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Drivers:
Xtreme-G 158.22
NGO 2.158.22
DHZeropoint 92.91
Stock Nvidia 94.20
Ztweaked 158.19


System Specs: Intel C2D E6300 @ Stock | XFX 7900gs XT @ Stock | 4x512 PC6400 GSkill Extreme | Western Digital Caviar 250gb SATA HDD | Soundblaster Live 24-bit Audio card | Intel DG965WH | Antec Truepower Trio 650W PSU.

Benchmarks (Not fully complete list):
FEAR - (currently not working)
Oblivion
HL2
HL2 Lost Coast
Company Of Heroes
3DMark 05
Aquamark 03
Lost Planet DX9 Demo

Right now though, I am having problems getting a hold of Shenanigans, so I need someone who has an ATI card and windows XP willing to work on this project with me, PM me.

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Q/A:

Q: What is this?
A: This is a comparison section were I will explore the different optimized drivers for Nvidia, and compare them to the stock drivers.

Q: What games am I using to test?
A: Well, originally, it was FEAR, COH, Oblivion, Half Life 2 and Lost Coast, 3D Mark05 bench and Aquamark 03, but unfortunatly, FEAR will not work all of a sudden. If you want me to do more benchmarks, please post on this thread and mention! Thanks

Q
: What is the purpose of this?
A: To bring out in a professional mannor, on why Optimized drivers in my honest opinion, should be used over the basic Nvidia/ATI drivers.

Q
: Did you not do this before?
A: Yes I have, you can find the thread here. In the old one though, I did not really explore the different kind of drivers, and give a thorough investigation on them. I wanted to provide more in-depth proof. Rather then a couple of games, with not a well layed out system (you know, max, min, avg frames and stuff) I wanted to fix that in this.
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Sweet, get to work!
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you should also do the Lost Planet demo, DX9 and DX10
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Will Lost Planet work in XP? Second, I do not have Vista nor DX10 (as you can tell).

Like I mentioned above, I need more people to join. Since my lacking of DX10, I need more people.
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I thk thiers a dx9 ver of lost planet so it should work on xp.
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Downloading Lost Planet DX9 mode. Any others?

Hey, what im willing to do, is after this, trade my 7900gs xt for a 8600gt or GTS on whoever is Interested so I can do the DX10 benchmarks! it DOES have a Zalman VF CU 700 cooler and is volt modded to 1.5.
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Update: Alright folks, well with some minor set backs, I will regret on all of this. Turns out that something was wrong with my PC during benchmarks, that probably explains why the 93.72 drivers from Nvidia rocked and the 94.20 sucked completely. Anyway, im redoing a lot of the drivers, and I apologize for the long wait.

Also, for ATI folks, Shenanigans is off on a vacation cause he is a very rich PR and he is gonna make sure I come down to PR, and make me stay for free at his home cause im cool. Lawl, Anyway, his ATI benchmarks will be coming in at least by the 12th of June. So be prepared!
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i wanna knoooow!
i use NGO drivers.
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