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Forceware 84.66 BETA - Geforce 7 improvements

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by lee87, 11 May 2006.

  1. lee87

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,592

    Their is a new nvidia forceware beta driver out, apparantly this driver speeds up most games if using a geforce 7 series card.
    This is a Beta and non WHQL driver.

    This driver is bigger than the older ones- 48mb

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1393
     
  2. Firegod

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    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,963

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I might get it after its re-compressed. Not downloading 50mb. :p lol
     
  3. Tommy B

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    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

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    Location: The Place To Be

    BT just upgraded me to 8mbps HAHA :D

    Oh wait... I have an X1900XT lol I actually still thought I had my 7800GTX when I opened this thread :)
     
  4. Firegod

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Grr! my usuage monitored 512Kbps spits on you. :D
     
  5. metalmackey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    I just tried to install these drivers and the PC crashed and restarted in the middle of the install :( (I tried twice and both times crashed at the same point, just after the monitor comes back on). Went back to 84.43. Maybe it's an SLI issue.
     
  6. metalmackey

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    After a little research I found out that its 7800GTX's the driver doesn't like so don't try them if you have one (or two) of these cards.
     
  7. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,834

    Location: Reading, England

    Duno about these drivers yet.

    It states that the Guru3d community recon these drivers rock with 7 series but I've found no evidence of this at all in the forums.

    Am I missing something?
     
  8. tickle me elmo

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Nov 2005

    Posts: 362

    because everytime a new driver comes out, everyone says "its ace" "best drivers for such and such card" "3dmark is way faster" e.t.c
    find a recent driver for your card and stick with it untill you need to change it due to a new game playing up. eg. im still on 78.01, no problems with it and its as fast as any other.
     
  9. easyrider

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    Location: Autonomy


    There are faster better drivers out than the ones you are using.

    However I do belive in if its not broke then dont fix it.
     
  10. tickle me elmo

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Nov 2005

    Posts: 362

    the difference is so very small, maybe 1-2fps more in 3dmark (200-400 points) and a few fps in games.
     
  11. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

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    Location: Midlands

    why bother with beta drivers for. just wait for the officials to come out.
     
  12. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,834

    Location: Reading, England

    At the end of the day your not gona get any framerate increases unless image quality is reduced. :mad:

    Most drivers are just fixes of some sort but to be honest I have never had any issues with any driver. ;)
     
  13. Firegod

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    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    Thing is you could be waiting a long time for that. :) Beta's may for some people fix a specific game problem, or for the others, may give that extra 2-3fps which is better than nothing if we're talking about gaming at <30fps.
     
  14. tickle me elmo

    Gangster

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    id rip my gfx card out and stamp on it multiple times if i got <30fps :D
     
  15. Firegod

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    Location: Newcastle, UK

    lol. :D
     
  16. Stellios

    Capodecina

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    Location: Geordieland

    Dont buy Crysis then ;)
     
  17. HangTime

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    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

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    Location: Hampshire

  18. graylinghunter

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Apr 2006

    Posts: 105

    Just tried these drivers with far cryI have not noticed much difference, I will try systools to oc this xfx 7900gtx using the auto setting. See how much extra i can squeezzee out of it
    Phil