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nVidia 'Optimizing' Drivers AGAIN!?!?
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 31 August 2005 07:07

According to this story at 3DCenter, the folks at nVidia have been caught with their hands in the optimizer again.  This time, the problem centers around the G70 (aka GF 7800) and NV40 (aka GF 6800) chips and the 16xAF mode.  Apparently, nVidia is being over aggressive in their optimizations, and the result is 'shimmering' in their 'high quality' mode.  nVidia has promised a driver fix to be released soon which will address the issue.  It remains to be seen what kind of performance hit will be involved; some places are suggesting that the performance hit may be as high as 30%, although I think that will be a bit high.  10% seems like a more realistic number, but we won't know for sure until the new drivers come out.

Have you seen this 'shimmer' problem?  What do you think about it?  Tell us!


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