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    Detonator 28.32 Released!!


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    Installed the driver last night and benchmark using 3DMARK 2001 SE. My point dropped to about 300 points.
    Not worth the upgrade,so I've went back to 27.42 which is the best driver for my GF3 Ti200.

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    Check out your environmental bumpmapping results after upgrading to 28.32 .... big boost!
    Doesn't show up om the 3dmarks though...

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    How much boost did you get Salmoneus?

    Well, the environmental bumpmapping is just one effect and it's not worth it to sacrifice some other features for it


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    I have a Diamond Viper v770 which is supposed to have the tnt chip. Is it okay to install the detonator upgrade driver before you install XP or should you wait until after you install XP to install it?

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    32 meg Geforce2 GTS, Win98se, DX 8.1, 28.32 drivers = 3900 3dmarks (3dmark 2001 1024x768x32)

    Same setup with DX 8.0 and 12.90 drivers 3600 3dmarks (3dmark 2001 1024x768x32)
    I'm happy with the new drivers.

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    I could have sworn the 28.32 drivers have been released for at least a month now...

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    True.

    I installed them about a month ago.

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    Originally posted by onegojoe:
    I have a Diamond Viper v770 which is supposed to have the tnt chip. Is it okay to install the detonator upgrade driver before you install XP or should you wait until after you install XP to install it?
    Detonator XP has nothing to do with WinXP unless you download the WinXP drivers. I use the Diamond Viper V770nonUltra as well. I've been using the 27.20s for a long time now, but recently switched to the 12.90s because I heard they were the best for the TNT2 up to 21.85 (high as the review went) but I thought the 21.85s were supposed to be faster than most of the newer Detonators. My 3dMark2001 score dropped about 14points by going to the 12.90s. I'll try these 28.32s and let ya know how they work.

    On a side note, Berserker, shouldn't you be getting a bit more than 300 3dMarks on a GF3 Ti200? Are you running on a 486 or something?

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    lol..never mind, I'm not going to download them. After I realized that they are 8.22mb in size for Win2k, and they offer slower performance, according to Berserker's 300 3dmark score on a GF3 Ti200 (just jokin, I know what you meant...you meant they dropped BY 300 points, not dropped TO 300 points ). Anyways, I think I'll just test between my 27.20s and the 27.42s I downloaded a few months ago.

    Also, anyone know why my stock (125/150) TNT2 score rose from like 1450 to 1580 by "downgrading" from WinXP Pro to Win2k Pro, using the same drivers? I thought WinXP was supposed to be faster than Win2k for gaming...

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    Originally posted by DuronClocker:
    Also, anyone know why my stock (125/150) TNT2 score rose from like 1450 to 1580 by "downgrading" from WinXP Pro to Win2k Pro, using the same drivers? I thought WinXP was supposed to be faster than Win2k for gaming...

    AGP support..

    For W2K you actualy have real AGP driver from chipset manufacturer, and in XP, just generic AGP protocol support.



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    Can we really depend on softwares like 3dmarks2001 to test our graphic cards? I never use any of them before so I don't know. Just curious ....

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    Originally posted by miha76:

    AGP support..

    For W2K you actualy have real AGP driver from chipset manufacturer, and in XP, just generic AGP protocol support.


    At first, but now that WinXP's been out for awhile companies like VIA have released non generic AGP drivers.

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    Originally posted by wrathchild_67:

    At first, but now that WinXP's been out for awhile companies like VIA have released non generic AGP drivers.

    Yeah I always install the latest Via 4in1's and then I pull the AGP driver out and reinstall that by itself again just to make sure it gets installed nice and dandy.

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    Well, "big" increase is 95 to 103 fps.
    Maybe not "big" but significant.


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