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WhyYouLoveMe
07-19-05, 06:40 PM
http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm?articleid=707&cid=2

Joy! Other fixes as well...

Gaco
07-19-05, 06:51 PM
Link doesn't work for me.. Can you paste the changes here?

rewt
07-19-05, 07:57 PM
[quote]
Tomorrow on nZone.com, NVIDIA will release a new set of Forceware drivers that bring with them a few new features, and the prerequisite list of bug fixes. And whether you're a budget conscious gamer or a hard-core graphics junkie, the new features unveiled in these drivers are sure to pique your interest. Before we fill you in on what NVIDIA has in store, here's a quick list of what's been fixed in the Forceware v77.76 drivers...
Single GPU Issues

• GeForce 7800 GTX: At extremely cold temperatures (less than-10 degrees C), the GPU clock speed enters "high temperature" slowdown mode.

• GeForce 7800 GTX, Windows XP: Enabling gamma-correct antialiasing causes poor performance in Far Cry.

• GeForce 7800 GTX, Windows XP: When playing Half-Life 2 with Transparency Antialiasing set to supersampled, the grate texture is too bright.

• GeForce 7800 GTX, Windows XP: When playing Battlefield 2 with Transparency Antialiasing set to supersampled, the fences are not rendered.

• GeForce 6800/6800GT/6800 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700/5600, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64: NVIDIA Overlay gamma controls under Standard mode do not work properly, resulting in overly dark or overly bright video.

• GeForce 6800/6600, GeForce FX 5700/5600, Windows XP: Half-Life 2 does not render properly when antialiasing is enabled from the NVIDIA control panel.

• GeForce 6800 Ultra, Windows XP: The wave splash particle effect in the game Silent Hunter 3 does not render correctly.

• GeForce FX series, Windows XP: In the game Halo, tank cannon projectile trails fail to render and smoke clouds either fail to render or flicker.

• GeForce 5950/5900/5700, Windows XP MCE 2005: DivX files show corruption when played with MCE.

SLI Related Issues

• GeForce 780 GTX, SLI, Windows XP: There is no video when playing WMV9 high-definition content with SLI.

• GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 6800 Ultra, SLI, Windows XP: There is a Z-fighting/texture loss in EverQuest II when using the extreme quality level.

• GeForce 7800 GTX / GeForce 6800 Ultra, SLI, Windows XP: Adding five new application profiles may cause a memory overflow and cause some applications to crash, such as Splinter Cell 3.

• GeForce 7800 GTX, SLI, Windows XP: When disabling the overclocking. feature, the GPU performance speeds become artificially low.

• GeForce 6600, SLI, Windows XP: Flickering occurs below the split line in the game Far Cry when 3D stereo is activated.

• GeForce 6600 GT, SLI, Windows XP: Textures flicker in the game Everquest II if antialiasing or anisotropic filtering is enabled within the NVIDIA Control Panel. The issue does not occur if using application controlled antialiasing and anisotropic filtering.

• GeForce 6600, SLI, Windows XP: Corruption occurs in the game Rome Total War during loads if when the NVIDIA Control Panel is used to enable 2x antialiasing and anisotropic filtering is set to application controlled or off.

General Issues

• All GPUs: Fixed a memory allocation issue that caused general instability in a variety of games.

As you can see, quite a few issues have been resolved with the latest version of the Forceware Drivers -- whether you've got a single card, or a pair of GeForce cards.

NVIDIA Forceware v77.7x
Expanding SLI's Horizons



In terms of new features, budget conscious, casual gamers will be pleased to know that NVIDIA has now enabled SLI functionality with GeForce cards all the way down to the new sub-$100 GeForce 6600 LE, even though they are not equipped with the same SLI connector along the top of the card. For GeForce 6600 and 6600 LE cards, SLI communications are instead funneled through the PCI Express bus.

On top of this, NVIDIA is also unveiling two new anti-aliasing modes, available to owners of an SLI configuration: SLI 8X AA and SLI 16X AA.[/quote

$n][pErMan
07-19-05, 08:52 PM
I have had no issues with the 77.30's .. but I'll give these a try... always up for new drivers if they are indeed better :)

Rayman1968
07-19-05, 08:57 PM
/happydance

SH64
07-19-05, 09:37 PM
GeForce 7800 GTX / GeForce 6800 Ultra, SLI, Windows XP: Adding five new application profiles may cause a memory overflow and cause some applications to crash, such as Splinter Cell 3

All GPUs: Fixed a memory allocation issue that caused general instability in a variety of games.

Those are very interesting to me. i'm having a lot of memory & crash/lockups troubles. i hope those fixes these issues & hopefully the crashes in BF2!!

& thanks for the heads up!! :thumbsup:

jAkUp
07-19-05, 09:49 PM
Nice! Can't wait :D

SLippe
07-19-05, 11:04 PM
*crosses fingers, but doesn't hold breath*

saturnotaku
07-19-05, 11:34 PM
Wonder if they'll release a Win 9x set as well. I'd like to have a solid, up-to-date version to run on my secondary machine once everything gets here at the end of the week.

F_L_C
07-19-05, 11:46 PM
All GPUs: Fixed a memory allocation issue that caused general instability in a variety of games.

Interesting indeed. Looks like these will be released on nzone = nonWHQL.

RanCorX2
07-20-05, 02:02 AM
Interesting indeed. Looks like these will be released on nzone = nonWHQL.

I wonder if thats the memory error in hl2 hmmm....

so are they coming out today or tomorrow?

GlowStick
07-20-05, 03:26 AM
cant wait, however they dont mention anything new about sli and dual monitors. I guess there is nothing new, had my hopes up :(

RanCorX2
07-20-05, 03:33 AM
nothing on nzone or the ftp yet.

rewt
07-20-05, 03:36 AM
nothing on nzone or the ftp yet.

lmao! It's 1:35am in the morning. :p

ChrisRay
07-20-05, 03:52 AM
*crosses fingers, but doesn't hold breath*

About what the date? Something pretty major would have to happen for the release to change at this point.

RanCorX2
07-20-05, 03:56 AM
lmao! It's 1:35am in the morning. :p


damn keep forgetting there in america, im in the uk so its 9:54am

RpPRO
07-20-05, 03:57 AM
Well, there isn't much new for my ancient 6800gt in this driver, is there? :crosseye:

Somehow I feel I won't upgrade to it.

muaddib
07-20-05, 06:22 AM
Will they fix these rough, ugly-ass shadows in BF2? ******* they better do!

PeterJensen
07-20-05, 06:27 AM
i want a 2000 point increse in 3dmark05 :)

jolle
07-20-05, 07:12 AM
i want a 2000 point increse in 3dmark05 :)
Rather 2000 point decrease and increased gaming performance and quality hehe.

ChrisRay
07-20-05, 07:15 AM
Well. These drivers are a big deal for SLI users. But they "Do" provide a lot of bug fixes among other things. Keep in mind I have a little mini preview I am about to post. ;)

PeterJensen
07-20-05, 07:34 AM
Well. These drivers are a big deal for SLI users. But they "Do" provide a lot of bug fixes among other things. Keep in mind I have a little mini preview I am about to post. ;)

I command you to hit the "post" button now :p

saweetnesstrev
07-20-05, 07:35 AM
hit post please :)

Knacki99
07-20-05, 07:51 AM
Well. These drivers are a big deal for SLI users. But they "Do" provide a lot of bug fixes among other things. Keep in mind I have a little mini preview I am about to post. ;)


ANY Guild Wars fixes in the new driver? PLEASE...

Demigod
07-20-05, 07:55 AM
He's toying with us. I knew you were evil ChrisRay