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Old 03-19-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if this goes here but has anyone used the new Nvidia 84.21 drivers that came out Friday? And if so are they better than 81.98?
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No one has used these yet? I am hearing better performance in F.E.A.R., but what about other games?
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont notice much difference actually in other games.
Aniway, most of my games are not graphic intense such as the F.E.A.R.
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personally i like the 81.98 drivers lol. i think its a good set and it seems to work particularly well with dual cores
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where did you find these drivers at?? i'll give them a try if it helps me play fear.. it always seems to skip a bit, even at the higher framerates... and i think the alienware optimizer helps it as well.... my friends alienware doesnt seem to get a hickup in that game...

just got the new drivers, i'll tell you how they are in a lil bit, gonna test it out with fear, hopefully its true...
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i must say the new drivers run beautiful with fear.... it no longer has these 2 hick-ups i've always got in the stress test, i've had those 2 with my 6800gs and 7900gt, and now its gone.. so nice... i tried a new setting and achieved very playable framerates... tried it ony 1280x1024, 4xAA 16xAF soft shadows on, and achieved nothing lower than 35 fps, an everage of 57, and a high of 100 something.. don't really remember..... so far no problems with the drivers, although i've only had it for about 15 minutes
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From what I can tell now, I should stay with 81.98 unless I start playing FEAR.
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From what I can tell now, I should stay with 81.98 unless I start playing FEAR.
ya, i've read on a couple of other forums that some people had some errors with it, but i've noticed none yet.... i was reading some of the added features, i don't think it was too much, i think the biggest deal about it was that it was for the 7900 series, other than that, i wouldnt see any other reason to get it
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I was reading today that there is a 84.12 that came out that solved a freezing problem in Serious Sam 2 using GeForce 7 cards. Since I will be loading that up soon, I may just get the 84.21 so I can play SS2.

So my previous post is kind of moot, huh?
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i had 100 points increase on 3dmark06 on 84.12 from 81.98.
its about 0.1 fps gain? somn like that.
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