Benchmarks & Performance Analysis
Here are our results of thirty-one games and 2 synthetics compared between GeForce 347.88 TITAN X launch drivers, and GeForce 347.52 WHQL drivers using the GTX 980, compared between the latest WHQL driver 350.12 using the both GTXes. Each set of WHQL drivers is compared against the other in the two results column and the higher performance number is in bold. If there is a tie, both results are given in bold type.
We note some solid performance improvements with Nvidia’s new GeForce 350.12 over the older drivers in only a few games for the TITAN X. It would appear that the TITAN X launch drivers have many of the performance increases of the latest WHQL.
However, the performance increases with the GTX 980 are substantial almost across the board! Recommended.
Interestingly, even the drivers that were released before GTA V came out were quite mature, so it appears that Nvidia has been optimizing for this game for quite some time.
So far, we would recommend upgrading to the latest GeForce 350.12 driver because there are generally incremental advantages, and no large performance-impacting negatives that we encountered. It is also the driver to use for the latest really fun games that we are playing including GTA V (which is why this evaluation is so much later than usual). It appears that Nvidia releases a WHQL driver with each new major PC release and we are looking forward to the next one.
Stay tuned, next up we are benching for a TITAN X versus CrossFire versus SLI Showdown featuring overclocking without limits! We are also writing our long-delayed HyperX Cloud gaming headset review right now for publication at this weekend.
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