What are the best drivers for the 9800 GX2?

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  1. meds

    meds Master Guru

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    ya, i noticed much beter performance with the 177.92's in cs:s
     
  2. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    i really like the 177.92 as well
     
  3. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    177.92 seem good for me too. Untill I try to turn on Physx in games such as Graw2 - then it crashes.
     
  4. meds

    meds Master Guru

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    physx drivers were just released. i would say away from it for awhile.
     

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    177.92 for me too.
    However I haven't tried physX yet!
     
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    Crysis Warhead sucks with 177.92??



    Anyone tried it with the latest official drivers for gx2?
     
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    Crysis Warhead sucks with 177.92 and 177.98 I tried.
    Dont know why.Maybe poor sli scaling?
     
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    Yap,but after i turned nhancer off I got a huge fps boost.
    Threre might hane been a conlict...
     
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    Warhead runs perfectly using driver 177.98! no stuttering - I tested at gamer,
    Loaded the save right after the iced ship and it gives me 60 fps-no aa 1650*1080
     
  10. meds

    meds Master Guru

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    so how are the new 179 or 178.13 drivers?
     

  11. Guy0510

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    I 'm running the 178.13 drivers and they run great. I've seen a difference in Crysis and Warhead for sure. I haven't benchmarked it but my in game framerate is higher and it feels smoother.
     
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  12. dune2

    dune2 Ancient Guru

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    I tried them, Warhead still runs like rubbish for me. Not everybody seems to have that problem, just look at Hornblower's numbers in this thread.
     
  13. Guy0510

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    Have you tried modifying your Nvidia control panel settings?

    Set the following:

    Maximum pre-rendered frames = 1
    Multi-GPU Performance Mode = Force alternate frame rendering 2
    Multi-Display/GPU acceleration = Single Display Performance Mode.
     
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    178.13 Drivers showed improvement for me in many games and also 3dmarks. I don't get "stuttering" anymore in STALKER clear sky.

    I say keepers =]
     
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    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    Sorry to say,your all wrong,best drivers for you 9800 is 174.74
     

  16. slickric21

    slickric21 Ancient Guru

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    178.13 and the incl physx still crash in GRAW2.

    And the DV only working at 33% and 66% problem is still here.

    what a farce
     
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    XP32 174.74 were good drivers but the Nvidia control panel was borked for me & countless others, took a minute or two to appear & then hung & crashed when altering 3D settings otherwise I would have kept them myself, current 178.13 aren't as fast but at least I can alter the settings.

    DV seems stuck about midway so colour is o.k. never had this problem before
     
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    Sorry to say, I'm not. I've tried both and the new ones are much better. All the guys in my clan who have updated have commented they have not seen a performance increase in a new driver like this one in a long time.
     
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    new .15 drivers. going to install vista ult after being in xp. hopefully my sensitivity won't be ****ed last time i switched to vista for source games. mousefix/acceleration fix dont work.
     
  20. nicklesss

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    A little bit better in Vantage with new FW 178.15 compared to 178.13

    with 178.13 at 800/2000/1140 - 15210:
    [​IMG] , 810/2000/1200 - 11956 without PhysX: [​IMG]

    178.15 at 800/2000/1140 - 15433:
    [​IMG], 810/2000/1200 - 12200 without PhysX: [​IMG]

    but it's much better then my favorite until now FW 177.73, because I make 15386 in Vantage with higher settings of RAM 800/2000/1172 :)
    In Crysis bench also have increasing from 36 to 38 Avg FPS, Very high, DX10, 1680x1050.
     

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