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Default Nvidia ForceWare 185.20!! - 01-01-2009, 08:34 | posts: 581 | Location: Egypt

In the wake of the new year, NVIDIA's GeForce Forceware drivers have surfaced. While being in a beta stage the 185.20 Forceware provide support for NVIDIA's upcoming products namely the GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285. All other GPUs GeForce 6 Series onward are supported as usual. The driver is dated for 26-12-2008. The package includes PhysX system software version 8.11.18. Drivers for both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows XP ,also tested and worked with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit (use the vista 32-bit one)and they can be downloaded from the links below:


GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 64-bit
GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Vista 32-bit
GeForce ForceWare 185.20 XP 32-bit
GeForce ForceWare 185.20 XP 64-bit

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Default 01-01-2009, 08:37 | posts: 53 | Location: Italy

cool i just update to 181.00, lets see how these go
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 09:00 | posts: 1,938 | Location: Sweden

najs, cool find.. gimme gimme gimme... now
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 09:55 | posts: 347 | Location: Israel

Great find in NEW YEAR!!! whoa!

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Default 01-01-2009, 10:54 | posts: 379

Musssssssssstttt have these driveeeeeerrrrrrrr
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 10:57 | posts: 67 | Location: Tamworth UK

haha nothing better for a serious hangover than some new drivers and some casual gaming
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 13:25 | posts: 114

the drivers are OUT

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GeForce 185.20 driver download links
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Thumbs up GeForce 185.20 driver download links - 01-01-2009, 13:25 | posts: 51 | Location: Orange County, CA

*edit* All links are now RapidShare hosted.


Folding@home_GPU_v620nv


ForceWare 185.20 XP (32-bit)


ForceWare 185.20 XP (64-bit )


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (32-bit )


^ These drivers are confirmed working for Windows 7 Ultimate build 7000 as well.


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (64-bit )




Interesting, these new drivers contain a new Ambient Occlusion setting in the Nvidia Control Panel:





Don't forget to read the description of Ambient Occlusion at the bottom ^.


The effect of Ambient Occlusion is particularly emphasized in titles such as Crysis:

OFF



ON




3DMark Vantage results:

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000

Last edited by Joshua; 01-03-2009 at 00:49. Reason: Couple images way too big. Made it hard to read the first post, much less most of the others. :-)
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 13:36 | posts: 316 | Location: ***herlands

Wddm1.1?

Plx Dxdiag them

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Default 01-01-2009, 13:36 | posts: 114

12/26/2008, 6.14.11.8520 and not 1/1/2009
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 13:37 | posts: 366 | Location: Florida

Thank you. Will try them.

I enjoy translating these pages from Chinese. On this page, "Sex: Constellation".

A previous web page was about the ati/nvidia rivalry, "Who will ascend to the throne of the king?".
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 13:41 | posts: 165 | Location: Canada

Cool, a new driver. I'll have to test these in Vista and Windows 7. Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to post up some benches

Edit: Just so everyone knows, the drivers contain PhysX System Software 8.11.18

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Default 01-01-2009, 14:04 | posts: 10,890 | Location: Finland

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Originally Posted by AuDioFreaK39 View Post
Links are now up:


Folding@home_GPU_v620nv


ForceWare 185.20 XP (32-bit)


ForceWare 185.20 XP (64-bit )


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (32-bit )

^ These drivers are confirmed working for Windows 7 Ultimate build 7000 as well.


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (64-bit )



Interesting, these new drivers contain a new Ambient Occlusion setting in the Nvidia Control Panel:

How about the performance? Is it fast?
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:07 | posts: 165 | Location: Canada

I couldn't install over top of 181.00 with these so I had to do a clean install. No problems with DV or anything like that. Everything for normal use is working perfectly. I'll post benchmarks later on when I get Vantage installed.
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:20 | posts: 10,890 | Location: Finland

Well this is weird driver. It has actually three installers. Normal drivers installer, PhysX installer and NVIDIA Performance Drivers installer. Now what the heck is that last one?
EDIT: Okay, it's for Quadros.
   
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that performance drivers is only for quadro cards in graphics edition programmes,

im wrong? (aka PDsetup.exe)
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:22 | posts: 10,890 | Location: Finland

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that performance drivers is only for quadro cards in graphics edition programmes,

im wrong? (aka PDsetup.exe)
You are right.

It looks like profiles are broken. Drop downs do not work.

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Default 01-01-2009, 14:34 | posts: 4,362 | Location: Spain

some1 else doesnt have the ambient oclusion thing? (spanish "version" of the driver) and 9000 series


profiles broken? i dont find nothing bad there, altho didnt try ingame
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:36 | posts: 165 | Location: Canada

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You are right.

It looks like profiles are broken. Drop downs do not work.
It works, I can access profiles.
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:36 | posts: 89

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that performance drivers is only for quadro cards in graphics edition programmes,
im wrong? (aka PDsetup.exe)
Yes, you are.

Are these drivers primary released for workstation cards?
Yes.

Are these drivers only good for workstation cards?
No, in fact those drivers are 'perfect' for consumer cards!

Why?
There is a much better quality management for drivers directed at the workstation market.
And don't forget... game developers are also situated in the market for workstation cards - just think about that.

My experience with such kind of drivers: they are mostly BETTER than those for the consumer cards.

So I try these drivers for my WinXP Setup now... thanks for the links!

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Default 01-01-2009, 14:39 | posts: 4,362 | Location: Spain

razor, we are talking about the PDsetup.exe not the whole driver, idk what you mean :S, do they help gaming in any way with a "normal" card? (aka 9600 for example)
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:40 | posts: 10,890 | Location: Finland

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It works, I can access profiles.
Me too but AA & AF drop down don't work. But anyway, this driver is fast. Finally broke 8K in Vantage without OC.
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:45 | posts: 4,362 | Location: Spain

they do here :S, idk if you mean this, my english its not good at all

btw Anarion do you have the Ambient Occlusion option or it's only for 2xx series? ima seek the .inf a lil xP

   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:46 | posts: 105 | Location: Nottingham, England

Testing these in Windows 7 and I'm getting 3 fps more in Far Cry 2 than I ever have on any Windows versions, also GTA IV seems to have got a few fps increase as well. Overall these drivers kick ass.
   
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Default 01-01-2009, 14:47 | posts: 165 | Location: Canada

I just finished benching with Vantage and I scored P4996. This is the first benchmark I've done on this system. My last benchmark was done with an Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 2GB DDR1 and a 9600GT with Forceware 180.70

On my last system I got P5215 3DMarks with the 9600GT. With the 185.20 driver on my new system with the same 9600GT I scored P4996.
   
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