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GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:45 am

This just came out this morning... Grab them while they are hot - http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

The driver weighs in at 95.7MB for the 64-bit Vista driver!
This is a WHQL-candidate driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 182.05:

* Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
* Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 182.05 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
o Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
o Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
o Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
o Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
o Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
* Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
* Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
* Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
* Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

Existing Support:

* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
* Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
* Supports 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.
* Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
* Supports CUDA.
* Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
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Re: GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by gwolfman » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:42 am

Thanks for the post!

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Re: GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by InspectahACE » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:40 pm

Now...did they say it was a candidate due to it being beta or it one of those political guff Nvidia is pullin?..I ask since the link only got me to the 181.22 WHQL drivers...and list the 182.05 as beta on their site..beta drivers give my system the runs lol i got confused when I saw WHQL on the post lol
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Re: GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by smack323 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:57 pm

nice boost for GRID
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Re: GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by geokilla » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:29 pm

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Re: GeForce Forceware 182.05 WHQL Release Canidate Driver

Post by wollyka » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:46 am

does those fix the Unreal 3 powered engine games crash on vista x64? i am having problems with my old 8800Gtx and those games since forceware 178.xx

edit: i've read on other forums that they may fix this issue, hopefully they will do :)
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