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lowdog
06-21-04, 06:49 AM
6800U + P4 3.4EE + 61.45 drivers = over 100fps in Far Cry @ 1600x1200 beating the X800XT.

1600x1200 4xAA and 8xAF the score is now equal between the 6800U and the X800XTPE. :)

http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=2091&p=18

Bad_Boy
06-21-04, 07:42 AM
hopefully they will become WHQLed
looks like some good jumps in performance

randsom
06-21-04, 08:34 AM
Nivida is kicking out the driver revisions ata incredible rate.

Sc0rP|oN
06-21-04, 08:55 AM
where can i get this drivers?

saturnotaku
06-21-04, 09:14 AM
Nowhere yet.

SirJpg
06-21-04, 09:33 AM
Hopefully they will be avaliable soon ^^

MontoyaSG
06-21-04, 09:41 AM
looking forward to grabbing it

jAkUp
06-21-04, 12:38 PM
sweeet.. me wants :)

garikfox
06-21-04, 12:48 PM
Me want Now ! :) hehee....

Arioch
06-21-04, 12:51 PM
Heh - gotta love all these new driver releases lately. I just installed the beta 4.7 Cats drivers that are floating around on the internet for my X800XT PE and I actually gained 600 points in 3DMark03 over the official 4.6 Cats. The official 4.6 Cats were even an improvement over the 4.5 drivers.

Running Far Cry I noticed my maximum FPS went up a bit with the tests I ran. Benchemall scores went up a bit in the game also.

Nvidia and ATI remind me of two teenage hot rodders trying to outdo each other with progressively bigger shots of NOS. Hopefully no one will accidently blow their video card up!

:D

|JuiceZ|
06-21-04, 01:40 PM
Nvidia's driver team delivers as expected. Terry and his group not doing bad either, got a noticable perf increase w/ the 4.7's on the 9800P.

Arioch
06-21-04, 01:52 PM
The beta 4.7 also fixed the shadow problems in Splinter Cell:Pandora Tommorow. I may need to get this bad boy now!

Sorry - didn't mean to hijack this thread!

:angel2:

rewt
06-21-04, 01:59 PM
those shadow problems have been fixed in nVidia drivers long, long time ago

Arioch
06-21-04, 02:03 PM
those shadow problems have been fixed in nVidia drivers long, long time ago

I'm sure - we all know how crappy ATI drivers are.

Let me go before I get a case of fanboism.

|JuiceZ|
06-21-04, 02:04 PM
Sorry - didn't mean to hijack this thread!

:angel2:

yea & I leeched, heh.

Back to dicussing the latest Forceware drivers....

rewt
06-21-04, 02:15 PM
ATi drivers aren't exactly crappy, as you put it, it's just that nVidia is often times ahead on their fixes & features. You also have to realize nVidia has been in this business for a longer period of time, so this is only to be expected :)

However I am not impressed with the PCI Express performance of either company :( In some cases performance is actually lower than AGP 8x ??? In the extreme it was like, .3 FPS faster? WOW!!! LOL guess PCI-E is just a marketing ploy after all?

ninelven
06-21-04, 02:22 PM
You also have to realize nVidia has been in this business for a longer period of time, so this is only to be expected

ATI: founded 1985
NVIDIA: founded 1993

jAkUp
06-21-04, 02:22 PM
Yes.. I didn't expect to see any benefit on PCI X yet.... we are barley breaching the 8x agp limit.

rewt
06-21-04, 02:23 PM
yeah but who make graphics cards longer? i coulda swore it was nV, no ?

ninelven
06-21-04, 02:27 PM
ATI's first graphics product was introduced in October of 1985; its first major single card solution was released in July of 1987.

Underzenith
06-21-04, 02:32 PM
ATI was founded first but nVidia has been a contender in the gaming market longer.

Vagrant Zero
06-21-04, 03:11 PM
I was under the impression that although ATI has been around longer it didn't enter the gaming card market until after Nvidia.

-SKYNET-
06-21-04, 03:20 PM
mirrors to download this driver ?

Underzenith
06-21-04, 03:29 PM
I was under the impression that although ATI has been around longer it didn't enter the gaming card market until after Nvidia.

They were in the gaming market, they just weren't a serious contender. Just ask my 8MB Rage.

saturnotaku
06-21-04, 03:41 PM
ATI was all about crappy integrated graphics until the TNT came along. Then ATI still made crappy integrated graphics, along with add-in cards with some of the worst drivers you could imagine. That's where NVIDIA took the lead, especially since they didn't care about beta driver leaks. It seems like NVIDIA has been in the game longer, but they've really done more in a shorter period of time, at least on the software front.

But you still have to give ATI props for making their turnaround as quickly as they did.