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:: UPDATES

:: DETAILS

  • v58.21
  • mobile driver for 2K.XP, filedate 18.06.2004, released 03.09.2004
  • MultiLanguage, Setup included, WHQL
  • from DELL for Inspiron 5160 (FX Go5200), version A06

:: OPEN ISSUES

:: ISSUES RESOLVED

:: OPINION [*by LSudlow]

  • Dell ...Better late than never.
  • I don't normally review older drivers, but since Dell has been terrible about releasing drivers for the Inspiron series (current version for the i5150 is only 45.86), the release of 58.21 is a cause for celebration.
  • 58.21 is an odd duck. It's the latest 5x.xx driver we've seen, and is the only 58.xx driver we've ever heard of. It's dated about three months ago. Maybe Dell was planning to release this series for all of the Inspiron line but decided to wait for a newer series.
  • As it happens, they've only released it for their new Inspiron 5160, a model that (as far as I can determine) is only available in Europe and is virtually indistinguishable from the 5150. However, its Geforce FX Go5200 uses a different internal ID number, which implies a design update. I'd like to try one in in my 5150 to see how it compares.
  • You'll notice the benchmark numbers in the late 5x and early 6x range are pretty variable. 58.21 scores with the best of them and is a near match for my current favorite, 65.90. It lacks the features of the 65 and 66 series, and probably isn't fully compatible with Windows XP SP2 or DirectX 9c. However, being the latest 5x.xx driver it's very polished and bug free, and it has some pretty good muscle.
  • If, like many, you prefer the 5x.xx series, 58.21 is definitely worth checking out, especially if you want an official driver.

:: BENCHMARK [*by LSudlow]

Driver.....3DMark01.....3DMark03

53.03........6963.........1335

53.04........6965.........1332

53.06........6976.........1333

53.30........6940.........1335

53.81........6943.........1337

54.01........6833.........1307

56.55........6744.........1306

56.56........6731.........1304

56.64........6661.........1277

56.72........6822.........1308

56.82........6591.........1271

58.21........6803.........1308

60.60........6536.........1190

60.72........6826.........1253

60.80........6484.........1186

61.11........6446.........1186

61.12........6639.........1215

61.21........6620.........1213

61.40........6697.........1269

61.80........6702.........1271

62.01........6896.........1308

62.11........6897.........1308

62.20........6890.........1307

65.62........6776.........1301

65.73........6806.........1307

65.90........6806.........1308

66.00........****.........1309

These results can be discussed in the Benchmark Section of the Forum over HERE.

NOTE: I use a home-grown inf (especially modded & tweaked for DELL's Inspiron 5150), which can be found HERE.

Pieter's version may perform quite differently.

:: DOWNLOAD & x-click-but21.gif

filesize 8.515.571 bytes

mobile INF modified for v58.21

:: INTENDED CARDS FROM ORIGINAL INF

v58.21

NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.3 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 "

OEMv58.21INF.zip (4.58k) (37 downloads)

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