Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [TH] GTX 480: Before And After A Year Of Driver Updates
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[TH] GTX 480: Before And After A Year Of Driver Updates

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Are you dutiful about keeping your drivers up-to-date? Nvidia does a pretty good job of maintaining a regular release schedule. Today we look at how much performance you can expect from an old card in new games using four driver packages.
Over the course of a year, someone gaming on the Radeon HD 5870 can look forward to a roughly 5% bump in performance with a few rare exceptions. More important, grabbing each of AMD's Catalyst updates ensures proper compatibility with games like Lost Planet 2, F1 2010, and Metro 2033.

That's the case for AMD and its cards. But what about Nvidia?

Source


Just as I was looking into Sidegrading* to the GTX 570.

Thought you guys might find this one interesting.
Nytehawk Redux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 3.8GHz P6X58D Premium EVGA GTX 580 3GB SLI 9GB Patriot Viper 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120gb Phoenix Pro SSD//640gb WD Black//1tb F1 Plextor DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 3x Acer 22" portrait 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 White Antec TPQ 1200W NZXT Phantom White Razer Deathadder 3.5g 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries XL 
  hide details  
Reply
Nytehawk Redux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 3.8GHz P6X58D Premium EVGA GTX 580 3GB SLI 9GB Patriot Viper 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120gb Phoenix Pro SSD//640gb WD Black//1tb F1 Plextor DVD-RW SATA Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 3x Acer 22" portrait 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 White Antec TPQ 1200W NZXT Phantom White Razer Deathadder 3.5g 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries XL 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Look at that difference in BC2 at 1080p

Not bad for a driver.
Little Black Box
(18 items)
 
Vostro
(7 items)
 
Galaxy S4
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k AsRock Fatal1ty Z170 ITX EVGA GTX 980 SC G. Skill Trident Z 16GB(2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 64GB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB Seagate ST 2TB Seagate ST 500GB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H60 Win 10 Pro Planar PX2710MW AOC U2868PQU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RGB80 Corsair HX850 Corsair Obsidian 250D Logitech M705 
Mouse Pad
XTrac Ripper XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo T5670 Dell OEM Intel GMA 950 3Gb DDR2-667 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
WD Scorpio Blue 250Gb Linux Ubuntu 12.10 x64 15.4" Tru-Bright 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Snapdragon 600 MSM8960 Adreno 320 2GB LPDDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
16GB+16GB Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ 1080p 
  hide details  
Reply
Little Black Box
(18 items)
 
Vostro
(7 items)
 
Galaxy S4
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k AsRock Fatal1ty Z170 ITX EVGA GTX 980 SC G. Skill Trident Z 16GB(2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 64GB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB Seagate ST 2TB Seagate ST 500GB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H60 Win 10 Pro Planar PX2710MW AOC U2868PQU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RGB80 Corsair HX850 Corsair Obsidian 250D Logitech M705 
Mouse Pad
XTrac Ripper XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo T5670 Dell OEM Intel GMA 950 3Gb DDR2-667 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
WD Scorpio Blue 250Gb Linux Ubuntu 12.10 x64 15.4" Tru-Bright 1280x800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Snapdragon 600 MSM8960 Adreno 320 2GB LPDDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
16GB+16GB Jelly Bean 4.2.2 JDQ 1080p 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Look at that difference in BC2 at 1080p

