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Forceware 180.48 WHQL ftw ;-)
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Cool Forceware 180.48 WHQL ftw ;-) - 11-19-2008, 14:24 | posts: 20

NVIDIA releases a new ForceWare driver today. This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs.


Exciting New Features:
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. Learn more here.
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Now you can easily switch between multi-monitor desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming mode. Learn more here.
  • Enables 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. (Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).
Blazing Fast Performance:
  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 WHQL drivers vs. Release 178 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
    • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
    • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
    • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
    • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
    • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
    • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict
And More:
  • 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 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.
Download:
Forceware GeForce 180.48 XP 32-bit WHQL
Forceware GeForce 180.48 XP 64-bit WHQL
Forceware GeForce 180.48 Vista 64-bit WHQL
Forceware GeForce 180.48 Vista 32-bit WHQL

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Default 11-19-2008, 14:27 | posts: 487

Yeah baby
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:30 | posts: 934 | Location: Netherlands

Holy just went back to older one's :S
gonna take em thx

Blazing Fast Performance:

* Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 WHQL drivers vs. Release 178 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
o Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
o Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
o Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
o Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
o Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
o Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
o Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
o Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
o Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
o Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict

fingers crossed

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Default 11-19-2008, 14:38 | posts: 54 | Location: Michigan

downloading and installing now. Will post review
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:38 | posts: 229 | Location: PA

YAY!!!!!!!! time to test
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:43 | posts: 544

Finally !!!!!
   
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WOOOOOOOOOOHHOOOOOOOO!!!! Finally !!!!!
   
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Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies

wow!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have the game but holy crap.
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:50 | posts: 791 | Location: Worcester UK

Hey thanks for these i'll give them a try. I dont know where every ones getting all these drivers from as i cant find them. Tried the Nvidia beta driver page and i get only 180.43 on there. Ah well lets see what these can do.
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:54 | posts: 1,409 | Location: Venezuela

yesterday i installed 180.47 beta and i saw and improvenment.. so im exciting about this.. this also include the physx 8.10 or something drivers ?
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:56 | posts: 544

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yesterday i installed 180.47 beta and i saw and improvenment.. so im exciting about this.. this also include the physx 8.10 or something drivers ?
Judging by the size, yes

"This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13)."
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 14:58 | posts: 600

Niceee !

This calls for a day off work, and suitcase of 'benchmarking liquids'

* few issues with current 180.43 Beta:
-CoD WaW showed corrupt/flickering terrian textures, installed the game 30mins ago
-FurMark doesn't work as intended (small donut, not spinning)
-With DVI + HDTV on GTX260, the card ALWAYS stays in 3D perf mode
-With DVI + HDTV on GTX260, when disabling HDTV the Vista bottom toolbar gets transparent, no icons to be seen

EDIT ///
GPU score increased slightly in 3DMark Vantage, but SM2+SM3 decreased in 3DM06

3DMark Vantage, High Preset:

H8344 (180.48)
GPU: 7353
CPU: 35210
E8400 @ 3996MHz
GTX260 @ 756/1512/1215

H8298 (180.43)
GPU: 7311
CPU: 35331
E8400 @ 3942MHz
GTX260 @ 756/1512/1215

H7861 (177.92)
GPU: 6910
CPU: 35732
E8400 @ 4003MHz
GTX260 @ 756/1512/1242


FurMark (v1.4) still with same bugs as with 180.43

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Default 11-19-2008, 15:06 | posts: 4,863 | Location: In a game world

About time.. downloading!

Also I'm glad they are only supporting this with the newest card..its time to move on and upgrade!

Quote:
This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs

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Default 11-19-2008, 15:11 | posts: 1,409 | Location: Venezuela

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Judging by the size, yes

"This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13)."
such i dumb.. i did read that.. thanks
   
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Finaly time to download!
   
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Whoooo!
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 15:13 | posts: 4,863 | Location: In a game world

here are links not yet showing up to Nvidia but they are there

180.48 XP 32bit

180.48 XP 64bit

180.48 Vista 32bit

180.48 Vista 64bit
   
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hmmm i will try thanks for links sava

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Default 11-19-2008, 15:18 | posts: 33 | Location: Chile

this is the big ban 2 whql drivers?
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 15:19 | posts: 50 | Location: Poland

Hello. I know these drivers aren't intended for 8600 GT, but can you please make an inf file for this card for Vista 32 bit?

Big thanks in advance. I tried to do it myself before, but no success, must do something wrong :/.
   
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At last!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesssssssssssss!赵
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 15:21 | posts: 4,863 | Location: In a game world

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hmmm i will try thanks for links sava
well I don't want to cut guru3d short but I always like downloading from the original sources directly from Nvidia if they are there.
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 15:21 | posts: 86 | Location: Switzerland

As it looks still no Geforce 8600 support
This is somehow sad, I'd love to use the 180 series.

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Still not on nvidia's main download driver page yet, I hope they put it up today.
   
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Default 11-19-2008, 15:23 | posts: 4,863 | Location: In a game world

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As it looks still no Geforce 8600 support
This is somehow sad, I'd love to use the 180 series.

pato
There is a reason why they don't support the other cards.. they won't work like they should unless you go with the supported cards.
   
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