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GeForce Forceware 185.81 Download | Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by riverrat, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. riverrat

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  2. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    Well spotted :)

    This is a Beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.
    New in Release 185.81:

    • Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
    • 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 www.nvidia.com/cuda for more details.
    • Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 182 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
    • Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
    • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
    • Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
    Existing Support:

    • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL, including SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
    • Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
    • Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
    • 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. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
    • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
     
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    This is a beta driver supporting GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

    New in Release 185.81:

    * Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
    * 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 drivers vs. Release 182 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    o Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
    o Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    o Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
    o Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled
    * Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0408.
    * Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
    * Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
    * Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

    Existing Support:

    * Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL, including 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. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
    * Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

    *Note: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista: Quad SLI technology using GeForce 9800 GX2 or GeForce GTX 295, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.


    Have fun :)
    Downloding & Testing now
     
  4. Lavik

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    It's OK for XP 32 bit :)
    Already downloaded)
     

  5. live4life

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    and for vista too !ill test and report laser...
     
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    Downloading for XP and Vista (For windows 7). Will test and report later.
     
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    did they fix anisotropic filtering? it was broke in some games!!
     
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    Sounds good.
    Got to be better than these new Win 7 drivers.
     
  9. YetYhunter

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    Hope they fixed FPS drop. I have very bad fps drop in all games.It drops to 5 then goes back to 60.
     
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    Downloading for MacBook Pro (with 8600M GT 256MB). Will test in a couple of minutes :)
     

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    Thanks.

    Man, I'm sure Nvidia must release more drivers than any one else I can think of...



    wtf.. When will the they stop including Physx ffs.

    It just turns their drivers into bloatware..

    Good to see they remembered to include support for the 8800GTX/Ultra this time..
     
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    thx for head-up.. just downloading them :)
     
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  14. live4life

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    good news!!on ut3,half life 2,and farcry i havent any bugs or fps drop! its awsome,ill test on movies with hardware accel cause the olders was makes crashes with hard acel enable~!


    when i enalbe hardware accel on full srcreen my powerdvd crashes is the same issue with the older ones hehe but who cares...the games run ok...need more test to be sure

    ok finall test on movies sucks i have low refresh rates that is lol than 60 how this happens?lol i have my monitor on 60hz and on movies is low..lol and with hardaccel enable crashes completely! so back to good old WHQL!all the 185series is useless for me
     
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    I agree about the Physx crap... tired of extracting the file from the installer before I start everytime. They should allow this on its own from here on out.
     
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    ;o awesome xD
    reinstalling drivers in that case cous installed vista x64 ones.
     
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    Still a huge drop in fps in farcry 2 for me. the only driver that seems to work is 182.08
     
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    just installed these drivers on winxp x86,not good. Control panel will not install & like every other 185 driver performance is crap (on my pc).

    aquamark 3 scored 75,571 (normally 120k+ )

    3dm06 scored 10199 (normally 10500+)
     

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