Do I actually need the developer driver in order to run the CUDA Toolkit?
Short Answer: No, you don’t need the developer driver to use CUDA.
Every Cuda Toolkit requires a minimum driver version to run. If the stock driver
is “too old” there is a developer driver available that meets the requirements of the
new toolkit version. Once the stock driver reached the release Version which is required
by the toolkit it doesn’t make any difference which one you use.
Thanks for the reply!