Forceware 97.94 for 8800 series & XP/XP64 Released (05/04/07)

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    Are they worth using if you have 97.92?? The release notes did not indicate anything interesting with these new drivers.
     
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    from the XP driver highlights (absent from the XP64 page however)

    I'm of the impression they'd solve quite a few issues in every release, especially when it comes to games and a new product which is why i update. More often then not they do a lot of things they simply dont list which is why i like to keep my drivers up to date. Plus you never know if theres free performance. Only takes me all of 5 minutes to remove/install, so why not.
     
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    Yeah, I guess. I think I've just gotten used to the more detailed release notes that come with Catalyst updates..
     
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    These drivers would be a big deal if your an XP/8800 user playing WoW.
     
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    How so? I play WoW and I have an 8800 GTX, and I use XP SP2. The release notes don't say anything about WoW? :?:
     
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    Terokarr forest should be fixed.
     
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    Does it fix the Warrior training area in Stormwind? I've been having to run backwards up the stairs and then strafe to the right (looking out over the balcony) to get to the warrior trainers. If I run up normally it never fails, BSOD as soon as I get near the two NPCs. I'll give it a try tonight and find out.
     
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    You sure that's not The Way It's Meant To Be Played! ? :lol:

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    Apparently not, it works now ;)

    On an aside, transparency AA w/ supersampling is killing the framerate in forests... down to 25 fps (1280x1024 8xAA) on my 8800 GTS while looking up at trees. I never noticed this kind of performance drop before, is this new with these drivers or did I just not have it configured to work properly before?
     
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    I think it's the 8x AA that makes the transparency supersampling so superslow.
     
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    Spoke too soon, just BSOD'd again.
     
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    From the PDF release notes:


    Issues Resolved in Version 97.94 (8800 Series)
    The following are changes made and issues resolved in driver version 97.92:

    Single-GPU Issues Resolved
    • The media player hangs when playing MPEG2 HD video clips using
    overlay in 1080i and then switching to full-screen mode.
    • Added application profile for "Titan Quest Demo.exe" to support the
    current demo version.
    • The system crashes after four or more suspend/resume cycles.

    SLI Mode Issues Resolved
    • Company of Heroes, SLI: Screen corruption occurs when "Enhance
    the Application Setting" mode is set to 4x or 8x in the NVIDIA Control
    Panel.



    Issues Resolved in Version 93.71

    The following are changes made and issues resolved since driver version 91.45:


    Resolved Issues for 32-bit Operating Systems


    • Error message occurs when running the NVIDIA Control Panel
    Television Setup Wizard.
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4400: After changing the color settings from the
    NVIDIA Control panel, the settings revert to the default.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2, NVIDIA Control Panel: The Multi-GPU
    performance mode default is set to Custom when initially creating a
    new application profile.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2: In the NVIDIA Control Panel, Multi-GPU
    antialiasing modes are available when Multi-Display rendering mode
    is selected.
    • GeForce 7900 GT: The new NVIDIA Control Panel lists the product
    name as GeForce 7900 GT/GTO, instead of the correct GeForce 7900
    GT.
    • GeForce 7600 GS, NVIDIA Control Panel/Classic Control Panel:
    HDTV component-out output is split vertically when applying the
    1080i resolution.
    • GeForce 7600 GS, GeForce 6150/6100: During video playback in VMR
    mode, video is corrupt and shaky when noise reduction is enabled.
    • GeForce 6800 GT 256MB: Windows Media Player 10 video becomes
    corrupt when rotating the screen while playing a video.
    • GeForce 6600 128MB: Windows Media Player 10 crashes when
    changing the resolution while playing a DVD.
    • GeForce 6600 128MB: The secondary Dualview monitor flickers while
    playing any NTSC DVD.
    • GeForce 6600 128MB: The NVIDIA Control Panel crashes while
    changing the desktop configuration after changing the video color
    settings.
    • GeForce 6600, Windows XP Media Center Edition: While playing
    MCE Live TV in Clone mode with full-screen video mirror, the
    mirrored display is corrupted when resizing the application.
    • GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 6150/6100: HQV objects flutter and the test
    bar splits when noise reduction is enabled.
    SLI Issues Resolved
    • GeForce 7950 GX2 Quad NVIDIA SLI, NVIDIA Control Panel:
    Enabling or disabling “Show SLI Visual Indicators†when “Adjust
    Image Settings with Preview†page is open causes the NVIDIA
    Control Panel to crash.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2, Quad NVIDIA SLI, NVIDIA Control Panel:
    Unable to preserve Custom AA setting for Direct3D application
    profiles.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2 512MB, Quad NVIDIA SLI: EverQuest–bluescreen
    crash occurs when exiting the game.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2, SLI: After enabling and then disabling SLI mode,
    Display # 4 loses sync.
    • GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 6600, SLI: Spellforce 2–flickering
    corruption occurs during game play.
    • GeForce 7900 GTX, SLI System: Dungeon Siege 2–with SLI mode
    enabled, there is graphics corruption when 8x antialiasing is enabled.
    • GeForce 7900, GeForce 6800, SLI System: World of Warcraft–with SLI
    mode enabled, there are missing character portraits.
    • GeForce 7600 GT 256MB, SLI: TimeShift–corruption occurs at the
    start of the game when the resolution is set to 1280x1024.
    • GeForce 7300 GT, SLI: Spellforce 2– flickering, multicolored triangles
    appear in the terrain when SLI is enabled.

    Resolved Issues for 64-bit Operating Systems

    • 233027 VFA 91.47 Quadro FX4500 X2, Window XP x64: The Classic
    NVIDIA Control Panel->Edge Blending page is missing.
    • 233172 still open in 91_21 GeForce 7950 GX2, Windows XP x64: The
    NVIDIA Control Panel Application-Preferred antialiasing setting
    leaves antialiasing unchanged and overrides the application settings.
    • 232364 GeForce 7950 GX2, Windows XP x64: You cannot switch from
    CRT to DFP using the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • 225618 GeForce 6150/6100 64 MB, Windows XP x64: Corruption
    occurs when running the Direct Draw test from the DirectX
    Diagnostic tool.
    • 226631 GeForce 6100/6150, Windows XP x64: Video is corrupted if
    MPEG2 HD transport/program streams are played in lower screen
    resolutions.
     
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    Oh for the record. The drivers got delayed last week. But latest reports are telling me we should see them next week. A vista/XP release.

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    Maybe the 5 is for the month, and the 8, well......:lol:
     
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