Benchmarks & Performance Analysis
Here are our results of twenty-eight games and 2 synthetics compared between GeForce 347.09 WHQL and GeForce 344.75 WHQL drivers using the GTX 980. 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 347.09 over 344.75 in a few games with Assassin’s Creed Unity being a standout for the GTX 980. Generally, however, the performance is a mixed bag with more slight performance gains than losses.
We would recommend upgrading to the latest GeForce 347.09 driver because there are some advantages, and no large performance-impacting negatives that we encountered. It is also the driver to use for the latest games.
Stay tuned, next up we are benching for a brand new “mystery card” review that has delayed our GALAX GTX 970 EXOC evaluation for a few days!