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XxDeadlyxX
09-01-06, 09:04 PM
There are new Vista drivers for both x86 and x64

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.33.html

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.33.html

Release notes: http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/96.33/96.33_ForceWare_WinVista_Release_Notes.pdf

The drivers are of a decent size (38mb for x86, 46mb for x64), I will report back soon

jAkUp
09-01-06, 09:25 PM
Nice catch :D Installing now

fatal1ty
09-01-06, 09:33 PM
The drivers are of a decent size (38mb for x86, 46mb for x64), I will report back soon.



Almost as bloated as ATI's CCC haha. Nice job catching up NV! ;)

rewt
09-01-06, 09:37 PM
Yeah 38 megs is rather huge for a device driver.

I don't expect too much from these.

Not currently supported in this driver release;

NVIDIA SLI Technology

- This release is intended to serve as a functional preview for application porting purposes, and not as a performance driver.

XxDeadlyxX
09-01-06, 10:30 PM
The Control Panel is almost the same except the things there that previously did not work now appear to work without producing errors (AA/AF control, program-specific settings). XP sections such as colour control etc are non-existant. From what I can tell, performance is still very unstable. This is most notable in CSS.... many fps dips.

The drivers install without problem. They also run Glass quite well.

No Digital Vibrance control either, so things look as bland as ever on my screen. Also as the release notes say, DirectX AA doesnt work via control panel. It did, however, work from in-game settings in CSS.

Vsync does work in this release, whereas it did not in Beta 2.

I have a feeling the first driver to rival XP's will be at Vista RTM :thumbdwn: Oh well... cant expect too much i guess

Unless someone can find a way to hack these drivers to support DV etc... not sure if its possible though as nv4_mini.sys etc are no longer used.

Does anyone know of any way to emulate Digital Vibrance?.... ATI have that AVIVO option for saturation on x1k cards, these drivers have no colour control, and my 17" monitor doesnt have any good colour boost options. That really is my only main gripe with drivers such as this... everything looks colourless, especially in games.

AthlonXP1800
09-02-06, 12:01 AM
Vista Forceware 96.33 driver is only work with RC1, it enable basic features and capabilities of RC1 build 5600 and higher, not pre RC1.

Release Highlights:
* These drivers are only compatible with Windows Vista RC1 build 5600.16384.060829-2230 and higher, and should not be used with other versions of Windows Vista.
* Includes the new NVIDIA Control Panel. Please visit the NVIDIA Control Panel website for more information.
* Includes OpenGL driver for compatibility testing.
* Improved application compatibility and performance.
* For a full list of fixes issues, please view the Release Notes.

http://www.winbeta.org/comments.php?id=4618&catid=1

DarkJedi664
09-02-06, 01:07 AM
Using RC1 and it's GREAT :D Vista is MUCH better than XP :)

jAkUp
09-02-06, 01:20 AM
Do these have 7950GX2 support yet?

XxDeadlyxX
09-02-06, 07:11 AM
Using RC1 and it's GREAT :D Vista is MUCH better than XP :)

Hmm i seem to be getting big FPS dips on Vista as I did with 88.61... still with these drivers. Sometimes its random... could be due to Vista's random CPU spikes or something else.. not sure, its as though it has to catch its breath :p . However, the most noticable drops occur when viewing an area with a larger draw distance, for example looking down double doors from T spawn on Dust2 on CSS for example. In XP, my fps hit would be only a few frames down from 75.. whereas in Vista it goes down into fps of 30-50. Other games including Quake 4 that I have tried exhibit the same behaviour.

Is anyone else having the same drops? The performance is, for me at least, considerably more unstable than XP. Cant expect too much with unoptimised drivers, but I'm suprised at the amount of people on the net saying how good the performance is. FPS generally at all times is lower than XP.

In the last 3DMark06 test I did I scored 300 points less than XP.. but whilst actually playing anything it seems about half the performance of XP all-round with all the hiccups combined. My PC is no slug either, hmmm....

Ahh well they are beta drivers after all ;) But it seems unusual... RC1 has all-round very good desktop performance compared to Beta 2, games however perform the same for me as they have since 88.61... which is... bad :D Playable.. but not enough to make me switch to Vista just yet.

XP ftw then i guess :p

Do these have 7950GX2 support yet?

Release notes say yes, but these drivers have basically no SLI support still.

Vista Forceware 96.33 driver is only work with RC1, it enable basic features and capabilities of RC1 build 5600 and higher, not pre RC1.

