PCGH Geforce driver review: Running DX9 and DX10 with Windows Vista and XP
Since we updated our Radeon driver review, the Geforce users get their share, too. We reveal which version powers your Geforce the most.
Our new test system is also used to check the latest Geforce drivers. The new machine has an Asus P5N-D motherboard with an Nforce 750i SLI chipset, a powerful Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.17 Ghz) and two 2.048 MiByte DDR2 (5-5-5-15) memory modules. Power is supplied by an Enermax Modu82+ with 625 watt. For the tests of Geforce drivers we are going to use a Geforce 88pp GTX with 768 MiByte VRAM.
For this revision of our Geforce driver contest, we chose the Forceware 169.21 WHQL (for Windows XP) and the Forceware 169.25 WHQL (for Windows Vista) as well as the fresh versions 174.74 Beta and 175.16 WHQL. We check them with Windows XP x86 (Service Pack 3), Vista x86 and Vista x64 (both of them with Service Pack 1).
From Forceware to Geforce
Since version 174.74 Nvidia's drivers aren't called Forceware anymore but just Geforce instead. Nvidia said this was part of the efforts to thin out the variety of names. Beside this there aren't any new things, if you used the Beta versions. But for those who stuck to the "old” Forceware 169.xx, there will be some new features, since the control center was slightly upgraded. The most useful improvement is a button, which restores the default settings.
- 2Performance analysis
- 3Benchmark Crysis
- 4Benchmark Unreal Tournament 3
- 5Benchmark Call of Duty 4
- 6Benchmark Half-Life 2 (dt.) Cinematic Mod 7
- 7Geforce-Treibervergleich: Benchmark Race Driver GRID
- 8Benchmark World in Conflict
- 9Benchmark Call of Juarez
- 10Benchmark Trackmania Nations Forever
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