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GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby augie » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:42 pm

There's a lot of buzz about these drivers and the improvement that one gets with these new 59xx 1680 pointers and Vista. Do keep in mind that these are beta drivers and only available from Guru3D I believe. Weighs in @ 95.3MB. I'll be trying these out today. :yesnod:

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EDIT: This will kill your old WUs so do it when it's best to not lose too much. :bashhead
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby augie » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:38 pm

Holy PPD Batman! :shocked: :uhhh :peanutbutta Hehe, mind you it's not every WU that works that way but this is truly impressive PPD, near %80 gain. ^*^ 5hrs. instead of 8.5.

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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby yeshuas » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:02 pm

augie wrote:Holy PPD Batman! :shocked: :uhhh :peanutbutta Hehe, mind you it's not every WU that works that way but this is truly impressive PPD, near %80 gain. ^*^ 5hrs. instead of 8.5.

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I be downloading now, I hope I get the same increase that you get, Robin :lol:
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby yeshuas » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:10 am

Holy folding Algis, the new drives are wonderbar, magnifico, and just totally awesome my man. Thank you for locating them. :notworthy

Mine did one of those 5903 in just 3 hr and 5 min
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby BILLMCC66 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:46 am

I have downloaded the new driver but have to wait about 2 hours for the WU to finish (it's at 66% now) and i will install them. Image
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby yeshuas » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:11 pm

They don't help the 5778 WU that gets 768 points, it says it will take nearly as long to do one as it takes for a 59xx WU 1680 pointer, which is right at 3 hrs :blink
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby augie » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:27 pm

yeshuas wrote:They don't help the 5778 WU that gets 768 points, it says it will take nearly as long to do one as it takes for a 59xx WU 1680 pointer, which is right at 3 hrs :blink


Yup, it doesn't affect anything else except for the 59xx's WUs. However, Stanford can't vouch for the accuracy of these drivers or the work they produce.

Re: Double your PPD almost ?

New postby ihaque on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:06 pm
I've given the results from these drivers (or at least what I think are results from these drivers, based on posts in this thread) a look and I find them inconclusive. The new drivers appear to be messing with the timing of various processing steps in the core. While the simulation trajectories are not grossly or obviously incorrect, I haven't done enough detailed analysis to see if they are subtly wrong. Nevertheless, it's not a simple case of "everything got faster", which is enough to make these drivers suspect in my eyes. There's no changelog attached to the leaked README, so I have no way of knowing what's been changed internally in the driver.

There's been speculation in the thread about these drivers overriding some "throttling" going on in the core. There is no "throttling" in the core; as has been explained in other C14/P590x threads, core 14 runs additional debugging and verification tests (relative to core 11) to make sure the results coming back are reliably produced.

Bottom line: I don't fully trust the results coming from these drivers, and I do not encourage their use, because of strange timing inconsistencies relative to previous driver revs. Further, because these are unofficial, uncertified, leaked drivers, it's entirely possible (even likely) that they have not been fully tested and verified for correct operation.


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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby BILLMCC66 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:39 pm

I have so far seen a minor improvement down from 3mn 44s per frame to 3mn 23s lets see how it goes over 24 hours.
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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby yeshuas » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:52 pm

BILLMCC66 wrote:I have so far seen a minor improvement down from 3mn 44s per frame to 3mn 23s lets see how it goes over 24 hours.

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Re: GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit beta drivers

Postby BILLMCC66 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:20 pm

it's on 5903
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