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How Much Faster Is ForceWare 174?

Testbed

Processor

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
- 3.0 GHz core clock
- 12 MB L2 cache

Motherboard

ASUS P5B-E Plus
- Intel P965

Memory

Two G.Skill 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2 memory modules
Two Kingston 512MB HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 memory modules

Graphics Card

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
- ForceWare 174.16 and 169.28 drivers

Hard Drives

120GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 SATA hard drive
750GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA hard drive

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Vista

Power Supply

Mushkin 580W PSU

 

Game Settings

Game

Version

Resolutions

Settings

Company of Heroes :
Opposing Fronts

2.201.0

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1280 x 1024

Shader Quality : High
Model Quality : High
Texture Detail : High
Shadows : High
Reflections : High
Post Processing : On
Building Detail : High
Physics : High
Tree Quality : High
Terrain Detail : High
Effects Fidelity : High
Effects Density : High
Rain Detail : High
Object Scarring : On
Model Detail : Medium

F.E.A.R.

1.08

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1280 x 1024

Physics : Maximum
Max Software Sounds : Maximum
Particle Bouncing : Maximum
Shell Casings : On
World Detail : Maximum
Corpse Detail : Maximum

Effects Details : Maximum
Model Decals : Maximum
Water Resolution : Maximum
Reflections and Displays : Maximum
Volumetric Lights : On
Volumetric Light Density : Maximum

Light Details : Maximum
Enable Shadows : On
Shadow Detail : Maximum
Soft Shadows : Off
Texture Filtering : Anisotropic 16x
Texture Resolution : Maximum
Videos : Maximum
Pixel Doubling : Off
DX8 Shaders : Off
Shaders : Maximum

BioShock

1.1

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1280 x 1024

Windowed Mode : Off
Vertical Sync : Off
Shadow Maps : On
High Detail Post Processing : On
High Detail Shaders : On
Real Time Reflection : On
Distortion : On
Force Global Lighting : Off
DirectX 10 Detail Surfaces : On
Horizontal FOV Lock : Off
Graphics Quality : High
Actor Detail : High
Texture Detail : High

Crysis

1.1

1920 x 1200
1600 x 1200
1280 x 1024

Texture Quality : High
Objects Quality : High
Shadows Quality : High
Physics Quality : High
Shaders Quality : High
Volumetric Effects Quality : High
Game Effects Quality : High
PostProcessing Quality : High
Particles Quality : High
Water Quality : High
Sound Quality : High

 

Page

Topic

1

Getting NVIDIA ForceWare 174 to work with GeForce 8 graphics cards
Potential problem with ForceWare 174

2

Testbed
Game Settings

3

Company Of Heroes : Opposing Fronts
F.E.A.R.
BioShock
Crysis

4

Conclusion



 

 
   
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