Nvidia provide 2 types of driver, their game driver and a “Studio” driver. The studio driver is optimised for applications like Photoshop and DXO PhotoLab. I always advice Studio, unless you are a gamer.
Hi @IanS and @jenklo , Apparently it doesn’t really matter as according to this post:
in This Thread there is no real difference between the two types other than their respective release schedules. Game ready is faster but Studio does catch up. The Game-ready drivers already contain the previous updates that the Studio drivers are just now getting. So, keep your Game-ready diver @jenklo as long as it’s the latest one available.
Ah. No. The only difference in the ‘studio’ and ‘gamer’ version is the theoretical amount of testing/experience with any specific dot-release of a driver.
A release of gamer driver version 123.45 is exactly the same as a release of studio driver version 123.45.
The background idea is that a “more tested” version (and more often lagging the most recent by a few weeks) will be more stable than a freshly-released version and thusly more desirable to those who make money with their video cards, say in a photo or video studio.
Nvidia has never proven their logic or testing behind these distinctions.
I have never had any problems with any of Nvidia’s game-ready drivers. I am not a gamer(I only use my graphics card for photo processing) but I always update as soon as the “Diver update available” pops up on my screen.