Ti-4200 drivers test AND test of overlay/ games color bugs

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  1. Lars-Erik

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    OK, I spent half the weekend testing drivers for my Ti-4200 card to find the fastest driver AND to try to find a driver that loaded overlay color settings and games profiles color setting after reboot (without having to apply again).

    Not a success as you can see. None of the drivers in the 6x.xx and 7x.xx series work well on a 4200 card (some feedback I got is that it works on 6x.xx cards though).

    The other settings for games profiles work (quality etc) but not colors profiles after boot (they work just after jo apply them in the control panel as long as you don't boot, that's tru for the overlay color setting as well). Only thing that works is that the desktop color settings are restored at boottime (I guess they couldn't have missed if this disn't work :)

    So it would seem that no one cares about us that bought 42xx series cards anymore :-(
    I have not managed to get any comment or feedback from Nvidia either :-(

    Well the test results might be interesting for all 4xxx cards owners anyway, right :)
    Any if anyone else can confirm the problem OR have a solution then please tell me!

    Code:
    Driver    Overlay   Games     3dMark   3dMark   3dMark
    version   color     profile   2000     2001     03
              restored  colors
              after     work
              boot      after
                        boot
    
    44.03     Yes       n/a       12182    11082    1473
    45.23     Yes       n/a       12056    10472    1460
    56.64     Yes       n/a       11702    10078    1434
    56.72     Yes       n/a       11723    10012    1430
    61.77     No        No        11467    10013    1596
    66.93     No        No        11309     9856    1603
    67.03     No        No        11277     9824    1602
    67.66     No        No        11301     9816    1599
    71.21     No        No        11326     9781    1606
    
     
  2. Guden Oden

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    Hell, what do you expect of a company that never bothered to get monitor power save states to work right in their drivers?
     
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    I'm curious why 2000 & 2001 go down and 2003 goes up. :?
     
  4. Deathlike2

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    Can you say, "optimizing for the newer hardware and dropping optimizations for the older"?

    I think there is a trend to make the newer hardware "faster" while making the older hardware "slower" by switching where the app optimizations go... so when sites like Anandtech try to bench the hardware with the newer drivers, the differences "seem" bigger than they actually are. That's why NVidia users have said to use older drivers for the generation it was used for.. the optimizations are only enabled then...
     
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    The games that use the graphic funtions tested by 2000 and 2001 runs smooth anyway (the PCs and garphics cards are way strong enough) so there is no need to worry about them. DX9 and new games on the other side are were they should try to gain something.

    (Half-Life 1 easly get the max available FPS with AA on on all drivers with my standard Ti-4200 card, better optimize drivers for Half-Life 2 then :)
     
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    But that's not fully true. All these test are with a Ti-4200 and the score for 3dMark 03 gets higher here too. That points to using them on old cards as well (the 2000 and 2001 runs fast enough anyway). 3dMark 03 better reflects the speed of new games, and that's were you need to gain speed - especially if you have an older card.
     
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    Well, most of the focus is leaning towards optimization for "current apps"..

    You have to remember the Futuremark fiacso... and that was dealt with... in any case, the GF4 and below are cards not certified in use with 3DMark03...
     
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    43.51 are the latest drivers which supports GeForce 4 TI Z occlusion culling; i don't know why.
     
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