GeForce 337.50 Beta AKA "The Mantle Killer"

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  1. vulcan78

    vulcan78 Notebook Deity

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    Oh and forgot to add that I didn't experience a crash with the new driver after playing for maybe 2 hours this evening which, for those who don't know, is a long amount of time as you can typically expect a crash playing PS2 at least every hour or so.

    You like Far Cry 3? I am making my way through Far Cry 3 right now, its a pretty good game but should really only be played with Ziggy's Mod:

    http://www.nexusmods.com/farcry3/mods/63/?

    I actually have quite a few games vying for my attention at the moment. I moved recently and in the process I found a physical copy of Mass Effect 2 which I promptly installed and well, curious about the extensive DLC (most of which was originally included then removed to be sold to us as "DLC", i.e. the Promethean character/storyline in 3) f I found a rather unscrupulous way to get all of it (PM me if youre interested) Im actually kinda stoked as I feel a bit burned with the PC release of Titanfall, with no SLI support and 35 GB of uncompressed audio files and nothing but silence from Respawn. To me, fair is fair, you wanna take my $50 for what still is an unfinished Beta? Fine, but don't expect me to pay you a premium for content that you originally included in both Mass Effect 2 and 3 and then sold to us as DLC after release.

    So I'm trying to balance time spent with PS2, Far Cry 3 (including the yet to be played Blood Dragon) and now Mass Effect 2 with all of the new side-missions. Oh and I still have SC2's Heart of the Swarm that I have yet to even start, I still haven't beaten Skyrim (I have a bad habit with the Elder Scrolls games of not actually completing them and spending 100+ hours venturing into random caves and ruins, I did the exact same thing with both Oblivion and Morrowind) and now part 2 of Bioshock: Infinite's "Burial at Sea" has been downloaded and is awaiting my attention.

    Now might actually be the time to take a break from PS2, at least until they get PhysX restored and the game optimized on a 64 bit client. I think a lot of others feel the same way as supposedly server wide the population is down 15% from the previous month. I think we're all getting burned out with SOE's nonsense with the Liberator update and the recent in your face "Upgrade Now" promotional tactic not to mention the annoying and pointless voice commands "we have secured a control panel!", with variations of this repeating literally every 30 seconds, it is truly mind-numbing and off-putting
     
  2. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Apparently there's a workaround for sli for Titanfall, I don't know if it works or not as I don't have sli, but here's the link to it (in case you weren't aware of this already):
    Titanfall Has Multi-GPU Issues
     
  3. vulcan78

    vulcan78 Notebook Deity

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    I tried every workaround known to man and nothing works. The Bioshock: Infinite SLI compatibility bits result in pronounced artifacts for me with others reporting the same thing. I've tried AFR2, EVERYTHING:

    Respawn Entertainment forum • View topic - FINALLY A PERFORMANCE WORK-AROUND THAT WORKS!

    Concerning any potential performance gains with benchmarking, I wanted to note that I am able to run a slightly higher OC with this driver. With the previous driver I was only able to get away with +225 core/+450 memory @ 1.025 V in 3DMark Vantage which yielded 47k GPU. Anything higher would result in either CTD or display driver failure and recovery.

    But having heard that others are reporting the ability to OC a little higher I ran a +250 core/+500 memory Vantage @ 1.025 V (factory desktop GTX 680 core clock I believe) with a corresponding 700 point increase GPU, nearly 48k GPU:

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition,Alienware M18xR2

    View attachment 110683

    And no real gain to speak of except in 3DMark '11 except that now I am at a clean 14k overall (13,900 or so previous driver, GPU scores nearly identical), but it has to be pointed out that although Vantage couldn't sustain the higher clocks on the previous driver, '11 could, so the OC is identical here with only the driver being the variable (+250 core/+500 memory @ 1.025V).

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M video card benchmark result - Intel Core i7-3920XM Processor Extreme Edition,Alienware M18xR2

    View attachment 110684

    Oh and that's 4.3 Ghz at 70-75 C with no special cooling, simply using manual fan-control (Hwinfo64) with laptop elevated and of course, Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra. This stuff is amazing. With IC Diamond, the former TIM, CPU temps would be at 90 C with the same benches, and that was considered to be the best TIM at the time, far better than factory TIM.
     
  4. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    I've heard it can be very hard to remove if you need to repaste. But those temp drops are extremely impressive and just what I need. Would you recommend it for a GPU?
     
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    Vitor711 Notebook Evangelist

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    I can also add that DOTA 2 is running at a far more consistent pace than before. I don't drop below 70FPS now whereas before I'd yo-yo between 70 and the low 50s.

    Everything is just smoother across the board for me (laptop in sig with Windows 8.1). Very happy with this driver. Almost every driver I install seems to make performance worse in my key games (i.e. DOTA) but this is the first time I've actually seen huge gains.

    Between that and the less frequent drops below 50FPS in TitanFall, I couldn't be happier.
     
  6. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Another forum member in another thread just posted this profile as a fix for sli in Titanfall when I asked them about it:
    http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=525...otebookreview.com/member.php?u=579424&xtz=-60

    Who knows, might work for you, but then again as you say you might have already have tried this one.
     
  7. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    Like I said in the Mantle thread,

    Reduced CPU overhead > Better CPU utilization and performance > Better FPS in CPU bound games or scenarios where CPU can`t keep up with the GPU

    Your 670MX is no match for the 2630QM. Mobile CPU`s are ridiculously overpowered for mobile GPUs which is capped at 100W. We might see bigger gains in:
    GTX 780M/880M gaming
    Online play with many players (you should try to test that out with BF4 or something like that, You may even get a big boost here you too)
    SLI configurations. I`m not even sure my 770M SLI will benefit much from it, but I will test when I have the time. But I think GTX 680M/780M/880M SLI might get a decent boost here

    Thanks for testing btw :)
     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Yep, no problem Cloudfire, I agree with your CPU statements, 770M sli is pretty powerful, especially if you overclock them, so I reckon you'll see better gains than me.
     
  9. n=1

    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    Just make sure it hasn't dried out when you want to remove it, otherwise you'll have to sand it off. Heatsink could probably take it, but not the bare die.
     
  10. DEagleson

    DEagleson Gamer extraordinaire

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    Idk if its the patches they done to Titanfall or the new "Mantle killer" drivers but the game now microstutters quite a lot. Going to turn off that Shader Cache option and see if it fixes it.
     
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