Importance of Updating GeForce RTX 3070 TI Drivers

crown2020 wrote on 6/24/2022, 2:37 PM

I recently purchased a new GeForce RTX 3070 TI card. I keep getting hounded by NVIDIA, via email, to get the latest drivers. Is this really necessary? Also, I have heard that STUDIO drivers are preferred, (for Vegas Pro anyways). I'd welcome thoughts on that as well.

Should the "golden rule" of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" follow? Are there performance benefits using one driver over the other or simply updating one driver over the other?

As always, thanks to all, in advance, for your valuable time. I look forward to your response(s).

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j-v wrote on 6/24/2022, 2:44 PM

As most always you can see for yourself which drivers are the best at the moment if you use the latest versions of VPro at Help/ Check for Driver Updates

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crown2020 wrote on 6/24/2022, 2:49 PM

@j-v, I am using Vegas Pro 17. (Hardly the latest). I am also unfamiliar with the driver update checking that you refer to. Could you elaborate?

j-v wrote on 6/24/2022, 3:15 PM

Your Vegas Pro 17 has not that option, you can maybe use a trial of later versions to check

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Desktop :MB Gigabyte Z390M, W11 home version 23H2, i7 9700 4.7Ghz,16 DDR4 GB RAM, Gef. GTX 1660 Ti with driver
551.23 Studiodriver and Intel HD graphics 630 with driver 31.0.101.2127
Laptop  :Asus ROG Str G712L, W11 home version 23H2, CPU i7-10875H, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Studiodriver 551.23 and Intel UHD Graphics 630 with driver 31.0.101.2127
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crown2020 wrote on 6/24/2022, 4:36 PM

@j-v There has to be a better way. I have no plans to upgrade anytime soon. Thank you for your response. I will wait for more.

john_dennis wrote on 6/24/2022, 5:45 PM

@crown2020

“I keep getting hounded by NVIDIA, via email, to get the latest drivers.”

Go to the Nvidia site and set your preferences to tell them to stop “hounding” you.

Gid wrote on 6/24/2022, 7:23 PM

@crown2020 Hi, If I've had problems it's because 'something' has updated & that has often been resolved by updating to the latest driver, it's not just about Vegas, it's about your whole system, I check every so often just to check if there's a ne one,

I use Nvidia Geforce to keep updated https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/geforce-experience/

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RogerS wrote on 6/25/2022, 12:11 AM

For NVIDIA Vegas and NVIDIA recommend the Studio Drivers for Vegas as they are at least in theory better tested. I have an NVIDIA card but never signed up for email updates. These days I just check manually from time to time, though you can use GeForce Experience as Gid does to stay updated. You can set it to recommend studio drivers.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

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crown2020 wrote on 6/25/2022, 3:40 PM

I get the feeling @john_dennis feels these updates my not be all that important, at least on a regular basis. I would be curious if he uses the STUDIO drivers. Perhaps I'm reading to much into his comment. That said, has anyone actually seen a render speed up or slow down because you did an update? I have seen Both positive and negative results when updating say Windows over the years.

Gid wrote on 6/25/2022, 4:03 PM

@crown2020 I'm sure some people have bad results from upgrading, but if you think everything, Windows & other software are continuously getting upgraded & everyone has to keep up upgrading , you & the creators, if there are problems there's people working on those & eventually they get fixed, so sometimes you're better rolling back to a previous version while that repair is going on, but if you don't join in & upgrade you'll get left behind & you'll have a machine that just doesn't work as well as it should, if at all. They upgrade them for a reason, reliability or for pc speed, they're free & fairly easy to download n install.... "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" doesn't really work in the pc/software world, this is fluid /dynamic system, it's changing all the time, basically the driver you had could be classed as broken when it becomes dated because it doesn't fit any more,

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Vegas Pro 21 
Magix Movie Studio Platinum 2024 - from 2004-ish - Latest version,
Magix VPX14
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Silhouette Standalone + Plugin, 
Mocha Pro Standalone + Plugin, 
Boris Optics,
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX 3.5GHz 32 Core
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RAM 256GB ( 8x Micron 32GB (1x 32GB) 2666MHz DDR4 RAM )
2x Western Digital Black SN850 2TB M.2-2280 SSD, 7000MB/s Read, 5100MB/s Write
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Graphics MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X 24GB OC GPU
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Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark TG Case with 3 Fans
Dell SE3223Q 31.5 Inch 4K UHD (3840x2160) Monitor, 60Hz, 

I'm 55, I've been a UK joiner for 39yrs, apprentice trained & time served, I make videos about my work & post them on Youtube so that I can share what I've learnt over the yrs,
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At the moment my filming is done with a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 

RogerS wrote on 6/25/2022, 9:13 PM

For render speed, no- no difference. In general I see no difference between drivers except when one breaks the card's functionality (as happened once with the Studio driver in the last year, not just in Vegas but in other programs as well).

That said, other posts here talk about how Vegas developers work with Intel, NVIDIA and AMD to incorporate bug fixes into their drivers (it's not always the fault of Vegas when things don't work) so I want to stay updated to take advantage of that.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017) 32GB ram, NVIDIA 1050 (4GB) with latest studio driver, Intel i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 iGPU (latest available driver), dual internal SSD (256GB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

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VEGAS Pro 20.411
VEGAS Pro 21.208

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