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Adagio
03-11-03, 08:04 PM
A new set of Detonator drivers has been leaked - get 'em here (german page):

http://www.winhelpline.info/download/dlm_download.php?id=60

sebazve
03-11-03, 11:10 PM
nice...downloading right now...

GlowStick
03-11-03, 11:40 PM
sweet, i wish i had an FX to test em on.

jAkUp
03-12-03, 12:12 AM
hmmm.. i'll give these a go on my fx

GlowStick
03-12-03, 12:22 AM
Awesome, : D

jAkUp
03-12-03, 12:34 AM
ok just tried them... got a score of 3,240:( pretty sucky for me

The Baron
03-12-03, 12:36 AM
NATURALLY, you had to post a 3DMark score between the time I read this post and the time I posted "no word on performance yet." ;) Who cares about 3DMark, though... I don't even have it installed, it'd kill my GF3. :D

GlowStick
03-12-03, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by jAkUp
ok just tried them... got a score of 3,240:( pretty sucky for me

ah rats. Oh well, nvidia never lets people down with drivers though :O

emailthatguy
03-12-03, 01:35 AM
from past history, if there are any super performance drivers released, theyll be called detonator 5.0 i think

Kruno
03-12-03, 01:50 AM
Why don't they work? :confused:

Oh ****, I have a Radeon installed. Me forgot (again). :\

Smokey
03-12-03, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by The Baron
NATURALLY, you had to post a 3DMark score between the time I read this post and the time I posted "no word on performance yet." ;) Who cares about 3DMark, though... I don't even have it installed, it'd kill my GF3. :D

Im with you, took forever to dl, then have it run like crap, only to uninstall it cos it looks so crap at 0-5 fps :rolleyes:

Grechie
03-12-03, 04:50 AM
downloading them now, so are they crap? do they support dx 9 ? :)

Adagio
03-12-03, 11:36 AM
Found some more info about these drivers (source: DriverHeaven.net):

Dell have released some new Nvidia Detonator 43.30 for windows 2000/XP! these Detonator drivers only seems to support the Quadro4 and 700XGL series of cards! but not to worry we have the technology to fix that

Read it all here:
http://www.driverheaven.net/#article_1466

GlowStick
03-12-03, 11:45 AM
haha "we have the technology to fix that"

suddenly i got a flash back of the 5 million dollar man.

heh.

AgentHeX_0007
03-12-03, 04:17 PM
the inf files i posted up in this (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8601) thread would allow you to use 4x.xx driver on all nvidia video cards, give it a try if you just cant wait.

alucard_x
03-12-03, 04:33 PM
these drivers are junk imo. tested with my new FX ultra 5800 i lose nview and media center capabilities. also, under settings where you set your resolution it dropped my number of choices to the bare minimum. 800x, 1024x, 1280x, 1600x. whereas with


43.00 i had every increment without a problem.
i would definitely stick with the 43.00 drivers, which is also recommended by my card maker PNY as its on a fillin sheet in the box, to go to their site and install and use the 43.00 drivers with the card.

jAkUp
03-12-03, 04:57 PM
ok for games... and every game i play seems ok... only 3dmark 2k3 doesnt like them very much. i dont lose much fps in games... if any.

GlowStick
03-12-03, 05:08 PM
cool thx for the report.

Neova
03-12-03, 08:10 PM
Any change in quality? Does these drivers fix the Vertex Shader bug in 3D Mark 03? Any AF, AA peformance increase?

How does 16xAA bench versus 8xS and are there noticable improvements?

jAkUp
03-12-03, 11:00 PM
its hard to tell the improvments... here is some screenshots here:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8617


to me... its not a huge performance hit over 8xaa... i dunno, i have the feeling its not doing "true" 16xaa

Neova
03-18-03, 03:21 PM
I tried these and had to "add" all the resolutions back into the INF to get them to work properly. There are bugs in D3D with 3D Mark 03 in the sound test where the smoke trails will render with errors. This was with 8xAF and 8xS AA. I didn't bother testing any other setting since this is what I actually use.

I couldn't even load the maxextreme drivers so I ditched them.

Back to 43.00 for now.