Items tagged with Verde

It can feel a little like Christmas when new drivers become available, as they typically promise performance upgrades, problem fixes, and improved all-around support; the latest beta drivers from NVIDIA certainly deliver. Version 304.79 of the R304 Verde drivers adds or updates support for SLI profiles for a number of games, including The Secret World, End of Nations, Nexuiz, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Tornado Force, and Tribes: Ascend. The update will fix several known issues, including a power management settings mode problem, getting a black screen after a driver installation, and a bug that caused a system reboot instead of a shutdown. Those playing Civilization V on GeForce 400 and 500... 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 they have a solid footing in the graphics market, they're looking to really pull ahead with software innovations. You may wonder what software has to do with improved GPUs, but there's actually a huge link between the two. GPU performance relies heavily on drivers, and poorly written drivers lead to poor performance. NVIDIA recently made drivers a top priority, even going so far... 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 users out in the cold, while desktop users were treated to performance enhancements, new features, and increased compatibility with the latest games. NVIDIA, however, is making another move in the mobile GPU space, that takes things a step further, with the ultimate goal of unifying desktop and mobile GPU drivers. NVIDIA's Verde GPU drivers, as they are... Read more...