View Full Version : New Detonators Released
Today nVidia released the 53.03 version of their Detonator drivers.
You can get them through nVidia's driver page.
12-10-03, 09:02 AM
12-10-03, 09:08 AM
I haven't tried them myself, but someone said that the new drivers halved the framerate on their GF3. If you don't have the latest and greatest card that they put in a bunch of new features for, you might want to do some testing and make sure the new drivers actually help.
12-10-03, 11:53 AM
Speaking of that, besides loading up your favorite game what is the best way to tell?
Run 3dmark before and after driver upgrade? But would that raw power test even matter if I just want my games to look better and boost overall performance?
Well, reports are that either nVidia has either once again bypassed Futuremark's 3DMark03 driver cheat protection or they've got their compiler working properly with 3DMark03, so you're pretty much guaranteed an increase in 3DMark (but whether it's a legitimate increase or more driver shenanigans hasn't been confirmed - the 53.03s have not yet been approved by Futuremark).
I'd suggest just downloading the fraps demo (a utility that will show your framerate on the screen) and running it with your favourite games. If you don't get a decrease in performance and the graphical quality is acceptable, then keep them.