Forceware 197.25 released

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by HaZe303, Mar 23, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    81 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    47 vote(s)
    33.8%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    11 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Sher-e-Khuda

    Sher-e-Khuda Master Guru

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    So far, no problems with these. Let's see how it goes...

    Heaven Benchmark v2.0:

    FPS: 37.3
    Scores: 939
    Min FPS: 20.4
    Max FPS: 73.8

    Hardware:


    Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release Mar 7 2010
    Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7600) 32bit
    CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
    CPU flags: 3842MHz MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE41 HTT
    GPU model: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 8.17.11.9725 1024Mb

    Settings:

    Render: direct3d10
    Mode: 1440x900 2xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 2x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Replication: disabled
    Tessellation: disabled
     
  2. boOzy

    boOzy Active Member

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    How do you get the final score screen out of Heaven bench? Sry i'm stupid and lazy. Thanks.
     
  3. str33tb

    str33tb Member

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    Been playing BC2 and Borderlands with this set and I must say everything is as smooth as silk. Not a single issue with these. Great drivers so far.
     
  4. philheckler

    philheckler Master Guru

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    Nice driver - got my highest 3dmark vantage score..
     

  5. Sher-e-Khuda

    Sher-e-Khuda Master Guru

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    Every benchmark score has improved.

    BBC2 runs superbly on it. I'm hoping for no system crashes.
     
  6. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    Dang, I had a good collection of benches with Heaven 1.0. Well, w/e

    Heaven Benchmark v2.0
    Driver: 197.25
    FPS: 38.5
    Scores: 969
    Min FPS: 19.9
    Max FPS: 69.2

    Render: direct3d10
    Mode: 1280x1024 8xAA fullscreen
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled
    Replication: disabled
    Tessellation: disabled
     
  7. Veteran

    Veteran Ancient Guru

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    yeah the 188.25 beats any driver for me for ALL ROUND smoothness in ALL GAMES,i dont think it will ever be beaten,but this 197.25 gives me the best benchmark scores but will never beat the 188.25 for how versatile it works with every game,even fallout 3 works without the stuttering with 188.25!!
     
  8. Tantrixx

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    This cleared up lot's of StarCraft 2 bugs for me, and also fixed the problem of my vid card's fan speed being stuck at 50% and not ramping up when the temp increased. Excellent driver so far in Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.
     
  9. TFL Replica

    TFL Replica Master Guru

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    Best nvidia driver since 186.18, actually better than 186.18.
     
  10. Vector

    Vector Ancient Guru

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    nVidia driver 197.25


    Heaven Benchmark v2.0:

    FPS: 56
    Scores: 1407
    Min FPS: 26
    Max FPS: 116


    Settings --

    Render: Direct3d9
    Mode: 1920x1200 8xAA Fullscreen
    Shaders: High
    Textures: High
    Filter: Trilinear
    Anisotropy: 16x
    Occlusion: Enabled
    Refraction: Enabled
    Volumetric: Enabled
    Replication: Disabled
    Tessellation: Disabled
     

  11. PirateNeilsouth

    PirateNeilsouth Ancient Guru

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    Agreed , never thought i'd like a 19x driver as pretty much every single pre 197 has been ****
     
  12. Chastity

    Chastity Guest

    EVR Sync with "Sync Video to display" enabled in MPC HC play perfectly for me with 175.25
     
  13. DooGie

    DooGie Master Guru

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    These drivers are working fine for me in all the games I've tried them in. Good fps and IQ. Temps are a bit up from previous drivers but still well within limits.

    One thing I have noticed is that the PhysX version is showing correctly in the CP but if I look in Windows CP programs and features PhysX isn't listed anymore.
    Is anyone else getting this?
     
  14. Xtreme1979

    Xtreme1979 Maha Guru

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    It has been like that for quite a few revisions now.
     
  15. DooGie

    DooGie Master Guru

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    For me it's only happened with this version. However as PhysX 9.10.0129 is now available on the nVidia site I downloaded it and installed it over the top of the existing version and it now shows in Programs and Features.

    Maybe a buggy install when it's bundled with ForceWare.
     

  16. visine

    visine Master Guru

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    Anyone know if the flat panel scaling issue is fixed? So I can change to 4:3 for example?
     
  17. lightlord

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    I love this driver except i now got a hot running 8800GTX it's 79 degrees celsius.
    Is this normal or do i need to worry ..anyone?

    Everything here is stock so no overclock ;)
     
  18. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    I have the same issue..plus my GPU fan isn't ramping up anymore - it's stuck at 60%.
     
  19. musa

    musa Member

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    Yes! Scaling works!!! Well sorta.

    You need to do the following steps to make it work.


    1. Change your screen resolution to something non widescreen (ie 4:3 or 5:4)
    (I used 1280x1024). Your screen will look fuzzy since it's a non wide screen resolution stretched to cover the whole screen.

    2. Now select Nvidia fixed aspect ratio scaling and after confirming, the selection sticks and and your screen will now be the non wide screen resolution with black borders (make sure the black borders do appear).

    3. Finally change your screen resolution back to your native wide screen resolution. You'll realize the scaling option still sticks.

    4. Play a non wide screen game and see it scale properly with black borders.



    I hope this method works for those having scaling problems like me with the earlier crap drivers.
     
  20. TigerCourage

    TigerCourage Active Member

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    Awesome. Working so far so good :)
     

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