AMDMB has posted a small article on their website in which they compare the Detonator 44.67 with the Detonator 51.75 drivers. Unfortunately they have not made any image quality tests..
From these quick tests, it is clear that the new release 50 Detonator drivers from NVIDIA aren’t going to offer big performance gains for the current generations of video games. The purpose of this driver release is twofold: to improve DirectX 9 performance, and to make NVIDIA more competitive against ATI. Whether this driver accomplishes that in games like Half-Life 2 remains to be seen.
On the other hand, there are quite a few neat features that the Release 50 drivers introduce, but we were asked to keep that under wraps until the drivers are officially announced later this month. NVIDIA’s software development team has been hard at work the past few months on the graphics and platform end of things, and I will be excited to show you their work soon.
Here is one of their test results from the benchmark of X2 – The Threat :