Monday, October 5th 2009

NVIDIA GeForce 191.07 WHQL Drivers Released

A little over two weeks after releasing its previous 190.62 WHQL version of its GeForce drivers, NVIDIA released its brand new GeForce 191.07 driver suite, signed by Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). The suite provides driver and system software support for all current NVIDIA GeForce graphics products, GeForce 6-series and above. This release is aimed for provide application-specific performance enhancements, numerous bug-fixes related to the drivers, and included software, and improved game support for NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU technology. As listed by the company, important changes are as follows. For a broader list of changes, please refer to the Release Notes document (for Windows 7, Vista, and XP):
  • Adds support for OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8, 9, 100, and 200-series GPUs and ION GPUs.
  • Accelerates performance in several gaming applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with version 191.07 drivers vs. version 190.62 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
  • o Up to 12% performance increase in ARMA 2
    o Up to 8% performance increase in Batman: Arkham Asylum with GPU PhysX enabled
    o Up to 50% performance increase in Call of Juarez: Blood in Bound with SLI enabled
    o Up to 14% performance increase in Fallout 3 (indoor scenes) with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 10% performance increase in Far Cry 2 (DX9 version) with antialiasing enabled
    o Up to 34% performance increase in Prototype with antialiasing enabled
  • Adds SLI support for Aion, Darkfall, Dawn of Magic 2: Time of Shadows, Dreamkiller, Fuel, Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, Need for Speed: Shift and more.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes, including the following key fix (additional bug fixes can be found in the release notes on the documentation tab): For graphics cards supporting multiple clock states, 3D clocks correctly return to 2D clocks after exiting a 3D application.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 191.07 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit
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50 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 191.07 WHQL Drivers Released

#1
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
Thanks, installing now.
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#2
10TaTioN
by: [Ion]
Thanks, installing now.
is a button. :slap::D
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#4
newfellow
"and game settings" <- :laugh:
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#5
KieranD
thanks for the links and the news.
I seem to be able to squeeze more performance out of my card every driver release, things get more stable on some new drivers but all of em give better average frames per second.

Im currently on the 191.00 works good in all games apart from eh empire total war which i have given up on ever working fine.
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#6
I see SPY!
It annoys me is that with every new driver Nvidia seems to squeeze some more juice out of its cards while I rarely see that with the Catalyst(but truth be told, I haven't updated the drivers since 9.4).
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#8
mlee49
Wow, 34% improvement w/Prototype? Damn gonna have to dl.
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#9
cool_recep
by: I see SPY!
It annoys me is that with every new driver Nvidia seems to squeeze some more juice out of its cards while I rarely see that with the Catalyst(but truth be told, I haven't updated the drivers since 9.4).
Then you should read Catalyst news too buddy. If you look, you can see it:

Performance Enhancements: Catalyst 9.8

* Battleforge DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 performance improves up to 15-50% in CPU limited settings with the largest gains in CrossfireX configurations.
* Company of Heroes DirectX 10 performance improves by up to 10-77% in CPU limited settings.
* Crysis DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 10% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 34% in CPU limited settings.
* Crysis Warhead DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 7% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 69% in CPU limited settings.
* Far Cry 2 DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 50% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 88% in CPU limited settings.
* Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 Dual CrossfireX performance improves up to 40% in CPU limited settings with Quad CrossfireX performance improving up to 60%.
* UnigineTropics OpenGL performance improves 5-20%
* UnigineTropics DirectX 10 Quad CrossfireX performance improves 5-20% in CPU limited settings.
* World in Conflict DirectX 10 performance improves by 5-10%.

