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186.08 Beta available

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by FatBoyNL, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. FatBoyNL

    FatBoyNL Ancient Guru

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    [​IMG] GeForce ForceWare 186.08 Vista and 7 64-bit
    [​IMG] GeForce ForceWare 186.08 Vista and 7 32-bit
    [​IMG] GeForce ForceWare 186.08 XP 32-bit

    International version x64:
    http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7_winvista_64bit_186.08_beta_uk.html

    EDIT: Release date seems weird. Driver/file date is June 1st though.
    EDIT 23: thanks morbias, Witcher and nodo for posting working links ;)
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    GeForce/ION Driver Release 186 BETA
    Version: 186.08
    Release Date: May 06, 2009
    Operating System: Windows 7 or Windows Vista (64-bit)
    Language: U.S. English
    File Size: 111 MB

    Release Highlights:


    This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.

    This driver supports all of the new GPU-accelerated DirectX APIs in Windows 7: DirectX Compute, Direct2D, DirectWrite, and DXVA-HD.

    New in Release 186.08

    • Numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation.
    • Installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0428.
    • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
    New in Release 185/186 drivers:

    • Adds support for Ambient Occlusion – the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
    • Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
    • Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.
    • Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185/186 drivers vs. Release 181 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
      • Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
      • Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
      • Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
      • Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
      • Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
      • Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled
    • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
    Existing Support:

    • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
    • Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
    • Supports 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.
    • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installingNVIDIA System Tools software.
     
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  2. Bravo

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    FINALLY! A new driver!!! I love beta's. :D

    EDIT: File not found :wanker:
     
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    EDIT: download links fixed.
     
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  4. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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  5. GenClaymore

    GenClaymore Ancient Guru

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    Its a trick, nvidia knew we was itching for a new driver. so they put up a page and not the file.
     
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    Is it also Win7 64bit? Because it doesn't explicitly say that it is.
     
  7. burebista

    burebista Ancient Guru

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    Try UK site. It's international version though.
     
  8. FatBoyNL

    FatBoyNL Ancient Guru

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    The name of the downloaded International file is 186.08_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_international_beta.exe.
    So I guess it is ;)
     
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    Bravo Master Guru

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    Good call. :p
     

  11. Witcher

    Witcher Master Guru

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    Lol ... something from release notes of this driver.

    Changes in Version 186.08
    There are no bug fixes to report since version 185.85. See “Changes in Version
    185.81” on page 8 for the most recent bug fixes.
     
  12. PNeV

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    That doesn't sound good, considering the problems people have been having with the .85s. Will try them when I get home.
     
  13. YetYhunter

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    AT LAST!!!!!!! NEW DRIVER!!!
    I have a feeling that this one will be good.
    LoL is sound like a loto player now.'' This is a winner ,I feel it.No it's not I will drink my tears away''

    Edit:
    They fixed the context menu lag ,it seems.It's in the release notes.
     
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  15. FatBoyNL

    FatBoyNL Ancient Guru

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    bonus: NVidia Control Panel is now showing the correct PhysX version ;)
    [​IMG]
    + a new 'Stereosopic 3D' tab in NCP.
     

  16. wiskerbizkit

    wiskerbizkit Master Guru

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    omg everything is in 3d
     
  17. nodo

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    anyone notice any performace increase? like in lotro or warhammer ;)
     
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    Nice ill try it in a sec, just hope it will fix my context menu lag!
     
  20. bala_gamer

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    what do u mean by 'everything in 3d?':)
     

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