Nvidia 180.48 WHQL Drivers Out


V_R

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This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs.

Exciting New Features:
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. Learn more here.
  • Enables NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. (Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).
Blazing Fast Performance:
  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 WHQL drivers vs. Release 178 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
    • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
    • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
    • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
    • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
    • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
    • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict
And More:
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports CUDA.
  • Supports [email protected] 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 numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
*Note: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista: Quad SLI technology using GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.
  • GeForce GTX 280
  • GeForce GTX 260
  • GeForce 9800 GX2
  • GeForce 9800 GTX+
  • GeForce 9800 GTX
  • GeForce 9800 GT
  • GeForce 9600 GT
  • GeForce 9600 GSO
  • GeForce 9500 GT
  • GeForce 9500 GS
  • GeForce 9400 GT
  • GeForce 9400
  • GeForce 9300
  • GeForce 9200
  • GeForce 8800 Ultra
  • GeForce 8800 GTX
  • GeForce 8800 GTS 512
  • GeForce 8800 GTS
  • GeForce 8800 GT
  • GeForce 8800 GS
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
 
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Cheers V_R - sounds like there are some big improvements in this release :) Upgrading now!
 

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So i take it with the new Physx thing i could have a 9800GTX+ in one PCI-E slot and an 8600GT acting as a Physx card in the other PCI-E?????

Or if i had a 790i chipset Motherboard (Tri-Sli) i could SLI my 9800GTX+ and still use a 8600GT as a physx card???

Does that sound right?

Any reviews or benchmarks with a setup like that?
 

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Yes i believe so mate.

Forgot to post this before, These are supposed to be the 'Big Bang' Drivers. :)

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=594&pgno=0

Make of this what you will..... Maybe some salt is needed ;)

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Have loaded these drivers now, previously had the Beta drivers suited to Far Cry 2.

Seem ok but. I've just installed CoD5 and playing solo mode, the game has frozen once, after I got bayoneted. the sound was going on but all controls wouldn't work.

Exited game, restarted and has been ok since.

But FWIW I've read of other people having the same prob with CoD5, perhaps the first patch is imminent.

I haven't tried Far Cry 2 yet but I'll probably give it a go this evening at some stage.

Running Cod5 1920 x 1080, everything on or high and AA x4.
 

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floppybootstomp said:
Running Cod5 1920 x 1080, everything on or high and AA x4.

Thats pretty impressive? Is that on the 9800GTX?

V_R - thanks for the info mate.
 
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So, I don't have a "gaming" card so nVidia tells me ...


Your PC currently has the latest driver installed for your GPU. No driver update is necessary at this time.
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 178.24 drivers.


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These drivers are poor, these were meant to be nVidia's BIG BANG drivers, you won't get anything, anywhere NEAR what they claim, some are claiming lose in games FPS also. Not impressed!
 
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