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Old 08-26-2008, 02:04 AM   #1
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nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

These just hit the planet this morning and you can get them right here...

The link I provided is to the Vista 64 version...

Release notes:

* Supports GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, 9400 GT and GPUs.
* Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.08.18).
* Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
* Adds support for 2-way and 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
* Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
* Supports CUDA™.
* Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
* Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
* Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v177.92 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
o Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
o Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
o Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
o Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
o Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
o 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
o 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
o 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
o 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
* Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
* Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 SE
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8400
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 SLI
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7650 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 LE
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7350 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7200 GS
GeForce 7100 GS
GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6800 XT
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 Series GPU
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 GS/XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6250
GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 LE
GeForce 6200 A-LE
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6150SE/nForce 430
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6100/nForce 420
GeForce 6100/nForce 405
GeForce 6100/nForce 400
GeForce 6100

# Release Notes - 177.92
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

I'm bumping this to make sure folks aren't missing it...as soon as I can get to my game machine I'm going to install them and see how they work.
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PC Hardware: D975XBX2-504/E6600/4x2GB Mushkin XP2-6400/eVGA 800GTX/HP f1905 19" flat panel/Echo Audio Gina24 Sound Card/2 Maxtor 6B300SO's/1 Maxtor STM500AS/1 Western Digital WD2500JD/PleXwriter Premium/Plextor 716A/Samsung LightScribe DVD burner/Logitech Revolution MX/Antec P-180b/PPC&C Silencer 610/Zalman CNPS9500 HSF
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

These drivers have a glacially slow installer. I even quit the install process and started it over, thinking it was just some kind of glitch.
I'll give it half an hour, then go back to the previous drivers.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:44 PM   #4
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

I couldn't get these to install. The installer would lock up and simply sit there. If anyone else has a different experience I would like to know.

One thing: prior to my attempt to install the 177.92 betas I not only removed the previous driver set but also the PhysX stuff, too. I can't be certain that had anything to do with it, but I thought it worth mentioning.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

Interesting post from the Guru of 3D forums:

"Just a quick helpful heads up. For the couple people that couldn't get it to install where it says that nothing has been updated, you do know there's a workaround, right? All you do is unrar the .exe and delete the PhysX installer .exe from the unrar'd files. Then it will install from the setup in that directory without that problem. Probably best to do this anyway since PhysX went WHQL already and you'll want to install that driver instead."
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Recording Hardware: Mbox 2 Factory Pro/Mackie SR24.4VLZ Pro Console/M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI Controller/Audio-Technica 4033a microphone/Symetrix 528E/PreSonus Eureka/Mackie MR8 active monitors

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

I miss the days when I used to follow these driver updates ... I don't get to do any of this on a Mac.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:04 PM   #7
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Re: nVidia Beta 177.92 released - fresh baked.

I uninstalled old driver, then installed this new one. All's ok so far.


Thanks for the heads up.....
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