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New NVidia driver 372.70 RBS + Core

Discussion in 'Systems' started by anr11, Aug 30, 2016.

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  1. I just installed this new driver and what a difference. The system is so responsive it feels like a completely different machine. This in addition to solving the high CPU usage from the System service has made a very noticeable difference in both responsiveness and temps. I haven't tried any games or benchmarks yet as I just installed the driver and wanted to post about the responsiveness increase in the hopes that others try the driver as well and share their experience. My setup is a GTX1080 with external monitor set to display only on the external.
     
  2. Firebat246

    Firebat246 The One


    Would love to see some benchmarks! Good news thanks for the update!
     
  3. I'm honestly not sure what kind of magical "Thunderbolt 3" fairy dust you guys are looking for but you ain't get anymore performance out of this thing. I've updated 372.70 soon as they released for BF1 Beta early access. Bench-marking came up no different, games perform the same. You guys can spit BS about "benches don't show real-world blah blah" but honestly benches have a purpose, it's always worked well the 13 years I've been building / overclocking PC's. Anything minuet comes across as a number change, easier than trying to monitor frames inconsistently looking at the mountain with heavy details in a game (don't want to listen to that one again).

    Firestrike: 12,790
    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/10023256

    Firestrike Ultra: 4693
    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/10023256

    I'm running 4k BF1 beta in DX11 ultra settings pulling 50-61fps (42% render res, 100% actual res rendered) w/ Blade 2016 + Core + 1080 FE. Friends i7-6700 (non-K) w/ 1080 FE is pulling 70-80+ frames same settings. No improvements, don't see any happening honestly (seriously). It is what it is, works great for that but it's got a bottleneck and no magic will change it. Saw Dell kept the proprietary connector on the new Alienware's announced for that reason along with a TB3 port.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    After hearing stuff like this, I kinda wish razer did go with a proprietary connector so there would be no bottleneck. Yeah i get they wanted the core to work with a bunch of other computers too if the manufacturers wanted it to, but hearing about the bottle necks is no fun at all :slightly_sad:
     
  5. Shredder, thanks for the info! Given that it is still new tech I am still holding out hope that a driver update might bring some optimizations, but I am quite happy with the current level of performance

    Katana, I feel differently. In fact I waited to see benchmarks of the Core+GPU prior to ordering one. I am actually quite amazed that it functions at all. I scanned benchmarks just to assure myself that the setup wasn't crippled and non-functional. Seeing results that a GTX 1070 in the core outperforms a 1060 in a desktop is quite amazing. The idea that with a single usb-c connector you can dock with keyboard and mouse, charge the laptop, utilize external GPU, then output back to the internal screen is a miracle of technology. If I can just receive mine and get started I'll be happy!

    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
  6. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree its awesome. And I'm still for sure picking one up along with a 1080 probably, once I order the new blade. But I just wish we could get every single ounce of juice possible out of the graphics card. But yeah its still an amazing feat that razer pulled with it.
     
  7. I would have been shocked if benchmark scores actually did increase by a meaningful amount (I still haven't had the time to run any). I only run them mainly to make sure that performance doesn't worsen significantly, indicating that something is wrong. The only reason I posted about this driver is because of the immediate and surprising difference I noticed just navigating the desktop. Suddenly everything was buttery smooth after this driver install. I think NVidia is continuing to improve the DPC latency issues with their recent driver releases.
     
  8. calj25

    calj25 New Member

    I have a razer blade 2016 and I intend to buy a razer core with 1080 gtx to play games in 4k resolution with my samsung 78 inch curved 4k TV. My question is can I output 4k 60hz audio and video out via hdmi in the razer core and play in the TV 4k 60hz with audio and video out?
     
  9. That's going to all depend on the video card you place inside the core. Make sure it has an HDMI 2.0 port and that you are using a compatible cable and it should work at least from the hardware perspective.
     
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