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Geforce drivers on win 7 vs 8.1

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is it true or confirmed that the latest nvidia "wounder" driver performs better on 8.1?

in fact, do nvidia drivers in generally perform better on 8.1 than 7?
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The wonder driver only shows real improvement on Windows 8.1 when it comes to Battlefield 4. Overall, the new drivers do perform better on 8.1. However, there is still good improvement on Windows 7 with the wonder driver.
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is the difference big or minor with games other than BF4 on 8.1 vs 7?
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post #4 of 5
8 in general just runs better than 7 for me. Things in games animate more smooth for example, which might mean the minimum FPS are higher? This totally could be me imagining things. I say that because of this idea: you use a Windows installation and there might be problems here and there, and over time you tweak all those things or at least try to, so it's not at all like a newly installed Windows anymore. This means what I've seen in 8 compared to 7 could very well just be caused by all the tiny changes I made and being more successful on 8 through pure luck.

That said... I have not seen the "wonder" driver on 7... only on 8, and nothing of that stuff I do was much changed (I noticed some stutter gone while using "threaded optimization"). tongue.gif
Edited by deepor - 4/20/14 at 7:57am
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i thought there would be a benchmark for it somewhere but thanks to you both and rep+
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