Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by lamparcicho, Apr 21, 2015.
Sorry. Please delete.
My thoughts exactly.
If you would ask if they optimize it mostly (not to say only) for newer gpus your Q would be more accurate, but your question is.."out of bounds" area IMO.
Their game optimizations are across the board with their architectures, but they also optimize their architectures too. Hope that makes sense.
It's also impossible for outsiders to know how much Nvidia could further optimize its drivers for its older architectures, but it's also important to keep in mind that Nvidia optimized Fermi and Kepler for years before they were replaced. It's natural that there's less and less to optimize as the years go by. And Fermi and Kepler are supposedly still similar to eachother.
I'd guess that right now Nvidia's driver team is under extra pressure, making both optimized drivers for new games, as well as working on DX12 drivers for the 400 series and later
Before with Win7 i bench about 10 drivers and some of tweak force
To keep it short, Nvidia optimize their driver for old cards(Fermi), but only for Benchmarks, on games the FPS goes a little more down. So the Focus for old cards are only for Benchmarks...
The best drivers for old cards was always the one before nvidia release their new generation. On the Tweakforce driver i don´t get any FPS Boost, but a better Picture Quality in Games.
I can second that. Running drivers that are months old on my 580 because I saw a performance decrease once they passed the 340 driver version. Now I get annoying messages each time I launch BF4, and have to do an additional click and confirm that I want to run that game with an old driver.