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Old 08-26-08, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default 177.92 & Physx 8.08.18 xp32 & xp64

xp32
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish_beta.exe

xp64
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish_beta.exe

DriverVer = 08/15/2008, 6.14.11.7792

Supports GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.08.18).
Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
Supports CUDA™.
Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v177.92 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
*Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.
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Old 08-26-08, 09:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: 177.92 & Physx 8.08.18 xp32 & xp64

physx and 8800gtx now works perfectly!! http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/sc...ab46d1510e7269
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Old 08-26-08, 02:03 PM   #3
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What´s about AoC? Is there any performance boost for it (Villas...)??
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Old 08-26-08, 08:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: 177.92 & Physx 8.08.18 xp32 & xp64

Well I did one test, 2 quick COD4 benches

1680x1050 4xAA 16AF MSTSAA

177.83:
mp_crossfire - 105.2fps
mp_overgrown - 87.6fps

177.92:
mp_crossfire - 108.1fps
mp_overgrown - 90fps

So there is at least a small improvement in COD4
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Old 08-26-08, 10:11 PM   #5
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So how does this compare with 177.73 (obviously ignoring PhysX)?

177.73 is a very good driver IMO and I don't really want to fix what isn't broken.
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Old 08-26-08, 11:11 PM   #6
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Haha!
I forgot to take a snapshot, but today something very funny happened
I was playing the "Awakening" level in crysis, when I just decided to grab a frog.
So I trew it away, but intead of falling, the frog went away, like if there was no gravity!
I tought it was some kind of PhysX bug. Well, whatever it was, the frog was there, flying. When it got somewhat far from me, the scenario started to quake and a very strong light came from the frog! (Yeah, that was the alien stuff, but, when I was looking, it seemed the frog was some kind of "Cursed Frog of Doom" hahahahaha).

Well... PhysX boosted speed in Crysis with my 8600GT. But it caused some bugs too. Weapons being rejected and reabsorbed by walls, pieces of planes kicking themselves over and over again, I even lost a Jeep because it started to hit in something repeatedly.
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Crysis doesn't use Physx. Also the frog bug has been there since release. One of the first things I found after getting the retail game.
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Make this thread a Sticky! PLEASE!!!!!!
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Old 08-27-08, 10:52 AM   #9
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These are a no go for me. Mass Effect crashes with same error message (something referring to Matrix something or other) as it did with the .79 drivers. Sticking with 177.41 for now until Nvidia comes out with a better driver. Also these drivers are not downclocking with the 280 when surfing web pages. With every driver besides 177.41 the throttling of the clocks has been messed up with the drivers being inconsistent in when it's moving the clocks such as either full clocks surfing web pages or when running a TV tuner (which the 177.41 didn't do). Something as basic as this and Nvidia can't seem to get it right. Nvidia had a good idea with the 260/280 in lowering the clocks when it wasn't needed but now is apparently having a hard time getting it to work right.
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Crysis doesn't use Physx. Also the frog bug has been there since release. One of the first things I found after getting the retail game.
So... from where did the performance Boost came from?
Ok, the last time I played, I was using the 169.44 driver. Now I'm using the 177.92. But at that time, I was playing with all medium / shaders low settings. Now I'm playin all medium + Textures on High.

So... why now I don't see my fps going down below 20?

And... Crysis doesn't use PhysX?
I was sure I've read somewhere it used...
Bah, who cares... performance boost, yay!
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So... from where did the performance Boost came from?
Ok, the last time I played, I was using the 169.44 driver. Now I'm using the 177.92. But at that time, I was playing with all medium / shaders low settings. Now I'm playin all medium + Textures on High.

So... why now I don't see my fps going down below 20?

And... Crysis doesn't use PhysX?
I was sure I've read somewhere it used...
Bah, who cares... performance boost, yay!

performance boost came from all drivers between 169.44 and 177.92. you missed about 50+ drivers, maybe more
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Old 08-27-08, 01:23 PM   #12
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I didn't miss'em...
I simply didn't play Crysis with them lol
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