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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 21, 2013, 22:17 Optional Nickname!
 
Re: Hocp 2012 NVIDIA Video Card Driver Review

"Whichever video card you decide to go with, install at least ForceWare 310.70 WHQL and you will have a great gameplay experience."


By way of anecdote, I have had the most unpleasant 310.70 WHQL experience with a 560Ti/448. Not only did remnants of the installation remain to cause "a DLL is requesting initialization in all applications" or somesuch cryptic error in the "Driver Shim Init" or somesuch DLL. It also created artifacts and other VRAM style texture errors I have not seen for years in Forceware drivers.

The 306.97's are seemingly much more robust and let's not forget that NVIDIA has shut off LOD Bias clamping in legacy products with these current drivers. LOD clamping is a very useful setting to counter texture aliasing. Add HD audio, PhysX, Nvidia on-line update checking and now '3D' aware drivers you have a very complicated driver suite making troubleshooting much more difficult.

My point, if any, is that there is more substance to driver suitability than mere FPS results.
 
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