Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 3,324
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #831

    squall leonhart said:
    257.29 are still inverting my fan speeds on my 275.
    Well as far as I know that driver is mainly for ION and HD playback etc.
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  2. Posts : 1,663
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
       #832

    Everlong said:
    squall leonhart said:
    257.29 are still inverting my fan speeds on my 275.
    Well as far as I know that driver is mainly for ION and HD playback etc.
    People are seeing some decent FPS increases and PhysX score increases (Fluidmark) with these drivers. Gonna go ahead and download them. Not used to using modified .inf files, but it looks like it's just drag and drop into the extracted driver folder.

    I'll report back once I get them installed.
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  3. Posts : 3,324
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #833

    blackroseMD1 said:
    Everlong said:
    squall leonhart said:
    257.29 are still inverting my fan speeds on my 275.
    Well as far as I know that driver is mainly for ION and HD playback etc.
    People are seeing some decent FPS increases and PhysX score increases (Fluidmark) with these drivers. Gonna go ahead and download them. Not used to using modified .inf files, but it looks like it's just drag and drop into the extracted driver folder.

    I'll report back once I get them installed.
    I just wish the damn driver would be released by Nvidia already.
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  4. Posts : 343
    Windows 7
       #834

    Everlong said:
    squall leonhart said:
    257.29 are still inverting my fan speeds on my 275.
    Well as far as I know that driver is mainly for ION and HD playback etc.
    You know that doesn't mean anything :P

    UDA means its made for all cards. and 257.15 was doing the same thing.
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  5. Posts : 1,663
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
       #835

    Well, I got a 0.1 bump in my graphics scores in WEI. Also about a 4 FPS average increase in GTA IV and my temps are about the same. Not bad, I guess.
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  6. Posts : 255
    Windows 7 Professional 64
       #836

    New in Version 257.21 WHQL
    • 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.
      • 3D Vision customers can download the v257.21 3D Vision drivers 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.
    • 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. 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.
    • Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
    Last edited by Sanvean; 15 Jun 2010 at 10:19.
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  7. Posts : 70,199
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #837

    Thank you Dave. First post updated. :)
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  8. Posts : 3,324
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #838

    Awesome! I'll install them in a bit when I get chance. Please say the clock speeds are fixed with dual monitors
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  9. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #839

    Still not seeing this magical dual monitor idle clock speed fix that was supposed to come with these 256's. Think it was just some myth.
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  10. Posts : 255
    Windows 7 Professional 64
       #840

    My folding @Home increased notably, probably due to:
    Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1 which includes significant performance increases for double precision math operations.

    Here is the full release notes pdf:
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...ease_Notes.pdf

    Copied from PDF:
    "
    GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in
    Multi-display Modes
    This is a hardware limitation and not a software bug. Even when no 3D programs are
    running, the driver will operate the GPU at a high performance level in order to efficiently drive multiple displays. In the case of SLI or multi GPU PCs, the second GPU will always operate with full clock speeds; again, in order to efficiently drive multiple displays. Today, all hardware from all GPU vendors have this limitation."

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