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My Drivers Comparison benchmark in games Thread, Constantly Updated with new drivers

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wolf2009, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    This is moved to this site, it will be updated here now. Plz understand, its easier for me to update one site .

    http://hardwarebenchmark.googlepages.com/


    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 thread 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 . Right now i have a 9600GT , so expect to see
    Nvidia drivers benchmarks right now .But i may soon get my hands on a ATI card,
    so i will add ATI drivers too to this thread . I will add new games too.

    Right now i'm beginning with Call of Duty 4 and FEAR. Expect to see World in Conflict,
    Company of Heroes, Crysis. I'll take ur requests for games and drivers .

    NOTE : this thread will only show if there r any performance
    improvements with the drivers, not a comparison against other cards. Also the hardware
    will not be overclocked, to show the minimum performance u can get out of this hardware,
    So with anything overclocked, expect better performance.
    Also i dont think i will do 3DMark scores here, as i dont 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.

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

    Call of Duty 4

    The settings were as follows :

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    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. If anyone needs the timedemos, i'll be happy to provide them.

    [​IMG]

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    FEAR

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

    [​IMG]


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

    [​IMG]


    WORLD IN CONFLICT
    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]


    COMPANY OF HEROES
    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

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    CRYSIS

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    Alright, ready for this ????

    Now Showing : 1 Teraflop mini wonder -> HD4850


    WATCHOUT : 8.6 Hotfix drivers show a decrease in fps in all games except FEAR and COH.

    Lets deviate from order and get to the most impressive benchmark :

    CRYSIS

    1280x1024 2xAA , in built GPU test.

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    Call of Duty 4

    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]

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    FEAR

    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]

    DEVIL MAY CRY 4 DEMO (DX10)

    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]

    WORLD IN CONFLICT

    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]

    COMPANY OF HEROES

    Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA

    [​IMG]

    Plz leave a thx , which will act as a motivation for me to continue this .
     
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  2. wolf2009 Guest

    reserved
     
  3. wolf2009 Guest

    reserved for future benchmarks
     
  4. wolf2009 Guest

    this one too
     
  5. wolf2009 Guest

    this one too
     
  6. wolf2009 Guest

    177.26 drivers results added .
     
  7. OzzmanFloyd120

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    I think this is a great idea, it's just too bad you don't have more GPUs to test this on. I would help, but it'd be kinda pointless.
     
  8. wolf

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    werid tho mate, i have noticed a waaay bigger increase than this with mine, can you add the devil may cry 4 benchmark, and maybe a custom UT3 bench to the list? they are some of the games that have the biggest gains for me.

    EDIT: also, if it serves the point of this post, you can add this stuff:


    Q6600 @ 3591mhz
    9800GTX @ 800/2000/2500
    DDR2 @ 798mhz

    1920x1200 All settings max + 4xMSAA

    http://www.techpowerup.org/uploaded.php?file=080615/9800GTX_174_vs_177.jpg

    Scene 1: +15.8%
    Scene 2: +14.4%
    Scene 3: +15.2%
    Scene 4: +17.2%
     
  9. wolf2009 Guest

    177.35 results added . wolf u were right , devil may cry does see some gains , but that may be coz its a demo and nvidia r still optimizing their drivers for it. other than that company of heroes saw a better minimum framerate, but that may just be one frame as is the case with world in conflict. Other than that the games seem well optimized and drivers do not make a difference.
     
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    really good job man this is excellent thank you!!!
     
  11. wolf2009 Guest

    will be testing HD4850 with hotfix in single and crossfire and comparing it with 8.6 and post results in my thread here . Stay tuned . i'm so excited . my first dual gpu .
     
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    Glad to see someone doing this, has my thanks :)
    Just remember to put up some benchs before applying the hotfix so we can compare hehe :)
     
  13. wolf2009 Guest

    exactly, thats the point of this thread.
     
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    Great job :toast:
    P.S. 177.39's are out :rolleyes:
     
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    Are you gonna add the physX drivers w/ some UT action maybe. I don't know all the games that support it now, but UT does at least on some maps, and vantage is ridiculous w/ it.
     
  16. wolf2009 Guest

    alrite will do, but problem is no one has been able to get the physx drivers run on g94 i.e. 9600gt. g92 and gt200 have run on it. anyways i'll try on guru3d to look for wrking drivers for my card, or if pagalms makes a modded inf.
     
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    Ah true, sorry, I didn't realize you were running the 9600gt. I gotta read more carefully. :shadedshu Soon maybe.
     
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    Sorry, but i can't help here. I've searched my computer for Physx related inf's, but only one i found was in Ageia Physix folder and it's responsible for real Ageia Physix card recognition, not for CUDA enabled GPU's. So it depends on Nvidia when non GT200/G92 users will be able to run Physix on their cards.
    ;)
     
  19. wolf2009 Guest

    HD4850 with Catalyst 8.6 results added .
     
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    Processor clk ? HD48xx hotfix performance comparison ?
     
  21. wolf2009 Guest

    2x HD4850 CF performance added . Next, 8.6 hotfix performance .
     
  22. wolf2009 Guest

    new layout added, hope everyone will like this and find it easier to read . keep ur suggestions coming in .
     
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    im curious how much of a change you will see with cats 8.7 on the 4850s
     
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    Anything BUT 1280 res results?
     
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