258.96 Quadro whql for grabs

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by ati666, Jul 19, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

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  2. About the same as previous drivers

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  1. ati666

    ati666 Master Guru

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    258.96 Quadro WHQL is out for grabs

    win7 x64/ vista x64
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-win7-winvista-64bit-258.96-whql-driver.html

    winxp
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-winxp-x32-258.96-whql-driver.html

    winxp x64
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-winxp-x64-258.96-whql-driver.html

    New in Release 258.96:

    Adds support for CUDA 3.1 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
    Adds support for OpenGL 3.3
    ECC State (appeared in later Release 197 versions)
    New page for GPUs that support ECC (error correction code). The page lets you
    Change the Error Correction Code (ECC) state for GPUs.
    View GPU memory details.
    The SDI Capture page is now available with Windows Vista and Windows 7 drivers.
    Workstation application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, feature limitations, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
    If you would like to be notified of upcoming drivers for Windows, please subscribe to the newsletter.
    Existing Support:

    Support for the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) 1.0 in Quadro FX Series x700 and newer as well as the FX4600 and FX5600.
    Supports NVIDIA SLI technology (two-way SLI) for DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboard based system from select OEMs.
    Support for DDC-Ci/MCCS over the DisplayPort AUX channel.
    10-bits per color (10bpc) DisplayPort support for full-screen applications on supported products.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  2. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    Be interesting to see if theres any difference with the main 258.96 branch.
     
  3. harkinsteven

    harkinsteven Ancient Guru

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  4. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    :banana::banana:
    woohoooo, new quaddros..been waiting for them..
    thank you for the info...

    will try them later on....

    greetz Beta
     

  5. orionstar2009

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    hello everybody

    thanks for this driver, but i have a small question

    which one is better for my geforce 8800 gts 640 to softmodding, quadro fx 5600 or 4600 ?

    thanks again
     
  6. wekktor

    wekktor Master Guru

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    600 more "P" in 3dmark vantage than 258.96 beta.
     
  7. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    WOW. That is a lot. I think I will give them a try.
     
  8. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Fastest driver to date 1 fps gain to crysis over 258.96 betas which were my previous fastest driver for crysis. 3 fps gain to stalker pripyat across averages.
    Real nice drivers from quick testing so far.

    258.96 beta Crysis 1680x1050 DX10 64 bit High 4xAA 3 Runs
    49.58 fps

    258.96 quadro Crysis 1680x1050 DX10 64 bit High 4xAA 3 Runs
    50.94 fps

    258.96 beta Crysis 1680x1050 DX10 64 bit High 8xAA 3 Runs
    49.21 fps

    258.96 quadro Crysis 1680x1050 DX10 64 bit High 8xAA 3 Runs
    50.81 fps
     
  9. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    strange, always when i install new Drivers (videoCard) my windows says that it isnt Genuine??? when i push the use genuine button the desktop loads and my windows says that it is Original...is that Normal?? never had this before, just with the 258.xx drivers..

    scratching my Head real bad .....
     
  10. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Yeah mine did that, but think its due to using modified inf file so they install.
     

  11. bokah

    bokah Ancient Guru

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    4600 is closer, no idea if its better
     
  12. orionstar2009

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    thanks for the answer :)

    after installing and trying quadro fx5600 258.96 driver it was much better and faster than geforce 8800gts 258.96 whql driver on BFBC2 :biggun: and NFS SHIFT

    youpi :banana:
     
  13. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    hy,

    i have a little problem with these drivers in NFS Shift..
    when u drive an see the sun the sun flares bekomm pixelatet..i hope u see this in this pic, is a lil hard to see but ingame when in motion it is very annoing.
    [​IMG]

    i markled it, just watch and u will see that there is a straight line on the Blue flare at the bottom...
    greetz Beta


    besides this, these driver looks good, in Bad Company 2 the IQ is great but i think the performance is lower then in the last Quaddros...or it is the Patch that came out for BC2, dunno...will need to do some tests..
     
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  14. Jonup

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    WInx x86 Mod. Please not my first mod and I did not research to much. Just copied and pasted the cards and the devices sections from the quadro 258.49 XP mod. If someone that knows what they are doing can verify that I did it right so I can do it for future references I would appreciate it. It worked on my PC!
     
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  15. Ukraver

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    ive seen this on shift before with earlier sets , thanks for testing ill stick with previous quadros as i play shift alot
     

  16. Jonup

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    I do not see any performance improvement from the GeForce driver.
     
  17. ])rStrangelove

    ])rStrangelove Ancient Guru

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    Have you set your Image Settings to 'Quality' in nvidia center? Looks like a blurry 'performance' setting imo.
     
  18. BetA

    BetA Ancient Guru

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    lol. its set to High Quality..and its the driver, other driver dont have this Problem...i allready checked everything there is ;)
     
  19. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    You wouldn't, and shouldn't.

    Quadro drivers are built more for stability and image quality, since that is the priority on Quadro cards.
     
  20. k3vst3r

    k3vst3r Ancient Guru

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    Well i did :) they fastest drivers yet for my card.
     

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