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Nvidia released its new 270 driver series today, with a full set of new tools and performance improvements. Users can now configure the Nvidia control panel to automatically check for and apply driver updates or can simply choose to be notified when new updates are available. Update frequency and beta update notification can also be set separately. There's the usual bevy of small improvements across various games, though some titles—Just Cause 2 and Civilization V--gain markedly more than others. There's also a tremendous performance gain for anyone playing Dragon Age 2; Nvidia claims that... Read more...
It's not often that we hear credible reports that a driver may have caused actual, physical harm to a video card, but that's precisely what an unhappy group of users has done. According to reports, the latest series of Forceware (196.75) caused certain cards to overheat or fail altogether due to a fan control problem. NVIDIA has pulled the driver and issued the following statement: We are aware that some customers have reported fan speed issues with the latest 196.75 WHQL drivers on NVIDIA.com. Until we can verify and root cause this issue, we recommend that customers do not download this driver.... Read more...
NVIDIA has posted a fresh set of Forceware drivers for all of you GeForce owners out there. The new Forceware 178.13s are WHQL-certified drivers for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the recently released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT and 9400 GT GPUs.In addition to a number of bug fixes, NVIDIA has updated support for PysX in these new drivers and they also allow for two- and three-way SLI configurations on the Skulltrail platform.A number of performance enhancement are offered with the drivers as well, which include... Single GPU increases up... Read more...
NVIDIA just gave us a heads up to say that there will be a new Windows Vista Beta driver release available for download in the next few days. This driver will support GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series graphics boards. Here is a summary of new features and bug fixes this new beta driver addresses: New Features GeForce 7 series SLI support GeForce 6 series SLI support GeForce 7950 GX2 support (both GPUs are now operational) Key Bug Fixes Improved OpenGL performance Improved NVIDIA SLI performance at high resolutions Brief corruption (flickering, boxes) on screen at Windows Vista login, CTR-ALT-DEL (Task... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a new set of drivers to coincide with the launch of the 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS. This is an incremental driver release since v100.59 with a few additional fixes.  The fixes incorporated into the ForceWare driver v100.64 include: A black screen bug with Quake 4 an issue with the NVIDIA DirectX 10 demo "Cascades" a Control Panel bug  a flat panel scaling issue a number of other bugs to improve overall stability The drivers are available here for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vista: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.64.html http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_100.64.html... Read more...
In January of this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NVIDIA and Dell jointly unveiled an ultra high-end gaming system equipped with a pair of specialized graphics adapters that were each powered by a pair of GeForce 7800 GTX GPUs and 1GB of memory. The final configuration consisted of two "cards", four GPUs, and a total of 2GB of graphics memory.  NVIDIA dubbed the technology "Quad-SLI", and gave Dell an exclusive on the technology for a short period of time. At the time NVIDIA didn't announce any plans to bring Quad-SLI to retail, but we... Read more...
OC Workbench reports that NVIDIA's Forceware 84.43 drivers can enable SLI functionality on Intel's i975X platform. There are some rumors that ATI's RD580 and Uli1697 can also be "unlocked" to have SLI functionality though those boards have not yet been tested fully. The irony here is that Intel's own chipset seems to be the most flexible in terms of multi-GPU support with both SLI and Crossfire natively supported. Our reader send us a note that the latest Forceware 84.43 now enables SLI to Intel 975X... Read more...
NGOHQ put together a death match competition between all eight versions of Nvidia's ForceWare 84 Series drivers to see which one provides the best performance. See which one came out victorious. The software always had a great influence over our hardware. We always like to see the manufactures keep updating their software and to solve bugs and to introduce new features. But it's not the case with NVIDIA, in every week we see many leaked versions of their driver and we can never know what's new in these drivers. We already have eight builds of the ForceWare 84 series so far. Today we're going... Read more...
Earlier today, Nvidia released their Forceware 84.25 beta drivers, which are supposed to improve performance in the new Elder Scrolls game. I've had a few minutes to test them out, and while it's not a dramatic increase for me, they do seem to help a little. With Indoor environments, there's hardly a noticeable difference, but the outside world seems to run a bit smoother. Here's hoping it's just the first of many improvements to the game. ... Read more...
ATI and Nvidia have released drivers for their respective products this week. Both drivers claim performance improvements, and various fixes, so make sure to grab them when possible. Click Here to download ATI's Catalyst 6.3, and Click Here to download the BETA ForceWare 84.20 drivers.... Read more...
Graphics card owners everywhere can rejoice today, as Nvidia and ATI release a holiday treat with their latest driver releases. Catalyst 5.13 is the 13th driver release for ATI this year, as they didn't want to wait until next month's driver release to unlock their new AVIVO technology. Not one to stand back and watch, Nvidia has also released their new 81.98 Forceware drivers, brining mixed vendor support for SLI, and PureVideo high definition MPEG-2 de-interlacing support. ... Read more...
Hey folks, the last articles of the night have been rounded up for ya! Enjoy :) Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review @ PCstats.com "Sold under the Crucial Ballistix name, this pair of 512MB PC4000 DDR modules have been well received by the enthusiast community. The 184 pin (unbuffered, non ECC) DDR DIMMs are dual channel compatible and have a default rated speed of 250 MHz, or PC4000. Default timings are very conservative at 3-4-4-8. To reach an overclocked speed of 250 MHz, the memory is rated for use with voltages as high as 2.8V." Swiftech H20-APEX "Extreme Duty" @ Viperlair... Read more...
  Tomorrow on nZone.com, NVIDIA will release a new set of Forceware drivers that bring with them a few new features, and the prerequisite list of bug fixes. And whether you're a budget conscious gamer or a hard-core graphics junkie, the new features unveiled in these drivers are sure to pique your interest. Before we fill you in on what NVIDIA has in store, here's a quick list of what's been fixed in the Forceware v77.76 drivers... Single GPU Issues • GeForce 7800 GTX: At extremely cold temperatures (less than-10 degrees C), the GPU clock speed enters "high temperature" slowdown... Read more...
Hey folks, I've got some news here to start off your week. I'm still a little fuzzy from last night's Red Sox vs Yankees game, so I'll let you enjoy the news while I get some coffee and continue trying to wake up. Enjoy! Forceware Comparison (71.84 - 75.90 - 76.10 - 76.41) @ Techconnect "Unfortunately, picking the right set of drivers can be a daunting adventure. There is a lot of choice out there, all of it legit according to its own provider. Manufacturer's drivers are always recommended, but which ones should you pick?" Intel Dual Core: Pentium EE 840 Arrives @ Legit Reviews "Today,... Read more...
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