GeForce 180.43 Beta released!

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by BarryB, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Kolt

    Kolt Ancient Guru

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    Fan control is working fine for me, low-level through RivaTuner set to 100% 24/7. Vista 64
     
  2. escalibur

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    Does anyone of you guys have this same issue as before that I can't overclock my card after installing these drivers. 180.42 worked fine with my latest RivaTuner but now the overclocking is disabled and no matter how many times I try to reboot or just click 'detect now' it the result is disabled.


    Any suggestions how could I fix this?
     
  3. madlax

    madlax Master Guru

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    Card overclocked on RivaTuner 2.11 here. No problems.

    My results:

    3DMark05 (180.42) 19154 3DMarks

    3DMark05 (180.43) 19455 3DMarks

    3DMark06 (180.42) 14107 3DMarks

    3DMark06 (180.43) 14052 3DMarks

    3DMark Vantage (180.42) P7478

    3DMark Vantage (180.43) P7511

    Crysis Warhead (178.15)
    DirectX 9.0c GAMER 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1280 x 800 AA 4xx
    Framerate [ Min: 19.59 Max: 46.66 Avg: 31.47 ]

    Crysis Warhead (180.43)
    DirectX 9.0c GAMER 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1280 x 800 AA 4xx
    Framerate [ Min: 19.50 Max: 45.96 Avg: 31.38 ]

    Since Crysis Warhead performance is my main concern, I must say I am really disappointed at "Big Bang"... Sigh. :biggun:
     
  4. ati666

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  5. madlax

    madlax Master Guru

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    I am keeping 180.43. It solved bugs I was having (black screen when changing resolution etc) in FarCry 2 with 180.42. :3eyes:
     
  6. spook24

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    same thing with the .42 drivers...it wont let me set my gpu fan at all.

    [​IMG]

    going back to official driver that were released this past month.

    *edit*
    and i noticed a 10-15 drop in the frames.
     
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  7. Viper666

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    the .42 drivers made shadows flicker on some maps in Grid and seems that the .43 fixed it... no increase in performance (may be just me but there is a slight IQ improvement)

    Clear sky seems a bit more responsive :rock:
    Warhead performance dropped by a few FPS's :chainsaw:
     
  8. mani4c

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    178.13 Driver Version

    * Average Framerate: 32,43
    * Max. Framerate: 49,00
    * Min. Framerate: 25,20

    I am going to check 182.43. 42... gave me too many issues.
     
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  9. mani4c

    mani4c New Member

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    * Total Frames: 1629, Total Time: 51,02s
    * Average Framerate: 31,93
    * Max. Framerate: 50,36 (Frame:274, 6,66s)
    * Min. Framerate: 23,33 (Frame:775, 21,52s)

    182.43 isn't better for me. The same in game settings.


    182.43, after turning off A.I.:

    * Total Frames: 1810, Total Time: 51,02s
    * Average Framerate: 35,48
    * Max. Framerate: 52,87 (Frame:282, 6,54s)
    * Min. Framerate: 29,51 (Frame:1676, 46,83s)

    182.43 Demo Ranch Long + A.I. Disabled

    * Total Frames: 11407, Total Time: 284,02s
    * Average Framerate: 40,16
    * Max. Framerate: 69,26 (Frame:893, 16,63s)
    * Min. Framerate: 24,86 (Frame:5515, 124,62s)

    GeForce 8800 GT @ 700/1750/2000 MHz
    E8400 @ 4.05 GHz 1.25v
    Mem @ 900 MHz CL5-5-5-12


    Looks like DX10 Path is a lot faster than DX9... My scores are fairly low... WTF?

    Same settings as Guru3D article about FC2 VGA performance:

    * Average Framerate: 37,44
    * Max. Framerate: 52,28
    * Min. Framerate: 29,58

    DX 9 Path @ WinXP...

    Looks like DX10 rendering path is clearly FASTER!
     
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  10. Nuke_Meltdown

    Nuke_Meltdown Master Guru

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    Well i've played many games and tried Vantage and i can tell you that this set and the .42 are as good as the 178.XX series (if not better).

    IQ is about the same and no significant FPS loss so its a keepers here.

    The only thing is the fan control but you can set it in Rivatuner (low level) and i'm pretty sure that eVGA is gonna release a new version of their Precision tool really soon.
     

  11. Barton C++

    Barton C++ Master Guru

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    + Can change GPU clocks *anytime*, the card won't get stuck in 3D Perf mode (GTX260).

    + 6% increase in 3DMark Vantage GPU points ! (10,000 -> 10,600)

    + Frontlines finally plays without fps drops, now it's 63-64fps with 60fps lock :D with 4xAA

    + I've got a old game that shows 5-30% cpu usage with dual core cpu (90-150fps), but with 180.43, cpu usage is more normal and +50% fps boost there :D

    - Games terminate randomly...FC2, Vegas. 3DM Vantage has shown some window size or fullscreen error, it also needs to be re-installed/repaired coz of a "missing physxloader.dll", and it also can stop at the 2nd CPU test. In NVCPL, monitor scaling is grayed out, stuck at monitor's built-in scaling.

    - AA, AF etc forced in previous forceware drivers, are still in use.

    - Still can't use AA properly in R6 Vegas: Bordertown, Doscala, Library Terr Hunt maps unplayable in some areas.

    - Can't force AA to UT3, jaggies still visible


    Don't un-install PhysX before un-installing old forceware driver...I did, and PhysX wasn't installed at all with 180.xx driver. What it does is updating files, so current physx is needed. Work-around was to install 8.09.x and again installing the 180 driver.

    EDIT ///

    3DMark Vantage, High Preset:

    H8298 (180.43)
    GPU: 7311
    CPU: 35331
    E8400 @ 3942MHz
    GTX260 @ 756/1512/1215

    H7861 (177.92)
    GPU: 6910
    CPU: 35732
    E8400 @ 4003MHz
    GTX260 @ 756/1512/1242
     
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  12. F2000

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    I hate that when drivers increase performance in one game, and cause fps drop in others, what is so difficult to increase fps in every game?

    Hope the official release can get better
     
  13. xfidelity

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    How can i set a dedicated gpu for physx? i checked the nvidia control panel but it did not give me an option to set which gpu to dedicate to. i have 2 8800gt and i have removed the sli bridge.
     
  14. SumLeetNub

    SumLeetNub Member Guru

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    uninstall rivatuner, delete the rivatuner folder, re-install rivatuner, overclock away.
     
  15. Mineria

    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Use old driver for your card? Its not like your going to play new games and getting reasonable fps with your card anyway.
    And you did see that this is a beta driver?
    It is made to test some things upon the cards listed in its inf.
    You can always use a modded info file to make it work on your system thou.
     

  16. Darude

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  17. bozotheclown

    bozotheclown Master Guru

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    Dude! At what resolution? Without the specifics this info you posted is of no use at all!

    BTW. great to see you posted the res ;)
     
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  18. mani4c

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    More tests:

    GeForce 8800 GT @ 700/1750/2000 MHz
    CPU @ 4.05 GHz

    3DM06
    178.24 - 14700 pts

    3DM06
    182.43 - 12000 pts

    Looks like my rig doesn't like 182's...
     
  19. Captain Obvious

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    I dare Nvidia to keep trying to stick there pencil in my sharpener, and see what happens.
     
  20. bitzibitz

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    Is there any chance that we 8600GT users will get to try those 180.43s?
     

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