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When it comes to graphics cards, proper drivers can make all the difference in the world. For those of you rocking a GeForce brand videocard installed in a system running Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview, brand new WHQL-certified drivers are now available to download. NVIDIA's 302.82 release isn't for everyone... Read more...
NVIDIA today has made available new beta drivers for GeForce graphics card owners, version 304.48. Playing with beta code comes with certain risks, of course (like potentially wonky behavior and instability issues), but there are also rewards to be had, like up to 60 percent better performance in Total War: Shogun 2... Read more...
NVIDIA is cringing this one out and there's really not much that can be said about it, beyond what the founder of Linux already has.  In a rather passionate response to a student developer's question about NVIDIA driver support for Linux on her notebook, at a talk at Finland's Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship,  Torvalds absolutely... Read more...
Do you see that over on the horizon? It's Windows 8 -- we'd recognize it anywhere with its luggage of tiles in tow. Some of you might even be playing with Windows 8 already, courtesy of an official Release Preview made available just a few days ago. If so, and if you're rocking discrete graphics from AMD or NVIDIA, we... Read more...
Save for the readily available GeForce GTX 670 graphics card, procuring a Kepler-based videocard from Nvidia is no easy task. If you do happen to get your mitts on one, however, you'll want to hop over to Nvidia's driver download site and grab the latest drivers, version 301.42, which happen to be the first... Read more...
If you don't mind rolling the dice with beta software and own a GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA has some new drivers that might interest you. The GPU maker released its GeForce 301.24 beta drivers, calling it an "essential upgrade for all GeForce users" since they enable NVIDIA FXAA, NVIDIA Adaptive Sync, and NVIDIA... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview has attracted over 1 million downloads since it was made available to the public yesterday, and there's no reason to believe that number won't continue to grow. It isn't the only piece of Windows 8 software out there, however. To ensure smooth sailing with your Radeon graphics... Read more...
Slaying dragons isn't easy, and if that's your goal in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can use all the help you can get. Provided you're rocking a GPU built by Nvidia, new GeForce drivers released today will give you a "game changing performance boost" to work with, up to a whopping 45 percent, according to Nvidia's... Read more...
Here's a nice treat for AMD Radeon HD 7970 videocard owners as you get ready to end the work day and head into weekend. The Santa Clara chip maker just released its 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver so all you early adopters can squeeze a little bit of extra performance out of your graphics card. Performance highlights include up to a... Read more...
If you're reading this, it's only because you're stuck at work. Otherwise, you'd be home in your man cave slaying dragons in Skyrim or shooting up your buddies in Battlefield 3. It's a good thing we caught you too, because before you check out for the day and get ready to blow your weekend playing either of the... Read more...
Good news for AMD users who have been waiting for OpenGL 4.1 support within Windows and Linux. AMD has just announced wide-ranging support for OpenGL 4.1 for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Linux across select ATI FirePro, FireGL and Radeon graphics card. The new support is being enabled with a new driver release: the FirePro and FireGL drivers are... Read more...
NVIDIA has made themselves known as a hardware company, and more recently, an innovation company. The company used to battle with ATI in the GPU department, but now they compete with ARM, Intel and Qualcomm in the microprocessor market. But that's not all. NVIDIA is also one of the pioneers in 3D for PCs, and now that... Read more...
AMD is poised to release a new Catalyst drive package, v10.6, that incorporates a number of new features and performance enhancements. While there are a handful of game-specific performance enhancements, it's the new video-related features that are potentially the most interesting. Here is a breakdown of the new... Read more...
One of the fun things about being a hardware analyst is that every now and then, research and comparison between products turns up something both interesting and unexpected. In this case, we were testing and comparing image quality between ATI's 5970 and the GeForce GTX 480 as part of a system review when we stumbled across an officially... Read more...
One of the fun things about being a hardware analyst is that every now and then, research and comparison between products turns up something both interesting and unexpected. In this case, we were testing and comparing image quality between ATI's 5970 and the GeForce GTX 480 as part of a system review when we stumbled across an officially... Read more...
Over the last few years, both ATI and NVIDIA have implemented plans to release mobile graphics driver updates at more regular intervals. Historically, notebook users have been at the mercy of the notebook OEM with regard to mobile graphics driver updates, and OEMs have typically lagged way behind the GPU manufacturers. This left many notebook... Read more...
Razer, one of the leading manufacturers of gaming mice, was giving out malware with their drivers, according to a post on security firm Trend Micro's website. According to Trend Micro, a large number of the device drivers which were earlier downloadable at the Razer support site were infected with a Trojan. The infected drivers run the proper... Read more...
AMD will be posting a brand new set of ATI Catalyst drivers to their website shortly that will feature a number of changes and enhancements for Radeon users. The first tid-bit of news is that the ATI Catalyst v9.7 driver package will be AMD’s first official Windows 7 / Windows Vista Unified WHQL-certified driver for the Windows 7 RTM edition.In... Read more...
If your Windows 7 Beta experience has been a bit rough so far due to unfriendly graphics drivers from NVIDIA, the company is finally stepping up with a solution. Today, NVIDIA has made available new graphics drivers from its website that apply to GeForce GPUs involved in Windows 7 Beta setups. This also marks the start of regular NVIDIA driver... Read more...
NVIDIA Now Providing Notebook Graphics Drivers On NVIDIA.COMNew Notebook Graphics Drivers Unlocks the Latest CUDA and PhysX Applications for Notebook Users SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 18, 2008—Users with notebooks equipped with NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) now have the added flexibility of downloading upgradeable graphics drivers directly... Read more...
NVIDIA has just recently released a fresh set of beta drivers from some GeForce cards with plenty of noteworthy changes and updates. The GeForce 180 series drivers as they are known are still currently in the beta phase, but NVIDIA wanted to get them out the door ASAP because these new drivers incorporate significant FarCry 2 performance enhancements... Read more...
OCZ Announces Availability of Vista 64-bit Drivers for the nia (neural impulse actuator) gaming peripheral After much anticipation from Gamers and Enthusiasts, the 64-bit Windows Vista drivers are now available for OCZ’s ground-breaking Neural Impulse Actuator (the nia). New drivers have been in constant development since the release of the... Read more...
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