[XF]nVIDIA ForceWare 177.66

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by me3850, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. holystarlight

    holystarlight Master Guru

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    So far these drivers seems stable and SLI is working so far, performance on these are a lot better than the previous drivers
     
  2. wrathofgod

    wrathofgod Master Guru

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    Read the first post...

     
  3. Alcom

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    I agree. There aren't THE best, but they're better than most. Certainly better than the 175.16 WHQL, or the latest official release. Here's a snip of my data (it looks better on my site, http://www.alcomsplace.com )

    Forceware 177.66 beta 13/07/2008 66.15 90.85
    Forceware 177.41 beta 06/07/2008 63.01 89.34
    Forceware 177.39 beta 20/06/2008 63.22 90.32
    Forceware 177.35 beta 20/06/2008 69.04 91.16
    Forceware 175.80 beta 28/05/2008 65.87 90.91
    Forceware 174.90 beta 24/03/2008 64.22 89.97
    Forceware 175.75 beta 21/05/2008 65.26 91.75
    Forceware 175.16 whql 13/05/2008 64.28 90.49
     
  4. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    I like the chart on your web site, Alcom! Thanks. ;)
     

  5. GhostXL

    GhostXL Ancient Guru

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    XF didnt do anything other than leak it.

    Driver runs great for me too. :)
     
  6. Mersonix

    Mersonix Member Guru

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    Hi, just some questions

    1.What will these drivers do for me?
    2. Will they enable PhysX?
    3. Are they legit?
    4. Can I get BSOD from these?
    5. Are you sure?

    my rig

    Intel C2D e8400 @ 3.0ghz
    Giga-Byte P35 DS3L
    4GB Pc6400 OCZ RAM
    ZOTAC 8800GT AMP! EDITION
    320gb HD 7200rpm
    Windows Vista Home Premium x64


    I already have them downloaded, should i install.
     
  7. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    1. They get you into the elite club of people who can claim to run the latest driver.
    2. If you install this: http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_8.06.12_whql.html
    3. As in officially released by Nvidia? No.
    4. Yes.
    5. 100%
     
  8. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Oh no, not again. Pls dude, this thread is for people trying out these drivers and reporting on their experiences. You obviously are not, just offering useless info no ones interested in, like you usually do on drivers you never try. :3eyes:

    As most are saying here, these drivers are pretty good. GRID and GRAW are running very smooth, IQ seems slightly improved in some games. Will test some more.
     
  9. BaneComes

    BaneComes Banned

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    177.66

    nice drivers, toss up between the 177.41 wich this card loves and the 177.66 seem a lil slower but the image qaulity is fantastic. i think i'll keep them for awhile and see wow looks great bf2 does to
     
  10. spunkyXL

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    eh, not impressed. super choppy on some games..especially Unreal Tournament 3 and Kane and Lynch.
     

  11. wickedkae

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    ill try these, maybe it will fix my dungeon runners crash
     
  12. Quark Fusion

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    Does this drivers supports screen rotation under Vista x64 on second display? (It always breaks for me for non-whql drivers)
     
  13. elrazor

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    These drivers sucks! megaartifacts in Crysis.... im back to the stable 177.41
     
  14. baeyb

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    I'm still on the 175.16 beta drivers, but i will give these a try.

    Do i need to install the PhysX driver 8.06.12 and PhysX Tweaker 1.0 too.

    And will i see any performance benefits with Crysis, Mass Effect and GRID with these Physx drivers?

    Or should i only install 177.66?
     
  15. lambi42

    lambi42 Member Guru

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    177.41, DMC4

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    177.66, DMC4

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    UT3 Benchmark

    177.41

    System Information
    Operating system: Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate
    System memory: 2,0 GB
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz
    CPU speed: 3333 MHz
    Sound system: Haut-parleurs (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    VGA Information
    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
    Memory: 1263 MB
    Driver version: 7.15.0011.7741 (English)

    Resolution: 1280×768 (HD WideScreen)
    Score = 91 FPS
    Score = 111 FPS
    Score = 107 FPS
    Average score = 103 FPS



    177.61

    Score = 102 FPS
    Score = 112 FPS
    Score = 117 FPS
    Average score = 110 FPS
     

  16. myles1292

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    hi id like to know has anyone tested theese out with the gtx 280's and in sli maybe aswell as id guess theese are aimed at the gt200 as they are 177.xx?

    hope to hear from people on this and if not ill have to test them myself. (just wanted to check out before i try them.)
     
  17. deathvirus

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    Nice driver set .. seems to improve performance in almost everything i've tested yet .. slight but still on the higher side ... :) .. keepers for me now :) ..
     
  18. Tyke

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    Zotac GTX 280 Amp! Edition in SLi:

    177.41 Drivers:

    14/07/2008 10:12:11 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1900x1200, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
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    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 53.19s, Average FPS: 37.60
    Min FPS: 28.57 at frame 1966, Max FPS: 50.31 at frame 985
    Average Tri/Sec: -13085266, Tri/Frame: -347983
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.63
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 48.21s, Average FPS: 41.48
    Min FPS: 22.31 at frame 1944, Max FPS: 50.59 at frame 1011
    Average Tri/Sec: -13787428, Tri/Frame: -332349
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.76
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 47.87s, Average FPS: 41.78
    Min FPS: 22.31 at frame 1944, Max FPS: 50.69 at frame 983
    Average Tri/Sec: -13854296, Tri/Frame: -331579
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.76
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    14/07/2008 10:12:11 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1900x1200 AA=No AA, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 41.63

    177.66 Drivers:

    14/07/2008 10:38:04 - Vista 64
    Beginning Run #1 on Map-island, Demo-benchmark_gpu
    DX10 1900x1200, AA=No AA, Vsync=Disabled, 64 bit test, FullScreen
    Demo Loops=3, Time Of Day= 9
    Global Game Quality: VeryHigh
    ==============================================================
    TimeDemo Play Started , (Total Frames: 2000, Recorded Time: 111.86s)
    !TimeDemo Run 0 Finished.
    Play Time: 52.54s, Average FPS: 38.07
    Min FPS: 15.88 at frame 1791, Max FPS: 49.87 at frame 983
    Average Tri/Sec: -13222692, Tri/Frame: -347353
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.64
    !TimeDemo Run 1 Finished.
    Play Time: 51.73s, Average FPS: 38.66
    Min FPS: 15.88 at frame 1791, Max FPS: 49.87 at frame 983
    Average Tri/Sec: -12856917, Tri/Frame: -332567
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.76
    !TimeDemo Run 2 Finished.
    Play Time: 51.76s, Average FPS: 38.64
    Min FPS: 15.88 at frame 1791, Max FPS: 49.87 at frame 983
    Average Tri/Sec: -12740600, Tri/Frame: -329758
    Recorded/Played Tris ratio: -2.78
    TimeDemo Play Ended, (3 Runs Performed)
    ==============================================================

    Completed All Tests

    <><><><><><><><><><><><><>>--SUMMARY--<<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

    14/07/2008 10:38:04 - Vista 64

    Run #1- DX10 1900x1200 AA=No AA, 64 bit test, Quality: VeryHigh ~~ Overall Average FPS: 38.65

    Back to the 177.41 for me!
    Regards
    Tyke
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  19. Skybullet

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    working great for me , vista 64 bit
     
  20. bernek

    bernek Ancient Guru

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    I've offline for sometime physx on G80 (8 series) ?? included in the nvidia driver ?? any way to test it ?
     

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