View Full Version : Still running 65.73s, any point in upgrading to the 71.84 Extreme Gs?

03-05-05, 04:29 AM
Everything I play runs pretty well, I have no major bugs, went through half-life 2 with them no problem, and got a level 60 in WoW.

I usually have an "if it ain't broke" philosophy when it comes to drivers hence why I haven't upgraded, but will I see a signifigant difference in my minimum FPS or anything?

Thanks :)

03-05-05, 05:55 AM
Just tried it out for yourself, 71.84 got 70 new features included and a major of fixes since your 65.73!

03-05-05, 06:37 AM
Good philosophy to have. Newer drivers will give you SLIGHTLY higher framerates and SLIGHTLY better IQ, but I doubt you'll be wow'ed by them. The only major 'Must Have' of the newer drivers is if you use Nvidia's DVD decoder and have a 6xxx card ( PureVideo, it does look better IMHO).

03-05-05, 07:16 AM
Not all newer drivers give better FPS and IQ... sometimes they are worse...

03-05-05, 07:26 AM
in this case...yes. It's worth it.

03-06-05, 07:33 AM
For NV3x owners it seems that the 65.73 reached a peak in rendering quality and I wouldn't trade them for anyting else.

But as a owner of a NV4x card, I feel there is stil a long road ahead in terms of quality and specific issue to be fixed.

03-06-05, 08:50 AM
I would go with the 71.84 myself. Actually, I already did :D

03-06-05, 09:30 AM
71.84 or 71.84 XG? or 71.84 WHQL :D

Best of those 3 flavours been always the XG drivers!

03-06-05, 05:43 PM
Well for me the 71.84's improved IQ more than I expected. Quite shocked actually. Performance is also up, so much that I see no difference between 8xAF and 16xAF so I've switched to 16xAF for everything and even higher IQ.

03-07-05, 04:49 PM
71.84 or 71.84 XG?

Go for the XG 71.84, a very nice driver set!