Originally Posted by MerkageTurk
This driver is same as others, it seems as thou it was just marketing.
Tried with formatted OS. tried with Safe mode, and still the same if not worse.
Maybe because i am on Windows 8.1 x64
I believe it is nothing but marketing and a placebo effect.
Yeah marketing is bad, but also in a sense good.
Think of it: If it wasn't for marketing, this thread, my benchmarks - would have never existed.
I very much hate false claims: *cough* Windows 8 bring 40% increases over win7 in BF4 *cough*.
So what did I do? Made benchmarks to see that.
This thread had the EXACT same intention. To see and test these "benchmark" scores from the manufacturer.
It's clear and safe to say, they made a positive impact.
I saw a huge gain in mins, just due to a "driver update" - that's something I wasn't expecting and was really happy to see come to life
My next goal is to test RAM speeds and the effects of those of BF4 benches. Again, because Corsair came out and said you gain up to 20% by buying faster RAM - despite the IMC on CPUs natively supporting 1600hz.
I'm very much a "myth buster" - I want to see things for myself, to prove for my own sake if they're like that or not.
However, by spending SO MUCH TIME on doing these things - I feel it isn't right for me to keep the information to myself, and thus release the results.
Check a few pages back - where I had to double check SSD vs HDD FPS differences.
Problem wit that thread:
Some of the games used are completely GPU bound.
I know a good benchmark I could do: Borderlands with PhysX bound to the CPU.
The problem with it - is that there's no consistency in that game. I can't repeat the same things over and over again.