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Windows 7: NVIDIA Graphics Drivers for Windows 7

11 Jan 2009   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
NVIDIA Graphics Drivers for Windows 7

"NVIDIA® graphics will take full advantage of the new features and functionality of Windows 7, the next generation operating system from Microsoft. NVIDIA has been working closely with Microsoft to enrich users’ experience with Windows 7 and to ensure that beta users of Windows 7 get full support and an unsurpassed graphics experience on NVIDIA-based graphics cards.
“We expect Windows 7, coupled with NVIDIA’s graphics technologies, to deliver the fundamental performance our mutual customers have come to expect. NVIDIA’s graphics technologies enable applications to take advantage of the visual capabilities in Windows 7 such as manipulating photos, video, and 3D graphics. With the expertise NVIDIA has in visual computing, they have been a key contributor to the development of Windows 7.”
Mike Nash
Corporate Vice President of Windows Product Management
Microsoft Corporation [make certain of quote approval]

NVIDIA drivers for Windows 7 Beta
NVIDIA drivers for the Windows 7 Beta release can be downloaded directly from Microsoft’s Windows Update service.

Instructions:
  1. After a fresh installation of the Windows 7 Beta, click on the Start button.
  2. Click Windows Update (it will be pinned to the top of the start menu). You can also type “Windows Update” into the start menu Search to locate Windows Update.
  3. Within Windows Update, locate and install the NVIDIA driver update (it will either be an important update or an optional update depending on your system)."
NVIDIA Graphics Supercharge Microsoft Windows 7

Norm


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11 Jan 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Or you can just use Vista drivers, since driver architechure is largely unchanged.
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11 Jan 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Yeah, but they give you lower performance WEI scores, and the WDDM 1.1 doesn't drop your GPU clocks when idling....
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11 Jan 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm Ive already installed the vista drivers from nvidia's site.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
johngalt

 

I prefer the nVidia drivers, too, don't get me wrong - the main thing I saw was that the WDDM drivers don't *seem* to also use the GPU for Physics, hence the poor performance in games - but, the desktop doesn't need physics, hence the higher score - more of the GPU is available for desktop rendering.

I'll take a .4 drop in my desktop WEI to get much better performance in games. But not everyone thinks like that - and there are those that believe that WEI is the end all be all and don't realize just how much of a crock it is....
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12 Jan 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I cant find DualView anywhere in the 181.20 driver CP.
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12 Jan 2009   #7
TekWarren

Windows 7 x64 Build 7000
 
 

I'm glad nvidia is supporting mobile GPU's now with drivers (even if beta). First thing I noticed when I used drivers direct from Nvidia is that Aero started working...I couldn't figure out why the minimized app window preview wasn't working. Also if you install the physX software it will not find a compatible GPU unless you install the drivers downloaded Nvidia directly.
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14 Jan 2009   #8
Gary

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I prefer the nVidia drivers, too, don't get me wrong - the main thing I saw was that the WDDM drivers don't *seem* to also use the GPU for Physics, hence the poor performance in games - but, the desktop doesn't need physics, hence the higher score - more of the GPU is available for desktop rendering.

I'll take a .4 drop in my desktop WEI to get much better performance in games. But not everyone thinks like that - and there are those that believe that WEI is the end all be all and don't realize just how much of a crock it is....
The WEI is just a number and does not really mean anything, you can hack it and make it anything you want to. I was having problems with the WDDM drivers so I installed 181.20 and it works great.
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14 Jan 2009   #9
nizaradil

 
 

tank U man
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14 Jan 2009   #10
3o5

Vista Enterprise x64
 
 

ive tried installing the driver from the windows update install but for some reason it erorrs and im not able to install it, anyone have an ideas?
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