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[Geeks3D-Test] ForceWare 177.79 vs 177.39 – OpenGL Side

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/31 at 18:03

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Expreview has published a post about performance improvements of ForceWare 177.79 versus 175.19. From the results, it seems the release 177.79 brings a small 2% of improvement. That’s cool but how the release 177.79 is positionned with another 177.xx, what’s more in OpenGL?

I did the test: ForceWare 177.39 versus ForceWare 177.79 and I benched with oZone3D.Net OpenGL benchmarks. Some of these benchies are rather old (soft shadows and Surface Deformer and we can’t change the benchmark resolution). My rig is: Core 2 Duo 6600 (default clock), 2Gb Corsair DDR2 667 (default clocks) and a GeForce GTX 280 from EVGA (default clocks).

Release 177.39 Release 177.79
FurMark 1920×1200 3172 3173
FurMark 1280×1024 4264 4270
Soft Shadows Branching OFF 6053 5814
Soft Shadows Branching ON 10191 9532
Surface Deformer 7713 7717
TOTAL Sum 31393 30506


From this test, there is no OpenGL performance improvement in this new release compared to the old one. Better we can notice some performance deterioration in the soft shadows benchmark.

As soon as possible, I will update SofShadows and SurfaceDeformer with the same interface than FurMark.


NVIDIA ForceWare 177.79

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/07/29 at 17:07

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And another new set of graphics drivers for our GeForce-based graphics cards is available. I tell you guys, NVIDIA gets crazy! Anyway, here are the download links at Guru3D: