Diablo® III

A observation I made regarding Nvidia drivers

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I do not have a beta key, so I can't post this in the Beta Feedback section.

I was testing the 296.10 and 301.24 beta display drivers for some unrelated games to try and help identify a problem and I thought I'd test with Diablo III, I found a major difference to the game that depended on the driver I used.

With the 296.10 display drivers:

- Game suffers from major stuttering each time I perform an attack with my barbarian on enemies. When not attacking, game runs silky smooth.

With the 301.24 beta display drivers:

- Game runs buttery smooth regardless of what is happening in the game.


Hope this info helps some people :) and if it wasn't obvious already, I strongly suggest you use the 301.24 beta drivers with this game!

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Edited by SirSteel#1419 on 4/23/2012 7:42 AM PDT
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This should be posted in the general forum rather than here.

I'm using 296.10 with a GTS 250. No problems so far other than initial stuttering. It seems my GPU prefers a slow warm up.
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I'm using 296.10 with GTX 590...no problems what so ever :-)
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I'm only using 275.33 on a GTX285. Smooth as on max settings at 1080p.
Slight single jerk when loading an entirely new area (like coming through a portal), then its fine.
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geforce website is showing the 296.1 as the latest anyway? able to show a link for 300+? ty in advance if possible
Edited by sake#1134 on 4/26/2012 7:07 PM PDT
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Nvidia & ATI usually update drivers with fixes for new games once they release, I'm pretty sure they'll both have updates on the day or a few days after D3 releases to help it run smoother.
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ah so the 301 is a beta driver : | ?
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Yep its Beta driver. :)
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tyty
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Buttery AS o'er here. no issues at all.

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[quote]*gets out the measuring tape*

Lol, jobs are awesome :P
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I'm using 296.10 with a GTX285, no probs.

04/23/2012 08:14 AMPosted by Hypersonic
No problems so far other than initial stuttering.


I think you will find that is related to your computer loading assets into memory. I recently upgraded to a SSD for Windows and D3 and it loads instantly now, no initial stuttering.
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Cool, thanks for the info guys :) The only changes made in my tests where the drivers which can be downloaded from below.

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx
Edited by SirSteel#1419 on 5/3/2012 12:24 PM PDT
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301.24 are what I am using right now I and I have been getting driver crashes and BSOD

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA800A49F4E0
BCP2: FFFFF880040EF62C
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
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the 296 drivers are horrible, you need to fix the delay in REGEDIT to avoid crashes
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05/15/2012 01:27 PMPosted by xvxSHOGUNxvx
the 296 drivers are horrible, you need to fix the delay in REGEDIT to avoid crashes


And how do you do that? Can you explain please?
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That is there current version not in beta....They work great for just about everybody else.
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