I'd like to know if nvidia are so dedicated at giving a "satisfaction guarantee" to their customer why they don't bother putting official whql drivers on their site. I just checked and the last official forceware release was 169.25 on the 20th December last year for Vista. Since then, we have been relying on Beta leaks from guru3d and other sites. I think Nvidia suck with driver support, and ATI are far superior. I believe that is the general consensus too. Almost every forum I look on people complain about nvidias support and praise ATI for their monthly updates. I for one may be ditching my GTX and giving the X2 a serious looks once the new Catalyst drivers are officially released. The new 9 series does not impress at all, and just sounds like a reworked G92.
That's because the 9 series is
a reworked G92. We've already had several discussions on this in these forums and many others. You won't be seeing Nvidia's true commitment to hardware innovation
until around September or so with the "GT200" architecture, but as for now you can notice that we've all been relying on beta driver leaks (software support
) as you said - that's because there is absolutely nothing wrong with the ForceWare 169.25 drivers that were released in December. The consistency of WHQL drivers has come to a slow down because Nvidia wants to thoroughly refine their official driver releases so they don't have to release them as often - this is much more convenient to the average consumer who doesn't want to spend his or her time constantly updating to new WHQL releases.