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post #51 of 129
306.02's are far better than this driver in my case running GTX480's. I ran the Metro and 3DM11 benchmarks only to come to this conclusion though.
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I've been getting that almost driver crash in GW2 on my 670FTW. It basically locks the game a split second, screen goes black like the video card isnt recognized(input message on monitor shows up). and then game comes back and runs at about 20 fps.
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Just tried out the new drivers, I personally think they are better than the 304 beta drivers and far better than 301 drivers.

EVGA 460 GTX v2 - Guild Wars 2 seems smoother didn't notice any major FPS increase but the game-play does feel smoother.
post #54 of 129
I'm not getting a moment of extreme choppiness followed by the "display driver stopped responding and has recovered" that made the game stop responding in wow anymore when I start up my PC using a cold boot.

Now the choppiness is gone and so is the "display driver stopped responding and has recovered" msg but, the game stops responding just like the above and instead of this problem happening right away upon login like the 306.02 betas it can happen anytime from immediately to 5 minutes after logging in.

Strangely both these problems only happen after a cold boot and only during my first time logging into wow; after the first stop responding error I no longer have a problem until I cold boot again.

Hopefully R310 drivers solve this issue and other problems people in this thread are having.

Since the GTX 400 series Nvidia's driver support for their new GPU architecture's has been lackluster it takes them almost until the release of the refinement for their new architecture before most of the problems are ironed out.
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im seeing more stable fps in skyrim using 570 sli =) 1-5fps gain maybe too!?!

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Not a driver for 9800GT >_> I guess Nvidia hate 9800Gt who has been cripping the sales of mid-low end card. biggrin.gif

If you want the best driver for that card you should look up the last driver release that specifically mentioned it. Newer drivers might even be hurting its performance. Newly released drivers typically only support two generations...some times three. So I wouldn't use these drivers on anything but 400, 500, or 600 series GPUs...and the 400 series would be questionable even though they are specifically mentioned in the release notes on the 306.23 drivers.

Note that this is really more important to follow on the ATI side, but I highly doubt they dug out a 9800GT and tested these drivers on it. Though they might have used a GTS250 which would in essence test several GPUs...including a 9800GT, but you never know. At the very least you can be certain that Nvidia was not thinking about 9800GT performance when they were making these drivers.
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Hmm my 3Dmark11 score took a deep negative impact going from 301,42 to 306,23 mad.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/4379985/3dm11/4387536
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post #59 of 129
Should also note these are the Borderlands 2 drivers. So if your planning on playing, make sure you grab them. Borderlands 2 has PhysX, so I'd assume it's very driver dependant.
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Hmm my 3Dmark11 score took a deep negative impact going from 301,42 to 306,23 mad.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/4379985/3dm11/4387536

People should not let 3DMark decide the "overall speed" of your card. A slight performance drop in 3DMark, but newer games may run much better. I would always stay on the latest unless you are having a serious problem with it.

I would not consider that a big change either. That could of been caused by something running in the background. Some of your tests score higher, others score lower. If you really at 3.6GHz with 3x 670 when running 3DMark's default 1280x720 resolution you are probably bottlenecked. If I was you i'd use the extreme preset to compare scores it would probably give more consistent results.
Edited by Murlocke - 9/14/12 at 8:09am
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Quote:
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Hmm my 3Dmark11 score took a deep negative impact going from 301,42 to 306,23 mad.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/4379985/3dm11/4387536

And we're pretending this:



Had nothing to do with that result...because?
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