Yesterday I installed the new Detonator3 6.18 driver for my TNT on Win98 (Diamond Viper 550 on ASUS P2B and a PIII 500). It fixes a problem with an OpenGL-plugin for WinAmp (with the older drivers I can run my plugin exactly one time, the second time I call the plugin (after stoping it of course) I get no rendering, although I get a rendering context and all). BUT I ran 3DMark 2000, too (Yes, I know it’s DirectX). The old drivers (3.68, 5.22, 5.33) gave me about 2000 3DMarks, the new one (6.18) only about 1500 !!! arggggg (the helicopter-scene is desperatly slow; my OpenGL stuff seems to run slower, too)
Does anybody know, what could have happend? nVidia says the new driver should SPEED UP things for all chips (Tom’s Hardware has even measured a speed up (on 1GHz PIII)).
[This message has been edited by Marc (edited 08-16-2000).]