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Strange issues with new 660Ti (Lighting / AA)

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September 12, 2012 8:23:53 PM

Today my MSI PE GTX 660Ti arrived and after removing my old amd drivers and then installing the nvidia drivers I went to go and play a few games and test it out. I found some wierd graphical issues in two of the games I played.

Battlefield 3

Strange dark areas when 4 x MSAA is enabled in the second level of the game ( It has not happened on the other singleplayer and MP maps I have played). Performance however is very good keeping a solid 60fps at Ultra settings.

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DayZ

I have had 2 issues relating to lighting (one that also appeared in BF3 however I did not get a screen cap of it where the light seems to change depending on where you are facing allowing for lights to pass through walls and other strange behaviours). In the 2 images the lighting changes drasticly when I move a very small amount.

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Anyone have any ideas why this is? I am running the latest drivers from Nvidia 306.02 I believe. Is the card faulty or is this a driver issue?

Specs

AMD FX8150
Asus Sabretooth 990Fx R2.0
8GB 1866Mhz
GTX 560Ti

Thanks in advance.
September 12, 2012 8:34:05 PM

didn't you read the new Tom's review of 660Tis??? they suck at using any kind of AA
September 12, 2012 8:43:29 PM

dingo07 said:
didn't you read the new Tom's review of 660Tis??? they suck at using any kind of AA

His errors have nothing to do with a card being "bad" at AA. I would read that article again if I were you BTW, I think you missed the point of their testing.

Anyway I looks like a driver issue. More specifically how the 306.02 beta drivers don't support the new 660ti. Remove the 306.02 drivers and install the 305.68 WHQL drivers which do in fact support a 660ti.
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September 12, 2012 8:54:42 PM

proxy711 said:
His errors have nothing to do with a card being "bad" at AA. I would read that article again if I were you BTW, I think you missed the point of their testing.

Anyway I looks like a driver issue. More specifically how the 306.02 beta drivers don't support the new 660ti. Remove the 306.02 drivers and install the 305.68 WHQL drivers which do in fact support a 660ti.


Strange that is what NVidia recommended for my card. It even says supported. I will try anyway.
September 12, 2012 9:01:09 PM

Bladesfist said:
Strange that is what NVidia recommended for my card. It even says supported. I will try anyway.

I agree that does seem weird. Unless i missed something in the driver description, because all I see under the supported 600 series gpus is:
Quote:
Supported:
GeForce 600 SeriesGeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605


But even if I missed something it doesn't matter you should try out a different driver to rule out any driver issues.
September 12, 2012 9:25:31 PM

Changed to the drivers you suggested and have the same problem
a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 3:01:24 AM

have you properly uninstall your previous amd drivers? sometimes just normally uninstall the old driver are not enough especially if you were changing brands between amd and nvidia. try running program like driver sweeper to completely wipe out amd drivers in your system. then try re-install nvidia drivers
September 13, 2012 7:13:58 AM

Ran driver sweeper which got rid of some registry keys but the problem is still there. It may be worth mentioning that MSI Live Update does not pick up my card when it scans, instead a small white box is placed on it.
a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 9:04:02 AM

when running driver sweeper did you sweep drivers for nvidia as well?
September 13, 2012 12:57:48 PM

I just sweeped all the nvidia drivers as well. Installed the latest WHQL drivers and the issue persists.
September 13, 2012 1:41:18 PM

just for arguments' sake, have you turned OFF MSAA and played? and did you have the same results???
September 13, 2012 1:43:39 PM

I have already said the issue in BF3 only happens with MSAA on. However without it there are still some wierd lighting (no where near as bad on that level). The Arma 2 issue happens with no AA.
September 13, 2012 1:49:56 PM

RMA

actually, I would start from scratch, with all the lowest settings with a low resolution (1024x768), and see how that is

if it's no problem then goto the next res, again will all low video settings

eventually you will find the culprit setting
September 13, 2012 1:57:56 PM

I have had the other lighting issue on low as well
September 13, 2012 2:08:43 PM

Bladesfist said:
I have had the other lighting issue on low as well

maybe you didn't understand... or I didn't adequately explain...

Resolution does not equal Video Settings

what is the resolution your monitor is set at?
September 13, 2012 2:12:38 PM

both monitors are at 1920 x 1080, I will try lowering it in a second.
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