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Old February 14th 04, 11:43 PM
Colin J. Paterson
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I have some questions about the nVidia Forceware drivers that I can't seem
to find the answer to. These questions relate to the performance and quality
settings tab and are as follows

1) The Image Settings slider has High Performance - Performance - Quality.
What exactly is meant by these settings? What does setting any of these
actually do?

2) Anisotropic filtering - if this is set to say 2x it will override an
application's default but if an application never had an anisotropic setting
in the first place will the drivers attempt to filter anyway at 2x.

3) Same question as 2) but Antialiasing setting in driver

4) What relation does Bilinear Filtering and Trilinear Filtering have to
Anisotropic filtering? In Quake 3 for example these are the two options and
there is no Anisotropic filtering option but benchmarks often refer to
running Quake 2 with Anisotropic filtering enabled. Am I missing something
here as this seems to be unexplained.

5) Last question if I have an nVidia card that doesn't support say 8x
Anisotropic filtering but set this on the driver what will happen?

Thanks in advance for any help on this subject.

Colin


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Old February 15th 04, 02:51 PM
Flow
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You want anisotropic unchecked.Makes things too slow.
bilineair and trilineair is about the curves of textures.
You wont notice much difference in a game but they also don't make things
slower.
Highperformance gives faster games at the cost of reduced imagequality.
I found between different detonator drivers that this slider does not work
with all of them.
And some versions give real ugly graphics while others don't,at the same
framerate!
So i use 41.09 for winxp and fps in nature(3dmark) goes from 63 to well over
100fps.
With 44.03 it starts from 50fps upto 80fps,so these are slower!
Ofcourse this differs from system to system,so experiment with the different
drivers.
You got GF4 card or less?Then do not go beyond the latest 4x.xx drivers.
Can give probs on certain games like soldier of fortune2 mp.

MSI Kt3 ultra
amd xp2400 + Corsair pc2700 512mb ddr
Asus gf4 ti4400 128mb core 300mhz. mem 600mhz det.41.09
realtek ethernet card 2x
SB live 5.1 + 56k pci modem v92 trust
liteon dvd player + hp 9300i cd writer
floppy drive + ibm deskstar 60gig 7200rpm
Aopen H600 with 2 casefans + superflower 420w psu
WinXP Pro with all updates.

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I have some questions about the nVidia Forceware drivers that I can't seem
to find the answer to. These questions relate to the performance and

quality
settings tab and are as follows

1) The Image Settings slider has High Performance - Performance -

Quality.
What exactly is meant by these settings? What does setting any of these
actually do?

2) Anisotropic filtering - if this is set to say 2x it will override an
application's default but if an application never had an anisotropic

setting
in the first place will the drivers attempt to filter anyway at 2x.

3) Same question as 2) but Antialiasing setting in driver

4) What relation does Bilinear Filtering and Trilinear Filtering have to
Anisotropic filtering? In Quake 3 for example these are the two options

and
there is no Anisotropic filtering option but benchmarks often refer to
running Quake 2 with Anisotropic filtering enabled. Am I missing something
here as this seems to be unexplained.

5) Last question if I have an nVidia card that doesn't support say 8x
Anisotropic filtering but set this on the driver what will happen?

Thanks in advance for any help on this subject.

Colin




 




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