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nVidia ForceWare 81.84 BETA Performance Analysis - Benchmarks - 3DMark05

A couple of days ago nVidia released their much talked about ForceWare Release 80 graphics card driver to the world. The new nVidia ForceWare 81.84 BETA drivers offer such things as performance optimizations when using Dual-Core processors, mixed vendor support for SLI and Black and White 2 support. We examine the drivers in our typical fashion against the last official release driver, ForceWare 78.01. Do the new drivers give some more punch to nVidia's current line-up of GPU's? Read on for the answers!

| NVIDIA GeForce Drivers in Software | Posted: Oct 6, 2005 4:00 am

3DMark05

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Build 110

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark05/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark05 is the latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and higher.

 

For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.

 

 

Both the GTX in single and SLI modes get a good performance increase from the new driver. We can really see the performance increase on the SLI setup.

 

* eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX *

 

eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX, (256 MB) Graphic Card

 

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