I have a very similar system. Your lower result is because D3 drivers decrase performance in non-bandwidth-limited situations (like Q2 at low res). In higher-bandwidth situations (try any game at high res, 32 bit color) the D3 drivers increase performance slightly on the DDR GeForce. The improvement is much better on an MX or GTS, but if you like to use low resolutions and/or older games you might want to go back to 5.30.
Hi i just installed the Detonator 3 drivers on my hercules 3D prophet II MX in Q3 demo 1 at highquality 800 x 600 32 bit i was getting 85fps now i`am getting 102fps wow these drivers rocked my world !!! i cant believe how fast this card is
Hi i have a
566 @ 850
128 megs pc-100 cas3
20 gig Maxtor Diamond Max
MX 300 sound card
i was getting 85 fps in Q3 demo 1 800 x 600 32 bit highquality now with the Detonator 3 drivers i`am getting 102 fps .i got a nice boost with the new drivers and i`am at stock
175/183 i`ll half to bump up the memory to 200 to see what i get in Q3 .i ran the MDK2 demo it looked unreal at 1024 X 768 32 bit .i realy love this 3Dprophet II MX it`s a big jump from my old Voodoo2 SLI ... with the new drivers in 3Dmark 200 800x 600 16 bit i`am getting 5123 at 1024 x 768 16 bit i`am getting 4470 memory bottle neck .
Well, I just installed WinMe and my old geforce drivers (the ones that came with the card) dont work under WinMe. The ones that WinMe installede itself are not compatible with Quake2 so I had to install detonator3 to get quake2 working at all....(Sorry for the misspellings....I'm drunk :-))
Any information on whether the new beta 6.26 drivers have addressed these performance issues that some folks are having with the 6.18's?
I'm getting an ASUS V7100/T GF2 MX card next week, and will need the D3 drivers for the TwinView, and I've been a bit paranoid about the 6.18's.
I generally run games at 800x600x32, so the info in these posts makes me feel a bit better, but I'm curious about the 6.26's.
Look.... when I changed the drivers to the Det3 the framerate was slower... I have the same video card the Creative Annihilator Pro and I changed back to the last version (the one before the det3) and it is working just fine..... in Q3, Half-Life, Unreal, NFLBlitz, Revolt, NFS (2,3,4,5), ect.... this drivers are fine for this video card....
384MB RAM PC-133
Asus V8200 Deluxe
HP CDWriter+ 9200i SCSI
DVD AOpen 10X/40X
Mobo Tyan Trinity 400
3Com Ethernet Card 10/100
Sony Trinitron 17".
Windows XP Pro
Talking about Detonator drivers, I installed it for my ATB TNT card and messing around with the resolution a game froze and I had to reboot. Now The resolution stays at 640x480 no matter what. I tried reinstalling but nothing helps,
My question will be how to remove the driver completely, Maybe if I start from scratch it will work! thanks