details about NVIDIA's future driver plans. One of the things they heard is that just like ATI, NVIDIA will soon start with monthly ForceWare driver updates.
NVIDIA told me that they planning to start releasing a new version of their Forceware driver for Vista at least once every month. I say at least because Diercks said that if they find several game fixes or bugs that are substantial they may have intermittent releases as well to help appease the gaming masses. This move is very similar to the driver development cycle that ATI’s Catalyst drivers have been in for a couple of years now, with updates about once a month. Having this type of regular schedule should help NVIDIA users feel more at ease about their purchases knowing that a fixed time length is ahead of them to await another software release that could address whatever issue that ails them.


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