*Sign* a new beta driver 169.28 Vista 32 & 64bit

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  1. Signz

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    i want new drivers :nerd:

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  2. BarryB

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    Lol, you little nitpicker :)

    Tried the Vista 32bit 169.17's and got 67 FPS in CS:Source, so they are really over 300% worse, FPS wise, in Vista over XP! Already have 169.17's in XP 32bit and get 207 FPS in CS:Source, so something fubar in Vista! Even tried the ASUS chipset drivers for my ASUS Crosshair mobo, after uninstalling the nVidia 15.01 drivers, and all it would let me install after a reboot was Mediashield?

    Oh happy days troubleshooting Vista :(
     
  3. HaZe303

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    Nvidia has officially released the 169.28 beta´s now.

    • Beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs.
    • Adds increased SLI and 3-way SLI performance in Crysis when used with the official Crysis Patch v1.1
     
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    They are the same as was released dec 07, they are just now official beta´s.
     
  6. BarryB

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    And they do nowt :)
     
  7. michael06096

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    performance is worse than .25's or .13's for me... I would say about 1/2 ... like it actually DISABLED SLI in crysis...
     
  8. Likarin

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    All of the recent driver sets have changed my SLI option under game profiles such as world of warcraft, cod4, crysis, ut3, to "nvidia recommended - Single GPU", did it do that for other people as well?. I run 2x 8800 gts 640mb, and it seems like these drivers dont even use sli, which is dissapointing.
     
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  10. BarryB

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    Well I found out why my CS:Source Video Stress Test is crap under Vista, it's because '4x MSAA' was enabled?

    4x MSAA is enabled in XP (in fact all settings have the '*' on them in both XP and Vista meaning recommended settings) and I get 201 FPS under XP, but under Vista I get 79 FPS with it enabled? If I set 4x MSAA to 'None' and run the Video Stress Test again in Vista I get 226 FPS!

    Running 169.17 under XP, but have tried 169.28 AND 169.17 under Vista and got the same problem with performance and 4x MSAA enabled in CS:Source?

    So why does '4x MSAA' cripple performance in Vista but not in XP???
     

  11. sava700

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    Ok here is something strange.. I downloaded the 169.28 Beta's direct from Nvidia yesterday, clearly dated on the site Jan 10th 2008, yet when I looked at them through dxdiag and display it showed them dated mid December 2007...wtF?
     
  12. Slinwagh

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    These drivers are fine fo me except for CoD4 AND if my GTX is overclocked, when overclocked the rig restart the driver or BSOD's with an error in the nvlddmkm file.

    If I put the GTX back to stock I have no issues.
     

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