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  • Shining Arcanine
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    How is being within 50% of the proprietary driver's performance good? That is not acceptable for gamers.

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  • Thunderbird
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    Really make sure that both drivers are running the GPU at the same clock speeds else especially on the 8600GT / 8800GT you may be comparing apples to oranges.

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  • Artemis3
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    The 8800GT and the 9800GT are virtually identical. Cards using the g92a chip can happily crossflash into either without issues. Some 9800GT come with the g92b chip which is 55nm instead of 65nm, and allows tri-sli. The 9800 firmware supports phys, and thats about it.

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  • marek
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    I think VDrift just uses a different feature set for the GL3 and GL2 APIs, with the GL2 code path being simpler and therefore faster than the GL3 one.

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