i know this might seem a stupid question, bcos i'm new to drivers...
all i know is that the denonator is an alternative driver for graphics card.
will that work with my phopet2MX?
and is that better than the factory driver?
and where can i dl it?
October 11th, 2000, 10:10 AM
detonator is the generic driver name for the nvidia family of graphics cards.
A detonator driver will work with all nvidia cards, TNT TNT2 GEFORCE (1+2GTS+2MX) etc...
the factory drivers are just nvidia drivers that they have put there own logo onto basically (and a few other minor tweaks that dont do a lot)
try the latest detonator driver (version 6.31)from: http://www.nvidia.com/products.nsf/h...etonator3.html
While we're on the subject...could anyone tell me what sort of difference in performance I should be getting (if any)between my factory drivers and the latest detonators. I have a Prophet II Geforce2 GTS 64Mb. Currently scoring around 6300 on 3DMark2000.
I have tried the new drivers...the latest drop me o just below 6000 and the 6.31 leaves me 30 marks less than with the factory drivers.
Is this to be expected? I heard that with the det. drivers could get up to 30% improved performance. Thx.
October 12th, 2000, 04:18 PM
factories are usually slightly better since they are specifically written for the card. The Dets are usually updated more often, though. like I'm running Asus 5.33a, and I've been waiting a while for ones based on newer detonators.