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Windows 7: eVGA GTX 260 SC/55nm

21 Oct 2010   #1
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
eVGA GTX 260 SC/55nm

I posted this question at the eVGA forum, unfortunately the forum is lame as compared to here.

So,

I have a pair of these cards. I recently updated to driver 258.96, from beta 257.XX.
My W.E.I. score for both graphics categories dropped from 7.9 to 7.7.
I was wondering what driver others were using?
And if anyone could suggest a better driver for my cards?

258.96 works fine as far as gaming and the like goes, but you learn nada by being passive.

I got 7.9 from all previous drivers after OC'ing the cards, 7.7 before I OC'ed. I pushed the cards a little hard but things have always been stable either way.
I assume what W.E.I. is testing for is MB/s so I was wondering why the drop, albiet a little drop.
I have installed Precisions latest version and thats how I OC the cards, but the latest version does not work with pre 2XX.XX drivers and I'd rather not revert back.
Any thoughts appreciated.
ty

ps: please do not post that W.E.I. is garbage or inconsequential. I use it as a point of comparison.


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21 Oct 2010   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

As long as the system works ok i wouldn't worry about a .2 point drop in your WEI. You could always go back to the old drivers unless the new drivers have features or fixes you need.

Ken
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21 Oct 2010   #3
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
As long as the system works ok i wouldn't worry about a .2 point drop in your WEI. You could always go back to the old drivers unless the new drivers have features or fixes you need.

Ken
Sorry Ken,
I do not want to be rude, but did I not bring these points to the thread. I was hoping for a more informative discussion.
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21 Oct 2010   #4
kellymac35

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

I also have 460 SC's using 260.89. Wait Reread post 260. Still might give 260.89 a try less than a week old.
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21 Oct 2010   #5
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've yet to use 2xx series drivers that improve my GTX 260(EVGA SC core 216). Still running 197.45's here which have provided the best performance (except for some distant texture flickering in GTA IV) of the 196-197 series. I've personally had nothing but poor performance from the 2xx series drivers.
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21 Oct 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

If your basing the performance of a new driver only on the WEi score then you don't know that the WEi program has always been know as.a fickle program not to be taken seriously, or as a benchmarking tool for driver preformance comparisons.

If you really want to compare performance of different drivers then I suggest you use a benchmarking program such as one of these 5 and compare the difference. Freeware Files: Five Punishing Game Benchmarks for your GPU! | Maximum PC

This will give you real gaming benchmark scores to compare by.
Fabe
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21 Oct 2010   #7
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just paging through a couple sites on the net i've seen others mention a loss of performance with these drivers. You might be better off with what you had previously.
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21 Oct 2010   #8
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
Just paging through a couple sites on the net i've seen others mention a loss of performance with these drivers. You might be better off with what you had previously.

the beta 257 was previous driver, it ran at 7.9.
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22 Oct 2010   #9
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Well,
I realize that this is a software forum, but I was hoping...............................
guess not.
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22 Oct 2010   #10
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

So,
I updated to driver ver 260.XX, lost more W.E.I. score. Down to 7.6.
I went back to driver ver 197.45. W.E.I. went to 7.9.
3DMark06 score was never much different no matter what driver ver.
I'm done playing and I will stick with 197.45.
Still had been hoping for better input tho, rather than people just repeating original post, info.
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