Performance with 9.7:

# Crysis performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on Radeon HD 4800 series
# Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on the HD 4800 series products

Performance with 9.6:

* Company of Heores – performance gains of up to 25% for the ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, and performance gains of up to 10% for the ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series.
* Crysis Warhead – performance gains of up to 11% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
* Crysis – performance gains of up to 13% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
* World in Conflict – performance gains of up to 30% for settings are were previously CPU limited.
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#10
newtekie1
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by: mlee49
Wow, 34% improvement w/Prototype? Damn gonna have to dl.
Thats with AA enabled. Considering Prototype crashes to the desktop for me on Win7 whenever AA is enabled what is a 34% improvement on 0?
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#11
I see SPY!
by: cool_recep
Then you should read Catalyst news too buddy. If you look, you can see it:

Performance Enhancements: Catalyst 9.8

* Battleforge DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 performance improves up to 15-50% in CPU limited settings with the largest gains in CrossfireX configurations.
* Company of Heroes DirectX 10 performance improves by up to 10-77% in CPU limited settings.
* Crysis DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 10% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 34% in CPU limited settings.
* Crysis Warhead DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 7% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 69% in CPU limited settings.
* Far Cry 2 DirectX 10 Dual CrossfireX performance improves as much as 50% and Quad CrossfireX performance improves as much as 88% in CPU limited settings.
* Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. DirectX 10/DirectX 10.1 Dual CrossfireX performance improves up to 40% in CPU limited settings with Quad CrossfireX performance improving up to 60%.
* UnigineTropics OpenGL performance improves 5-20%
* UnigineTropics DirectX 10 Quad CrossfireX performance improves 5-20% in CPU limited settings.
* World in Conflict DirectX 10 performance improves by 5-10%.

Performance with 9.7:

# Crysis performance at very high quality preset increases by up to 8% on Radeon HD 4800 series
# Lost Planet Colonies - performance increases by 7-11% when 8x Anti-Aliasing is used on the HD 4800 series products

Performance with 9.6:

* Company of Heores – performance gains of up to 25% for the ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series, and performance gains of up to 10% for the ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series.
* Crysis Warhead – performance gains of up to 11% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
* Crysis – performance gains of up to 13% for ATI CrossFireX configurations.
* World in Conflict – performance gains of up to 30% for settings are were previously CPU limited.
What's with your tone, buddy?
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#12
EnergyFX
Nice improvement for Prototype!! Even my GTX285 has been having a hard time with that game.
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#13
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
So how are these drivers guys?

Any crashes?

Thinking about DLing these for my 8600 GTS.
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#14
OnBoard
Seems like a 19x driver finally for me to upgrade, downloading but will read user opinions before install :)
by: btarunr

Includes numerous bug fixes, including the following key fix: For graphics cards supporting multiple clock states, 3D clocks correctly return to 2D clocks after exiting a 3D application.
Cool, this is what people have been waiting for, including me although it rarely happens anymore.

This is for GT200 cards (GTX 260/275/280/285/295), why they don't mention it straigh as no other series have 2D clocks. Well now the text is right for GT300 cards too, but in the meantime it confuses people, like the powerstate option that was GT200 only too.
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#15
newtekie1
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by: OnBoard
Seems like a 19x driver finally for me to upgrade, downloading but will read user opinions before install :)


Cool, this is what people have been waiting for, including me although it rarely happens anymore.

This is for GT200 cards (GTX 260/275/280/285/295), why they don't mention it straigh as no other series have 2D clocks. Well now the text is right for GT300 cards too, but in the meantime it confuses people, like the powerstate option that was GT200 only too.
With a whole 27w difference between 2D clocks and 3D clocks on my GTX285 when its sitting idle, I don't really see why this feature would be a deal breaker on getting better all around drivers...
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#16
mikek75
by: CDdude55
So how are these drivers guys?

Any crashes?

Thinking about DLing these for my 8600 GTS.
Didn't work for me, straight after re-booting following install I kept getting "Host process Rundll32 has stopped working" errors. I kept trying for several hours with every possible combination of un-install methods, using Driver Sweeper, regedit, everything that was suggested to me, no joy.

