NAVIGATION

Why am i doing what i'm doing ?

I felt that the hardware review sites never updated their reviews with the latest drivers and the reviews were done with unmature drivers and this affects the consumer's decision. What if HD 3870 is faster than 9600GT with its current drivers? What if 8800GTS G92 is faster than 8800GTX with current drivers ? What is the best driver out there ? No review out there answers this question. So I felt the need to answer this question so users can look at this site and make a decision. With this motivation I will use this thread to keep track of the performance improvements
with each and every driver release .


NOTE : This topic will only show if there are any performance
improvements with the drivers, not a comparison against other cards. Also the hardware will not be overclocked, to show the minimum performance you can get out of this hardware, So with anything overclocked, expect better performance. Also I don't think I will do 3DMark scores here, as i don't think they reflect gaming performance and they can change so easily even with the same driver. If there is a majority request to that benchmark, then I'll do it. You can contact me at karan0516@gmail.com.

TEST SYSTEM : 

Intel Quad Core Q9450

GIGABYTE EX-38 DS4

GEIL 4GB (2GBx2) KIT DDR2 800Mhz

Palit 9600 GT

Corsair TX650 Power Supply

Windows Vista SP1

 Here's the CPU'z and GPU'z screen that will be used always :


Call of Duty 4

The timedemos benchmarked were custom made by me. The maps were "Bog" and "Creek". The timedemo was run 5 times and bechmarked with FRAPS. the average fps is reported by the extended console.

All settings were maxed at 1280x1024 , 4xAA

FEAR


All settings were at maximum with 4xAA/16xAF , patched to v1.08

DEVIL MAY CRY 4 DEMO (DX10)
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA


WORLD IN CONFLICT
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

COMPANY OF HEROES
Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

CRYSIS

AT 1280x1024 2xAA