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Windows 7: NVIDIA to unify desktop and notebook driver releases

26 Apr 2010   #1
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
NVIDIA to unify desktop and notebook driver releases

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neowin.net
NVIDIA announced that they are starting a new initiative to merge driver releases for desktops and notebooks with their Verde program. Starting with the 256 ‘Fermi’ series of cards, all future driver releases will be universally compatible. This should come as great news to many notebook users who have been left behind with older driver versions, and often had to go through their notebook manufacturers for officially compatible releases.

While gamers are certainly going to benefit from this, it is also good news for those who want utilize programs that incorporate CUDA enabled performance enhancements. NVIDIA's 197 series driver will also enable utilization of 3D displays, and offer significant performance boosts for various games and applications.
Read the full article here.


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26 Apr 2010   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

GEEZ! FINALLY!!! I am an ATI fan, and I had ATI cards all my life. It's only been recently that I got in to nVidia since I just bought a laptop. And apparently, based on very extensive reasearch, only nVidia mobile GPUs seem to have GDDR RAM.

I don't know if ATI's support for Mobile GPUs is worse or better. Needless to say, I got very impatient waiting for nVidia to release updated drivers for my notebook.

Shopped at Newegg.
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26 Apr 2010   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
GEEZ! FINALLY!!! I am an ATI fan, and I had ATI cards all my life. It's only been recently that I got in to nVidia since I just bought a laptop. And apparently, based on very extensive reasearch, only nVidia mobile GPUs seem to have GDDR RAM.

I don't know if ATI's support for Mobile GPUs is worse or better. Needless to say, I got very impatient waiting for nVidia to release updated drivers for my notebook.

Shopped at Newegg.
Not an nVidia user myself right now (soon I will be), although Newegg.com is a great place to get anything.
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26 Apr 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not much different than from ATI, they started doing this a couple or releases ago. This is from the release notes from the Catalyst 10.3,

Quote:
The following notebooks are not supported in this release:
-Any notebook launched after this driver release
-Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel chipsets.
-Toshiba notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for driver
support for these notebooks)
-Sony VAIO notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for
driver support for these notebooks)
-Panasonic notebooks (please contact the notebook OEM for
driver support for these notebooks)
With the exception of the three mentioned, pretty much the same thing as what it says in the Neowin article.
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26 Apr 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Not an nVidia user myself right now (soon I will be), although Newegg.com is a great place to get anything.
If you don't mind doing business with the devil.
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26 Apr 2010   #6
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Not an nVidia user myself right now (soon I will be), although Newegg.com is a great place to get anything.
If you don't mind doing business with the devil.
Got something against newegg. ?
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26 Apr 2010   #7
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Not an nVidia user myself right now (soon I will be), although Newegg.com is a great place to get anything.
If you don't mind doing business with the devil.
Got something against newegg. ?
Rawr! TIGER DIRECT!! No, but i think that TigerDirect is the wallmart(ie: cheap prices, low quality) of tech. online stores. And i think newegg is the bestbuy+wallmart(ie: quality, but still cheap prices) of online tech. stores. So it all works out :P
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26 Apr 2010   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post

If you don't mind doing business with the devil.
Got something against newegg. ?
Rawr! TIGER DIRECT!! No, but i think that TigerDirect is the wallmart(ie: cheap prices, low quality) of tech. online stores. And i think newegg is the bestbuy+wallmart(ie: quality, but still cheap prices) of online tech. stores. So it all works out :P
Newegg was always great with shipping. XD

Well lets not go off-topic here, if you want go ahead and make a 'Newegg.com opinions' thread in chillout.
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26 Apr 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Got something against newegg. ?
Without going into details...yes.
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26 Apr 2010   #10
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Got something against newegg. ?
Without going into details...yes.
I'd like to know what, if you wouldn't mind PMing me them.
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