Re-installed 190.62, everything works fine...Some have said it worked for them though, so maybe its some obscure combination of software/hardware on my system:confused:
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#17
adriantrances
More ARMA 2 improves please :) That game needs alot of fixing
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#18
OnBoard
by: newtekie1
With a whole 27w difference between 2D clocks and 3D clocks on my GTX285 when its sitting idle, I don't really see why this feature would be a deal breaker on getting better all around drivers...
Not a deal braker, but maker :) Thanks for the wattage though, seems my 8500GT idling inside to get 2D clocks was power saving after all. Not much but 24/7/365 on it builds up.

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Here's a 3DMark tests that I run just now. Seems these drivers are only bug fixes and specific games tweaks. No overall performance increase at all, but didn't go down either :)

Tested couple 06 game tests with 4xAA as antialiasing improvements were mentioned on many instances. That's not any faster either in general.

ASUS GTX 280 602/1296/1107 191.07 PhysX 9.09.0814 C2D E8400 FSB400 3200mhz 1066mhz 5-5-5-15
3DMark06: 14177 (SM2.0: 6525 SM3.0: 7229 cpu: 2844) | 4xAA GT1 51.143 fps, HDR1 65.122 fps
Vantage: P13187 (GPU: 10965 CPU: 33644)

ASUS GTX 280 602/1296/1107 186.18 PhysX 9.09.0720 C2D E8400 FSB400 3200mhz 1066mhz 5-5-5-15
3DMark06: 14003 (SM2.0: 6468 SM3.0: 7188 cpu: 2775) | 4xAA GT1 51.417 fps, HDR1 64.598 fps
Vantage: P13165 (GPU: 10987 CPU: 32489)
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#19
Supreme0verlord
Wow, these drivers are horrible. If anything, they have DECREASED the performance of my games, namely GRID since that's really the only game I'm playing right now. Just sitting at the main menu I was getting roughly 60fps when with the older drivers (190.89) it would stay at a constant 75fps. Then during races it would dip all the way down to the middle to lower 30's, where as with the older ones the lowest it would go was the middle 40's. Back to the 190.89's for me!
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#20
Pings
Stay away from these. These drivers do real funny stuff. 1st the screen will go blank, then once I'm forced to reboot. It will change my HDD Boot Priority. I never had anything thing happen like this before until I installed these drivers.
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#21
newtekie1
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by: Pings
Stay away from these. These drivers do real funny stuff. 1st the screen will go blank, then once I'm forced to reboot. It will change my HDD Boot Priority. I never had anything thing happen like this before until I installed these drivers.
That is not related to these drivers. You have some other issues going on.
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#22
mikek75
Just by way of an experiment I installed a fresh Vista onto my spare HDD, all I did was install the latest chipset drivers, reboot then install these 191.07's. Reboot and got the same constant Rundll32 stopped working errors!

I then re-formatted and installed W7 RC, didn't bother with the chipset drivers, just installed 191.07. No errors at all, work fine. Very confused, maybe they conflict with the chipset drivers....W7 they work, Vista they don't,for me. (Both times X64)
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#23
Pings
by: newtekie1
That is not related to these drivers. You have some other issues going on.
Then can you explain why once I uninstalled these driver and went back to my old drivers. Those problems stopped?
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Pings
Then can you explain why once I uninstalled these driver and went back to my old drivers. Those problems stopped?
Well, your drivers have nothing to do with your boot priories. They don't effect your BIOS settings at all.

Hence it not being possible.

Google the problem or something, because its just not possible for the video cards drivers to be effecting those settings.
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#25
Pings
Like I said the problem started with the screen going blank. Then other stuff would happen. I still say driver did it. I never had that problem before. Once I installed the new drivers this would happen, anytime I would run a game for more than 5 minutes. This happened 3 times. Once I uninstalled the old driver that was the end of my problem. I've been playing the same games that mad it crash for hours, and nothing happened. I think these drivers caused a OC error. Because Once it would crash I would have a OC error, that's not even real. All I would have to do is boot up my bios and save and quit with out changing a thing. I'm thinking my bios does not like these drivers. I'm gona try updating my bios and reinstalling these to see what happens.
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