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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

18 Jun 2010   #851
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The 257.21 x64 both beta and WHQL didn't give me the best performance and I noticed a loss of frames in a number of games so I reverted back to 197.45. These however seem to be good so far. Still have to test more but I get a few more frames in Just Cause 2 and a few older games I tested. Temp seems to be fair also and possibly a few degrees less than the 197.45.


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23 Jun 2010   #852
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

GF9600GT OC, 257.21 .. things are working out pretty good so far. 197.45 were a bit buggy for me. Temps are all reporting fine & cooling fine.
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29 Jun 2010   #853
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

258.69 beta:



New in Release 258.69
  • Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
  • 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.
New in Release 256 Drivers
  • Adds support for Blu-ray 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. Learn more about the hardware and software requirements here.
  • 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 9.10.0223.
  • 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 ‘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.
Additional Information:
  • Installs HD Audio driver version 1.0.10.1 (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. Learn more here.
  • 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 3.3 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.
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29 Jun 2010   #854
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Dave. First post updated.
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29 Jun 2010   #855
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 
cuda in new driver

Hi what is the new cuda option in the nvidia control panel!what does it mean do i have it on/off,and also iv lost a option but cant think what it is but a option is defo been lost in new driver control panel!!also i notice i lost a bit performance over my old driver !is this nvidia messing up again or is it the cuda option?
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29 Jun 2010   #856
richie1913

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Dont know what to make of these yet.fallout 3 Is working fine but shift will not run at all,going to try some more games now.

Racedriver grid works very well
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29 Jun 2010   #857
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
The 257.21 x64 both beta and WHQL didn't give me the best performance and I noticed a loss of frames in a number of games so I reverted back to 197.45. These however seem to be good so far. Still have to test more but I get a few more frames in Just Cause 2 and a few older games I tested. Temp seems to be fair also and possibly a few degrees less than the 197.45.
I also switched from 197.45 to 257.21 on an 8800GT and the Sims 3 started acting buggy. I switched in game from 1920x1080 to 1680x1050 and it helped for a time before going buggy again. I'm going to try the new beta 258.69, but I may have to go back to 197. No problems with any DVD, Flash or Silverlight content yet... just the Sims 3.
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29 Jun 2010   #858
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Can't seem to get the 258.69 on Nvidias download page. Only 256. driver. I'll try again tomorrow
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29 Jun 2010   #859
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Can't seem to get the 258.69 on Nvidias download page. Only 256. driver. I'll try again tomorrow
are you looking in the Beta & Archived drivers section?

It comes up as GeForce/ION Release 256, but shows version 258.69 after that - its just part of the 256 family - release date should show June 29, 2010
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29 Jun 2010   #860
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

poor nvidia, all these drivers yet still the best stable version is wddm 1.0 182.50 drivers.
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