178.24 Official WHQL

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    http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk

    New in Version 178.24:
    Adds support for newly-released GeForce 9-series motherboard GPUs.
    Includes several application compatibility fixes. Please read the release documentation for more details.
    Release 178 Highlights:
    WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
    Adds support for GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT and 9400 GT GPUs.
    Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
    Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
    Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
    Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
    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 several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 178 drivers versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
    Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
    Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
    Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
    Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
    2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
    2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
    Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
    *Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.
     
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    Cheers V_R - looks like this one is worth the upgrade :D

    edit : Installing 109MB of goodness now :thumb:
     
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    Downloading these now, will let you know what I think of them.


    Regards,

    Wiz
     
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    Installed after i posted this, played a few hours of CoD4 between then and now, been fine. maybe even slightly better... :)

    (XP 32Bit)
     
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    Thanks for th reminder mate getting them now :)
     
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