NVIDIA Driver Comparison

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posted 11/11/2002 by Charlie Sinhaseni
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Nvidia has just released their newly WHQL Certified drivers, the Detonator 40.72. Since many of you most likely own an Nvidia-based card, we thought it might be interesting to see how the performance differs from the previous WHQL Certified Drivers, the 38.42.

There are some pretty bold claims that come with the new drivers, including the promise to increase performance by up to 25%. While this claim is grossly exaggerated, we were quite pleased by what the drivers had to offer us.

Here are the specs for our test system:

P4 1.5 Ghz
328MB Ram
Geforce 3 ti200
Windows XP Professional

Tests Ran:

3D Mark 2001SE Professional
Quake III: Arena – Demo 001
Serious Sam The Second Encounter – Elephant Atrium Demo
Unreal Tournament 2003 – Sunsphere Flyby
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