Nvidia’s 320.18 driver update has been causing a lot of people a lot of problems. Reports of graphics cards dying as a result of the May update are becoming more and more common.
While driver issues can usually be resolved by simply rolling back to the previous stable driver, 314.22 in this case, owners of the new 700 series Nvidia GTX cards are unable use this fix.
The GPUs that seem to be the most at risk are the 500 series cards. However, owners of 600/700 series cards may also notice some very odd graphical issues when playing games.
One example, experienced by myself, is seen during Battlefield 3. All of a sudden the game will look incredibly funky and become unplayable.
Hopefully Nvidia will release an update soon that will stop this from happening. While harmless for some, the 320.18 drivers are a big problem for many.