Hmm, likely the 44.65 includes the same changes as those upcoming drivers ( official release likely to finish by "7"
From my understanding, they managed to agree with 3DMark that some "optimizations" were "alright" ( that is, thanks to their legal department ) , but still some had to go.
95% of the "optimizations" are still there though I believe.
Just what part of "Everyone is being paranoid about cheating now and wants to trap you everywhere they can for the fun" can't nVidia understand?
As I said, they're footing themselves in the shoot.