Thread: 301.24 Beta drivers
12th April 2012, 05:22 AM #21
Re: 301.24 Beta drivers
I think one other thing to note (from my findings anyway) is that simultaneous or back to back benches tend not to perform quite as well as the first run.....like Mr. Fox said, I found my best results were first thing in the morning, system cold from 10hours of being switched off....Main PC | M18x R1 | Nebula Red | I7 2960xm OEM & 3-Pipe Heatsink | Dell 2gb vRam Nvidia GTX 680m SLI | 1920x1080p WLED | x2 256gb Samsung PM830 SSD's Raid 0 | 16gb HyperX 1866 | Blu Ray Combo | Bluetooth 375 | Bigfoot Killer 1103 | Win 7 Ultimate/Win 8 Pro | NotePal U3 | UltraSharp U3011 30" 2560x1600 RGB IPS Monitor | Logitech G13, G19, G9X | Harman Kardon SoundSticks III | 4yrs Complete Care.
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12th April 2012, 07:59 PM #22
Re: 301.24 Beta drivers
Holy Smokes Batman! I was able to play last night for two hours without a single crash! If anyone is reading this and has issues with Batman AC crashing with a mild OC it is most definitely a lack of voltage!
And yes, Mr. Fox, I must concur that the best benches are in the morning with a stone cold system and PSU, this is my latest with 800 shader/750 memory @ .92V: 29,019 GPU!
Idle temps: 39 C across the board CPU, 41 and 43 GPU.
Max temps: 82, 85, 85, 80 and 76 GPU0 and 74 GPU1.
Ambient temp: ~60 F.
I also want to let you know that I switched back to 296.10 WHQL and with everything else the same saw a decrease of 7 FPS at the starting grid of a particular night-time track in Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed, returning to 301.10 it increased from 45 to 52 FPS.
It is a challenge to gauge the performance differences with almost all of the latest games as even on stock clocks 580 SLI can churn out 60 FPS, and with Crysis 2 locked at a solid v-sync mandated 40 FPS there really isn't any telling. But there are a few games that I do not always get 60 FPS in, the aforementioned and also The Witcher 2 few among them and are useful for gauging real world changes in performance.
Im sticking with 301.10, the only thing I don't like about it is that I get a "failure to recognize video driver" and CTD upon initial start-up of Crysis 2. Another thing I dont like about Crysis 2 is that it reverts the Nvidia color adjustments (digital vibrance) to "let program decide", no matter what.
Is there a good program that can liven up the drab color scheme and is compatible with Crysis 2 (it is the only game that does this)?
I am sticking with 750 (1500) memory as I have heard elsewhere that increasing this doesn't really yield any improvement in performance but has been known to result in overheating our cards, with a few casualties.M18x R2: Nebula Red | i7-3920xm @4.4 Ghz | 680 SLI | 16GB HyperX 1600Mhz DDR3 | 256 GB SSD | Intel Centrino Ultimate 6300 | Steel Series Sensei | Razer Orbweaver Elite | Plantronics Gamecon 780 | Everki Titan
Currently enjoying Natural Selection 2