The drivers or the sli profile is absolutely atrocious for me. I'm currently running tri sli 470's and before was able to hold 60fps out in the field with AA on with around 70-80% usages on all gpu's. Now with these installed my usage instantly spikes to 99% on all 3 gpu's sending temp's through the roof with 100% fan speed and less than 30fps. Time to tinker again...
Install blew out my sli profiles. Had to fix the profiles and now its back to working about the same as the 258.96 drivers.
Edited, Sep 14th 2010 7:46pm by rubypenguin
Did you remember to turn SLI back on after the update? It will shut off SLI after you install new drivers, so you have to manually turn it back on.
BTW: I reran the benchmark with these new drivers, and 3D looks excellent! I don't have much 3D gaming experience yet, but it's done better than TF2, Left 4 Dead, and Crysis (the few games I've tried in 3D). Compared to moveis, I'd say it's better than Avatar did, and on par with RE: Afterlife's 3D effects. I took a huge performance hit for 3D, though: 2395 without SLI (I forgot to turn it back on myself the first time) and 3280 with SLI enabled. I'm going to run it without 3D Vision next, to see how it compares of my non-3D score before the new drivers (7324).