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rap1d^
09-25-08, 06:53 AM
Vista 64 Link (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_178.13_whql.html)
Vista 32 Link (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_178.13_whql.html)


WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT and 9400 GT GPUs.
Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
Adds support for 2-way and 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
Supports CUDA™.
Supports Folding@home 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 several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v178.13 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
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.
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 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 SE
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8400
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 SLI
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7650 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 LE
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7350 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7200 GS
GeForce 7100 GS
GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6800 XT
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 Series GPU
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 GS/XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6250
GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 LE
GeForce 6200 A-LE
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6150SE/nForce 430
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6100/nForce 420
GeForce 6100/nForce 405
GeForce 6100/nForce 400
GeForce 6100



Release Notes - 178.13

Control Panel User's Guide

nekrosoft13
09-25-08, 07:00 AM
release notes
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/178.13/178.13_WinVista_GeForce_Release_Notes.pdf

Q
09-25-08, 07:37 AM
Damn, the release notes make this look like a beast of a driver.

mailman2
09-25-08, 09:27 AM
XP drivers are there too under WHQL - I love new driver days. These do look great from the release notes.

nekrosoft13
09-25-08, 09:30 AM
is that 100% DV bug at every boot is fixed?

oozish
09-25-08, 10:00 AM
Yes, for me DV is working great. Also, I'm writing this with firefox and the clocks are downclocked properly. Have yet to test games but if it's even in the ballpark of the other drivers so far this is great news!

zaG
09-25-08, 10:16 AM
What´s about the annoying problem with the 3D Mode when using IE7? It should run with 2D clockspeed but doesn´t work with the 177.92. Always get in 3D Mode with my 280 GTX :(

|MaguS|
09-25-08, 10:42 AM
Bah doesn't support my laptop gpu... lame..

Lfctony
09-25-08, 10:54 AM
is that 100% DV bug at every boot is fixed?

Yep... Haven't tested any games so far, will report on my experience later on...

nekrosoft13
09-25-08, 11:07 AM
Bah doesn't support my laptop gpu... lame..

i think i explained that before, official releases from both ati and nvidia almost never (maybe once every 2-3 years) have any support for mobile GPUs

go complain to your laptop manufacture, that you want a new driver, or just mod it

|MaguS|
09-25-08, 11:09 AM
yeah... nvidia is full of ****.

nekrosoft13
09-25-08, 11:15 AM
yeah... ati and nvidia is full of ****.

fixed your statement, if that is your logic

because both are doing the samething

CaptNKILL
09-25-08, 01:25 PM
Doesn't sound like much changes with this driver. All of the features and improvements listed in the OP have been in the drivers for quite a while.

razzlor
09-25-08, 01:53 PM
Call of Duty 4 has actually gone down in performance for me... I'm getting skips and shakes now... disapointing.

namuk
09-25-08, 02:12 PM
nice one going to try these :)

mailman2
09-25-08, 02:15 PM
Where is the Big Bang driver? :o

BOOOOOOOOOMMMM

nekrosoft13
09-25-08, 02:16 PM
Doesn't sound like much changes with this driver. All of the features and improvements listed in the OP have been in the drivers for quite a while.

they are comparing these drivers to the v175.19.

that is why the list is quite long, but everything else is from previous 177 drivers

AngelGraves13
09-25-08, 04:01 PM
they are comparing these drivers to the v175.19.

that is why the list is quite long, but everything else is from previous 177 drivers

I could use a Big Bang....driver ;)

Dragunov
09-25-08, 04:14 PM
Where is the Big Bang driver? :o

Not yet released, cause the Hadron Collidor is offline

namuk
09-25-08, 04:17 PM
Big Bang driver is going to be 180.00 yes?

cod4 run fine for me on theses drivers no performance drop it seemed faster . also added a few Additions if you have a lcd/plasma connected to card like i have.

SeriTonin
09-25-08, 04:21 PM
What's the big bang driver supposed to have that you guys are mentioning?

BB88
09-25-08, 04:47 PM
What's the big bang driver supposed to have that you guys are mentioning?

Or are we talking about golf here? ;)

Kemo
09-25-08, 06:28 PM
on my vista64 install i only have crysis and medusa. SLI mode causes flickering of colors in both crysis and medusa. when i disable SLI performance is horrible but no flickering. these drivers suck.

Hapatingjaky
09-25-08, 07:23 PM
Bah doesn't support my laptop gpu... lame..

http://www.driverheaven.net/nvmodtool.php

Knock yourself out.

$n][pErMan
09-25-08, 08:02 PM
I have not updated my drivers in ages.. still using the 175.16's... working great for me still :)