So you accept half ass drivers for your $XXX video card? What is this additional functionality? There is nothing additional being added here. The functionality exists on the cards and nVidia is taking their sweet ass time PROPERLY implementing the functionality in the drivers. This stuff should be available out of the box, these driver releases should be minor game compatibility patches. Of course there will be bugs but come on there are cards that shipped with two gpus (7950) that only have one working (No SLI support). Granted that has been fixed but to what exent? How well are those cards running now? But forget that for a moment, cards that shipped with big ol' Vista logos on the box did not have acceptable drivers at Vista launch. That my friend is a problem. Nvidia posted WHQL drivers that still couldn't properly resume from hibernation or stand by.I can't believe anyone would say this, the drivers are in beta for the most part they work but theres some bugs to iron out, Nvidia have 2 choices, make the drivers available, and please those who would like to get additional functionality early and also dont mind submitting bugs to help.
You're joking right? I guess you like to spend money on hardware and not get full bug free driver support for it until the next model or hardware revision of your card is available? If the boxes had warning labels on them that let us know that the cards would not be fully supported then yeah, there wouldn't be much to bitch about. This isn't the case, here we have hardware being touted as essential for Vista, blazing performance yada yada yada. Can't be very essential when the drivers cause you to lose work coming out of standby and gaming is hit or miss, let's not forget the legions of nVidia followers that are experiencing driver reset errors across the whole range of nVidia models starting from the 6xxx series.It's not as though we have to pay to download the drivers...Just simply restrain yourself from downloading them at all.
None, you are still stuck with less than functional hardware and in either case it's unacceptable.Tell me, whats the difference between Nvidia NOT releasing beta drivers, and them relasing beta drivers, but you refraining from downloading them?
You knew what he was trying to say.What scandle? if it's so easy, get your own company together and produce next gen video cards.
Vista isn't some special case in that regard. What makes you think the CPU becomes the bottleneck in Vista when running SLI? Vista seems to run games just as good if not better than XP in certain situations when running ATI hardware and it's pretty darn close with nVidia when it's working so where is this CPU bottleneck/performance issue?This is just a guess, but i'd hazard a guess that on Vista that CPU is a bottleneck is most games, hence moving from 1 card to 2 cards might not always give benefits. Remember that Vista is more CPU heavy than XP is.
I don't mean to come off as harsh but it bugs me when I read posts that have a tone of acceptance of the way driver development is handled by certain technology companies.
I still need to put two sticks of ram into my computer and see if that driver error comes back. My buddy that is havng the issue with the same hardware config as mine could not get away from it once it started and he had gone through several reinstalls of Vista.