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!

Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHZ
ASUS P6T Mother Board
6 gig DDR3 1600 RAM
500g SATA2 HDD
Auzentech Forte
Nvidia Geforce 560Ti 2048MB PCI-E (latest drivers)
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Thermaltake 750watt Toughpower Power Supply
Thermaltake Armor+ MX case.
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.
I'm using 296.10 with GTX 590...no problems what so ever :-)
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.
geforce website is showing the 296.1 as the latest anyway? able to show a link for 300+? ty in advance if possible
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.
ah so the 301 is a beta driver : | ?
Yep its Beta driver. :)
tyty
Buttery AS o'er here. no issues at all.

Core i5 SandyBridge 2500K @ 5.1GHz
Corsair H100 CPU cooling system
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard
16 gig DDR3 1600 RAM - colour matched to slots on MB, lol
2x 120GB Intel SSD - RAID0
3x 1TB WD Black HDD
EVGA GTX 680 301.10 Drivers
Windows 7 Professional x64
Corsair 800D Case
[quote]*gets out the measuring tape*

Lol, jobs are awesome :P
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.
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
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
the 296 drivers are horrible, you need to fix the delay in REGEDIT to avoid crashes
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?
That is there current version not in beta....They work great for just about everybody else.

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