New 186.24 driver for XP,Vista and Win 7

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Veteran, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Veteran

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    is this a beta driver or an official release? btw ty for the nice find )))
     
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    i think its a beta but it works on my pc better that the previous releases,thats why i went in search of another driver
     

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    So far they run great (Project Reality).
     
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    well will give them a go on xp x32.currently using the 186.18 WHQL one's.
     
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    anybody testing folding with these drivers? what are they like
     
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    Downloading now, I'll test them once I get them installed and everything

    EDIT: I had to install PhysX separately with these drivers, which wasn't a big deal
     
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    What's the difference between these and the whql 186.18 ones? Does anyone have a changelog?
     
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    for me they work better than the 186.18's
     

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    Hi! Did you noticed FPS increase or less stutters? I was not so lucky with 185.xx and 186.xx series....
     
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    i noticed with the 186.18 that my fps would just freeze for like 1-2 seconds at certain parts in fallout 3 in SLI mode and Non SLI mode but these seem to work a little better,my vantage score is up also with these drivers
     
  13. Valagard

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    Well, they work better then the 186.21's, but not by boatloads

    UT3, L4D and TF2 recorded about the same framerates, noticed alittle better

    L4D saw some awfully high spikes in FPS sometimes of 200FPS+, but it wasn't sustained, average FPS I saw was 150FPS+ like the .21's

    TF2 saw my highest FPS ever in standing in my test area, whiping around the mouse and fireing, setting off explosions etc. While the .21's I got 280FPS as lowest, .24's I got 293FPS as lowest

    UT3 framerates were more or less the same, played 4 botmatches and took note of FPS the whole time on my G15 keyboard, the FPS high spikes were even higher this time, I hit 190-210FPS a couple of times, but averages 100-120FPS normally with 31 bots

    Mass effect I saw no boosts in performance over the .21's

    Bioshock I saw ABSURDLY high FPS's until I enabled V-Sync, I was hitting 240FPS+ with V-Sync off, with V-Sync on and Restarted the game a couple of times and took note of some key scenes, FPS was more or less higher then the .21's all across the board of a 15-20FPS improvement, turning on V-Sync again I never saw a drop under 60FPS even in heated combat and tons of water effects

    WoW I saw no improvement in FPS from either the .18's, .21's or even the 190.XX's, BUT I did notice that some special effects and particle effects for the .24's were better looking, I would say they looked abit cleaner and more vibrant

    GPU temps were 58C in all tests, VRM showed alittle higher temps, so I attribute the GPU being cooler because I have my room a tad cooler right now with the AC cranked

    Wattage draw remained more or less the same, L4D I saw 305watts at max, which I have recorded 320watts max before draw, Mass Effect drawed 298 watts max
     
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    thats a good thing about Physx... nvidia should stop packing it with the damn drivers cause I don't use it on some of my machines and it drives me crazy to unpack em to remove it before the install.
     
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    Dpc latency is much better with these than both .18 and .21 drivers. Havent had the time to test anything else yet, but these seam fine, stable wise.
     

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    Thanks a lot! I' m gonna try these! :nerd:
     
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    so far everyone's mentioned good things, so i guess im gonna give it a try then post back.
    For who ever has it installed, pls post some benchmarks, thanks!

    EDIT: results it

    3dmark06 in xp
    CPU @ 3ghz, GPU @ Stock

    190.15
    14136

    186.18
    14141

    186.24

    14,292

    Better score, so far so good.
    Gonna play some games now and check for stability.
     
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    tested and aproved...
     
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    I've tested it but something is not ok

    Video rendering is NOT working. (media player classic on xp x64).

    I get better fps's with this version that with 185.65 (oficial nvidia beta for notebooks), but I will revert to it if video rendering is broken

    EDIT: rendering artifacts @ counterstrike source

    EDIT2: massive fps loss during high motion situations...:biggun:

    Downgrading now
     
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    @ Valagard - excellent post. Informative and useful, thankyou!
     

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