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DeathKillDestroy Dec 21, 2012 @ 5:33pm
Nvidia 3.10.19 driver VASTLY improves TF2 performance...
Hi guys, I previously had posted a report that my TF2 graphics were laggy with 3.10.1.
I just installed 3.10.19 directly from the Nvidia web site (in terminal with xorg halted, of course) and I couldn't be happier with the performance of my old 9600M-GT. What a difference!!! stuck in native resolution, but who cares-It's fast! better than under Windows! I'll fix the resolution issue manually, later...maybe
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Diversant Dec 21, 2012 @ 8:57pm 
Hmmm.. had installed 310.19 long before, but TF2 performance was quite poor (consider it non-playable). Several hours ago was an update, I'll try to run TF2 now...
SUSEd Dec 22, 2012 @ 12:12am 
Originally posted by Diversant:
Hmmm.. had installed 310.19 long before, but TF2 performance was quite poor (consider it non-playable). Several hours ago was an update, I'll try to run TF2 now...

What is your video card and how much FPS do you have in TF2?
Diversant Dec 22, 2012 @ 12:16am 
I don't know console command to measure it, but it hardly reaches 10fps.
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT.
The game still launches in a window (not fullscreen).

Operating System Version:
Linux (32 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.7-gentoo
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce 9600 GT/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 310.19
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x622
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Video Cards Not Detected

I run 2-monitor system, but to get rid of the problem of Steam and games being launched in the middle of both screens I separated screens.
Last edited by Diversant; Dec 22, 2012 @ 12:17am
SUSEd Dec 22, 2012 @ 12:40am 
cl_showfps 2.
Diversant Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:50am 
hmmm.. above 30 :) Played MWM map, was quite playable, but not quite fun. And I'm not happy with performance. I don't know what affects fps most. But TF2 (not beta) if not crashed at startup is not playable. Sometimes I believe that many open windows in Steam overlay affect fps.
TF2 Beta now is more playable than TF2.
SUSEd Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:55am 
Do you launched with recommened advanced graphical settings? (its marked with *)
Diversant Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:59am 
I suppose it's not the graphic issue itself ;) there's some precaching or something in-game. TF2 Beta is quite playable and I don't even see the point of reducing graphic level (By the way I suppose it's on the default, I don't remember changing it. I think it corresponds to *)
simon1573 Dec 22, 2012 @ 2:55am 
Originally posted by Diversant:
I don't know console command to measure it, but it hardly reaches 10fps.
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT.
The game still launches in a window (not fullscreen).

Operating System Version:
Linux (32 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.7-gentoo
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce 9600 GT/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 310.19
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x622
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Video Cards Not Detected

I run 2-monitor system, but to get rid of the problem of Steam and games being launched in the middle of both screens I separated screens.

How hard is it to update the nVidia-drivers? I'm tempted, but I really don't want to mess up anything atm haha.
Last edited by simon1573; Dec 22, 2012 @ 3:01am
AsciiWolf Dec 22, 2012 @ 3:04am 
Originally posted by Diversant:
I don't know console command to measure it, but it hardly reaches 10fps.
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT.
NVidia GeForce 9600GSO (512MB VRAM version) & driver v310.19 here.
And also experiencing the same bad performance...
Diversant Dec 22, 2012 @ 3:45am 
Originally posted by simon1573:
How hard is it to update the nVidia-drivers?
In Gentoo Linux not much harder than
emerge nvidia-drivers
;)
But if the ebuild exists in official Gentoo repository, and config files should be edited manually to run ~ (unstable) versions of packages.
simon1573 Dec 22, 2012 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by Diversant:
Originally posted by simon1573:
How hard is it to update the nVidia-drivers?
In Gentoo Linux not much harder than
emerge nvidia-drivers
;)
But if the ebuild exists in official Gentoo repository, and config files should be edited manually to run ~ (unstable) versions of packages.

http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/12/install-nvidia-driver-31309-beta-in.html
I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. Followed this guide and it went all smooth. Haven't had time to check performance yet, but I guess it'll be a happy surprice!
Last edited by simon1573; Dec 22, 2012 @ 11:31am
Niko Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:22am 
Originally posted by Diversant:
hmmm.. above 30 :) Played MWM map, was quite playable, but not quite fun. And I'm not happy with performance. I don't know what affects fps most. But TF2 (not beta) if not crashed at startup is not playable. Sometimes I believe that many open windows in Steam overlay affect fps.
TF2 Beta now is more playable than TF2.

I have the same card and works perfect for me, all maxed up but except for the filters, I didnt saw any fps problems... My cpu is a Phenom II 720 that could be the difference.

Processor Information:
Vendor: AuthenticAMD
Speed: 2812 Mhz
3 logical processors
3 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Supported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Linux (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.6.6-1-ck
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11301000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce 9600 GT/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 313.09
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x622
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 1600 x 900
Desktop Resolution: 1600 x 900
Primary Display Size: 17.44" x 9.80" (20.00" diag)
44.3cm x 24.9cm (50.8cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 512 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC888

Memory:
RAM: 3949 Mb

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