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    Question nVIDIA vs ASUS drivers for GeForce 980M

    I know from the past the mods here always recommend sticking to the ASUS Drivers vs the nVIDIA ones.

    My laptop has the ASUS Driver 344.00, would the latest nVIDIA ones be better in terms of performance or better stick to my driver?

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    That doesn't answer what I asked. I read on the NBR forums that this latest driver causes stuttering and is crap. Hence why I asked which is actually better?

    anyone got benchmarks with the ASUS driver vs the latest nVIDIA one?

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    Updating via NVidia is fine in practice. You may occasionally run into newfound issues with an updated driver, but that can happen with any update for any component.

    The stuttering issue seems to be a common thing with the 970M and 980M chips, but we haven't been able to attribute it to any one thing specifically yet. It has happened on other OEMs systems, as well as some desktop cards, supposedly.

    If the driver gives you trouble, you can roll back.
    We customize Asus, MSI, and Clevo laptops!

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    Use the leaked G-Sync drivers... Best performance.. 100Hz refreshrate for G751 models... And... yes Oveclocking :-) - Lates GPU Tweak is also stable and doesnt crash all the time.

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    and where might we find the leaked G-Sync drivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanecvr View Post
    and where might we find the leaked G-Sync drivers?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTxM...jc5bsqoynuzics you have all the necessary links in the description

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokerface View Post
    I know from the past the mods here always recommend sticking to the ASUS Drivers vs the nVIDIA ones.
    My laptop has the ASUS Driver 344.00, would the latest nVIDIA ones be better in terms of performance or better stick to my driver?
    pokerface, Assu doesn't create / modify Nvidia drivers. Asus hosted Nvidia drivers are Nvidia created drivers. So you can download them from Asus or Nvidia directly.

    New drivers from Nvidia will show up in Asus hosted support after a delay, there is no reason to wait, download them directly from Nvidia when they are released - but know that you need to pay attention to Nvidia release forum postings to see how the new drivers are being received by users - you may end up backing off from the new Nvidia driver to a previous more stable release.

    Asus doesn't backfill drivers into old product release support areas, but that doesn't mean that the new drivers, Nvidia and other vendors, shouldn't be used to update your drivers - Asus just doesn't have the resources to update all their product support areas, and only make available the newest drivers in the support areas of new product releases.

    Here is the list of places I look for updates for my G750JH; the best way to get a stable fully functioning G750/G751 is to update all the drivers / apps to the latest Windows 8.1 release.

    The G750JW/JX/JH/JM/JS/JZ download areas haven't had new updates for a while, BIOS updates still happen in your model's support area, so check there from time to time.

    The G750/G751/551/500/etc share the same basic hardware components; check support download areas for new hardware for newer drivers.

    Asus maintains central support areas for hardware component features common to all products, those areas usually have the latest drivers after new hardware releases, sometimes there is a lag before the newer drivers show up there, so still to new product releases support downloads for the latest drivers.

    Asus G751 Support / Download areas - Asus hasn't updated all the versions of these support areas, this link discusses the 3 locations were started independantly and not sync'd/updated through to the latest driver releases - check them all to be sure.
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...l=1#post461698

    This G751JM/JT/JY/JL download area has the latest drivers of all the G750/G751 support download areas:

    G751 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has all 4 G751 models
    http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g751

    G750 Support / Download Areas - Newest - has the G750JY/JZ/JS/JM/JH models
    http://www.asus.com/Search/?SearchKey=g750

    G750JX - new support location, updates?
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrab...US_ROG_G750JX/

    G750JW - new support location, updates?
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrab...US_ROG_G750JW/

    Here are the latest Asus posted VGA drivers currently 347.25 ; it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - 347.88

    Asus doesn't modify the drivers, they release the identical driver packages as Nvidia releases.
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=VGA&p=3&s=111

    Notebook Audio drivers - Realtek 7443 - current confirmed to work on G751/G750, some G750 users say 7335 works best for them, if you find a newer release version that works, please let us all know which version and G750/G751 model it works on.
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...&m=Audio&os=30

    Notebook Card Reader (realtek) G750 / G751(?)
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...d+reader&os=30

    Notebook Bluetooth drivers
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=3&ft=27&os=30

    Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...en&m=WLAN&os=3

    Notebook LAN drivers
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    KBFilter driver
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1 download
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Backtracker FAQ
    http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008640/

    Asus SmartGesture
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Asus Touchpad
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...Touchpad&os=30

    Asus ATK Package
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...e&hashedid=n/a

    Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.7.9.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH and G751JT/JY
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...s&hashedid=n/a

    Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ and other new ROG laptops with Optimus
    http://support.asus.com/download.asp...hashedid=n%2fa

    Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 347.88
    http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=VGA&p=3&s=111

    Nvidia Drivers direct from Nvidia
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers

    Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest chipset INF - currently 10.0.26
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...pdate-Utility-

    For the G750JH/JZ RAID and G751JY PCIE SSD, or if you have implemented RAID, the latest SetupRST.exe is currently 13.6.0.1002
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...29+RAID+Driver
    Last edited by hmscott; 03-24-2015 at 11:03 PM.

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    Scot couls you post a guide on how to update the intel ones as you cant just run the setup cus it wont install anything reported by many users

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaz Beatz View Post
    Scot couls you post a guide on how to update the intel ones as you cant just run the setup cus it wont install anything reported by many users
    Boaz Beatz, I don't have an Optimus laptop handy right now to check the steps for you, but I would imagine downloading the latest driver from Intel, either using the Intel Driver Update Utility, or searching the Intel support site for the latest version, and then install the new driver. If needed, uninstall the current Intel GPU driver before installing the new one.

    Intel® Driver Update Utility
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

    Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 - for i7 4710HQ - Iris 4600
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...20&ProdId=3720

    Intel® Iris™ and HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8/8.1 - for i7 4860HQ - Iris 5200
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...23&ProdId=3723

    Those links for different product ID's resolve to the same installers now, but just in case that changes, I wanted to let you know there is a difference within Intel for support of the different on die GPU's

    Please post any error dialogs you get and can't figure out on your own... many have reported success installing these drivers, so if you have a problem, check your methodolgy to see if you can work it out and install on your own.

    Please let us know how it works out

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