NVIDIA Detonator 29.80 WHQL

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Gainward is distributing new detonator drivers. They are available for all Windows Operating Systems and are also WHQL'ed. All videocards and OS'es supported.

    Driver dated 05/24/02 - 24th of May 2002, tested and certified by Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), All nVidia cards to date supported, full multi-language support, nView support present, Win2k/XP driver not compatible with old Refresh Rate Fixes - use RivaTuner 10.2 instead, Unofficial release - not supported by NVIDIA!

    download drivers:
    http://www.guru3d.com/files/detonator/

    Please post your experiences with these drivers in this thread !

    :D
     
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  2. Cockbender

    Cockbender Master Guru

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    what erks me is that, being a Gainward Geforce 3 Ti owner, i would have never noticed these on Gainward's website. they still have the 28.32's listed as the driver for Geforce 3's. but go to the driver listing for the Geforce 4's, and voila!!!
     
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  3. JonnyCasino

    JonnyCasino Master Guru

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    I have a Gainward Golden Sample 128mb GF4 ti4200 but in another thread people recommend not using oem drivers and sticking to nvidias, so what do I do here?
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    These are 100% non-modified NVIDIA Detonator drivers, nothing Gainward specific in there. All manufacturers get there drivers from NVIDIA and most of them then simply place them on-line.
     
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  5. Tyrano2K

    Tyrano2K Guest

    So are these drivers safe to use on video cards that arn't made by gainward?
     
  6. JonnyCasino

    JonnyCasino Master Guru

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    Cool Ill go try them out then cheers for the info.
     
  7. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Tyrano2K, yes .. these drivers are generic Detonator drivers and work with _any_ NVIDIA based videocard.
     
  8. Cockbender

    Cockbender Master Guru

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    tyrano2k, hilbert is right. i own a gainward geforce 3 ti200 card, and surprizingly enough, the detonator driver that's given my video card the WORST amount of performance is the 27.20's that came from Gainward's very own!

    the best performance and stability for me has come from the 29.41's, which are not whql.
     
  9. Pezman

    Pezman Guest

    Results

    Ok... Performance seems stable on my WinXP AthlonXp1700 512mbDDR sys...
    D3D is much smoother than Det 29.42
    Here is the 29.80 Scores on 3DMark
    8736 3D marks
    G1 Car - Low 128.9 FPS High 40.8 FPS
    G2 Dragothic - Low 167.0 FPS High 97.5FPS
    G3 Lobby - Low 116.6 FPS High 52.5 FPS
    Game 4 Nature 39.8 FPS
    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 955.9 MTexels/s
    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2118.1 MTexels/s
    High Polygon Count (1 light) 44.4 MTriangels/s
    High Polygon Count (8 lights) 11.5 MTriangels/s
    Environment Bump Mapping 140.0 FPS
    DOT3 Bump Mapping 130.4 FPS
    Vertex Shader 92.8 FPS
    Pixel Shader 112.5 FPS
    Advanced Pixel Shader 80.3 FPS
    Point Sprite 28.4 MSprites/s

    Here's my 29.42 score - 8823 3D marks
    G1 Car - Low 129.3 FPS - High 43.4 FPS
    G2 Dragothic - Low 167.0 FPS - High 97.9 FPS
    G3 Lobby - Low 118.0 FPS - High 52.7 FPS
    Game 4 Nature 40.0 FPS
    Fill Rate (Single-Texturing) 960.0 MTexels/s
    Fill Rate (Multi-Texturing) 2121.0 MTexels/s
    High Polygon Count (1 light) 44.3 MTriangels/s
    High Polygon Count (8 lights) 11.5 MTriangels/s
    Environment Bump Mapping 144.9 FPS
    DOT3 Bump Mapping 130.8 FPS
    Vertex Shader 92.9 FPS
    Pixel Shader 112.8 FPS
    Advanced Pixel Shader 80.5 FPS
    Point Sprite 28.5 MSprites/s

    Also while playing Serious Sam SE I noticed a bit of a lag on the new drivers. For now it looks like I'll go back to the 29.42.
     
  10. Tyrano2K

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    I've noticed a major drop in fps with these drivers I've seem to lost10 fps in counter-strike which is werid :\
    Whats the best drivers that anyone has used for geforce 2 mx 200 32mb?
     

  11. oqvist

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    Please tell me that these drivers don´t enable sideband adressing by default or tell me how to get rid of it. Rivatuner and geforce tweak utility and nvhardpage don´t allow me to and powerstrip just crash my computer.
     
  12. seal83

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    These drivers i think are better than the 29.42 (image quality). But in 3dmark2001se i get scores about 100-200 points under than what i get with the 29.42. around 10900 with the 42s and 10700s with the 80s. Other than that, the drivers are great and stable. I use to lock up playing nhl2002 but with these 29.80, i don't anymore!!!!:)

    My Specs
    AMD Athlon XP 2100+ @1.734Gz w/coolermaster copper dual heatpipe heatsink
    Abit kr7a mobo
    Gainward Geforce4 Ti4600
    Muskin pc2100 ddr cas222
    Westerndigital 80GB w/ 8MB cache buffer
    Lian-Li pc60 blue aluminum case
    lite-on 40/12/48 cd-rw
    soundblaster audigy mp3
    3dmarkse2001 score= 11470 @313/711
    http://service.madonion.com/compare?2k1=3594125
     
  13. dj

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    Score with the 29.80 drivers for me is 8758 which is down from 8850 with the 29.60 drivers , but the image quality is top notch and I am going to give these drivers a chance to please me with a few games such as Medal Of Honour - Allied Assault and Grand Prix 4 (when I get it tomorrow) and let the games decide their fate.

    Edit: Games are slower , I dumped them and went back to the 29.42 whql drivers.
     
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  14. oqvist

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    These drivers is on steroids! I score 10690 in 3dmark 2001 WITH 4xs antialiasing, WITH 64-tap anisotropic, WITH v-sync, With refreshrate at 120 Hertz, und so weiter, und so weiter. That is like a 3000 score increase from the 29.42 whql drivers. Tell me I am dreaming there must be something wrong here.
     
  15. dj

    dj Member Guru

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    Yeah there is something wrong a huge fib lolllllll :D
     

  16. JonnyCasino

    JonnyCasino Master Guru

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    Everything seems just the same to me not worse or better.
     
  17. oqvist

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    whats fib?

    I use geforce tweak utility btw. maybe the new 29.80 makes it possible for 3dmark2001 that ignore all tweaks of video cards? That function wasn´t in the 29.42 or earlier in that case. I got a new 21" trinitron monitor, it was maybe that that fooled me that I was running with fsaa and anisotropic and all that :D I mean I shouldn´t get a 3000 point increase, such drivers don´t exist.
     
  18. 1stGuyNut

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    fib=Bullsh*t Baffles Brains.:D
     
  19. oqvist

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    Wt&#&#! does that mean?
     
  20. bonesdad

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    That's pretty new for Gainward's GF4 too tho...I just visited their site 3-4 days ago and they had the 2832 drivers only for GF4 also...
     

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