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We said we would test the GX2 again once we obtained some updated drivers, and that’s exactly what we’re about to do right now. From a hotmail account this morning, we received the 174.51 drivers. The difference between these drivers and the last batch of 174 drivers we tried is that these ones actually installed!
Word is that the new drivers fix the profile issues that were present in the 173.67 release. While some people say SLI just wasn’t working in the first driver we tested, the issues seem more related to profiles.
Let’s see if there’s anything to it this time around.
Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)
Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)
Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)
Operating System: Windows Vista SP1
Drivers: Forceware Beta 173.67
I have a feeling nvidia will give the 9 series better drivers just to make them seem better than they really are. I mean where is the 'official' 17x.xx for the 8 series?
That 1920x1200 score is pretty impressive though, but 2x 8800GTX is still faster. A single 9 series card should be atleast 2x faster than a 8 series. =/
But can it run Crysis?