Geforce 181.00 12/15/2008 XP32 & VISTA32/64

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  1. Adicto

    Adicto Master Guru

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    Did a little benchmark with FC2 :)

    Far cry 2

    180.84

    Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1024x768 (85Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(8x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Ultra High), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

    * Total Frames: 1256, Total Time: 51.01s
    * Average Framerate: 24.62
    * Max. Framerate: 38.12 (Frame:196, 6.48s)
    * Min. Framerate: 16.13 (Frame:705, 28.00s)


    181.00

    Settings: Demo(Ranch Small), 1024x768 (85Hz), D3D10, Fixed Time Step(No), Disable Artificial Intelligence(No), Full Screen, Anti-Aliasing(8x), VSync(No), Overall Quality(Custom), Vegetation(Very High), Shading(Ultra High), Terrain(Ultra High), Geometry(Ultra High), Post FX(High), Texture(Ultra High), Shadow(Ultra High), Ambient(High), Hdr(Yes), Bloom(Yes), Fire(Very High), Physics(Very High), RealTrees(Very High)

    * Total Frames: 1395, Total Time: 51.00s
    * Average Framerate: 27.35
    * Max. Framerate: 40.56 (Frame:201, 6.37s)
    * Min. Framerate: 17.69 (Frame:1, 0.15s)


    Awesome !!
     
  2. gamerk2

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    When did GTA release the SLI patch?
     
  3. g60force

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    181beta works great.. haven't got any drop to desktop, which al other versions did have for me... and steady improvement on GTA4 ... +10a20FPS on Prince2008 mygod keepers indeed!! :banana:
     
  4. chrjoh

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    Seems like Dead Space looks alot better with 181? Or is it just me?

    i also noticed some FPS drops in this game. Strange.

    Got pretty much the same score in 3Dmark06 aswell.

    180.84 = 12033

    181.00 = 12029

    Maybe a keeper. Going to try 180.84 in Dead Space again to compare.

    EDIT: Same FPS with Both drivers in Dead Space. A keeper for sure :)
     
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  5. allup

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    Well it WAS made to test OGL3 so i tested a benchmark that was OGL but it is only 2.1.
    Gives some kind of idea though fps has been better in this one but overall ok driver.
    Well off to make MIko choke some more hookers and see if there is an improvement for me there:nerd:

    Benchie pic here.
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    Edit:
    Note the funny triangel under the sevice pack 2 beta eval note?
    It was from something in driver backend.exe crashing will look into it.
    After a quick peek it was the lightsmark program that uses it to protect there code so no biggie
     
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  6. Pindar

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    Nv tools peformance removes itself upon installing new driver

    I don't know if any of you guys have this problem but everytime I install a new driver the peformance part of Nvtools vanishes from the control panel and I have re-install it. Does anyone know how to prevent this from happening. Instead on two re-boots it takes me 4 on every driver because of this. Any help I appreciate and happy holidays to you all.:bang:
     
  7. Black_ice_Spain

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    tried dont using driver sweeper between installs?not using it can cause problems with old files+new driver, but if the driver works fine it shudnt be a problem.
     
  8. AbjectBlitz

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    GTA 4 Bench, lost about a frame not worth rolling going back for.

    180.84
    Statistics
    Average FPS: 44.24
    Duration: 37.12 sec
    CPU Usage: 82%
    System memory usage: 90%
    Video memory usage: 98%

    Graphics Settings
    Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 (85 Hz)
    Texture Quality: High
    Render Quality: High
    View Distance: 47
    Detail Distance: 50

    181.00
    Statistics
    Average FPS: 43.40
    Duration: 37.10 sec
    CPU Usage: 82%
    System memory usage: 89%
    Video memory usage: 98%


    Graphics Settings
    Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 (85 Hz)
    Texture Quality: High
    Render Quality: High
    View Distance: 47
    Detail Distance: 50
     
  9. Burnt_Ram

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    nice find! guess i'll have to try these. still havent found a 180 series driver that im happy with. (crosses fingers)
     
  10. intellimoo

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    Is whatever deadly conflict with Left 4 Dead fixed I wonder. I never got stuttering issues, just sometimes a complete system freeze with the repeating sound. Otherwise the game never stuttered or slowed down at any point for me. So if still stuttering in 181 for some, I assume the freeze issue may still occur.
     
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  11. DooGie

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    For me 180.60 cuda drivers are still the best :)
     
  12. Burnt_Ram

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    i'd have to agree. out of the 180 series, the .60's are the best for me aswell.
     
  13. g60force

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    after 2a3hours... I got my very first VIsta BSOD... and it auto-booted PC :bang:

    O well... If it doesn't happen often, than I don't care :nerd:
     
  14. nekura

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    It won't let me add war.exe (warhammer online) to the manage 3d settings =x
     
  15. rl66

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    no xp64 version :(
     

  16. arun

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    installed the 181 drivers .. checked with openGL viewer and it still shows openGL 2.1 but it supports 95% of openGL 3.0 except for shading language version 1.3 all others are supported and no of extensions are 174 (before 171)... gears of war sucks with these drivers
     
  17. davidbla

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    Hello there, in Left 4 Dead, in Options, advanced, ( disable double core option ) that should fix your problem, for me it works.

    Good Luck.
     
  18. Captain Mazda

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    Good to hear. I'll try these out when I get home from work tomorrow, hopefully the flickering shadows in Tomb Raider Underworld have been solved. The flickering on Lara was pretty bad in the Thailand opening cutscene.
     
  19. AnAkInns

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    Of course it works, but then you'll probably have lower FPS depending of your CPU/video card.

    Nvidia really needs to fix it with their drivers so we can keep it enabled.
     
  20. Pill Monster

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    I have the same problem. And it won't detect any of my installed games either.
     
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