Nvidia Detonator 5 Due Soon?

Posters Name: Kagato
Posters Email: kagato@mwgl.org
Subject: Nvidia Detonator 5 Due Soon?

An interesting little story brought to you buy the folks over at the inquirer. Apparently Nvidia is poised to soon be releasing their Detonator 5 series of drivers for their video adapters. Besides it being the next step in their evolution of drivers, there's news of new performance tweaks:

We got a nice explanation from nVidia here in Taipei, that Anisotropic performance in 28.32 and previous Geforce 4 drivers where not as fast as you might expect because the Nvidia driver team focused on FSAA performance first, since they accepted that as a priority. After that they started to work on improving Anisotrotropic performance, I'm told.

You'll enjoy this driver. It's unusual that you get something extra from a new driver, mostly they're just for bug fixes and the like.
I imagine some of this falls on the heals of news of ATi's upcoming chipsets and Nvidia is wanting to squeeze out every extra bit of strength they can with their current line of cards.

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