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nForce 331.58 (Excellent Driver)

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I just did a clean nVidia driver install on my 64bit Windows 8 machine with Dual 680s in SLI mode and have to say this is the best driver I'v seen in many a day.

 

While FSX IQ and FPS are much the same as the 321.xx my first impression of 331.58 was how smooth it is.  Prior to this driver panning in outside view was always choppy but now things are smooth as glass. What really impressed me was that I was in moderately heavy clouds.  Cockpit panning is much the same but at the same time seemed smoother using EZDOK.  

 

The other thing that I noticed was that this driver seems to handle Windows 8 task switching much better.  IOW a task switch no longer results in an immediate FSX crash.  

 

All in all I think that this driver is a definite step in the right direction and can highly recommend it.

 

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/geforce_331_58_whql_driver_download.html

 

Regards

jja

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Probably it is an excellent driver, but still not for gtx 460/560 users. They are still experiencing TDR's. So considering that I have gtx560 OC, I'm stuck with 314.xx driver version for good until nvidia fix this serious issue.

 

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Probably it is an excellent driver, but still not for gtx 460/560 users. They are still experiencing TDR's. So considering that I have gtx560 OC, I'm stuck with 314.xx driver version for good until nvidia fix this serious issue.

 

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hello 

what do you mean by TDR's 

EDIT : never mind , i searched about it on Google .

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Can someone confirm this for GTX 700 series?

if you have the latest gpu then you're always in the safe zone . which in this case is the 700 series 

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I just did a clean nVidia driver install on my 64bit Windows 8 machine with Dual 680s in SLI mode and have to say this is the best driver I'v seen in many a day.

 

While FSX IQ and FPS are much the same as the 321.xx my first impression of 331.58 was how smooth it is.  Prior to this driver panning in outside view was always choppy but now things are smooth as glass. What really impressed me was that I was in moderately heavy clouds.  Cockpit panning is much the same but at the same time seemed smoother using EZDOK.  

 

The other thing that I noticed was that this driver seems to handle Windows 8 task switching much better.  IOW a task switch no longer results in an immediate FSX crash.  

 

All in all I think that this driver is a definite step in the right direction and can highly recommend it.

 

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/geforce_331_58_whql_driver_download.html

 

Regards

jja

 

Hello, are you sure that smoother results does not come after changing VSync configuration?

I saw that moving from 1/2 refresh rate to Force on allow a much smoother outside panning, just like you described.

Please confirm that you did not change that setting.

Thanks.

Bye.

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Hey Rick - mine is set to 1/2 Refresh rate which may be the reason like you said because it was not set before.

 

Cheers

jja

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Confirming no fsx crashing when switching between apps in win 8.1 with this new driver on my 765m card

 

 

 

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They are still experiencing TDR's

 

TDR's are mostly caused by a bad video card OC.  It could also be caused by a bad computer OC but those are rare.  Anyone getting a TDR should immediately look at the video card OC'd settings and apply the defaults for the card and try again..  Memory Clock Offset is the biggest issue.

 

Best regards,

Jim

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TDR's are mostly caused by a bad video card OC.  It could also be caused by a bad computer OC but those are rare.  Anyone getting a TDR should immediately look at the video card OC'd settings and apply the defaults for the card and try again..  Memory Clock Offset is the biggest issue.

 

Best regards,

Jim

 

I didn't OC'd my card, all clocks are on default. I have gtx560 OC, which is OC'ed by nVidia. As I heard, both 460 OC/560 OC versions have some fault in architecture, that's why nVidia can't fix it with the new driver revisions. And I'm currently very dissapointed, I have a faulty card, and I'm sure that nVidia don't care about customers, and certanly not willing to replace faulty cards.

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Thanks for the explanation.  Some individuals (like me) mess with the OC that comes with their card and they immediately get TDR's and other nasty messages until they return them to the manufacturers settings. Fingers burned and you learn....

 

Best regards,

Jim

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 The best thing to do is try them out if your curious.. What may work awesome for some may not work at all for others.. Drivers are funny that way.

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Others with 560 OC tried the drivers already. Same story, TDR's then back to 314.xx. Already a classic.

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Hello, are you sure that smoother results does not come after changing VSync configuration?

I saw that moving from 1/2 refresh rate to Force on allow a much smoother outside panning, just like you described.

Please confirm that you did not change that setting.

Thanks.

Bye.

Impossible. Unless of course you use it without the internal FPS limiter or you aren't maintaining 30 FPS. Nothing, and I repeat NOTHING is smoother than VSync 1/2 refresh rate. You just have to configure it properly. VSync 1/2 in Inspector + 30 FPS locked inside FSX + constant 30 FPS = absolutely ZERO lag whatsoever. And with "smooth" I mean "no lag". Of course things will look a bit blureed during fast motions at 30 FPS. But that is still a lot better than lag at 60 FPS.

 

I just don't understand why this tweak doesn't get the credit it deserves. And yes it does work for everybody, but only as long as you meet the three conditions mentioned above.

 

The only situation where Force On is going to be smoother is when you can constantly maintain your monitors refresh rate of 60 FPS. But even the most powerful systems cannot do that in FSX.

 

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No difference here, but I had excellence before.  Definitely no change increase the lowest frame rate I see in the most complex areas--you know, the one that is the only one that really matters much?  Seems like everyone is fine when they are locked on 30, but everyone here encounters <30 frames in high complexity situations unless they are willing to dial back config settings enough to avoid it always.   I did try the Ambient Occlusion driver setting which I had never tried before but can't perceive any differences yet w/ FSX.

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Running this driver on a GTX 680 2GB...and no problems.

Any improvements?

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Any improvements?

Not that I saw, but the good news, no less. I'm already onto the latest version posted, and that as well gives great rendering. I think that as of now, driver wise, my GTX680 2GB is topped out and giving me its best.  I'm very interested in that GSYNC feature that these drivers enable when the GSync monitors hit the market after the New Year.  I'm certainly going to go in that direction, after there are quite a few good 'real world' reviews starting to show up. So...if you want that promising feature, you need these series of drivers anyway.  

 

Cheers!

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Thanks for the replies gents. I was looking to see if it was worth downloading but when it comes to these drivers, I've found that if it ain't broke, often best not to fix it. :-)

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