Nvidia releases new Geforce Driver

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Performance Increases promised

Geforce v178.13 releasedNvidia have today released their new Geforce driver package, version 178.13, which will support the GeForce 6,7, 8, 9 and 200-series GPU's. The latest driver is available for Windows XP and Vista both 32 and 64 bit versions. Release highlights include:

  • WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
  • Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
  • Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
  • Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel D5400XS motherboards.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • 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 several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v178.13 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver: - Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    - Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
    - Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
    - Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
    - Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    - 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
    - 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
    - 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    - 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
  • Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
It is available to download from the Nvidia website and you can also discuss in our forums here.
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21-09-2008, 13:53:21

Doesnt seem to remove the overclock3d water mark at the bottom even when registered?

Am i supposed to be clicking a link somewhere instead of goin straight to upload.overclock3d.net ?



21-09-2008, 14:19:53

Unfortunately that feature is yet to be implemented.

21-09-2008, 14:28:52


or on the to do list? :p

21-09-2008, 14:32:38

I wish I knew mate :-/.

21-09-2008, 15:14:28

ok thanks mate

*pokes jim*

22-09-2008, 01:35:59

It is on Jim's to-do list and he will get around to it as soon as he can mate :)

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