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i am looking at the 266.58 drivers over the new drives, i read that the 266.58 drivers work super awesome with the gtx 580 is this true? i have not had any problems with the new drivers but i want to really get all the performance out of my sli gtx580.
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Originally Posted by -javier-;13415947 
i am looking at the 266.58 drivers over the new drives, i read that the 266.58 drivers work super awesome with the gtx 580 is this true? i have not had any problems with the new drivers but i want to really get all the performance out of my sli gtx580.

just get the lastest drivers man, thats all.. you dont need to pick "the best" drivers like with AMD cards; even BETA drivers are fairly stable (bugs can happen ofc) wink.gif

thats 1 of the nvidias strong point
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The Beta 270.51's are really good, as well as the WHQL 270.61's. They just released the Quadro 270.71's that you can get here.

266.58's were good, yes, but I've had better performance with the ones I listed. Either way, hope you find some that are good for you! smile.gif


EDIT: A large part of why I like the newer drivers is because they work better with Surround.
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post #4 of 9
You definitely have a point asking for "best drivers". I had various issues with certain drivers.

- Drivers up to 270.51 beta, are not good IF you play Dragon Age 2
- Latest drivers, 270.61 are giving me serious issues about SLI (which doesn't work, which forces me to reinstall the whole Windows 7).
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I'm on 270.61, SLI 580's is decent but could be better. I find that shogun 2 still runs like crap with only some of the bells and whistles on (even though CPU is @ 5.1ghz). Other games work great. I think bad company 2 was better on one of the older drivers. Can't remember which one though. For Crysis 2 you need to mess around with the SLI settings in that nvidia profile editor thing. I did get it working great on the last WHQL. Thought the new drivers would solve the flickering but no dice.
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Originally Posted by HAVO;13417763 
just get the lastest drivers man, thats all.. you dont need to pick "the best" drivers like with AMD cards; even BETA drivers are fairly stable (bugs can happen ofc) wink.gif

thats 1 of the nvidias strong point

I agreee, I have the latest and have no issues as things only improve. Like 3dMark11, Crysis 1+2, NFS Shift 2, BFBC2... All on a single 1080p screen. Only changes I personally made were within the Nvidia Control panel, set Power Management to 'Maximum Performance' and Single Display Performance mode if on one screen...
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Originally Posted by Chris13002;13527209 
I agreee, I have the latest and have no issues as things only improve. Like 3dMark11, Crysis 1+2, NFS Shift 2, BFBC2... All on a single 1080p screen. Only changes I personally made were within the Nvidia Control panel, set Power Management to 'Maximum Performance' and Single Display Performance mode if on one screen...

There is still some flickering in Crysis 2.
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post #8 of 9
i have the flickering

i just change the graphics settings in game then it goes.

think its a sli problem
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I have flickering for all my games if i use u2711 native 2560x1440 res for 2 way sli, single or 3 way sli its all good. Dropping the res to 1080p also works fine personally i think its the crappy dell dvi problem and 580 dont have displayport so im pretty screw.....
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