Sean Pelletier, senior product manager at Nvidia, has been critical of AMD and Intel in the past. twitter in the morning, contains a spreadsheet showing the capabilities of Nvidia’s driver development team compared to its competitors. This spreadsheet shows how many fully certified, non-beta driver updates Nvidia has published over the past two years, and how those updates feature significantly more gaming support compared to AMD and Intel. increase. The tweet subtly criticizes Intel and AMD for not doing numerous driver updates for their GPUs, suggesting that their driver packages are of poor quality.
For everyone tracking driver releases for gamers: #GeForce #GameReadyDrivers pic.twitter.com/yurEIWsVBHDecember 8, 2022
It’s the second time this year that Nvidia has casually bashed a competitor over “poor” GPU driver updates, and it seems to be a growing trend from Nvidia. In a driver development blog post earlier this year, Nvidia boasted that it never made a beta driver. Be aware that beta drivers are “substandard” and have been created with minimal testing. This is a clear attack on AMD, which is lavishly releasing his drivers in beta.
Sean Pelletier reveals the number of WHQL-certified driver updates produced by all three GPU companies in 2021 and 2022, as well as the number of beta drivers provided by each company. The spreadsheet also takes into account the total number of games supported with all driver updates combined.
On the list, Nvidia topped the list with incredible speed, releasing a total of 20 certified drivers in 2021 and 18 in 2022. This is better than AMD and Intel updates combined, with AMD pumping out five in 2021 and six in 2022. Intel has so far offered nine in 2021 and six in 2022. Nvidia also supports 75 titles in 2021 and 69 titles in 2022, beating out both of its competitors. 28 in 2021 and 2022.
But to Nvidia’s chagrin, AMD is beating everyone in a landslide in terms of beta driver releases, featuring 24 drivers in 2021 and another 19 in 2022. Intel, on the other hand, came close to AMD’s 2022 numbers at 13, even though he only had 5 beta releases in 2021.
Nvidia doesn’t do much here by equating overall graphics reliability and graphics performance with a somewhat pointless driver release pattern. Driver updates and game-ready support alone cannot fully describe a graphics card’s real-world performance and reliability. Ray tracing aside, AMD’s GPUs over the past few generations have been very competitive with Nvidia, despite Nvidia’s claims about AMD’s drivers.
It’s also worth mentioning that Nvidia has released multiple GPU driver hotfixes over the past year fixing devastating bugs and glitches in their game-ready drivers. So use Nvidia’s data.