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RTM display drivers

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    RTM display drivers


    When Windows 8 is RTM does that mean the WMMD display drivers will no longer be used? Afterburner,an MSI Gpu overclocking utility will not work with the WMMD drivers. Also I noticed when I use Passmark performance test, on the Cpu portion I get scores as if I had it overclocked to 4.5 GHz. at stock clocks yet when I run 3DMark 11 I get abysmal Cpu scores.Any insight would be welcomed.Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Well it's always been the case that the shipping drivers are bare bones and don;t support a lot of or any vendor spefcific features.

    So I'm not sure that Windows 8 will be any different from 7, vista or XP. It's pretty much expected that you need to install the manufacturers real drivers in order to get full functionality. D3 and another 3d game would not even run with the included nvidia drivers with windows 8 I seem to recall. Installed the latest from the nvidia website and everything I've tried so far works fine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8 has a new WDDM driver version 1.2 I believe. Chances are that might be the reason why your utilities aren't working because they aren't compatible with version 1.2. The RTM build will have those weird things fixed out because I remember when Windows 7 was in beta, people got MUCH higher performance scores compared to after with the RTM. Overall, expect weird things!
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    windows sever 2008 , windows 7 , linux , unis (a little)


    Actually RTM = Release to Manufactuers ( Hp,Dell ect...) they get it a bit before us
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