Nvidia Quadro driver 258.49 WHQL OUT

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    87 vote(s)
    68.0%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    25 vote(s)
    19.5%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

    16 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. p3ps1c0la

    p3ps1c0la Master Guru

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    It's fine for me in Source. Perhaps it's that dual GPU thing.
     
  2. 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

    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

    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)

    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)
     
  3. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Just installed this driver. Did not try any games except BC2 so far. Runs very smooth. Also I thing IQ is better than 257.21 Everything looks crisp and clear.
     
  4. dnottis

    dnottis Master Guru

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    Cant this to install with 480 and W7. Locks up on me.
     

  5. LEXX911

    LEXX911 Member Guru

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    Sh!t driver. My LCD blacked out and lost signal while watching a H264 movie. Have to do a hard reboot. Never ever have this problem before.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  6. IPlayNaked

    IPlayNaked Banned

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    I think the story of these drivers can be summed up with: If you want to enjoy Crysis at the highest settings, download these immediately. If you can do that anyone, or you don't care to, stay away.
     
  7. ShadowMyth

    ShadowMyth Ancient Guru

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    Sounds about right. Though Metro 2033 is running really well for me. I can actually play it maxed out on my system with AA off. Though the fps drop to 25 fps occasionally it's still oddly smooth, not stutter at all. These are some strange drivers for sure.
     
  8. IPlayNaked

    IPlayNaked Banned

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    Do you get the same corruption I had in that screenshot a page or so back?

    Also, it's crazy, when Crysis is running around 50FPS, how my gameplay completely changed. It was like I had taken speed and I was darting between trees, cloaked, picking them off, running up on them grabbing, throwing into each other. Very freaking crazy Rambo style stuff with such high FPS>
     
  9. ShadowMyth

    ShadowMyth Ancient Guru

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    I actually didn't see any artifacts in Metro 2033. As far as Crysis, yeah I noticed that too. I wasn't a huge fan of Crysis because of the gameplay, while smooth it felt like everything was slowed down. After playing it with this driver, I'm now convinced I need a GTX 480. I'd say anything below 45 fps just doesn't cut it, which I already knew, but this threw that fact in my face.
     
  10. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    I like these drivers.
    Only 2 problems.

    One, the Physx Visual Indicator does not work. (but fluidmark does work with the GPU so I know it functions)
    And two, Mirrors Edge refuses to use GPU phyx acceleration, regardless of setting or driver I used. (forcing it to use the GPU in th NVCP, trying the latest official ones (9.10.0129) and the latest latest ones (9.10.0223) ext)

    All my other games work normally, and Crysis does get a boost.
     

  11. wonton1017

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    These are ownage drivers for my laptop with 9800m GS @ GTS speeds!

    GTA4 w/ ENB graphics mod gained an average of 5fps over 257.15 and 257.21 and 257.29 and even beats the GTA4 performance of 197.77 by about 2FPS, but at the same time having the better performance of the 257.xx series in L4D2.

    GTA4 Settings:
    1366x768 w/ ENB graphics mod (AA makes the game a slideshow, literally: 6fps.)
    All maxed settings w/ water on medium (using -norestriction)
    10 view dist. with distance mod
    33 detail dist. with distance mod
    33 car density
    8 shadow density

    257.xx:
    14fps lowest
    24fps average

    197.77:
    17fps lowest
    26fps average

    258.49:
    18fps lowest
    29fps average

    Driving around the safe house @ midday w/ sunny weather

    197.77 seems to run about 8C cooler on average though, not sure why.
    Oh well, performance > a few degrees.

    Best drivers for me so far!
     
  12. adoru

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    Alright, tried these again with a fresh install of Blur. Runs much faster now.

    Conviction seems to be a little happier too. Split/Second runs on Very High without a hitch.
     
  13. Retow

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    same here

    I had the nvd3dum.dll faulting during playback of 2 simultaneous flash movies in google chrome.


    Faulting application name: chrome.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4bf344f7
    Faulting module name: nvd3dum.dll, version: 8.17.12.5849, time stamp: 0x4c0fb863
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x004e0de0
     
  14. Mr_Alexander

    Mr_Alexander Ancient Guru

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    Played Metro 2033 for a while.
    1920x1080 everything on max DX10 but no AA. Runs very smooth. I get mostly close to 60 FPS with occasional drop to 35.
     
  15. Cru_N_cher

    Cru_N_cher Master Guru

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    Yep one of the few drivers (and then such a new one) that brings The NDA GPU Performance Counter (GPU usage,Video Engine usage,Memory Controler usage) back here on XP for non 200 series Cards great thing :)
    Especially as you don't need to use the Overclock trick anymore it seems to be on by default maybe we see a policy change of Nvidia here concerning this feature finally on older then 200 series cards :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010

  16. Nazar78

    Nazar78 Master Guru

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    Erm anyone notice digital vibrance doesn't stick for this? I'm on win7 ulti 64, gtx 295...
     
  17. HaZe303

    HaZe303 Ancient Guru

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    I cant get these to work with physx mod 1.03, anyone that get them to work with ATI+Nvidia combo?
     
  18. killerxr290

    killerxr290 Banned

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    My core temp sensor is not working with this driver... GPU temp is reading as 0.0c

    Anyone else?
     
  19. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    My temp reading works fine in Afterburner. Also just now noticed, I don't seem to have stuttering anymore while having the fan speed monitoring enabled.
     
  20. Fusion_XT

    Fusion_XT Master Guru

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    Lol im not even getting that with my 480 GTX´s in SLI :bang: ....
    Vanilla, 1680x1050, Enthausiast with 4xAA,16xAF
     

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