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Thursday, 12 April 2007 11:12

Nvidia XP 101.02 drivers leaked, tested

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Not only for the Geforce 8600&8500 


Nvidia has a new ForceWare 101.02 XP driver for the upcoming 8600 & 8500 cards. We heard it works well with the 8600GTS and that the driver works fine. The 101.02 driver is not an official one and doesn't have a WHQL certificate. It is not supposed to run on any other Nvidia cards.

 

The new driver is not much faster with the 7600 GT, but it is a first major driver upgrade for XP in a while.
 

The chaps at Guru3D modified the .inf file for all of us and you can download the tweaked one from Guru3D here. We can confirm the drivers are working fine with Sparcle's Geforce 7600GT card. Sparcle 7600GT is the first Nvidia's graphics card made on 80 nm processes. Nvidia plans to release bunch of 80 nanometre cards on the April 17th including Geforce 8600GTS, 8600GT and 8500GT cards. We might even have a number or two about these cards before then. Stay tuned.

 
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Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

3DMark 03

Game2

Game3

Game4

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz

16639

111.7

99.1

101.2

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz ForceWare 101.02

16692

112.3

99.3

101.5

 

 

 

 

 

Composite Figures 3Dmark 03

Single Texturinng

Multi Textur.

Vertex Shader

Pixel Shader 2.0

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz

2728.9

7431.0

48.5

327.6

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz ForceWare 101.02

2757.1

7441.1

49.4

179.5

 

 

 

 

 

FEAR

1024x768

1280x1024

1600x1200

2048x1536

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 580/1800MHz --- 80nm

90

63

46

30

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz ForceWare 101.02

90

64

47

30

 

 

 

 

 

FEAR High Quality FSAA 4X + Aniso 8X

1024x768

1280x1024

1600x1200

 

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 580/1800MHz --- 80nm

50

34

25

 

Sparcle Calibre 7600GT 650/1600MHz ForceWare 101.02

51

34

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compared to previous drivers the scores are slightly better if not the same. In Fear with AA and Aniso on 1600x1200 resolution the score is about four percent or one FPS worse than before.

 

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