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

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    67.0%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    45 vote(s)
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  3. Worse than previous drivers

    26 vote(s)
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  1. ShadowDuke

    ShadowDuke Ancient Guru

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    ah, ok, that explains a lot. i run bc2 in dx10, too. Testing it later with the new ones..
     
  2. simao

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    Yes. Maybe i can take a screen of quadros ingame quality and than we can compare...

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    Notice the Medical box. Please take a pic with this new drivers @ highest quality (16AF and 2AA).

    Cya
     
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  3. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    DO NOT install this drivers if you are using SLI Hack on non SLI Mobos , it just bsod very often and system will freeze. Use 257.15 instead , they are the most reliable and best drivers for SLI Hack. Im using SLI Hack on my little son PC.
    Asus P5Q-Pro Turbo
    Q6600 @ 3.7Ghz
    2x2 DDR2 @ 981 5-5-5-15
    2x 9600GT @ 750/1900/1020 in SLI Hack(0.8b Beta)(working flawlesly with 257.15 Drivers)
    windows 7 x64bit
    Auzentech Forte X-fi 7.1 on G-51 Speakers
    Silverstone OP 1000w
    Everything inside a Thermaltake Armor Case well ventilated and cool running.

    This drivers 258.96 are a lot of trouble for sli hack :(, if you have the same problems as i do please post some info on this drivers , thank you.
     
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  4. sava700

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    Doesn't make sense.. many sites are reporting them as WHQL such as majorgeeks


    :3eyes:
     

  5. DooGie

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    majorgeeks are reporting them as WHQL candidates not WHQL.
    Still no matter majorgeeks are renowned for getting their facts wrong, still a useful site though :)
     
  6. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    ^ Where on that page does it say that?
    It is a beta driver.
    See for yourself, install it, Windows will tell it is non-WHQL with a red/alert message.
     
  7. dnottis

    dnottis Master Guru

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    They are correct. Nvidia lists them as "This is a WHQL-candidate release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx)."

    These are beta but probably getting submitted for WHQL cert.
     
  8. Twilight

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    Works perfect here (GTX 295 user). No youtube problems and games seem smoother.
     
  9. Barso

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    good drivers but lights still shining through objects on the witcher.
     
  10. sava700

    sava700 Ancient Guru

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    Your right! My bad, didn't read it correctly.
     

  11. Wanny

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    Wow Metro is much smoother with 4x AA maxed out with these. Driver releases speak the truth!
     
  12. pimp_gimp

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    Finally a 200 series worth release, as it seems they fixed all issues, and my game performance has gone way up.
     
  13. AmigaWolf

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    off topic: From which game are the screen shots, they look sweet?
     
  14. TheHunter

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    lol:eyes:

    its battlefield badcompany 2
     
  15. ShadowDuke

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    lolz ;)

    still have in bc2 some black flattering screen something, either since the r7 client patch or since 200 drivers, and i'm not alone- Maybe its an server issue, cos its very random, non-reproducible atm.
     

  16. X7007

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    Those drivers up from 256.21 but not include, makes some of my games freeze like from 30-40 Fps it just goes to 25 Fps but with slight lagging or little/small freeze which you can see and it's very annnoying, It WAS NOT like this with 256.21 i'm sure of it.

    I tried everything, Vsync On-Off, SuperSampling/MultiSampling/Off , Game included to freeze are - GTA IV + 1.0.7 NO Matter What settings INGAME or in Commandline.txt it will still freeze, there are some points i ran it and there was no freeze only 1-2 times which i was shocked but then after i re-enter the game it happend again.

    and NeedForSpeed Carbon 1.4 Patch.

    I have a Movie Clip which i used when i had 4870x2 which runs completely Smooth and i remember i ran Carbon and GTA IV when first i got this card, WHAT is wrong with this Drivers !??#

    And what settings should i use if i have 480GTX + 8800GTX and 2 LCD Monitors- 1 TV Hdmi / 2 Monitor HDMI. ----- Single Display Performance mode or Multiple Display performance mode ? does this even make a different on what.

    Last Game i played with 256.21 or 256.55 or something was Prince of persia the new one and it worked ok for all game even when using it 3D Stereo , only 2 maps it ran slow which was unplayble
     
  17. AmigaWolf

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    Thanks for that TheHunter.

    I will get my 2x Geforce GTX 260 1GB soon, and then i also can play battlefield badcompany 2 in DX11.
     
  18. dnottis

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    Sadly, no. GTX 260 aren't DX11. You'd need GTX 4xx series for DX11.
     
  19. dnottis

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    Someone found uninstalling the 3d stereo drivers to reduce the stuttering. Nvidia needs to work on these for the newer cards. I have stutter in DX11 when playing BF BC2. Annoying as f*k
     
  20. wekktor

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    massive fps boost in crysis warhead and race driver grid!
     

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