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xavier2k5
12-16-08, 06:46 PM
Found here:
http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_3_driver.html
Linux drivers version 180.11.02 also available from link above.

DriverVer = 12/15/2008, 6.14.11.8100

Download:
VISTA 32
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/opengl/2008-12/NVIDIAGPUVista(181_00).exe

VISTA 64
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/opengl/2008-12/NVIDIAGPUVista64-bit(181_00).exe
Support for all GPUs GF 6-200
No Physx Package included.....

OpenGL 3.0 Driver Release Notes
You need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 functionality:

Desktop
Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
GeForce 8000 series or higher; GeForce GTX 260, 280

Notebook
Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
GeForce 8000 series or higher

This driver implements all of GLSL 1.30 and all of OpenGL 3.0 and exposes the following new extensions:

OpenGL 2.1 extensions:
ARB_vertex_array_object
ARB_framebuffer_object
ARB_half_float_vertex

OpenGL 3.0 extensions:
WGL_create_context
GLX_create_context
ARB_draw_instanced
ARB_geometry_shader4
ARB_texture_buffer_object

The OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 specifications can be downloaded here: http://www.opengl.org/registry/

Quote Direct from NVIDIA NVemulate Site
http://developer.nvidia.com/object/nvemulate.html
To enable the OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 features, select the “Enable OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.3 APIs" checkbox and press the "Apply" button. No changes to NVemulate settings take effect until the “Apply” button is pressed. Pressing the “Restore” button reverts the display settings to the driver’s current applied state.

Latest nvemulate tool Built: Aug 11 2008
Download:
http://developer.download.nvidia.com/opengl/2008-08/nvemulate.exe

shilk
12-16-08, 07:11 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up! :)


Will report back after I give them an install. :)

XxDeadlyxX
12-16-08, 09:31 PM
Performance seems fine, but they cause graphics corruption in Vantage so I've rolled back to 180.48.

AdamK47
12-16-08, 09:50 PM
Do these fix the SLI BSODs?

mailman2
12-16-08, 09:54 PM
My buddy ran Far Cry 2 benchmark with these and 180.84. Using 260 GTX (756/1566/1242) and E8400 @ 4.0Ghz, Vista x86

181.00
Average Framerate: 71.93
Max. Framerate: 134.83
Min. Framerate: 44.78

180.84
Average Framerate: 64.44
Max. Framerate: 90.80
Min. Framerate: 46.34

mailman2
12-16-08, 10:04 PM
Performance seems fine, but they cause graphics corruption in Vantage so I've rolled back to 180.48.

I quit playing Vantage awhile ago, played through it twice, the MP wasn't for me :D /end sarcasm

Check my post above ;)

nekrosoft13
12-16-08, 10:50 PM
installed them, so far haven't tested anything yet

Toss3
12-17-08, 04:43 AM
My buddy ran Far Cry 2 benchmark with these and 180.84. Using 260 GTX (756/1566/1242) and E8400 @ 4.0Ghz, Vista x86

181.00
Average Framerate: 71.93
Max. Framerate: 134.83
Min. Framerate: 44.78

180.84
Average Framerate: 64.44
Max. Framerate: 90.80
Min. Framerate: 46.34

Wow nice performance boost once again from the nvidia driver team! These guys should definitely get a raise! :D Gonna install these now..

nekrosoft13
12-17-08, 07:08 AM
Performance seems fine, but they cause graphics corruption in Vantage so I've rolled back to 180.48.

Vantage is such a boring game

XxDeadlyxX
12-17-08, 07:54 AM
The point is.. if Nvidia haven't tested it with something as common as Vantage, then it is more than likely to give problems in other apps too. Dev drivers often have issues like this.

Btw does anyone else get the same corruption? It doesnt start straight away, only in certain scenes. I'm just wondering if it was related to PhysX as the cloth sheet over the Sapphire boat went haywire... maybe I should have uninstalled PhysX prior to installing 181.00?

nekrosoft13
12-17-08, 07:58 AM
i don't care about vantage, so far played Fallout3, GTA4 and Fifa09 all worked great with 181.

mailman2
12-17-08, 09:37 AM
i don't care about vantage, so far played Fallout3, GTA4 and Fifa09 all worked great with 181.

I played the hell outta GTA IV last night, they didnt pose any problems and no corruption or issues there.

XxDeadlyxX - they are still beta drivers, if stuff like that bothers you then just stick with WHQL drivers.

mailman2
12-17-08, 09:39 AM
Wow nice performance boost once again from the nvidia driver team! These guys should definitely get a raise! :D Gonna install these now..

haha when that minimum hits 80 fps at the same settings - then they can have a raise. A nice performance bump indeed.

|MaguS|
12-17-08, 09:50 AM
Notebook
Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
GeForce 8000 series or higher


Wouldn't install on my Laptop with a 8800M GTS.

Reliquary
12-17-08, 02:36 PM
Still got flickering shadows in LOTRO dx10. Back to 178.24.

saturnotaku
12-17-08, 09:43 PM
Do these fix the SLI BSODs?

This has something to do with the X58 and SLI, right? Give me a list of games you know exhibit it, and I can try to run some tests.

AdamK47
12-18-08, 12:32 AM
This has something to do with the X58 and SLI, right? Give me a list of games you know exhibit it, and I can try to run some tests.

Yep, it's with the X58. I've already done some testing with Crysis and Far Cry 2. Not one crash after about an hour in each. It looks good so far! Before they would crash within 15 minutes.

Grechie
12-18-08, 01:29 AM
will try when i get home, am hoping for my SLI problems to dissapear

Quick420
12-18-08, 10:49 AM
Upped my 3dmark06 300+ points,as for Vantage I have no real benchmark(i've only ran it once and didnt keep track of score;P) Imma run it right now:D EDIT...I got p12451,gpu10543,cpu27243.

jcossin
12-18-08, 11:58 AM
Still got flickering shadows in LOTRO dx10. Back to 178.24.

Thanks for noting this, otherwise I'd have wasted my time trying these out...

It's too bad they can't seem to fix this. 178.24 works just fine but I want the performance increases!

nekrosoft13
12-18-08, 12:02 PM
you were not able to fix that? did you try playing a bit with the profiles? sometimes adjusting profiles can fix flickering shadows.

breathemetal
12-18-08, 01:18 PM
Thats what im curious about...GTA4. Anyone playin it with these?

DHP
12-18-08, 01:52 PM
I never had 1 X58 SLi BSOD sonce I have thet X58 platform. No other BSODS either. X58 platform is solid as a rock. :)

These drivers are no better than the 180.48's @ X58 imho.

Far Cry 2 is framedropping with these. Going back to 180.48. :)

AdamK47
12-18-08, 03:09 PM
I never had 1 X58 SLi BSOD sonce I have thet X58 platform. No other BSODS either. X58 platform is solid as a rock. :)

These drivers are no better than the 180.48's @ X58 imho.

Far Cry 2 is framedropping with these. Going back to 180.48. :)

Did you try the 180.84 drivers with your system? Those were problematic for me. 180.48 were fine. 181.00 seems fine so far. I need to try GTA4.

mailman2
12-18-08, 03:37 PM
GTA IV works fine with these. My FPS are up in FC2, about 10 average, the highs are about 15 fps higher. Low about 5 FPS up.