NVIDIA 258.96 is out!

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stone-eye, Jul 12, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    144 vote(s)
    67.0%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    45 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    26 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Mda400

    Mda400 Master Guru

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    Does anyone else have a problem when using evga precision with the memory slider?

    its at 0 and stays at 0. cannot be OCed

    EDIT: Just needed a restart false alarm. phew :gape:
     
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  2. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    Sounds like your gfx card is partially damaged, unless fresh reinstall of windows helps here.
     
  3. jtrageser

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    These drivers seem much more stable, but the Performance/Quality are about the same as the last drivers.

    Overall, I think these drivers are a keeper!

    BTW... I have a GTX 260 216 Core Nvidia card and an 8800GTS 640 MB XFX

    :download:
     
  4. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    NV are certainly doing something right with the 25X series drivers. Even my two 9800 got a very notable performance increase. These are the fastest drivers ever on my system.
     

  5. SetsunaFZero

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    sound crackling in wow is fixed

    update
    ok it isn't fixed :3eyes: but it seams like i have less sound cracking with these drivers
     
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  6. Barton C++

    Barton C++ Master Guru

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    OK, thx for letting me know. Lets set focus on xdev team then :banana:
     
  7. PurSpyk!!

    PurSpyk!! Master Guru

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    Anyone try these drivers with Fallout 3, do they fix the stuttering, without having to turn down some of the settings?

    I currently use the 186.xx drivers, but some of the newer games complain about the age of these drivers each time I run the game.
     
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  8. mutate44

    mutate44 Member Guru

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    The fallout 3 stutter bug is still there. With the drivers beyond 186/188 I have to lower water multisampling down to low to get rid of the stutter and it runs extremely smooth when I do. Just can't downgrade to older drivers just for one game.
     
  9. dchalf10

    dchalf10 Banned

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    I have had that problem for as long as I can remeber, I have FA3 modded to the shizniz with every x10 draw distances etc... it stutters the same with that as it did by default, and I was screwing around the other day...I turned off AA....stuttering gone, smooth VATS...I think you should give that a go, sure no AA sucks, but it's better than rolling back to a driver that will gimp 90% of your games by 25% performance ( more for L4D )

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    Has anyone tried a profile for bioshock/2 because those 2 games break all my profiles and I have to reinstall, I can set any profile and have it work, but the second I even add the BS1/2 exe to the profiles list...bye bye profiles, it even breaks global propeties... I have the new driver downloaded buy i'm not keep for 5 reinstalls to try to get it working because of 2 games
     
  10. PurSpyk!!

    PurSpyk!! Master Guru

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    Thanks, looks like this is never going to get fixed.
     

  11. eddieveenstra

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    Then you might want to upgrade cause it has the splintercell conviction sli profile on board...:)
     
  12. Warpy

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    Interesting, try putting water sampling up and lower shadow detail to medium, thats what fixed my stutter.
     
  13. mutate44

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    Thanks Warpy for giving me advice on the shadow quality setting. I tried it and it's still stuttery even with water multisampling to high. as soon as I turn it on low all is dandy weird. I wish this problem was fixed with these newer drivers. Hope they don't do this to Fallout Vegas.
     
  14. vrt684

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    one thing i noticed is right before going into game where you make weapon selection for BFBC2 it just shows a gray background behind your weapon selection i went back to 257.21 for now other than that i think the driver is rock solid on my BFG 260 GTX OC Maxcore SLI setup
     
  15. ShadowDuke

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  16. ThEcLiT

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    Not a single flashplayer problems here finaly.
     
  17. eddieveenstra

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    Still problems with profiles going missing. If for example Farcry 2 or Avp3 is set to enhance AA in te profile. The next time you open the cpanel it's gone.:bang::bang:
     
  18. BetA

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    i dont get it, why do u have so much problems with profiles..?

    i edit my profiles too, but they dont get messed up or dont save...
    here they get saved and work flawless...even when i open the control panel 10 times or boot 10 times...

    anyway, nice drivers..good performance...
    will bench a lil later...
     
  19. soddit112

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    got a good 2FPS boot in unigine heaven 2.1 (39.9 up to 42.4), and BFBC2 seems a little faster too, but i dont have a repeatable benchmark for that.

    havent checked the flash player problem yet, but i used to get it with media centre as well, so ill give it a try in a minute
     
  20. ShadowDuke

    ShadowDuke Ancient Guru

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    Heaven Benchmark 2.1
    DX10/high/Ani x2/AA x2/FS 1/Res 1680x1050
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    197.77: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 902 / Min FPS: 20,5 - Max FPS: 66,8
    257.15: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 901 / Min FPS: 19,3 - Max FPS: 66,9
    257.21: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 902 / Min FPS: 19,0 - Max FPS: 66,8
    258.49: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 902 / Min FPS: 19,2 - Max FPS: 66,9
    258.69: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 902 / Min FPS: 18,4 - Max FPS: 67,0
    258.96: FPS: 35,8 - SCORES: 902 / Min FPS: 18,8 - Max FPS: 66,9

    3D Mark Vantage
    1280x1024@Performance
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    196.34: 11595 Points
    197.13: 11608 Points
    197.41: 11653 Points
    197.45: 11573 Points
    197.77: 11585 Points
    257.15: 11586 Points
    257.21: 11621 Points
    258.49: 11586 Points
    258.69: -/-
    258.96: 11600 Points / GPU 9482

    GTA4: EFLC
    197.77: 35,48 fps/avg (v. 1.1.1.0)
    257.15: 34,72 fps/avg (v. 1.1.1.0)
    257.21: 34,92 fps/avg (v. 1.1.2.0)
    258.49: 35,65 fps/avg (v. 1.1.2.0)
    258.69: 35,61 fps/avg (v. 1.1.2.0)
    258.96: 35,39 fps/avg (v. 1.1.2.0)

    Just Cause 2
    258.49:
    - Bench #1: 41,62 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #2: 53,52 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #3: 31,15 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)

    258.69:
    - Bench #1: 41,60 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #2: 53,31 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #3: 30,97 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)

    258.96:
    - Bench #1: 41,45 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #2: 53,39 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
    - Bench #3: 31,07 fps/avg (v. 1.0.0.1)
     

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