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306.23 vs 306.97 - Which is the best current driver?

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Which driver is the best to use? I heard 306.97 has numerous IQ issues with anisotropic filtering. I currently am running SLI 580s and want the best available drivers. All opinions on other drivers are also welcome. smile.gif
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The question you ask varies from a person to person. Each setup act differently towards the same driver.

For me the latest WHQL driver which is the 306.97 is the best, but if you are having issues, downgrade to the previous WHQL.
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Try whichever works for you the best. I use 306.97
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Alright, I'll give 306.97 a shot. I heard the latest physx drops FPS massively, so I'll run a clean install as well.
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Had 306.23 before and it was ok, but 306.97 gave me some of the lost performance back from the older 301.47 driver.
306.97 works fine with me.
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