Important improvement in Shader Model 2.0 with 3DMark 06 but in Shader Model 3.0 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) this driver is performing a bit worse than 8.96 28 February. Gained 30 points in SM 2.0, lost 30 points in SM 3.0, all in all no gains, no loses over 8.96 28 Feb.
Exactly the same performance delivered by all three drivers with 3DMark 11…
8.951.1 delivers exactly 1% less frames each second than 8.96 28 Feb in Cinebench’s OpenGL test.
The only thing noteworthy with Unigine Sanctuary and Tropics is that 8.951.1 and 12.2 WHQL (8.95) perform about the same in OpenGL; 8.96 28 Feb isn’t behaving as well as these two in OpenGL. All DirectX APIs run the same with all three drivers.