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 : NVIDIA Call of Duty 4 The settings were as follows : 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. 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 ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ DAAMIT 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. Call of Duty 4 Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA FEAR Everything maxed at 1280x1024 4xAA 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 Plz leave a thx , which will act as a motivation for me to continue this .