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We’ve dug up a couple of copies of NVIDIA Forceware Vista drivers. We ran it against the WHQL 169.25 to see how things go on a single 8800GTS 512MB.

We’ve just dug up a copy or two of Beta Forceware. Here’s a quick look at the performance over the existing WHQL driver, the 169.25. Test bench specifications, and RivaTuner shots are below:

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CPU overheads have gone down with the beta drivers, yet 3D performance (particularly SM3.0/HDR) has taken a hit from switching to beta. Apparently there’s some work to be done over at Santa Clara, for DX9.0C.