Forceware 180.48 WHQL ftw ;-)

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  1. Mistajista

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    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:
    [​IMG] Forceware GeForce 180.48 XP 32-bit WHQL
    [​IMG] Forceware GeForce 180.48 XP 64-bit WHQL
    [​IMG] Forceware GeForce 180.48 Vista 64-bit WHQL
    [​IMG] Forceware GeForce 180.48 Vista 32-bit WHQL

    Thanks original poster - modified the content a little;) [Moderator]
     
  2. strad

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    Yeah baby
     
  3. alco

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    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 :D
     
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    downloading and installing now. Will post review
     

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    YAY!!!!!!!! time to test :banana: :banana:
     
  6. _cTn_

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    Finally !!!!!
     
  7. UnrealGaming

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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.
     
  9. N00bst3r

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    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.
     
  10. YuKsS

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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 ?
     

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    Judging by the size, yes

    "This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13)."
     
  12. Barton C++

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    Niceee !

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

    * 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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  13. sava700

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    About time.. downloading!

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

     
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  14. YuKsS

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    such i dumb.. i did read that..:wanker: thanks
     
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    Finaly time to download! :p
     

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    Whoooo!
     
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    hmmm i will try thanks for links sava :)
     
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    this is the big ban 2 whql drivers?
     
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    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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