Hmm in release notes it does say it was tested from build 5520+.. I doubt there would be any differences from running it on 5536 compared to 5600. I could be wrong though, if someone has tried on both. 88.61 seemed to run identical on build 5384 and 5381 though.

K007
09-02-06, 07:38 AM
I am gonna give Vista a shot. RC1 5600 is slow download -.-

Skinner
09-02-06, 07:43 AM
I am gonna give Vista a shot. RC1 5600 is slow download -.-

Is this a public download? Is it possible to run a dual boot?

XxDeadlyxX
09-02-06, 07:52 AM
Is this a public download? Is it possible to run a dual boot?

Will be public soon... like Beta 2 was, there are other ways of obtaining the build though. I am running a dual boot with XP successfully. I created a new partition of about 20GB, install Vista on it, Vista takes over the boot loader. Each new Vista build I install on there works very well. If I reformat XP though that kinda borks it.

rewt
09-02-06, 07:52 AM
RC1 was leaked already. And yes dual boot is possible. I actually run triple boot. Vista, XP32, and XP64.

saturnotaku
09-02-06, 07:56 AM
Will be public soon... like Beta 2 was, there are other ways of obtaining the build though. I am running a dual boot with XP successfully. I created a new partition of about 20GB, install Vista on it, Vista takes over the boot loader. Each new Vista build I install on there works very well. If I reformat XP though that kinda borks it.

So I can create a D: partition within XP (only have C: right now), format it, install Vista, and it should show both operating systems?

Skinner
09-02-06, 08:06 AM
Sounds good, is there any advantage to go for the 64 bits flavor? And are all the drivers available (X-Fi, chipset, etc.)

XxDeadlyxX
09-02-06, 08:21 AM
So I can create a D: partition within XP (only have C: right now), format it, install Vista, and it should show both operating systems?

Yes :)


Sounds good, is there an advantage to go for the 64 bits flavor? And are all the drivers available (X-Fi, chipset, etc.)

Really depends on your hardware, although I have heard RC1 has a ton more drivers than what Beta 2 had. 64-bit will vary for everyone as if you have any hardware without x64 drivers than you're out of luck. Support is slowly getting better though. July 06 X-Fi 32-bit and 64-bit drivers were made available for Vista, they should work fine on RC1. Personally I am using the Audigy August 06 driver, and it works very well in Build 5536.

I occasionally hear that infamous stuttering popping noise while listening to MP3s faintly in the background that plauged builds 5048-53xx before any good drivers. Maybe its just my imagination though :p

Skinner
09-02-06, 08:42 AM
Hmm I read build 5552 is leaked, this is propably the most promblemfree and stable one.

XxDeadlyxX
09-02-06, 08:45 AM
Hmm I read build 5552 is leaked, this is propably the most promblemfree and stable one.

:) 5552 is actually a day older than 5536 ;) 5600 is likely the best :D Damned net cap... im stuck with 5536 :p

Rieper
09-02-06, 01:54 PM
I found a Vista 5600 RC1 for download, but it shows 2.52GB DVD iso.

For those who know, does a 2.52GB DVD iso sound right? What are people installing Vista using, CD or DVD iso?

Thanks in adv.

DarkJedi664
09-02-06, 04:45 PM
Yes, the x86 build is 2.52GB. Anyone who's using the x64 build, watch out, as it REQUIRES signed drivers. So if you have any devices without signed drivers, you can't use them. I found out the hard way :\

PeterJensen
09-02-06, 04:49 PM
If anny one got a working RC1 key i would really love to get am PM. I lost my beta 2 keys :(

DarkJedi664
09-02-06, 05:48 PM
The Beta 2 keys work just fine with RC1.

K007
09-02-06, 06:47 PM
I got a spare 100GB HDD just sitting arround..ill just hook it up and use that. And yes it was leaked the RC1.5600. Also to note is that these drivers are only for 5600+

rewt
09-02-06, 07:23 PM
I found a Vista 5600 RC1 for download, but it shows 2.52GB DVD iso.

For those who know, does a 2.52GB DVD iso sound right? What are people installing Vista using, CD or DVD iso?

Thanks in adv.

Build 5600 (Connect original, staged Workstation distribution): *NEW*
- File Size = 2.52 GB (2,709,782,528 bytes) *NEW*
- CRC Value = 0xB3519FCA *NEW*
- MD5 Value = 22486E815A38FEFFD9667317DFEEC55A *NEW*

Source: http://board.iexbeta.com/index.php?showtopic=23258#

PeterJensen
09-03-06, 03:04 AM
weeee i found my 2 beta 2 keys :)