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Default My Drivers Comparison benchmark in games Thread, Constantly Updated with new drivers - 06-16-2008, 03:51 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

This is moved to this site, it will be updated here now. Plz understand, its easier for me to update one site .

http://hardwarebenchmark.googlepages.com/


Why am i doing what i'm doing ?

I felt that the hardware review sites never updated their reviews with the latest drivers and the reviews were done with unmature drivers and this affects the consumer's decision. What if HD 3870 is faster than 9600GT with its current drivers? What if 8800GTS G92 is faster than 8800GTX with current drivers ? What is the best driver out there ? No review out there answers this question. SO i felt the need to answer this question so users can look at this thread and make a decision. With this motivation i will use this thread to keep track of the performance improvements with each and every driver release . Right now i have a 9600GT , so expect to see Nvidia drivers benchmarks right now .But i may soon get my hands on a ATI card, so i will add ATI drivers too to this thread . I will add new games too.

Right now i'm beginning with Call of Duty 4 and FEAR. Expect to see World in Conflict, Company of Heroes, Crysis. I'll take ur requests for games and drivers .

NOTE : this thread will only show if there r any performance improvements with the drivers, not a comparison against other cards. Also the hardware will not be overclocked, to show the minimum performance u can get out of this hardware, So with anything overclocked, expect better performance.
Also i dont think i will do 3DMark scores here, as i dont think they reflect gaming performance and they can change so easily even with the same driver. If there is a majority request to that benchmark, then i'll do it.

Here's the CPU'z and GPU'z screen that will be used always :



NVIDIA

Call of Duty 4

The settings were as follows :




The timedemos benchmarked were custom made by me. The maps were "Bog" and "Creek". THe timedemo was run 5 times and bechmarked with FRAPS. the average fps is reported by the extended console. If anyone needs the timedemos, i'll be happy to provide them.






FEAR

All settings were at maximum with 4xAA/16xAF , patched to v1.08




DEVIL MAY CRY 4 DEMO (DX10)
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA




WORLD IN CONFLICT
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA




COMPANY OF HEROES
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA




CRYSIS




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Default 06-16-2008, 03:53 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

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Alright, ready for this ????

Now Showing : 1 Teraflop mini wonder -> HD4850


WATCHOUT : 8.6 Hotfix drivers show a decrease in fps in all games except FEAR and COH.

Lets deviate from order and get to the most impressive benchmark :

CRYSIS

1280x1024 2xAA , in built GPU test.





Call of Duty 4

Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA





FEAR

Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA



DEVIL MAY CRY 4 DEMO (DX10)

Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA



WORLD IN CONFLICT

Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA



COMPANY OF HEROES

Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA



Plz leave a thx , which will act as a motivation for me to continue this .

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Default 06-16-2008, 03:54 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

reserved for future
   
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Default 06-16-2008, 03:55 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

this one too
   
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Default 06-16-2008, 04:23 | posts: 6,450 | Location: Puerto Rico

My way of thinking its to test ourselves the drivers on our own rigs to determine wich drivers are better for some configurations and games we own and play. I prefer to test everything myself so i dont rely on no one for the purpose of making sure 100% that the driver will be better or not, but thats me and my opinion. In my opinion no need for such long tread and "reserved spaces".
   
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Default 06-17-2008, 01:51 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

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My way of thinking its to test ourselves the drivers on our own rigs to determine wich drivers are better for some configurations and games we own and play. I prefer to test everything myself so i dont rely on no one for the purpose of making sure 100% that the driver will be better or not, but thats me and my opinion. In my opinion no need for such long tread and "reserved spaces".
yes, u and me test them, but not everyone has the time or knowledge to test them. Thats y i will do this.

Anyways, 177.26 results added.
   
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Default 06-17-2008, 01:55 | posts: 46 | Location: Michigan

Wow, there seems to be a decent FPS increase using the 177.26 drivers. Can someone send me a link so i can download it? Ive searched and the links i found were dead.
   
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Default 06-17-2008, 04:40 | posts: 2,448 | Location: ROCHESTER, NY

Crysis benchmarks please! This is a great idea by the way. Thank you!
   
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Default 06-17-2008, 05:05 | posts: 2,391 | Location: Ex NZ, now in Oz

@Op, nice job, hope you keep it going



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Wow, there seems to be a decent FPS increase using the 177.26 drivers. Can someone send me a link so i can download it? Ive searched and the links i found were dead.
It's on the net, I just d/loaded it myself, hopefully the 177.34 will be released soonish anyway

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Thanks!
   
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Default 06-18-2008, 19:29 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

177.35 results added . devil may cry does see some gains , but that may be coz its a demo and nvidia r still optimizing their drivers for it. other than that company of heroes saw a better minimum framerate, but that may just be one frame as is the case with world in conflict. Other than that the games seem well optimized and drivers do not make a difference.
   
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Default 06-18-2008, 20:11 | posts: 4,255 | Location: Spain

ty, working on 9600gt too


also suffered perf loss in "old" games cod4 and crysis (30fps to 28.5) with 177.xx drivers, 175.80 ruls xP

and btw could u send me a link to the cod4 demos (rapidshare) or send em @ mail? ty

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Cool, this is something i really would like to see, as we are always getting new drivers and not really noticing if an older was better!
Great Job.

Waiting to see more...
   
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Default 06-21-2008, 16:40 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

will be testing HD4850 with hotfix in single and crossfire and comparing it with 8.6 and post results in my thread here . Stay tuned . i'm so excited . my first dual gpu .
   
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Default 06-21-2008, 22:35 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

HD4850 results with Catalyst 8.6 results added .
   
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Default 06-22-2008, 00:19 | posts: 114

hey you have used last 8.6 hotfix?
this:
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/K...estionID=35298
   
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the minimum fps is the most important i should remind since so many like to look at max or average. the minimums is what you notice most when gaming.
   
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new layout added, hope its easier to read now .
   
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new layout added, hope its easier to read now .
Very easy. Would you be willing to test the new 174.41 drivers? Thanks.
   
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nice one dude
   
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Default 06-28-2008, 13:57 | posts: 93 | Location: MI

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Very easy. Would you be willing to test the new 174.41 drivers? Thanks.
174.41, they r not new . the newest whql's r 175.19 .
   
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174.41, they r not new . the newest whql's r 175.19 .
Oops I meant the 177.41 drivers. My bad.
   
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I would be interested in the 177.41, too. On my system they are simply awesome. The best drivers I ever had.
   
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yup i'll be doing 177.41 shortly .
   
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http://forum.purepc.pl/temat/Sterown...arison/258130/

This is my Forceware Comparison - XP SP3

Tested in real gameplay , no timedemo

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