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Windows 7: GeForce Release 180 BETA


28 Dec 2008   #1

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
GeForce Release 180 BETA

GeForce Release 180 BETA

This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

Exciting New Features:

* Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.
* 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).
* Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!

Blazing Fast Performance:

* Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 drivers vs. Release 178 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.

GeForce Release 180

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28 Dec 2008   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks Norm.
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29 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Build 6956 32bit
 
 

compatible with windows 7?
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29 Dec 2008   #4

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7 View Post
compatible with windows 7?
Ah, that's the question you blokes need to answer. According to Microsoft if it works with Vista it works with Windows 7

Norm
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29 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Build 6956 32bit
 
 

Thx Norm, if someone ends up testing this, please post if it works or not
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29 Dec 2008   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I tried installing it in seven and got a message saying that it was for Vista and installation was terminated. See this post for a Windows 7 driver. Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista

Gary
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29 Dec 2008   #7

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
I tried installing it in seven and got a message saying that it was for Vista and installation was terminated. See this post for a Windows 7 driver. Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista

Gary
I suppose this is the old Nvidea problem I used to have with Vista and 64 and 32 Bit Systems. It would always tell me I had the wrong O/S. There was I remember a workaround, but I can't recall just what it was. I think it had to do with not installing the drivers with the Nvidea installer but by an alternative method - Any body else remember this? I can't remember how but I know I did it and it worked

Norm
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29 Dec 2008   #8

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

The only thing I remember along these lines was turning off driver testing for 64 bit. I did find a driver for seven dated 12-2-2008. See this thread. Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista

Gary
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29 Dec 2008   #9

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
The only thing I remember along these lines was turning off driver testing for 64 bit. I did find a driver for seven dated 12-2-2008. See this thread. Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista

Gary

Is that the one Darkassain aka Dolly posted?

Norm
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29 Dec 2008   #10

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Well I saw Dolly/DA there, but I have to thank Baarod for the link to where I found the driver. Here: Source of up-to-date drivers

Gary
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