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Nvidia users try 304.79 Beta drivers

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Toweleeeie
01.13.2013 , 04:00 AM | #1
I have been installing/uninstalling lots of different drivers lately for my GTX 580. It all started when I installed the newest WHQLs. It gave me a stutter in Section X. Voss and other areas of the game. Also had about a 10 FPS drop in all areas. So i rolled my drivers back to the ones i have been using for a while, 304.79 beta. 304.79 was the 1st driver to include native Ambient Occlusion for SWTOR.
I tried every WHQL from 304.79 release to the present and nothing works better than the 304.79.

Better FPS, completely removed stutter, and AO still works fine.

Just thought i should share!

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/46279
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Toweleeeie
01.13.2013 , 06:15 AM | #2
97 views and nothing?
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Icestar
01.13.2013 , 06:25 AM | #3
Nah I donīt touch drivers before around a week after launch to make sure they are safe. Betadrivers I will not meddle with at all.

Nvidia had a driver that messed up the fan and overheated the graphic card some time ago, since then I have been careful.

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01.13.2013 , 06:26 AM | #4
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nosmos
01.13.2013 , 07:21 AM | #5
I have a gtx 580 as well - and have been noticing some mad 'stutter' in operations, the fleet - it seems mainly to occur if i alt-tab (if im in fullscreen windowed or fullscreen) and come back. I thought it might be an issue with my nvidia driver since i did update to the latest one recently...but no other game performs like this so I dunno :/
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01.13.2013 , 07:26 AM | #6
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Fornix
01.13.2013 , 08:16 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by nosmos View Post
I have a gtx 580 as well - and have been noticing some mad 'stutter' in operations, the fleet - it seems mainly to occur if i alt-tab (if im in fullscreen windowed or fullscreen) and come back. I thought it might be an issue with my nvidia driver since i did update to the latest one recently...but no other game performs like this so I dunno :/
The problem with gfx drivers is that updates do not necesarilly impact all games in a negative way. Better yet, the entire point of nvidia to update the drivers is to optimize performance. However, sometimes games which aren't in their testing panel (SWTOR being one of those), may be negatively affected.

That's also the prime reason why it's frequently recommended not to upgrade graphics card drivers, if you're not having performance issues, and the titles you frequently play aren't mentioned on the list of having a performance boost.

Beyond that, best drivers for a single game are often hard to identify, as the drivers have generation specific optimizations as well. So 304.79 beta drivers may be best for the card the OP uses, however they may for example not be best for yours.

Myself for example I still use the 306.79 drivers with my GTX 680, and never experience any microstuttering, also have no performance issues with the rest of my setup. Better yet, I can run 2 games such as SWTOR and TSW both in borderless windowed mode at the same time and still maintain an around 40 ~ 50 FPS in SWTOR. 60+ with ease if I play SWTOR alone, further improved if played fullscreen.
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DarknessInLight
01.13.2013 , 10:48 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Toweleeeie View Post
I have been installing/uninstalling lots of different drivers lately for my GTX 580. It all started when I installed the newest WHQLs. It gave me a stutter in Section X. Voss and other areas of the game. Also had about a 10 FPS drop in all areas. So i rolled my drivers back to the ones i have been using for a while, 304.79 beta. 304.79 was the 1st driver to include native Ambient Occlusion for SWTOR.
I tried every WHQL from 304.79 release to the present and nothing works better than the 304.79.

Better FPS, completely removed stutter, and AO still works fine.

Just thought i should share!

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/46279
Thanks for the information, but please remember that Beta drivers are not finished and are not WHQL certified.

Use at your discretion.

My question to the OP is, other than your GPU, what other specs can you provide to us? I suspect that it might not be your GPU causing the stuttering and framerate drops. Just saying.
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Toweleeeie
01.13.2013 , 11:15 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DarknessInLight View Post
Thanks for the information, but please remember that Beta drivers are not finished and are not WHQL certified.

Use at your discretion.

My question to the OP is, other than your GPU, what other specs can you provide to us? I suspect that it might not be your GPU causing the stuttering and framerate drops. Just saying.
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01.14.2013 , 01:08 AM | #10
Any suggestions for a GTX 460M laptop card?
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