Not bad for a driver.
52.9 to 78.1

48% improvement. Waaaaaa?!?
VR machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k  ASUS Z97I-Plus mITX ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Turbo 8G EVGA 1600 C9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 64 bit Sony HW45ES Projector w 120" Acoustically Trans... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VR- HTC VIVE  Razer Turret EVGA Supernova 550 G2 Corsair 250D 
AudioAudioAudio
Yamaha RX-V781 Emotiva A-700 and Airmotiv Speakers Dual SVS SB1000 Subs 
  hide details  
Reply
VR machine
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k  ASUS Z97I-Plus mITX ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Turbo 8G EVGA 1600 C9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB Corsair H60 Windows 8.1 64 bit Sony HW45ES Projector w 120" Acoustically Trans... 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
VR- HTC VIVE  Razer Turret EVGA Supernova 550 G2 Corsair 250D 
AudioAudioAudio
Yamaha RX-V781 Emotiva A-700 and Airmotiv Speakers Dual SVS SB1000 Subs 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
As an AMD user, i enjoyed reading that article. +rep for you
Sim Racing
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6600k @ 4.5ghz Asrock Z170m Extreme 4 Nvidia 1080TI Founders Edition Kingston HyperX 2666mhz 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Trion 150 240gb SSD Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SSD Noctua U12S Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
3x Dell S2417DG @ 165hz Seasonic SS-KM3 850w Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Soundblaster Z  
AudioOther
Philips X2 Headphones Obutto oZone Racing Cockpit 
  hide details  
Reply
Sim Racing
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6600k @ 4.5ghz Asrock Z170m Extreme 4 Nvidia 1080TI Founders Edition Kingston HyperX 2666mhz 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Trion 150 240gb SSD Samsung 850 Evo 500gb SSD Noctua U12S Windows 10 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
3x Dell S2417DG @ 165hz Seasonic SS-KM3 850w Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 Soundblaster Z  
AudioOther
Philips X2 Headphones Obutto oZone Racing Cockpit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nytehawk View Post

Source


Just as I was looking into Sidegrading* to the GTX 570.

Thought you guys might find this one interesting.
But if a GTX480 gets about 5% increase in performance, the GTX570 will probably get similar increases due to driver maturity. (Although past performance is not indicative of future performance).
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
The greatest improvements were made after launch with less improvement the longer after release. With the architectures being the same I would not expect a huge improvement for the 570 tbh.

TPU have done a similar one with NV and ATI.
The Door Stop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII 550 GB-MA770-UD3 8800gts G92 4GB DDR2 
MonitorPower
CRT 17" Corsair vx550w 
  hide details  
Reply
The Door Stop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
PhenomII 550 GB-MA770-UD3 8800gts G92 4GB DDR2 
MonitorPower
CRT 17" Corsair vx550w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by domestic_ginger View Post
The greatest improvements were made after launch with less improvement the longer after release. With the architectures being the same I would not expect a huge improvement for the 570 tbh.

TPU have done a similar one with NV and ATI.
Plus the GTX 480 seems to overclock better
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 @ 4.3Ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Zotac GTX 480 6GB CORSAIR XMS3 7-7-7-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X Vertex LE 100GB SSDs/RAID-0 & 2TB Barracuda XT Samsung SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer Windows 7 LG Flatron W2242TQ & LG Flatron W1942TQ 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750W Cooler Master Haf 932 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 @ 4.3Ghz Asus P6X58D Premium Zotac GTX 480 6GB CORSAIR XMS3 7-7-7-20 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X Vertex LE 100GB SSDs/RAID-0 & 2TB Barracuda XT Samsung SH-S243D 24x DVD-Writer Windows 7 LG Flatron W2242TQ & LG Flatron W1942TQ 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750W Cooler Master Haf 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by domestic_ginger View Post
The greatest improvements were made after launch with less improvement the longer after release. With the architectures being the same I would not expect a huge improvement for the 570 tbh.

TPU have done a similar one with NV and ATI.
I was thinking that the Z Culling and improved FP16 performance would be more optimized, but you never know and you do bring a valid point that they share fundamental architectures.
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Bridge-E
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930K C2 4.8GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme NVidia GTX480 SLI NVidia GTX480 SLI 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Ripjaws-X 32GB Crucial M4 128 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Green Seagate Barracuda Green Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Dell U2211H Topre Realforce 86UB Thermaltake Toughpower XT 875W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF-X Steelseries Xai Razer Goliathus ASUS Xonar STX 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 2.3Ghz GT 650m 8GB 256GB Samsung SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › [TH] GTX 480: Before And After A Year Of Driver Updates