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[SJ]DieselJC

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New Nvidia Drivers out
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:49:48 am »
In case anyone missed this at No-Grip

NVIDIA releases a new ForceWare driver today. This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs.

Exciting New Features:
* Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. Learn more here.
* Enables NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Now you can easily switch between multi-monitor desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming mode. Learn more here.
* Enables NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. (Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).

Blazing Fast Performance:
* Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 WHQL drivers vs. Release 178 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
o Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
o Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
o Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
o Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
o Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
o Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
o Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
o Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
o Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
o Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict

And More:
* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
* Supports CUDA.
* Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
* Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
* Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
* Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

Download:

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk


http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us





I havent tried these yet...anyone try these yet? with my new card I'm curious if I should or not..I like to keep things up to date but after the last download with my old card I wanted some feedback first.

JC
« Last Edit: November 21, 2008, 12:15:58 pm by [SJ]DieselJC »

[SJ]Stein

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 06:58:36 pm »
Tis funny that finally after all the SLI hype and it not "improving that much" for the way we play that they suddenly bring out a driverpack that DELIVERS the promises everybody had hoped for.



Ehr.. i just updated a week ago.. you have a go first.. hahahaha    lol



Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]DieselJC

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 11:25:17 am »
I was hoping you were gonna be the tester..after the last "update" I did for my old card I am pretty gun shy now..even tho I did stick with nvidia for my new card, not too enthusiastic about their "updates"...but I love my new 9500GT with the 1Gig Memory..wow!

JC

[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 01:12:22 pm »
I'll give these a try, as I am having occassional "driver stopped responding" errors when I overclock my GPU so this might fix it  :can of worms:

Installing now, I'll let you know how I get on - but probably wont test much til later tonight, got a day of rugby to watch :)

[SJ]Kristof Huyck

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 01:22:00 pm »
I'll give these a try, as I am having occassional "driver stopped responding" errors when I overclock my GPU so this might fix it  :can of worms:

Installing now, I'll let you know how I get on - but probably wont test much til later tonight, got a day of rugby to watch :)


Those errors are caused because you probably overclocked it too far I think  :)

[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 02:23:01 pm »
Aye it's the overclocking that causes the problem, if I tone it down it's not a problem.

When I was using windows XP I'd start seeing glitches/artifacts in the graphics if the GPU was overclocked too far. Since I got vista I just get the driver error before there are any sort of glitches in the graphics, that's why I am wondering if a different driver might get a little more squeezed out of it.

Anyway, the initial results are good. Without GPU overclocked 3DMark06 score improved from 10291 to 10537 with the new driver. In GTR Evo, sitting in the pits at Puebla fps improved from 103 to 111. Going to overclock it now and leave it running a stress test while I watch the rugby.


[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 02:39:36 pm »
Played for a few hours now GTR Evo and Warhammer Online with my highest stable overclock (the one I used before Vista) and had no problems yet. Gets a thumbs up from me  thumbs up

[SJ]Swordy

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 09:16:33 pm »
My PC freezes on the desktop whenever I have the 180's on.....Guess mine is alergic to 'em :?:

[SJ]Stein

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 09:21:30 pm »
ehr.. downloaded.. installed and tested... no flaws as of yet...

but it might be something for all you Nvidia users out there to try the Nhancer program... UPDATE IT!

http://www.nhancer.com/

Download the latest on that front page...

and here's how to set it up..

ehr.. i've attached screenies..

Have fun, hope it helps..

turns out if you force the vertical sinc, that the game runs more stable.. less choppy on some parts of a track.

[SJ]Bob Bieber

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 05:38:40 am »
New version out as of Jan. 8th. These are much better for me under Windows 7.
Version:     181.20
Release Date:    January 8, 2009

Marcus

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Re: New Nvidia Drivers out
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 05:55:17 am »
New version out as of Jan. 8th. These are much better for me under Windows 7.
Version:     181.20
Release Date:    January 8, 2009


Using those too.  Under Vista I no longer have issues in COD5 or GTAIV