nVidia Geforce Drivers 390.65 WHQL

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  1. yrekabakery

    yrekabakery Notebook Evangelist

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    I've already confirmed it on my laptop.
     
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    thegh0sts Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I pretty much said goodbye to optimus when I got the clevo. :D
     
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    It is useful if you need to flash a bricked GPU vBIOS. That was a nice feature on the M18xR1/R2 and when I bricked the 1080 Ti vBIOS on my desktop, I enabled it for flashing the GPU. Other than that, I have no use for it and it remains disabled at all times.
     
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    The Alienware I previously owned had this "feature" and i turned it off cos i just didn't want to use it. it still worked even after upgrading the laptop to a 980M, but the best/only way to force the dGPU was a screen upgrade :p
     
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    Doesn't newer desktop GPUs come with dual BIOSes that can flashback older BIOS image if main image is corrupted?
    If its old news, I'm sorry. Its been 4 yrs since I used a desktop. I'm closing in a Ryzen TR with Vega 64 or Vega FE AIO and GTX 1070/1080. I'm interested in making Windows 10 and Linux to keep running on dual monitors using different GPU and even use some dx12 features.
     
  6. Mr. Fox

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    ASUS has had an excellent desktop mainboard BIOS recovery feature for a long time. That does not help the vBIOS if you brick the GPU. I do not know of a GPU that has this. Maybe EVGA K|INGP|N models do, but I have not heard of it.
     
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    I think Sapphire makes Dual BIOS for AMD GPUs.
    I didn't know EVGA Kingpin was a custom GPU, I thought it was the GPU used by Kingpin for his benchmarks.
     
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    No EVGA K|INGP|N GPUs are the overclocker/bencher to-die-for GPU. He is an EVGA sponsor and they are built to his specs. I'm sure his are modded even more, and we know he runs them on LN2. Those suckers can pulls like 900W or more with the core average around 2150MHz the way they are beefed up.


     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Nah, the high end models have had two bios chips and a built in switch for awhile. It was meant as an OC feature, where you have the stock bios and the LN2 BIOS. Look up the 980 Ti Classy and Kingpin. In fact, I think the 1080 Ti Kingpin now has 3 bios on it (or I know some card does). So, yes, there ARE desktop cards with multiple BIOS chips and a physical switch on the board. Sames reason I bought the M8E, two BIOS with a switch. But, that gives you one more reason to support the EVGA high end cards.
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    This is why I picked this card up for $315 over paying $400 for a 1070. Sometimes I wish I went the other way, only because I get to 34C and the card is pegged on OC, but many times I don't. But the dual bios is wonderful. Now I just need to get the Maxwell BIOS tweaker II software and learn a bit more, or ask Prema after his world calms down, or just use the modded ones off of OCN, but it is all good. Just sucks my ASIC is in the mid-60s. Other than that, glorious card.
     
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    That's awesome. As you know, I am just now getting back into the swing of things with desktops. How do you flash each vBIOS individually? Does it only flash the vBIOS based on the current switch position? I think that going forward I am only going to buy K|INGP|N cards. I think they are worth the extra $250-300. Probably a waste of money for a gamer, but for someone whose primary focus is overclocked benching, I think saving a few bucks on something less isn't a smart choice.
     
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