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Burnt_Ram
06-03-09, 08:39 AM
Windows XP 32bit link: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish_beta.exe

Windows 7/Vista 32bit link: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish_beta.exe

Windows 7/Vista 64bit link: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish_whql.exe


GeForce/ION Driver Release 186 BETA
Version: 186.08
Release Date: May 06, 2009
Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows Vista (64-bit)
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 111 MB

Release Highlights:


This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.

This driver supports all of the new GPU-accelerated DirectX APIs in Windows 7: DirectX Compute, Direct2D, DirectWrite, and DXVA-HD.

New in Release 186.08

Numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation.
Installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0428.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
New in Release 185/186 drivers:

Adds support for Ambient Occlusion – the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.
Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185/186 drivers vs. Release 181 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled
Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
Existing Support:

Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installingNVIDIA System Tools software.

pross
06-03-09, 08:45 AM
Your links are all screwed up ;)

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/186.08/186.08_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_beta.ex e

Thats the working link for 64bit win7

|MaguS|
06-03-09, 09:18 AM
Same date as the 185.85 drivers?

pross
06-03-09, 09:32 AM
GeForce/ION Driver Release 186 BETA
Version: 186.08
Release Date: June 03, 2009
Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows Vista (32-bit)
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 93.3 MB

thats from the 32bit page, the 64bit page has the wrong date lol

LitHiuM
06-03-09, 12:35 PM
When checking on nvidia.com for Vista64 drivers there is no beta 186 listed.
They are listed for Win7 64 but that gives file not found (same as the links in the original post)


edit edit

They are up now

/edit edit

nekrosoft13
06-03-09, 01:43 PM
Same date as the 185.85 drivers?

actual driver date is 1st of June

mailman2
06-03-09, 06:22 PM
I love how they keep referencing these old performance increases against 181 series drivers...Im sure someone somewhere is thinking "wow another 25% in COR? Sweet!"

The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185/186 drivers vs. Release 181 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled

nekrosoft13
06-03-09, 06:54 PM
go them installed the only thing that i noticed is that they added AA compability bit for Wolverine game, and 3d Vision thing has been integrated in the nvidia control panel.

PeterAce
06-04-09, 01:04 PM
Edit...

saturnotaku
06-05-09, 06:29 PM
Here's a weird one.

I have a GTX 295 with a 9800 GT as a PhysX GPU. I install these drivers and reboot. Windows loads, but as soon as my desktop appears, my monitor goes into power save. I can get my desktop back by plugging my monitor into the primary display port on the 9800 GT.

For some reason, these drivers are detecting the PhysX card as the primary GPU, and I can't change it, either through the driver control panel or Windows' built-in display properties.

Back to the 182's I guess.

goofjb
06-16-09, 11:42 AM
Sense making the jump to 186, my screen resolution has been changing from the default 1680x1050 to 1600x1200 or even 1024x768 through out the day. If I logout out of one user account and go back to the login screen the resolution changes to something else and the image actually shifts up and the bottom half of my monitor is not being used.
I usually have no an issues with BETA drivers, at least problems that are not so evident. Looks like back to 185's for me.