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NVIDIA Puts Game-Ready Driver Downloads Behind “GeForce Experience” Wall

NVIDIA is known for pushing out frequent Game-Ready drivers for a number of video-games. In fact, this is one of the reasons PC gamers prefer NVIDIA over AMD. Well, this attitude may change as NVIDIA will put its game-ready drivers behind a “GeForce Experience” wall.

As the green team revealed to the USA press only, in mid-December it will lock is game-ready drivers to GeForce Experience. As a result of that, PC gamers will need to: a) install GeForce Experience and b) register a verified email address with NVIDIA.

NVIDIA will still provide drivers that can be downloaded from GeForce.com or from Windows Update, however these drivers will be limited to quarterly releases.

So if you want to get an updated SLI profile or those sweet optimizations for the X game that got recently released, you’ll need to play by NVIDIA’s rules. Which sucks and hopefully the fan backlash will be enough to force NVIDIA change this anti-consumer plan.

Fan fuct: AMD may have a chance here if it steps up its game and starts releasing drivers more frequently that its rival!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email