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Nvidia to Nvidia upgrade, any need to update drivers?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I'm going from a MSI Nvidia GTX 970 to a Nvidia 1070. I have the latest auto updated drivers from Nvidia. So just a swap of GPU's and no need to update the drivers is ok?

Thank You.

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No, even with an upgrade like this you need to uninstall the previous drivers (preferably via DDU or something similar) and afterwards install the new ones. There is still a lot different between those cards so a reinstall is necessary.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, TomvanWijnen said:

No, even with an upgrade like this you need to uninstall the previous drivers (preferably via DDU or something similar) and afterwards install the new ones. There is still a lot different between those cards so a reinstall is necessary.

OK TY, I have DDU. Will do. TY 

btw - what would be different in those, they fall in the same 'group' of cards. Just wondering...

 

ty

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7 minutes ago, TomvanWijnen said:

No, even with an upgrade like this you need to uninstall the previous drivers (preferably via DDU or something similar) and afterwards install the new ones. There is still a lot different between those cards so a reinstall is necessary.

Incorrect. Both the 970 and 1070 use the exact same driver. Can just swap out the GPU and you're good to go. 

 

hell you could go from a GTX 660 right up to a 2080ti and have zero problems. That was one of the main reasons NVidia created their unified drivers.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Arika S said:

Incorrect. Both the 970 and 1070 use the exact same driver. Can just swap out the GPU and you're good to go. 

 

hell you could go from a GTX 660 right up to a 2080ti and have zero problems. That was one of the main reasons NVidia created their unified drivers.

Thats exactly what I was thinking, its the same package that falls into a mass amount of GPU's.

Thanks for the clarification. Hot swap, no fuss - just what I was hoping for. 😙

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You should have no problems.


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1 hour ago, Bender Blues said:

So I'm going from a MSI Nvidia GTX 970 to a Nvidia 1070.

Yes, you'll need to DDU in safe mode and reinstall drivers fresh new because you're moving from one architecture to another, Maxwell - Pascal.

 

While the core driver is the same lots of entries changes and much more often than not this will break your performance.


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You dont have to as it will just work BUT to maximise performance you should DDU

 

I moved from 1070ti to 2070 super

at first I just swapped the cards

when doing 3d mark it was short of what I expected

after DDU it was a lot better

 

for the time it takes to do DDU - its a no brainer


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I've found an in-place clean reinstall is sufficient. That is, after starting the nvidia install, select custom then tick the clean install box. No need to mess around with DDU unless your system is already messed up. Given they release game ready drivers all the time, it is also a chance to catch up if you weren't already.

 

If you don't reinstall it often just works, but Windows build in update function might interfere with that and/or you might have missing components.


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