View Full Version : N Vidia GeForce Drivers...Foreceware...???
02-11-2004, 11:04 PM
Quick question. I wanted to update my Gainward GeForce 4 ti 4200 to newer drivers. When I search thru NVidia's driver database, all it points me to (for ANY video card) is this 'ForceWare' crud...It doesn't explain - so is this what I want??? (Version 53.03 it says...)
I love the unclear marketing cr@p now-a-days :-roll
02-12-2004, 04:01 AM
If you have XP or 2000, get it from;
If it's 98 or Me;
These are the latest 'stock' drivers.
02-12-2004, 11:45 AM
Yes...nVidia changed the name of their drivers from Detonator to Forceware. It's the same.
02-12-2004, 12:52 PM
For Ti4200, 45.23 is a better choice than 53.03.
02-12-2004, 03:53 PM
02-13-2004, 10:59 AM
Go with the latest drivers, they include a lot of fixes that were not present in the 45.23 release. I don't know why localizer keeps recommending old drivers, can you please post the difference in performance between the two since you keep bringing up this subject?
02-13-2004, 11:06 AM
If you have a Ti card, make the comparison with both drivers using 3DMARK2001, and you will get the answer.
02-13-2004, 11:07 AM
Sorry, I don't have a TI card but if you can post some results and FPS with FS2004 it would help others make a decision on whether to go with 45.23 or 53.04.
02-13-2004, 06:51 PM
>For Ti4200, 45.23 is a better choice than 53.03.
That absolutely was not the case on my old TI-4200.
No 45 series drivers worked well with mine.
I held on to the 44.67's all the way until the 52 series, which worked great.
02-14-2004, 06:56 AM
Take a look:
02-14-2004, 10:49 AM
With a Ti4200 I found the 53.03 drivers reduced performance - went back to 52.16.
02-20-2004, 08:47 AM
Further to my post above the new 55.56 drivers(installed yesterday) seem to give a slight increase in performance. In addition there are several new features available such as "auto-overclock".
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