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Any point in updating past 260.99 right now?

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Bare with me as it's been a while since I've booted into Windows (keep the anti-GNU/Linux talk for another thread, please). Sig rig is the one being talked about in this topic (GTX 480).

My drivers are currently at 260.99. It's looking like up until 266.58 the only need thing was support for newer cards and the HD audio, which I won't be using since I have a very nice soundcard. 266.58 introduces some performance increases for the 400 and 500 series, but I've heard people calling it unstable. I'm not running SLI or anything like that so I wonder if it will be stable for me.

Should I bother updating to it?
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The 266.58's perform a lot better than the 260.99's for me, no issues to note either.
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing View Post
The 266.58's perform a lot better than the 260.99's for me, no issues to note either.
Same here. I got a good 5 FPS, at least, increase in Crysis coming from 260.99's to 266.58's. All my other games were maxable anyway. So I have no idea if there were any increases outside of that.

Rock solid stable too.
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Update went without a hitch...I'll report back if I get any improvements later.
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I found this ... Driver comparison of the the 266.58 WHQL, 263.09 WHQL, and 262.99 WHQL.
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This isnt ATi, Any nvidia driver update improves or at least makes it the same, not worse/crash your system...Plus it takes like 30secs...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
This isnt ATi, Any nvidia driver update improves or at least makes it the same, not worse/crash your system...Plus it takes like 30secs...
not true in my case... maybe not everyone but all it takes is one

i can't use my computer with the 266.58 drivers while folding...
it's fine if i'm not folding... but if i'm folding everything lags

so i can say the drivers are still buggy... i've upgraded to them... had issues with folding and using the comp.... downgraded back to the 260.99 drivers and everything was good... figured i give the 266.58 drivers another go and even redownloaded them... same issues while folding... downgraded back to 260.99 and that's where i'll stay
Edited by 808MP5 - 2/7/11 at 8:41pm
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