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It's a bit more complicated than that, but essentially yes, it improves CPU efficiency and removes the CPU bottleneck in some situations. We should all strive for 100% utilization on our GPUs and CPUs. thumb.gif
Is Shader Cache hard on the HDD? When turning it off it seemed like things were running smoother and in the Thief benchmark I got the same fps as I did with Shader Cache on.
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I still do not understand the fact that how can these stutter driver be all that great? Using windows 8.1 and it seems one of the worst let alone magic drivers; maybe it was a marketing trick? Just because nVidia released results of its performance it made some users have a placebo effect of having higher frames

I had lower frames and stutter.

#conspiracy

I'm having a great time on 8.1 with these new drivers, Far Cry 3 has been smooth as butter at 1440p 96fps and is no longer CPU bottlenecked. I'm betting they're not installed correctly on your system and previous driver files are interfering. I use Display Driver Uninstaller for every driver upgrade/uninstall http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/ 3DGuru also lists this so it's a good piece of software, but they're slow to update and the latest v12.6.3 adds support for the changes made in 337.50 Beta so you'll want to get it directly from the dev's site. Good luck everyone! thumb.gif
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Is Shader Cache hard on the HDD? When turning it off it seemed like things were running smoother and in the Thief benchmark I got the same fps as I did with Shader Cache on.
It'll be cached wherever your drivers are installed. Although I think the shader cache is bugged right now, because in NVControlPanel it'll show "On" and in Nvidia Inspector it'll show "Off". So I'm not too sure.
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It'll be cached wherever your drivers are installed. Although I think the shader cache is bugged right now, because in NVControlPanel it'll show "On" and in Nvidia Inspector it'll show "Off". So I'm not too sure.
Oh. I have a HDD. Then this might be a bad thing as it might slow down overall performance.
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Would anyone be interested in me running some benches under these conditions:

Win 8.1 (no Spring Update)
4770k @ 4.8GHz
GTX 780 @1220MHz and 1602MHz, skyn3t bios
1920x1080
Min, Max, Avg under R335 and R337

Bioshock Infinite (Ultra DDOF)
Metro Last Light (Very High no SSAO)
Sleeping Dogs (Extreme)
Tomb Raider (Ultra no TressFX to compare against AMD)

I just ran these in game benches not two days ago to confirm my GPU overclocks (make sure I ran as fast as or faster than 780ti stock biggrin.gif).

Just as a quick point of comparison for anyone else with similar rigs I currently get:

Bioshock Infinite: Avg 113 FPS
Metro Last Light Avg 75 FPS
Sleeping Dogs Avg 74 FPS
Tomb Raider Avg 140 FPS

For me:

4770K @ 4.2 GHz, GTX 780 @ 1270 / 1752 Mhz:

Bioshock: 120.15
Metro LL: 81.44
Sleeping Dogs: 77
Tomb Raider: 149
Thief: 60

Not surprises here, since they're all GPU bound.
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For me:

4770K @ 4.2 GHz, GTX 780 @ 1270 / 1752 Mhz:

Bioshock: 120.15
Metro LL: 81.44
Sleeping Dogs: 77
Tomb Raider: 149
Thief: 60

Not surprises here, since they're all GPU bound.

335 or 337?
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335 or 337?

337
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all those results look VERY promising!

However, personally I will wait for official WHQL, also with release notes on what exactly was introduced to account for those improvements. Looking good so far though!
finally some driver awesomeness from nv? smile.gif
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So this new driver just increases CPU usage which results in higher FPS?

Well, seeing where we are coming from I wouldn't say "just"...that has been on the main draw backs. AMD can only do this if the game is using Mantle...Nvidia can do nearly as much now with just D3D.

So this is a pretty big deal.

Though you know...I don't know if I should be happy or angry about this. Heh...a lot of GPUs out there should have been much better off all this time. Even my old 580's got a decent boost. I just got done playing some Witcher 2 with ubersampling on...and had an average fps of about 50 fps at 1440p. I never thought that setting would be possible with this hardware. Though I haven't seen much of a gain anywhere else, but I haven't done much else either.
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Since updating my daughters rig with this driver she is getting random black screens. Weird thing is, simply unplugging the HDMI cable from the monitor and plugging it back in gets the desktop back. Gonna swap monitors with her for a couple of days to rule out a bad monitor.
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