New NVIDIA Detonator Drivers

New version 44.03 Detonator FX reference drivers for NVIDIA video cards are now available from NVIDIA's Driver Download Page (thanks Thomas Quarles). Word is this release "Delivers an incredible 30% increase in performance over previous Detonator 40 drivers," though this is footnoted with the following specifics: "Performance results based upon GeForce FX 5600 Ultra running UnrealTournament 2003 Antalus flyby."
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Re: nVidia 44.03 Driver & Refresh Rate
May 20, 2003, 17:08
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Re: nVidia 44.03 Driver & Refresh Rate May 20, 2003, 17:08
May 20, 2003, 17:08
 
They rectified the refresh rate, but ONLY with DIRECT X.

You can over-ride the default refresh rates for the direct-x games (mine are set to 85 across the board).

BUT!!! This doesn't work for OpenGL. I hope they fix this soon. I don't want extra programs running in the background to fix this.

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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These drivers suck
May 19, 2003, 08:40
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These drivers suck May 19, 2003, 08:40
May 19, 2003, 08:40
 
For a Geforce ti4600, the 44.03 drivers suck. The 43.45 are faster in both 3Dmark 01 and 03. For example I get 2500 marks in 3DMark03 with the 43.45 and only 1900 with the 44.03. 3DMark01 loses over a 1000(!) marks also.

WHQL certified drivers suck0r, I'll take the "unoffical" drivers anyday.


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Can you browse upside down?!
May 18, 2003, 03:50
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Can you browse upside down?! May 18, 2003, 03:50
May 18, 2003, 03:50
 
I'm still on a gf2, so I can't comment on speed...

but the rotate desktop feature is very very entertaining.. =)

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Re: ???
May 15, 2003, 09:22
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Re: ??? May 15, 2003, 09:22
May 15, 2003, 09:22
 
Cuz they don't want anyone to know , they bought a bad product. Whne they should have shelled out for the ATI 9500 instead.......LOL!

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nVidia 44.03 Driver & Refresh Rate
May 15, 2003, 09:18
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nVidia 44.03 Driver & Refresh Rate May 15, 2003, 09:18
May 15, 2003, 09:18
 
What i'm wondering, did nVidia Address the refresh Rate problem with their drivers, in this version? Or do we all have to run around and try and find a fix to run over 60 mhz. Does anyone know? Please post if ya know and if there is a Rate fix made for thjis specific driver release. Thx --Fatal

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No subject
May 15, 2003, 02:09
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No subject May 15, 2003, 02:09
May 15, 2003, 02:09
 
YOu know, I wonder how much we are being held back with drivers.

Kinda like wondering how much more milage I get could out of a new car by tuning it from what it ships as from the factory.

Maybe ive jsut been playing too much Deus Ex.

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Re: I wonder
May 15, 2003, 00:23
RaZ0r!
 
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Re: I wonder May 15, 2003, 00:23
May 15, 2003, 00:23
 RaZ0r!
 
"Razorman, just out of curiosity, what does your rig get with the newest 3dmark version?"

/laff like 1300 something hehe, I'm overdue for upgrades

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Interesting...
May 14, 2003, 23:14
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Interesting... May 14, 2003, 23:14
May 14, 2003, 23:14
 
"Nvidia set to up GeForce FX 5600 speeds": http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/30709.html


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Where's English US?
May 14, 2003, 22:21
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Where's English US? May 14, 2003, 22:21
May 14, 2003, 22:21
 
Where's the standard English US version? Nvidia has me confused.

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Re: I wonder
May 14, 2003, 21:46
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Re: I wonder May 14, 2003, 21:46
May 14, 2003, 21:46
 
The degradtion of blues enusues...

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No subject
May 14, 2003, 21:04
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No subject May 14, 2003, 21:04
May 14, 2003, 21:04
 
I saw no difference in my 3dmark 2001SE score (12,300) with a GForce Ti4600 and AMD 2600+ all running at stock speed. I can break 14,000 with this setup if I overclock, but that causes on a rare occasion (~once a week) a crash. I had a prostitute give me a blow job while wearing a condom. Very nice! Experienced ones own.

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Re: No subject
May 14, 2003, 19:27
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Re: No subject May 14, 2003, 19:27
May 14, 2003, 19:27
 
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Re: No subject
May 14, 2003, 19:16
nin
 
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Re: No subject May 14, 2003, 19:16
May 14, 2003, 19:16
 nin
 
well i gave one blowjob a year ago...

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Re: No subject
May 14, 2003, 18:53
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Re: No subject May 14, 2003, 18:53
May 14, 2003, 18:53
 
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Re: I wonder
May 14, 2003, 18:17
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Re: I wonder May 14, 2003, 18:17
May 14, 2003, 18:17
 
#41 With the new 3d mark, shiat that it is with no reflection of any real gamers rig, i only get 3000 points!
But in 2001se i get over 13000, crazy eh.

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Re: Nvidia
May 14, 2003, 18:03
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Re: Nvidia May 14, 2003, 18:03
May 14, 2003, 18:03
 
Drekhead-
I have tried installing regualr dets but I didnt get the "install them anyway" option enabled, I am not sure why. I dont have my laptop setup to require certified drivers....weird I know.

POW-
Thanks, I am going to try those out later tonight...

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Re: No subject
May 14, 2003, 18:02
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Re: No subject May 14, 2003, 18:02
May 14, 2003, 18:02
 
Always on the giving end, eh?

He's a pitcher... not a catcher.

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???
May 14, 2003, 18:00
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??? May 14, 2003, 18:00
May 14, 2003, 18:00
 
Why is it all the people with 5600s aren't writing in to confirm nVidias claims? ;)Anybody here own a 5600 Ultra? Anybody ever seen one?

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Re: No subject
May 14, 2003, 17:56
JM
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Re: No subject May 14, 2003, 17:56
May 14, 2003, 17:56
JM
 
i never had a blowjob

Always on the giving end, eh?

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Re: I wonder (#37)
May 14, 2003, 17:19
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Re: I wonder (#37) May 14, 2003, 17:19
May 14, 2003, 17:19
 
Funny, that's exactly what these drivers do

Really? Funny that the framerate in Jedi Knight 2 stays exactly the same then. For that matter, I didn't notice any 30% increase in SimCity4 either. (not that there is a very accurate way of figuring that out in SC4, but a 30% increase would probably be noticeable).

As for the Image Quality, I can't tell, but someone below says he does feel it looks better, so I'll give them that.

Creston


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