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GeForce 185.20 Released - Now With Ambient Occlusion

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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:





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)



AO LOW (17.8fps)



AO MEDIUM (16.6fps)



AO HIGH (13.1fps)




3DMark Vantage results:

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1



Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000




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.
 

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wow

Ambient Occlusion is incredible
 
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*update*

benchmarks added to original post.
 
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Ambient Occlusion?

I have no such option.
 
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Ambient Occlusion?

I have no such option.
I believe it only works in Vista. It's not working in Windows 7 (and XP I believe).
 

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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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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..
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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yeah it is sure bullshit since u dont have nvidia high end card :D
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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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..
yeah it is sure bullshit since u dont have nvidia high end card :D
Stop now.:shadedshu

The only thing I'm afraid of using these drivers is loosing my beloved textures in GTAIV.
 
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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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Btw How did you get Windows 7 ?
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.