Graphic Drivers

kemical

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Here are links for previous and beta versions of graphic drivers from the big two:

Nvidia:
download from Guru3D.com

ATI:
download from Guru3D.com

If your looking for laptop graphic drivers then try the laptop makers website as they usually supply the drivers themselves.. If however your still sruggling to obtain the latest graphic drivers a good place to start is here:
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You can now download Nvidia 177.83 WHQL from here:
download from Guru3D.com

This is also a PhysX driver so if you have a 8 series card or upwards this will enable physx on your card...It works too...

In fact here's the Geforce PhysX pack:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/forcewithin/us/download.asp
 


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Just downloaded this though I have yet to figure out exactly what it does if anything????
 


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Did you try the demo's that comes with the power pack?
 


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Nvidia has released a special Beta Forceware 177.89 which supports OpenGL 3.0. These drivers are for GeForce 8, 9 and 200 series cards in Windows XP and Vista, and are meant to allow developers to start coding applications in OpenGL 3.0.
 


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Just downloaded this though I have yet to figure out exactly what it does if anything????
If you haven't already, try some of these demo's which show what your chip can do physics wise.. Plus there's quite a good little game demo called 'warmonger' ...
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ATI has released the Catalyst 8.8 graphics drivers. This version adds new Avivo features to the Control Panel and Hybrid Graphics support for Windows XP, as well as a range of fixes.
 


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Nvidia has released a new Beta Forceware 177.92 driver for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series graphics cards. These drivers provide support for Nvidia PhysX and include a new 8.08.18 PhysX driver as part of the package. Importantly, aside from a range of fixes, the drivers have notable performance improvements in a range of games including Assassin's Creed, CoD4, ET:QW, CoH and BioShock, particularly in DX10 mode, both in single card and SLI configurations.

These drivers are awesome! I'm seeing big improvements in DX10 titles..
 


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Nforce 15.23

Nvidia has released a new nForce 15.23 driver under both XP and Vista for most nForce 4 and newer motherboards.

For boards with onboard graphics ect the driver is numbered 15.24 but is essentially the same. It does contain a graphics driver however (numbered something like 175...) So if you use this set remember to untick the graphics part of the driver 'if' you use a seperate PCIE graphics card.
 


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ATI has released the Catalyst 8.9 graphics drivers. This version adds a new display mode for HDTVs, Overdrive support for Quad CrossFireX, OpenGL 3.0 support and fixes a range of issues.
 


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Nvidia have released a new WHQL driver : 178.13 Here are the release notes...

WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
Adds support for 2-way and 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLIâ„¢ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
Supports CUDAâ„¢.
Supports [email protected] distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
Supports NVIDIA GeForce 3D Stereo Technology.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v178.13 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
  • Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
  • Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
  • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
  • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
  • Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
  • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
  • 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

GeForce Release 178
 


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A new beta for ATI has shown up. 8.10 beta now sports fan control and seems to be ok in the graphics department too. Get yours here:

Catalyst 8.10 RC2 - Rage3D Discussion Area
 


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Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 178.24 drivers for Windows XP and Vista. These drivers are for all GeForce 6,7,8,9 and 200 series cards. The driver package also contains the 8.09.04 PhysX drivers which were released with the 178.13 Forceware last month. The only changes in this driver over the previous 178.13 are some bug fixes.
 


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ATI has released the Catalyst 8.10 graphics drivers. This version adds fan speed control and the ability to force Component Video detection, as well as resolving a range of bugs.
 


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