Windows 8 gaming issue [probably poor NVIDIA drivers]

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Winter, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Winter

    Winter MDL Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Hey guys,

    Does anyone have an NVIDIA and Intel components installed in his desktop/laptop? I would like to ask about gaming performance.

    My spec is:
    i5m-2430 2.4 Ghz
    8 GB DDR3 RAM
    GeForce 540M 2 GB GDDR3
    Intel SSD 120 GB 330
    FullHD screen

    When comparing the newest Windows 8 to Windows 7 I have to mention poor gaming performance. I tested a few games including old titles (FarCry) and early released (CS:Go) and the result is simple, Windows 8 has some performance problems, I get less fps when playing CS:Go and some weird "microstuttering", even using Vertical Sync won't help. I'm kinda dissapointed, because it was the same when Windows Vista was released, almost 10% less fps in every games. Windows 8 seems less responsive than Windows 7, only booting is a bit faster (maybe 2 seconds).
  2. tranzmit

    tranzmit MDL Novice

    Sep 20, 2011
    issues with the drivers and not gonna lie your gaming card sucks but the ttoal opposite here heaps better gaming but i have a ivy bridge i5 3.5 ghz Quad core with a 7870 and its eats games for lunch like crysis 2 all maxed and supersampling on and everything 24 AA etc
  3. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2012
    I have GeForce GTX 260 OC (so, old one littlebit), new nVidia drivers 306.02 and have no problems with gaming performance.
  4. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

    Jun 13, 2011
    I have GeForce 540M and I can run Skyrim at Ultra settings on Windows 7.
    I bet on drivers problems, maybe the integrated card (Intel HD Graphics 3000) is used by Windows 8 (disabling Optimus into the BIOS might solve the problem).
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  5. LoRd1N

    LoRd1N MDL Novice

    Apr 30, 2011
    Update directx9, install .inf modded v306.02 driver, disable integrated graphics. And also CS:GO has some issues.
  6. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    Might not be related, but every once in awhile, I get a blue screen on boot ending with 18 and then the computer reboots and fires up perfectly fine. Only noticed this with 306.02.
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