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Kaguya
01-06-07, 06:51 PM
I'm growing weary of waiting for a fix for LCD scaling and I was wondering what sort of performance I could expect from the 96.89 drivers? I'm currently using 97.04 and have searched with very few results regarding performance between 96.xx and 97.xx.

icecold1983
01-06-07, 07:17 PM
performance is identical, but af is angle dependent in the 96.89 drivers.

Kaguya
01-06-07, 07:46 PM
performance is identical, but af is angle dependent in the 96.89 drivers.

I don't know what that means, but I think I can probably deal with it as long as the performance is the same. Thanks :D

Scaramonga
01-06-07, 10:34 PM
97.xx drivers give better performance on G80 series (around 500 marks in 3DMark06) and fix minor bugs in a few games......

The 96.89 drivers are good if you want to 'clock' your card without nTune etc as the overclocking panel is present but then removed in the 97.xx set of drivers...

Your choice :)

icecold1983
01-06-07, 11:03 PM
3dmark might be faster, but none of the games i play are, angle dependent af means that surfaces at certain angles dont receive full af.

Cyant
01-07-07, 02:34 AM
97.92 are the best so far.

Robert85
01-07-07, 05:11 AM
Personally I'm still on the 96.XX drivers as the 97.44 drivers give me random BSODs (my card worked fine for a week then started throwing them up). I don't know what the new beta drivers are like, I may give them a try later today.

Shocky
01-07-07, 06:35 AM
Best driver they released so far, no ntunes and working scaling options and performance is exactly the same for me in games and 3dmark06 between 97.** drivers.

Dunno where users are getting 500pt increases from but its not 3dmark06.

Scaramonga
01-07-07, 08:10 AM
Dunno where users are getting 500pt increases from but its not 3dmark06.

485 marks actually between 96 + 97...........maybe your system ain't up to it?

:rolleyes:

Kaguya
01-07-07, 08:29 AM
Thanks... so far it seems pretty good, I have noticed a couple visual glitches in some games, but nothing major. The biggest fix was the fact I can now set my Flat Panel Scaling again, which is a big deal for a couple of my older games.

I'll switch back to newer drivers when either nVidia fixes the problem, or I finish all my older games ;)

fatal1ty
01-07-07, 10:06 AM
97.xx drivers give better performance on G80 series (around 500 marks in 3DMark06) and fix minor bugs in a few games......

The 96.89 drivers are good if you want to 'clock' your card without nTune etc as the overclocking panel is present but then removed in the 97.xx set of drivers...

Your choice :)

Guys, guys, guys....

You dont need Ntune with any of the 8800 drivers. Install NVTRAY. Double click the icon and choose Classic for the CP type and enable the Overclocking options. Go back to the NV CP and voila... even with the 97.92 you have the old CP and overclocking.

I use Refresh force to force refresh since it doesnt work properly in the NV drivers.

There is no reason to use Ntune, you can enable the classic CP with any drivers still and coolbits when used through NVtray ALWAYS works. This has been mentioned about a million and a half times tho. :p

Scaramonga
01-07-07, 10:21 AM
You dont need Ntune with any of the 8800 drivers. Install NVTRAY.

I would like to use NVtray.......but not at the mercy of having to install .NET Framework 2.0 for it to run!

There is enough 'bloat' in Microcrap's OS's without adding to it further IMO.......so if I wanna clock.......I'll use Rivatuner :)

Shocky
01-07-07, 11:38 AM
485 marks actually between 96 + 97...........maybe your system ain't up to it?

:rolleyes:

Maybe you just don't know what your doing.. :)

I score around 12250 with every driver so far with my 8800GTX, nothing has changed since 96.89 regarding 3dmark06.

Scaramonga
01-07-07, 01:13 PM
Maybe you just don't know what your doing.. :)

I score around 12250 with every driver so far with my 8800GTX, nothing has changed since 96.89 regarding 3dmark06.

Oh I know what I'm doing buddy :) ........it's my job! ;)

But if you see no difference that's OK........as long as your happy with whatever driver set you are using...........all that matters my friend :) :) :)

Shocky
01-07-07, 01:45 PM
Oh I know what I'm doing buddy :) ........it's my job! ;)


Don't see what your job has to do with anything; most IT professionals are pretty clueless when it comes to overclocking and benchmarking.

You were probably using different settings with both drivers or something..