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Just ran a couple runs of 3dmark06(basic edition @ 1280x1024) comparing 2 different drivers and got some interesting results. Using 162.15 I got 8695, much less than a previous score. I reinstalled 158.22 and got 9039, one point higher than my previous best !! lol.
I thought that was a pretty significant difference. I wonder if the newer drivers are focused on specific fixes for certain games and not overall performance?

8695 http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9976310

9039 http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9976597
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A driver make a big different in benches and games.No all the times the new ones are better.
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yeah ive noticed the 162.15's arent that good imho. 158.22's is what i use exclusively. Infact the 158.22's have performed the best of any driver release yet.
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