197.13 WHQL Driver is out!

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

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  2. About the same as previous drivers

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  1. paradox

    paradox Master Guru

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    Nvidia just released a new set of WHQL Drivers.

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    This is a WHQL driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, and 300-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs.
     
    This driver resolves fan speed issues reported with version 196.75 drivers. NVIDIA asks that you remove 196.75 drivers and update to this 197.13 WHQL driver.
     
    New in Version 197.13
     
        * Adds support for Next Generation ION.
        * Adds support for GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 340.
        * Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129.
        * Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
        * Increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
     
              o Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
              o Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
              o Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
              o Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
              o Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
              o Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
     
        * Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Mass Effect 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Zombie Driver.
        * Enhanced SLI support for Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Unigine, and World of Warcraft
        * Adds Ambient Occlusion support for Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Need for Speed: Shift, Resident Evil 5, RUSE, and Street Fighter IV.
        * Adds override anti-aliasing support for Mass Effect 2.
        * Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
        * Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
     
    Existing Support:
     
        * Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with the new Adobe Flash 10.1 beta. Learn more here.
        * Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
        * Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
        * Supports OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
        * Supports CUDA Toolkit 3.0 features and performance enhancements. See CUDA Zone for more details.
        * 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.
        * 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.
        * Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
        * Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
     
    
    [​IMG] Forceware 197.13 Windows 7 | Vista (64-bit)
    [​IMG] Forceware 197.13 Windows 7 | Vista (32-bit)
    [​IMG] Forceware 197.13 Windows XP (32-bit)

    Windows XP x64:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_197.13_whql.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2010
  2. Warpy

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    Tasty!!!!!
     
  3. The General

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    Yea, i just notice, thanks :)
     
  4. rong

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    Looks the same as the Beta one.
     

  5. Tat3

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    Ok, so... 197.13 WHQL vs 197.15 Beta ?
     
  6. paradox

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    just ran through the "Release Notes" and the only thng I saw were:
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    Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues

    Single GPU Issues:
    3D Vision–the 3D Vision software does not get installed if you install the driver using
    the Windows Device Manager (INF installation). [657672]
    To ensure thet 3D Vision is installed, install the driver using setup.exe

    Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues

    Single GPU Issues:
    3D Vision–the 3D Vision software does not get installed if you install the driver using
    the Windows Device Manager (INF installation). [657672]
    To ensure thet 3D Vision is installed, install the driver using setup.exe

    2.
    OpenGL Updates:
    Support for OpenGL 3.2

    will need to test them when at home.
     
  7. Soundcreepy

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    seems like its just a WHQL to replace the disaster that 196.75 was

    sticking with the 197.25 beta unless someone gets huge increases :p
     
  8. PirateNeilsouth

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    Not sure why i would downgrade from 197.25 down to this one , this doesn't even have the starcraft 2 fix
     
  9. Wanny

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    They claim AO compat with RE5, but it's clearly not working visually and there is no AO profile for it? Unless I'm really stupid... or Nhancer needs an update?
     
  10. Haunted66

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    SLI indicators again not working for me (started with 196.75). I check them in NVCPL, when I exit NVCPL and enter again, they are not checked.

    Anyone else with similar problem?

    SLI seemingly works as both gpus have about same temps...
     

  11. Wanny

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    I think it's not working with Vsync... otherwise I think it's been working for me with latest drivers.
     
  12. Haunted66

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    It always worked for me with Vsync...

    Any other thoughts?
     
  13. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Would have preferred to have seen 197.25 WHQLs myself as the betas I'm currently using fix a few bugs that the 197.13 Betas had such as the System Information one where the Display tab appears blank if you overclock the GPU. For now, I'm sticking with the 197.25 Betas as I see no reason for me to downgrade to an older driver with more bugs!
     
  14. Hog54

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    Why would they release a whql without GTX480 support and the cards come out tommorrow?
     
  15. Pey

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    I have no idea what´s nvidia doing :S
     

  16. maleficarus™

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    Good driver, no problems!
     
  17. Darren Hodgson

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    Because the cards aren't coming out tomorrow, it's just the NDA for reviews ends tomorrow (or 29th if some sites are to be believed). The cards themselves apparently wouldn't go on sale until 6th (or 12th) April, which is likely when a new WHQL'ed driver set will arrive.
     
  18. MAD-OGRE

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    Any one tried SCII with this one?
     
  19. Year

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    tested them, 197.xx are officially the worst drivers i've ever had the displeasure to try, and when i say this i mean on my pc, i know other people get good (or bad) performance with them, but for me they are utter crap, loss of as much as 5fps in every game.

    even the 190, 196 were a lot better despite a couple of minor bugs performance has always been top notch, sticking with the 186.18 whql though, performance AND no bugs.

    also releasing a WHQL when they actually released newer BETA with better fixes makes no sense lol
     
  20. Sher-e-Khuda

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    Nvidia have lost it completely. They are now doing stupid things.
     

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