Category Archive: geforce

NVIDIA GTX 970 BUG

There has been a lot of media over the problems with the GTX 970 and the 4096MB VRAM it ships with. This page will make it clear why you should return the card as defective. First we use MSI Afterburner and the OSD so we can see immediately how much VRAM is being used ay …

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ZOTAC GT 730

The Zotac GT 730 (ZT-71101-10L) is a big step up from the GT 710 and GT 720. The Kepler GK208 processor is clocked at 902 MHz and has compute performance of around 720 GFLOPS First off the card using a PCI Express x16 slot which means it can be installed in any available slot. Many machines …

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VAMERY COUNTERFEIT NVIDIA CARDS

Avoid the Vamery brand of NVIDIA cards. They are counterfeit. They are older cards or counterfeits with a hacked BIOS to make them appear to be a more recent model such as a GTX 650 or GTX 760. Cards like the old GT 440 were being sold as GTX 660 cards etc. These are made …

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ZOTAC GT 740

Zotac GT 740

The Zotac GT 740 (ZT-71001-10L) is a basic entry level gaming card. 384 CUDA 2048MB GDDR5 128-bit 993 MHz GPU 80 GB/s memory bandwidth 5000 MHz memory speed DLI-D, HDMI, VGA Idle/2D power mode: approx. 5W Blu-ray & DVD playback mode: approx. 25W Full 3D performance mode: varies – worst case TDP 64W DX12 (feature …

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337.88 WHQL

337.88 was released on May 26, 2014 for WIndows Vista, Windows 7, and WIndows 8. When installing a new driver we recommend not selecting the GeForce Experience. This driver adds support for more games at 3820×2160. Call of Duty: Ghosts F1 2013 Hitman Absolution Sniper v2 DiRT 3 Just Cause 2 Team Fortress 2

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NVIDIA NVCUVENC

The NVIDIA NVCUVENC was widely used with video conversion programs. Mostly the CUDA engine was being used with H.264 video encoding. The NVCUVENC is provided by a DLL that was removed subsequent by NVIDIA with more recent drivers. NVCUVENC was deprecated with R337 branch in favor of the NVENC which offers superior video quality. NVENC is supported …

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EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW ACX

The EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW ACX (02G-P4-3757-KR) is an entry level gaming card. These cards are intended to replace the Geforce GTX 650 series. This card launched at $199 but fell quickly in the market. NVIDIA Maxwell GM107 640 CUDA 1189 MHz base clock 1268 boost clock 2048MB GDDR5 128-bit 5400MHz effective 86.4GB/s bandwidth ACX …

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CHANGING YOUR VIDEO CARD

Periodically gamers may want to change their video card. Today there are 2 choices, AMD and NVIDIA. Intel is only seen with integrated graphics. Ordinarily it should be possible to use add/remove and remove the display driver. This works most of the time. Unfortunately problems do occur. DDU Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal …

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GEFORCE EXPERIENCE

We strongly recommend removing the GeForce Experience from running with Windows. It has very high startup impact and has no real benefit for gamers at all. It is also spyware. It collections hardware specification, operating system, language settings, your games collection, etc. Privacy is meaningless considering all the break-ins. The rival AMD Gaming Evolved has …

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314.22 WHQL

314.22 was released on March 25, 2013 for WIndows Vista, Windows 7 and WIndows 8. Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs.GeForce 314.07 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are a few examples: GeForce GTX 680: Up to 41% faster in BioShock …

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