After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but today NVIDIA has done just that. This is also one of the rare instances where NVIDIA has released a beta driver this year; the last official beta came back in June with 340.43, after which NVIDIA had six straight WHQL updates. You can find the drivers at the usual place. I have to be clear, however: NVIDIA's driver numbers can often be something of a mystery, and this is a great example. One look at the full release notes (PDF) and I have to ask: why is this 347.09...

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78 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2014

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39 by Ian Cutress on 12/9/2014

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54 by Ian Cutress on 12/8/2014

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79 by Jarred Walton on 12/5/2014

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119 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

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54 by Jarred Walton on 11/12/2014

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55 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

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18 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2014

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11 by Jarred Walton on 11/6/2014

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31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA Free To Play 2014 Fall Bundle

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1 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

NVIDIA and Ubisoft Team Up for Pick Your Path Gaming Promotion

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14 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

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20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

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34 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2014

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80 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2014

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26 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

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73 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

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41 by Jarred Walton on 10/22/2014

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19 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/20/2014

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