Performance Graphics Drivers

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  • coojam 14 Oct 2012 21:56:32 625 posts
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    Hi guys,

    I've recently bought a new PC and am just tweaking a few things as I'm not quite getting the performance I was expecting. I haven't been into the PC gaming scene for a few years, but when I was in the past, there used to be performance graphics drivers you could download that would eek out improved performance over the stock ATI/Nvidia drivers.

    Do these still exist and if so can someone point me in the direction of them please? Google isn't really coming up trumps!
  • Carlo 14 Oct 2012 22:24:29 18,421 posts
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    Use the manufacturers drivers and utilities and overclock, or use the chip makers beta drivers which the utilities might not work with.
  • Metalfish 14 Oct 2012 22:39:46 8,937 posts
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    These only tend to come across my radar whenever a manufacturer has fucked up somewhere and the hardware is too obscure/old for them to bother to address it. Pretty rare and often your better off with some form of official drivers.
  • coojam 15 Oct 2012 00:01:12 625 posts
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    It's strange that I can't find any reference to it - it was really common practice among high end users 8+ years ago. I guess the manufacturers have become a bit more adept at it themselves.
  • overcorpse 15 Oct 2012 01:05:30 344 posts
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    @coojam I believe your referring to Omega drivers.I too have just got a new PC after a 7 year hiatus and that was the first place i visited after i got her up and running but it seems he has stopped doing them.He had a post on the site saying he was massively in debt or some such.

    http://www.omegadrivers.net/ now all it does is link you to the official sites.

    Edited by overcorpse at 01:17:36 15-10-2012
  • coojam 15 Oct 2012 10:13:08 625 posts
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    @overcorpse That's them, thanks! I was starting to think I'd imagined them. Still, it sounds like they've been completely sidelined now anyway.
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