Hello... Gainward just makes, builds, solder, clock the cards... always use the nVidia drivers from nVidia... for the best GPU performance.
Are you saying that gainward doesnt have their own driver for their geforce gtx 660ti card? Am I remembering the part where I thought I had a gainward driver for it wrong?
And I also recall having the dxdiag system information about my graphics card tell me spesifically that it was Gainward's card. And it's not any more, do you have a reasonable explaination for this? Sorry if I'm pushing you for answers, I'm just very curious!
Like Iron said go to nvidia's website. Radeon has drivers separate for each manufacturer. It is sort of a hassle to go to sapphire or the manufacturers website for the updates and every time I have tried CCC never updates using the panal itself. But nvidia provides the control panal for all there cards from what I understand, whither it be PNY, or MSI you can get it from nvidia's main site. Nvidia Control Panel recognizes the chip in the series and makes adjustments accordingly. Also you can easily update it by right clicking the Nvidia Icon on the toolbar and selecting the check for updates.
Hello... as part of the files that a make a " driver " install there is a file *.inf... that file will put a name into your Device manager list of components... if you look you could and find it, you can load that file back in and have any name you want it to be.
For example there is no driver for a monitor... it is a "passive" device... but you can download a "driver for a monitor"... but all thats there is a *.inf file... all it does when you install it, is posts the model/brand of your monitor into your "Device manager" hardware list.