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Solomon
08-22-04, 04:48 PM
Here we go again... This release has been known to be extremely solid and has been going strong for 2 weeks now. I hope HL2 stress testers try out this release.

With no introductions:
http://www.*********.com/drivers/beta/nvidia/nt5/6600.php

Regards,
D. Solomon Jr.
*********.com

Richteralan
08-22-04, 04:51 PM
w00t!
first!!1!11

Richteralan
08-22-04, 04:52 PM
Thanks for the driver set....:D

Solomon
08-22-04, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the driver set....:D

No problem...

Regards,
D. Solomon Jr.
*********.com

Draconis
08-22-04, 04:58 PM
thanks dude

pino
08-22-04, 05:07 PM
P4C 3.0, 6800GT @ stock

HL2 VST :
1280x1024 4xaa/8xaf

61.77 : 64 fps
66.00 : 69 fps

GlowStick
08-22-04, 05:08 PM
Awesome improvement :D

AthlonXP1800
08-22-04, 05:11 PM
Files are dated: August 17, 2004 5:55 P.M.

That strange... I opened the zip file and saw all files included nv4disp.inf dated 12 August 2004.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
CatalogFile = NV4_DISP.CAT
DriverVer = 08/12/2004, 6.6.0.0

I will give the new driver a try in a few mins. :D

aAv7
08-22-04, 05:20 PM
is sm3.0 enabled in these or do you need to mod the .inf? Seems all the unofficial releases so far dont enable sm3.0 for some reason.

EverGreen
08-22-04, 05:21 PM
http://img9.exs.cx/img9/3026/10557.jpg

Testing..........

wEEt
08-22-04, 05:21 PM
no differences (performance) to 65.62 but the stuttering in CSS is gone :D thank you, 66.00 :)

VST: 1280x960, max. details, 4xAA + 16:1 AF 81fps
3DMark2003: 10.410
Aquamark: 56.489

BTW: SM3.0 is enabled:

http://s01.imagehost.org/0071/ka.PNG

Pav
08-22-04, 05:26 PM
How's Doom 3 and FarCry anyone?

Btw, can anyone confirm that 66.02 are on nv dev site?

wEEt
08-22-04, 05:28 PM
How's Doom 3 and FarCry anyone?
FarCry didn't change, but Doom³ seems to be a lot faster compared to 61.77 (20%).

Edit: There seem to be problems with the 66.02 on the nvidia dev site. several guys told me, that it's available but pav doesn't see it. so we'll see.

aAv7
08-22-04, 05:32 PM
so when might those get leaked? =)

jAkUp
08-22-04, 05:36 PM
Nice :D Gonna try these later :D I will do some stress testing

therapture
08-22-04, 05:37 PM
Conpared to 65.62 no speed increases...except in Flight Simulator 2004, it now WORKS with no problems. With 65.62 it would crash with an error right after the initial loading screen...WOOT! Thanks!

Kmoney
08-22-04, 05:39 PM
Im a little confused by all these betas. Does this mean that nvidias next offical drivers will be 66.00 or above? Or will it be 62.xx?

wEEt
08-22-04, 05:44 PM
who knows?

AthlonXP1800
08-22-04, 05:46 PM
Doom 3 ran fine but I seem cant changed AF setting in Doom 3 profile, look like it locked?

Solomon
08-22-04, 05:47 PM
That strange... I opened the zip file and saw all files included nv4disp.inf dated 12 August 2004.

I will give the new driver a try in a few mins. :D

Sorry... You're right. August 12. Not the 17th. Heh. My Bad...

Regards,
D. Solomon Jr.
*********.com

nmyeti
08-22-04, 05:51 PM
Here we go again... This release has been known to be extremely solid and has been going strong for 2 weeks now. I hope HL2 stress testers try out this release.

With no introductions:
http://www.*********.com/drivers/beta/nvidia/nt5/6600.php

Regards,
D. Solomon Jr.
*********.com



I have never had any luck downloading anything off of your site. I click the download link and it just takes me back to the main page.

I've tried this in both firefox and in IE6.

-Nathan

Borealis
08-22-04, 05:52 PM
Anyone notice the new options under performance & quality settings?

Anisotropic mip-map filter optimization
Anisotropic filter optimization

Any ideas of exactly what they do? I'm not a know it all.

aAv7
08-22-04, 05:54 PM
No speed increase or decrease with these for me. Was using 61.77's tried them on Halo, FarCry, and ut2k4. Dont know about opgl stuff like doom 3. I'll keep them cuz I'm too lazy to un-install.

Kmoney
08-22-04, 05:56 PM
are these betas made by nvidia or is someone third party doing it?

DSC
08-22-04, 05:57 PM
New cards supported.

NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C1.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 "
NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00CE.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400"
NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0140.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT"
NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0141.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6600"
NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_0145.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6610 XL"
NVIDIA_NV43.DEV_014E.1 = "NVIDIA Quadro FX 540"

THe most interesting part, there's 2 6800NUs.

NVIDIA_NV40.DEV_0041.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800"

NVIDIA_NV41.DEV_00C1.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 6800 "

First one is of course the NV40 core one, with 4 pipes disabled, second one seems to be NV41 core probably with 12 pipelines max, I wonder if Nvidia is replacing the NV40 6800NUs with the NV41 cores in the future....