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WASD
 WASD
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Anyone try the XP versions yet??

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2009 9:40 pm
strudinox
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New ones out today!

Installing now...

This is a WHQL-candidate driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, and 300-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs.
This driver resolves fan speed issues reported with version 196.75 drivers. NVIDIA asks that you remove 196.75 drivers and update to either 196.21 WHQL drivers or to this 197.13 WHQL-candidate driver.
New in Version 197.13

  • Adds support for Next Generation ION.
  • Adds support for GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 340.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
  • Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
  • Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
  • Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
  • Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
  • Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology

  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Mass Effect 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Zombie Driver.
  • Enhanced SLI support for Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Unigine, and World of Warcraft.
  • Adds Ambient Occlusion support for Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Need for Speed: Shift, Resident Evil 5, RUSE, and Street Fighter IV.
  • Adds override anti-aliasing support for Mass Effect 2.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

197.13

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Posted : 17/03/2010 6:23 pm
BabyBalla
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197.41 Modded
http://tfragd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&p=373#p373

These will work for your current card. Your welcome

~~~These may mess up your card. Try these on your on risk. I will not be responsible for anything.~~~~

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Posted : 07/04/2010 6:18 pm
Anonymous
 Anonymous
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Running 197.13's any pointers or anything I should know?

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Posted : 09/04/2010 10:25 pm
Jester
(@jester)
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Not really. But the 257.15 BETA drivers are the best NVIDIA drivers I have ever used by far!

Windows 7 64 bit / Windows Vista 64 bit

Windows 7 32 bit / Windows Vista 32 bit

Windows XP 64 bit

Windows XP 32 bit

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Posted : 24/05/2010 10:45 am
the_man550
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What news do they bring one might wonder? πŸ™‚

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Posted : 24/05/2010 10:59 am
Jester
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New in Version 257.15

  • Adds support for Blu-ray 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.
  • Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    - Up to 14% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 noAA/AF – Tessellation on)
    - Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham Asylum (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF PhysX=High)
    - Up to 5% in BattleForge (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High settings)
    - Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    - Up to 4% in Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Enthusiast setting)
    - Up to 24% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (1920x1200 no AA/AF)
    - Up to 9% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF)
    - Up to 25% in Just Cause 2 (2560x1600 no AA/AF - Concrete Jungle)
    - Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 no AA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    - Up to 40% in Metro 2033 with SLI ((1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    - Up to 8% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 no AA/AF – Day)
    - Up to 110% in Stone Giant with SLI (2650x1600 – Tessellation on, DoF on)
    - Up to 6% in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (2560x1600 no AA/AF)
    - Up to 9% in Unigine: Tropics (2560x1600 no AA/AF – OpenGL)
    - Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Performance and Extreme Presets)
    - Up to 19% with Transparency AA (1920x1200 4xTrSS – measured in Crysis)
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0222.
  • Adds support for OpenGL 4.0 for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs.
  • Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1 which includes significant performance increases for double precision math operations. See CUDA Zone for more details.
  • Adds support for new extreme Antialiasing modes for 3-way SLI PCs, including up to SLI48x AA for GeForce 200 series GPUs and up to SLI96x AA for GeForce GTX 400 series GPUs.
  • Adds support for a new β€˜Quality’ mode for NVIDIA’s Ambient Occlusion control panel feature.
  • Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel setup page for SLI and PhysX for ultimate control over multi-gpu configurations.
  • Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel feature for ultimate control over CUDA GPUs, allowing the user to effectively choose which GPU will power each CUDA application.
  • 3D Vision customers can download the v257.15 3D Vision.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver.

Additional Information:

  • Installs HD Audio driver version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
  • Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
  • Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1.
  • Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
  • Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

96x AA with GTX 400 Tri-SLI. I wonder what 128x AA would look and perform like with GTX 480 4-way SLI. πŸ˜€

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Posted : 24/05/2010 11:30 am
strudinox
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I'll give them a try today. What makes them so much better?

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Posted : 24/05/2010 12:47 pm
Jester
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Member Moderator

Much better 3DMark Vantage scores, and better PhysX performance. New OpenGL support (4.0), new features in the NVIDIA control panel (advanced CUDA configurations). Higher AA levels with multi-GPU setups, there should be better 4-way SLI support, and the GTX 400 multi-monitor temperature issue should have been addressed.

197.55 WHQL driver vs 257.15 BETA driver.

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Posted : 24/05/2010 12:55 pm
Joe
 Joe
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I thought optimizing drivers for certain benchmarks was illegal?

Anyway, they look much better. What about game performance levels? (For you)

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Posted : 24/05/2010 2:21 pm
Jester
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Member Moderator

Unnoticeable changes, except in some PhysX games such as Metro 2033 and Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason with advanced PhysX enabled. Performance improvements are more noticeable with multi-GPU setups according to NVIDIA. These drivers aren't optimized to provide better performance in specific benchmarks or games, those are just side effects of the awesomeness of these drivers. πŸ˜€

These drivers also allow SLI support for the EVGA OC Scanner.

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Posted : 24/05/2010 2:23 pm
AnimalMother92
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Cool, downloading now. Hope it helps my 285 in ArmA2 :eyeroll:

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Posted : 25/05/2010 12:30 am
AnimalMother92
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Renound

Yikes, I've gotten 2 BSODs today with these drivers πŸ™

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Posted : 26/05/2010 3:33 am
Joe
 Joe
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wow, that's pretty bad. What were the error messages?

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Posted : 26/05/2010 4:18 am
strudinox
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No errors here... I absolutly love these drivers! I get a HUGE performance boost in BC2!

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Posted : 26/05/2010 7:08 am
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