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XMAN52373
01-12-07, 07:00 AM
You may concider this tid bit first:

"Those looking for NVIDIA’s Vista 8800 GTX driver needn’t look any further than Microsoft’s booth at CES. All of the gaming machines at Microsoft’s booth were running nForce 680i motherboards with single GeForce 8800 GTXs, under Windows Vista. The machines were running Crysis and Halo 2, and actually ran reasonably well. Halo 2 was choppy at times and there were some visual bugs with Crysis, but the driver was working and is apparently stable.

We spoke to NVIDIA to understand why there isn’t a 8800 Vista driver currently and why we won’t see one until Vista’s launch. NVIDIA’s GPU drivers these days are made up of approximately 20 million lines of code, which as a reference point is about the size of Windows NT 4.0.

Because G70 and G80 are radically different architectures, they each require a separate driver. Combine that with the fact that Windows Vista has completely changed the driver interface, similar in magnitude to what happened between Windows 3.1 and 95, and you’ve got a “perfect storm” of conditions for driver development. The end result is that for Windows Vista, two 20M line drivers have to be completely re-written (one for G80 and one from all previous architectures). In other words, this isn’t a simple port, it’s a radical departure from the way things were written before."


Taken from this Anandtech CES coverage article:
http://www.anandtech.com/displays/showdoc.aspx?i=2904&p=15

PeterJensen
01-12-07, 07:40 AM
ehhh all Nvidia is saying there is "LA LA LA LA". They have a working beta @ CES. Give it to us and let us play.

bigjohns97
01-12-07, 09:25 AM
ehhh all Nvidia is saying there is "LA LA LA LA". They have a working beta @ CES. Give it to us and let us play.
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