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Old July 23, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Anyone have any Benches to compare this to 186.18 Drivers?...as in FC2 Benchmark or Vantage...
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Another problem with all 190.xxx drivers

Full screen video while a game is open on another monitor results in two frame video and normal gameplay.
All 180.xx drivers have not had this issue.
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The 190 series have been quite bad for a lot of cards - NVIDIA is going downhill with their forceware drivers.

I have yet to see anything worthy past 182.50 - Still using 182.50 they are rock solid and fast and work well with every game. The 190 series have too many issues and it's always funny to see NVIDIA claim "it's not us" and blame others in their release notes, when the problem is clearly NVIDIA, since the problems did not occur with 182.........
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Old July 26, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Still on 182.08 here...read on the Evga Forum a number of folks complaining of whacky Temps showing up in Precision, particularly with Tri Sli......many folks claiming they're working great in regular SLI and single GPU.....will stick to 182.08 for now...
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Still on 182.08 here...read on the Evga Forum a number of folks complaining of whacky Temps showing up in Precision, particularly with Tri Sli......many folks claiming they're working great in regular SLI and single GPU.....will stick to 182.08 for now...
The 190 even for single GPU are not as good as the 182.50 or even the 186.18 WHQLs, occasional stuttering, frame drops and other bugs..... and that is the price to pay for universal drivers as some people with specific cards have no problems - that's a bitch - you get more frequent updates with universal drivers, but compromise in overall quality across different cards.
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186.18 WHQLs, occasional stuttering, frame drops and other bugs
I was happy with 186.18.....great Vantage boost and my games seem to run very well....but whooaa..fairly substantial hit in Framerates running the FC2 Benchmark Short Ranch 1920 x 1200 8x AA ....went from almost 105 Fps down to 80 FPS..wtf??....
Whatever, I'll still likely give the 190xx Driver a go when I get home from work in Aug....still, I don't call a Driver "good" until it passes my gammet of testing...
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The 182.50's seemt he most stable and fast throughout all games......... :)

What I find disturbing is the reported frame drops with new drivers - it's strange - why would 190 cause frame drops from 120 to 80 - can this be solved by changing settings in drivers or does NVIDIA use obscure settings - I've seen occasional stuttering (slight pause during pans and high movements) even on the top notch gamer systems but when it is consistent it's not normal.......
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