GeForce WHQL 327.23 Performance Analysis
Benchmarks & Conclusion
Here are our results of thirty games and 4 synthetics compared between GeForce 327.23 WHQLs and GeForce 326.19 Beta drivers, and also with 320.49 WHQL drivers using the GTX 770 and the GTX 780.
Each set of WHQL drivers is compared against the other in the first two results column and the higher performance number is in bold. If there is a tie, both results are given in bold type. The third column shows the performance of the beta 326.19 drivers.
We note some solid performance improvements with Nvidia’s new GeForce 327.23 in a few games using the GTX 770, but generally solid across-the-board performance improvements with GTX 780. Sleeping Dogs got quite a performance boost with the latest WHQLs for both the GTX 780 and the GTX 770; and to a lesser extent, Tomb Raider and Sniper Elite V2 with the GTX 780. DiRT Showdown got less increase than Nvidia indicated with our GTX 780, but DiRT 3 got an even larger increase. BioShock: Infinite saw a very small decrease in framerates that other Unreal 3 engine games did not share.
Just as last time, the biggest improvement appears to be with the GK110-based GTX 780. The minor instabilities that we reported previously with the betas are gone, and the WHQLs are rock-solid in the games that we played and benched.
So far, we would recommend upgrading to the latest GeForce 327.23 driver because there are real advantages, and no negatives that we encountered. The real surprise was the GTX 780 improvement almost across-the-board.
Stay tuned, next up is a performance analysis of the latest Radeon drivers using our brand new VisionTek HD 7970 at stock and at GHz edtion clocks which we compare to the GTX 770 results. We will also compare HD 7970 CrossFire with GTX 680 and GTX 770 SLI in an upcoming exclusive ABT evaluation.
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