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Pr3t3nd3r
01-06-2015, 18:56
Hi everyone :)

This is a thread related to the latest Nvidia drivers aka 353.06 and will try to describe my opinion in a shortest way as possible.

I had Nvidia 350.12 GTA5 drivers before and they were brilliant for the pCARS. I decided to to some comparison between 250.12 and 353.06 drivers.

I was testing on the same track with the exactly same conditions and here are results:

1. With Nvidia 350.12 drivers GPU was able to achieve higher max FPS with 1-1.5 FPS (55.7 FPS while 353.06 was able to achieve 54.4)
2. Lowest FPS: 46.2 for 350.12 and 52.2 for 353.06
3. The average FPS was around 52 FPS for the 350.12 while it was around 54 for the 353.06

Nvidia has also included varius fixes and improvements especially for 600 and 700 series (you should read more at Release Notes for better info).

Conclusion:

I think new drivers are better for the pCARS and I recommend using them (353.06 drivers).

ryandtw
01-06-2015, 21:22
That would be the launch driver for Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is essentially a 'de-rated' version of its flagship Titan X graphics card (6GB instead of 12GB, 2,816 CUDA cores instead of 3,072). I have the original GTX 980, and I would still be fine with that since I only play at a 1920 x 1080/1200 resolution (I've got two 19x12 monitors, plus a 1280 x 1024, and combined it's nowhere near 4K - I can only max out to about 2GB of graphics memory even when I crank them out with 4xAA... I had a thought I wanted to buy the 980 Ti, but I changed my mind last night for various reasons!). With that said, these new drivers...hopefully the FPS improvements are true.

gpk99
01-06-2015, 21:52
If you are an AMD guy,you must be hating this....3 new Nvidia drivers since the game came out now and what did AMD provide?...1 beta driver......pfffffft......

dsuspense
02-06-2015, 00:54
Super impressed with these drivers!
I now have my SLI GT 650M cards working like they should.
Initial tests show about 10fps increase in dry weather, and about 5fps increase in wet weather.
Wet weather has always been bottlenecked by the track I chose, but at least the max fps I see is increased.
I also have DSR available as an option in the Global settings.
75-100 FPS at Nordschleife in dry weather, with SLI enabled, and cards overclocked:

nvidiaInspector.exe -setGpuClock:0,2,1050 -setMemoryClock:0,2,2250 -forcepstate:0,0
nvidiaInspector.exe -setGpuClock:1,2,1050 -setMemoryClock:1,2,2250 -forcepstate:1,0
||-forcepstate:0,5
||-forcepstate:1,5

spinkick
02-06-2015, 01:46
If you are an AMD guy,you must be hating this....3 new Nvidia drivers since the game came out now and what did AMD provide?...1 beta driver......pfffffft......

ATI is garbage lately

t0daY
02-06-2015, 02:07
ATI is garbage lately

Do not say that :D Friend of mine has a 20% FPS increase with the new AMD beta driver :) I think there was a big improvement for AMD cards, a litte hope for mb upcoming driver patches :P

P.S.: Ofc I am using a nvidia graphic card, cheers! :D :D

Cheesenium
02-06-2015, 03:18
If you are an AMD guy,you must be hating this....3 new Nvidia drivers since the game came out now and what did AMD provide?...1 beta driver......pfffffft......

I am probably going to get people hating me but especially after a rather terrible experience with an AMD mobile GPU in a $2000 PC, I am not surprised.

ATi/AMD has not been great in terms of drivers or even software in general in my experience with their products. nVidia has been traditionally better at driver support but they also have their own issues.

Mancunain
02-06-2015, 03:29
If you are an AMD guy,you must be hating this....3 new Nvidia drivers since the game came out now and what did AMD provide?...1 beta driver......pfffffft......

so nvidia took 3 drivers to fix stuff.. amd took 1.... hmmm
well, good job my old card works just fine :P

Shepard2603
02-06-2015, 05:22
so nvidia took 3 drivers to fix stuff.. amd took 1.... hmmm
well, good job my old card works just fine :P

You shouldn't assume that Nvidia delveloped these new drivers for pCars only... and the release notes of the AMD drivers don't mention pCars with a single word...http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalystOmegaWINReleaseNotes.aspx

Jubei2011
02-06-2015, 05:48
Will we also gain a performance increase with the 900 series cards? It seems this driver is more aiming for the 600-700 series? Anyone tested it yet with a 970 card?

madmax2069
02-06-2015, 06:05
You shouldn't assume that Nvidia delveloped these new drivers for pCars only... and the release notes of the AMD drivers don't mention pCars with a single word...http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMDCatalystOmegaWINReleaseNotes.aspx

I beg to differ http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx the 15.5 version specifically says for Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Project Cars.

Shepard2603
02-06-2015, 07:02
I stand corrected, thank you sir!