Beta NVIDIA Drivers for Crysis

New Beta version 169.44 ForceWare reference drivers are now available for GeForce FX, 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs, described as the recommended driver for the new version 1.2 patch for Crysis (thanks Gamer's Hell). There is a driver for Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64, Windows Vista 32-bit., and Windows Vista 64-bit.
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Tried 169.44
Mar 8, 2008, 02:02
Ant
 
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Tried 169.44 Mar 8, 2008, 02:02
Mar 8, 2008, 02:02
 Ant
 
... As I expected, it didn't improve for my Crysis v1.2 and GeForce 7950 GT KO in Windows XP Pro. SP2.
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174s are the way to go
Mar 7, 2008, 08:26
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174s are the way to go Mar 7, 2008, 08:26
Mar 7, 2008, 08:26
 
The 169 drivers completely run like shit in Crysis, while the 174 drivers are smooth as silk.

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why?
Mar 6, 2008, 21:52
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why? Mar 6, 2008, 21:52
Mar 6, 2008, 21:52
 
Why should we need a specific video driver for any game? I mean why isn't nVidia and Crytek programming for standards instead of demanding custom software? It seems very backwards to operate this way because over time it will make things more and more complex and difficult to support. This is how openGL used to work anyway. Why can't they (nv and crytek) just optimize for the established and written DX coding standards?

Perpetual debt is slavery.
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Re: No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 21:01
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Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 21:01
Mar 6, 2008, 21:01
 
Actually, Crysis has a weird ability to still seem smooth even when the framerates get low. I couldn't imagine trying to play with noticable stutters though (let alone single digits, heh heh). I get the ocassional spot that hits low 20s when I have fraps running, but I never notice them when I'm just playing. Film movies at the cinema still have a standard of 24fps I believe. Things have gotten better with LCD monitors too I think...Old CRT monitors are where refresh rates really mattered and combined with low framerates, they could really induce headaches. I don't know why they even bother mentioning refresh rates with LCDs...it's not the same thing, there isn't only one pixel illuminated at any given moment coz of some scanning electron beam, the whole LCD screen is "lit" up at once, and you can't notice a 60Hz refresh rate like you could on a CRT (60Hz would give me a headache).

I can run Crysis on XP (dx9) with everything set to high (maxed out), but no AA or AF, at 1440x900 and I average in 30s-40s and it's perfectly playable...not sure if this patch made much of a difference though). Crysis and ARMA are the only two games that tax my system at all. COD4 maxed out runs over 100fps...but for visual stimulation, Crysis has spoiled me for all other games it seems. Hope someone creates a good non-alien tactical militaryshooter mod for it someday.

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Mar 6, 2008, 18:53
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Mar 6, 2008, 18:53
 
20 fps isn't completely unplayable. Just barely playable
20fps is barely playable, 21fps average with lows dropping into the single digits is torture.

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174.20
Mar 6, 2008, 18:27
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174.20 Mar 6, 2008, 18:27
Mar 6, 2008, 18:27
 
yeah thats the beta im on XP of course. but these drivers and the revision before them fixed the fan bug and the overclocking bug I was having with my now old 8800GTS 640meg card. IQ is nice and performance is great.


Games im playing atm: Soulstorm, Frontlines , Hereos 5, Crysis and Everquest 1.

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Mar 6, 2008, 18:10
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Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 18:10
Mar 6, 2008, 18:10
 
20 fps isn't completely unplayable. Just barely playable.

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Mar 6, 2008, 17:51
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Mar 6, 2008, 17:51
 
According to this, the 174.16 drivers almost double performance in Vista.

http://games.tiscali.cz/news/news.asp?id=26428&r=top

Not sure how reliable that is or if it applies to XP.
At completely unplayable framerates, I doubt it applies very well to anyone.

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I wonder how much improvements?
Mar 6, 2008, 16:36
Ant
 
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I wonder how much improvements? Mar 6, 2008, 16:36
Mar 6, 2008, 16:36
 Ant
 
I wonder how much improvements I get on my GeForce 7950 GT KO. Hmm! Probably NONE!


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Re: No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 16:05
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Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 16:05
Mar 6, 2008, 16:05
 
I'm just confused now. Which ones should I use 174.xx or 169.44 ??

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Re: No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 15:54
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Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 15:54
Mar 6, 2008, 15:54
 
You can get modified 174.xx for the others GPU.

http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21

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Mar 6, 2008, 15:52
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Mar 6, 2008, 15:52
 
Looks like 174's are for mobile processors only. Here is a link http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1960&Itemid=108

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No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 15:47
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No subject Mar 6, 2008, 15:47
Mar 6, 2008, 15:47
 
174's are aparently 9XXX only.

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No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 15:42
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No subject Mar 6, 2008, 15:42
Mar 6, 2008, 15:42
 
But there are only for 9xxx right? Or do they work with 8xxx also?

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Mar 6, 2008, 15:39
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Mar 6, 2008, 15:39
 
According to this, the 174.16 drivers almost double performance in Vista.

http://games.tiscali.cz/news/news.asp?id=26428&r=top

Not sure how reliable that is or if it applies to XP.

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Re: Driver Version Number
Mar 6, 2008, 15:38
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Re: Driver Version Number Mar 6, 2008, 15:38
Mar 6, 2008, 15:38
 
McSterls: link please.

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Re: No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 15:32
PHJF
 
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Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 15:32
Mar 6, 2008, 15:32
 PHJF
 
Not only do we have new drivers for every game, now we get new drivers for a game because of a PATCH?
Steam + PSN: PHJF
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No subject
Mar 6, 2008, 15:17
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No subject Mar 6, 2008, 15:17
Mar 6, 2008, 15:17
 
That's nice, but they don't say what's improved or why its "recommended". Does crysis 1.2 crash and burn with prev version of the drivers? Plus I'm always leary about installing beta drivers.

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Driver Version Number
Mar 6, 2008, 15:16
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Driver Version Number Mar 6, 2008, 15:16
Mar 6, 2008, 15:16
 
I've seen version 174.31 on NVIDIAs FTP site - so what are what are these drivers at 169.44 ?

McSterls

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Re: ...
Mar 6, 2008, 15:15
nin
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Mar 6, 2008, 15:15
nin
 

Awesome...maybe between this and the patch, we'll see some improvement.



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