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post #2 of 12
These latest drivers contain a profile for Fallout 4, but have no SLI profile.

Also no SLI profile for Warhammer: End times, though one was supposedly coming in the next set of drivers.
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Just installed 358.87.
Idle clock rates seem different, on 358.50 the card would be on 1240/4000 all the time while browsing, but now it's 135/405 except when there's a video loading.

358.50 gave me a BSOD today so I wanted to upgrade if possible, and luckily a new driver came out.
Hopefully I won't have to rollback to 356.04 (if I remember correctly).
    
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This driver ended up fixing some g-sync issues I was having, even with the latest hotfix driver meant to fix those very issues.

Diablo 3 in windowed mode now works with G-sync, didn't with 358.59 hotfix drivers.
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Originally Posted by Redzo View Post

Just installed 358.87.
Idle clock rates seem different, on 358.50 the card would be on 1240/4000 all the time while browsing, but now it's 135/405 except when there's a video loading.

358.50 gave me a BSOD today so I wanted to upgrade if possible, and luckily a new driver came out.
Hopefully I won't have to rollback to 356.04 (if I remember correctly).

It should idle that low, no worries. Unless you're running 144hz.
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Originally Posted by Smokey the Bear View Post

This driver ended up fixing some g-sync issues I was having, even with the latest hotfix driver meant to fix those very issues.

Diablo 3 in windowed mode now works with G-sync, didn't with 358.59 hotfix drivers.
It should idle that low, no worries. Unless you're running 144hz.

I know, I know, it did that (135/405) on 356.04, only 358.50 got it up to the insanely high values. tongue.gif
    
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Updated from 358.50, and i've only played New Vegas, but my framerate dipped into the mid 40s instead of a solid 60 (I use vsync) like it was...Really bugging me, and there's no reason for it. I might go back. But 358.50 kept crashing and recovering a couple times a day. Before that, I had no issues. These newer drivers are bad with my 960..
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358.87 finally fixed my G-Sync issue, where loading a game would act as if the GPU was bottlenecked, using 50-60% usage and getting terrible framerates, even with my MSI GTX 980Ti.

The fix was to alt+tab out of the game, then go back into it, which would utilize the GPU properly, however this didn't work for all games.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Redzo View Post

Just installed 358.87.
Idle clock rates seem different, on 358.50 the card would be on 1240/4000 all the time while browsing, but now it's 135/405 except when there's a video loading.

358.50 gave me a BSOD today so I wanted to upgrade if possible, and luckily a new driver came out.
Hopefully I won't have to rollback to 356.04 (if I remember correctly).


The idle clock on the previous 2 drivers was actually bad keeping the GPU at full load even when doing basic stuff such as surfing the web so Im glad they fixed it now. This is how it should be.

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Originally Posted by MaXimus666 View Post


The idle clock on the previous 2 drivers was actually bad keeping the GPU at full load even when doing basic stuff such as surfing the web so Im glad they fixed it now. This is how it should be.

I still find that using 144Hz on the ROG Swift, the clock rates go through the roof. This seems to be the common theme with 144Hz however.
Downclock the monitor to 120Hz and it uses next to nothing at idle speeds, whilst having no noticeable framerate difference your eyes can tell between 120/144Hz.
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I downgraded. .87 for me was just NOT working as well as .50 was. Not sure why.
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