NVIDIA Evolve Drivers

NVIDIA now offers new version 347.52 WHQL certified drivers for Windows, calling these "Evolve drivers." They add: "With performance optimizations, new SLI profiles, and other tweaks, our latest Game Ready drivers are a recommended update for all GeForce GTX users," later specifying they will improve "performance in Assassin's Creed Unity, Battlefield 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and War Thunder, to name but a few examples."
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 15, 2015, 01:02
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 15, 2015, 01:02
Feb 15, 2015, 01:02
 
This driver causes BF4 to crash to desktop at least once every few maps.
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Feb 11, 2015, 14:36
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 14:36
Feb 11, 2015, 14:36
 
Vid is pretty funny.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 13:39
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 13:39
Feb 11, 2015, 13:39
 
Creston wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 12:15:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:56:
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:19:
970 has problems kids...Nvidia lied and is abusing their market power with high prices/hobbled products.
They don't give a fuck.
This sums it up pretty well.

I can't stop watching that video. It's hilarious. The guy's squealing laughter is so infectious

Okay, yeah, that was sheer genius.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 12:15
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 12:15
Feb 11, 2015, 12:15
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:56:
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:19:
970 has problems kids...Nvidia lied and is abusing their market power with high prices/hobbled products.
They don't give a fuck.
This sums it up pretty well.

I can't stop watching that video. It's hilarious. The guy's squealing laughter is so infectious
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 09:58
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 09:58
Feb 11, 2015, 09:58
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Tim Collins wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:19:
To the people that don't think they hobbled the 970 in ACU by 10% don't know how to read patch notes, do math, think critically, and do your own research.

970 has problems kids...Nvidia lied and is abusing their market power with high prices/hobbled products.

Most of the time its simple oversight to be honest. Both companies break as much as they fix and optimize.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 08:14
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 08:14
Feb 11, 2015, 08:14
 
Oh and in regards to Giants and Sacrifice. Likewise! I too had both of them around the same time and thought they were amazing for their time.

Giants I actually had preordered months before it's release as I followed it in gaming mags and whatnot. When it released, it was a great great gaming experience. Enjoyed it a lot. Can't believe it hasn't been refreshed with HD textures or remade at this point. So much potential with that franchise.

Also Sacrifice was awesome and could use a refresh. At least Steam has it but obviously it's graphics are quite outdated at this point.

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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 08:10
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 08:10
Feb 11, 2015, 08:10
 
The issue is probably that when the 970 and 980 was released and immediate reviews came out comparing the 970 and 980, they noticed, hey, there is only a 10% performance decrease between the 970 to the 980, but it's half the cost of the 980.

Use your intelligence on which is better bargain.

At that point when people took notice, PERHAPS Nvidia, to salvage the 980, could have attempted to nerf some performance on the big name titles. I hope this isn't the case, but I don't leave anything out of question.

I do have a 970 and it performs like a beast in 99.9% of the games I throw at it. I could care less about Evolve or any Assassin game, but I hope they don't ruin my future titles as well!

Leave GTA5 alone!
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 07:56
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 07:56
Feb 11, 2015, 07:56
 
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 07:19:
970 has problems kids...Nvidia lied and is abusing their market power with high prices/hobbled products.
They don't give a fuck.
This sums it up pretty well.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 07:19
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 07:19
Feb 11, 2015, 07:19
 
To the people that don't think they hobbled the 970 in ACU by 10% don't know how to read patch notes, do math, think critically, and do your own research.

970 has problems kids...Nvidia lied and is abusing their market power with high prices/hobbled products.

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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 03:15
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 03:15
Feb 11, 2015, 03:15
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 02:25:
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 01:55:
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?

Uncanny? I mean, they're both big monsters with lots of teeth I suppose.

But outside of that, no

I think he meant the design of the ads. Both have a large toothy monster head on the right, with the monster's flying opponents holding guns on the left.

You can see the image he linked if you go to the parent URL (www.armchairempire.com) and then to his URL, and it looks like he just means the monster, like he said. And like Raptor said, they're both just big, strong brute-type monsters. Like trolls from the LotR films.

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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 02:25
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 02:25
Feb 11, 2015, 02:25
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 01:55:
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?

Uncanny? I mean, they're both big monsters with lots of teeth I suppose.

But outside of that, no

I think he meant the design of the ads. Both have a large toothy monster head on the right, with the monster's flying opponents holding guns on the left.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 11, 2015, 01:55
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 11, 2015, 01:55
Feb 11, 2015, 01:55
 
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?

Uncanny? I mean, they're both big monsters with lots of teeth I suppose.

But outside of that, no
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 19:46
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Feb 10, 2015, 19:46
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 19:04:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:44:
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Your link don't work

I think he means this picture?

Giants was a fun game. Would like to see a Giants 2 at some point.

Ya it was, every time I think about Giants I also think about Sacrifice - played those two quite a bit in between the clanning stuff.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 19:04
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 19:04
Feb 10, 2015, 19:04
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:44:
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Your link don't work

I think he means this picture?

Giants was a fun game. Would like to see a Giants 2 at some point.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 18:44
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 18:44
Feb 10, 2015, 18:44
 
mellis wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 18:24:
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Your link don't work
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 18:24
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 18:24
Feb 10, 2015, 18:24
 
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 18:06
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 18:06
Feb 10, 2015, 18:06
 
JSP wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 17:58:
They might not have purposefully gimped 970's performance but did nothing to correct misinformation being bandied about as truth on review sites and on the web, until being caught red handed by end users, amounting to breach of trust, deception and understandably appearing conspirational.

Well you can always go out and buy an AMD card then.

That has the added perk of also being able to remove the heating system from your home.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 17:58
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 17:58
Feb 10, 2015, 17:58
JSP
 
They might not have purposefully gimped 970's performance but did nothing to correct misinformation being bandied about as truth on review sites and on the web, until being caught red handed by end users, amounting to breach of trust, deception and understandably appearing conspirational.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 17:31
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Feb 10, 2015, 17:31
 
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 16:39:
because they purposely hobbled its performance on anything less then a 980....

Seriously


Take off your tin-foil hat. There's not a shred of truth to that.

Seriously.
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
Feb 10, 2015, 17:16
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Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 17:16
Feb 10, 2015, 17:16
 
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 16:39:
Assassin Creed Unity performance went up 10% on 970 and below because they purposely hobbled its performance on anything less then a 980....

Seriously

I'm always all for the "bash ACU because it's terrible" bandwagon, but do you have any sources you can cite for this? I'm curious on the technical details and the why.
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