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GeForce 185.20 Released - Now With Ambient Occlusion

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  1. AuDioFreaK39 New Member

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    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11190&Itemid=1



    Interestingly enough, these new drivers contain a new Ambient Occlusion setting in the Nvidia Control Panel:


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    Don't forget to read the description of Ambient Occlusion at the bottom ^.


    The effect of Ambient Occlusion is particularly emphasized in titles such as Crysis:

    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    GeForce 185.20
    Nvidia PhysX 8.11.18
    Crysis: WARHEAD
    DirectX 10

    2048 x 1152 (16:9)

    Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3.74GHz
    GeForce GTX 280 @ 685/2240

    AO OFF (19fps)

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    AO LOW (17.8fps)

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    AO MEDIUM (16.6fps)

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    AO HIGH (13.1fps)

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    3DMark Vantage results:

    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000

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    Hardware-Infos.com has its own review up of the drivers now. Please check it out:

    http://www.hardware-infos.com/tests.php?test=52

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    Mate, already posted a thread 9 min ago...but this one includes the links so mine can be deleted.
     
  3. cefurkan New Member

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    wow

    Ambient Occlusion is incredible
     
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    Server must be under a lot of stress. The d/l is taking an absolute age! Only 26.7kb/s :(
     
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    I wouldnt say incredible, but it is definately a step forward in realism.
     
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    *update*

    benchmarks added to original post.
     
  7. Arctucas

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    Ambient Occlusion?

    I have no such option.
     
  8. AuDioFreaK39 New Member

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    I believe it only works in Vista. It's not working in Windows 7 (and XP I believe).
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I'm not getting Ambient Occlusion on my rig either, running XP Pro x64, evga 9800gt. It does look an awful lot like DX10.
     
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    Maybe it's DX10 only fearture
     
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    Just installing now on Vista x64, will let you know if Ambient Occlusion appears in about 5mins
     
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    Ambiet Occlusion makes image quality much better,
     
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    same here, no ambient occlusion option in CP :(
     
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    Here you go, I have Ambient Occlusion. Its must be Only available on Vista:

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    Learn more about ambient occlusion (theory) on wiki here.
     
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    Wow those screens are bullshit, it looks like a DX9 vs DX10 comparison, the lighting is completely different (look at the rays for instance); Ambient occlusion only adds global, soft shadows, not crisp shadows depending on light source like there and not certainly rays of light like in the second shot..
     
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    source: http://www.incrysis.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=17733

    lol
     
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    Well I'm dl'ing it. I won't pass up chance to try a new driver... :)
     
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    yeah it is sure bullshit since u dont have nvidia high end card :D
     
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    Just tried out 3dmark Vantage and its given me a new record! :D
    12107, my previous was 11887 on 178.x drivers and I was getting much the same on every driver since then.
    nice one nvidia :rockout:
     
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    I had a 8800GT for 10 months (I changed to a 4870 a week ago) and I've been a game artist for over 4 years, don't you think I know a *BIT* more about shaders and general stuff about game engines like the average TPU-goer? Damn asinine fanboys..
     
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    Nice find. I'll be benching in a second.
     
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    Stop now.:shadedshu

    The only thing I'm afraid of using these drivers is loosing my beloved textures in GTAIV.
     
  24. wolf2009 Guest

    WOW at the ambient occlusion. But isn't that a Crysis Feature rather than Nvidia's CP feature reading from the source you provided

    Btw How did you get Windows 7 ?
     
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    The Public Beta is supposedly going to be launched during CES2009 this January. All pre-betas and the leaked copies of the Public beta are either torrents or for MSDN/developers only.
     

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