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Old July 31, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Default Nvidia will fix 8800 by mid-September: L'Inq

Today, the Inquirer has released a couple of blurbs relating the slow-down bugs that seem to be cropping up with the 8800 cards (particularly the 8800 gts 320mb) where the problem is described as:

The problem lies in fact that the G80 GPU has some trouble with texture memory management. In many unrelated cases, this bug starts leaving textures in video memory and system memory, causing the board to run out of texture memory. Once you run out of memory for textures on your graphics card and system, you will experience a lot of swapping with textures on a hard drive, and that is recipe for disaster, at least as far as framerates are concerned.

Anyone here think they have experienced it?

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Old July 31, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Running a 640 MB version and I can't say I've ever experienced any poor performance w/ it except in Rainbow Six: Vegas when I decided to bump it up to 16xQ AA (and even then, it was still playable up until I got to The Strip) ...
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That's not something I want to hear...

However, that would explain my issues in FarCry x64 within Vista x64. It would randomly just get totally laggy and slow, but when I alt-tabed and went back it played perfectly. I also had AF (16x) and AA (8xQ) forced through the NVIDIA control panel to make it look a bit better.

Nothing else has done this to me yet though.

At least a driver can fix it, I guess that's the brightside?
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I'm just worried that the new driver will prevent the lag, but drop our overall performance, which would be disappointing since I've never experienced the lag.
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Hopefully not. NVIDIA drivers still have much improving and optimizing to go anyways. I doubt we're seeing the full potential of these cards.

We'll find out soon enough...
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The only problem I have with the 8800 GTX KO is on some heavy textured maps in Call Of Duty 2 i get these artifact looking things... kinda like BLACK flashed on parts of the screen. Only on the big heavy detailed,textured maps.... Always thought it was just me. I was never able to get it on a screen shot. I do have it on a Demo I recorded but only shows up on this computer...... No OC on teh GPu... stock....
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