Nvidia ForceWare 169.09 beta drivers recommended for Crysis

Nvidia announced today new ForceWare beta drivers that offer several game and application compatibility fixes, and are also the recommended drivers for running the long awaited Crysis (coming out this Friday). This new release is the third set of beta drivers in less than a month that tries to improve compatibility and performance for the latest generation of games, which includes BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, Team Fortress 2, World in Conflict, and TimeShift. This holiday season is just such a great time to upgrade and be a PC gamer...

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sak5004931d ago

Whats with the games having problems running on old drivers. How the fcuk do the test in on the hardware while testing it? They somehow magically get the future drivers? Every new game requires some sort of driver update or rollback. I miss the 3dfx days..

power0919994931d ago

I know that back in the day developers built the game around the drivers already in place.

Then once you installed those drivers you could go into optimized settings for individual games.

That seems like its starting to change.

gw4k4931d ago

Crysis is amazing to say the least. The graphics are very nice!

The game is a system killer though....especially under Vista.

I am running a quad core system, 2gs ram, and SLI 8800GTS 640 cards and I can running the game nicely at 1600x1050 with everything set on high. No AA though. Turn on AA and the game will CREEP!

If the drivers will help, I will certainly download them.


What are you all running and how does the game play?

Charlie26884931d ago

I have been reading that this new drivers give you a few extra fps for crysis but "some" people are reporting with screenshot comparisons that this extra fps might be from small loss of visual quality (apparently have mostly to do with the water and effects from afar)

some people especulating that this might be NVIDIA cheating to make the game run faster others simply say that are bugs due to being beta drivers

by the way i am running the game with a
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
GeForce 8800GTS 640MB SuperCloacked (GTX speed)
2x2GB Patriot Extreme Dual Channel DDR2 RAM 800

I can run the game on max at 1680x1050 on DX9 but there is a considerable loose of fps on DX10 so I have to balance between the high and ultra high settings aka DX 9.5 XD

Golem4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

I played the demo through on an OCed Q6600, OCed 8800GT, 2Gb Corsair Dominator ram and the game was smooth as silk at 1280x1024. I think I only had AA at x2 to keep the fps up. I ran it in xp though because that seems to give better results than under vista.

ShiftyLookingCow4931d ago

yeah XP is performing better at this point

gw4k4931d ago

Vista is a nice OS....but has not real place as a gaming platform. Not yet anyways.

Any game that is running under vista will run about 20% faster under xp.

I have thought about dual booting...


Also, can you shoot down trees in the DX 9? I heard that was only for DX10.

ShiftyLookingCow4931d ago

yes you can. Only in multiplayer there is difference between DX10 and DX9.

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