Wednesday, April 21st 2010

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 197.55 WHQL Drivers for GeForce 400 Series Products

NVIDIA released its latest version of the GeForce driver suite, version 197.55, specific to the GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards. The WHQL-signed drivers don't announce any more changes than a major feature change - official support for 4-way SLI on both GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470. The drivers only work with GeForce 400 series products. No Release Notes documents were published along with the drivers.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 197.55 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit
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17 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 197.55 WHQL Drivers for GeForce 400 Series Products

#1
gumpty
That is quite funny.

Good luck finding four Fermi boards.


This is pretty much a driver release so that a couple of websites will be able to 'officially' test 4-way SLI.
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Mussels
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*waits for someone to ask where the XP drivers are*
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#5
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
seems power scales linearly saw the tri sli bench hit 1200watts so 1200... 1500 300watt difference lol well at least we know you can offer hobos shelter with the heat they offer :toast: or cook toast etc etc anyway glad to see drivers are coming out before release :roll:
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#6
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
The beginning of gimping out driver support for previous gen? Evolve or die tactics?
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Mussels
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by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
The beginning of gimping out driver support for previous gen? Evolve or die tactics?
Xp cant use more than 2GPU's.
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mlee49
by: gumpty
That is quite funny.

Good luck finding four Fermi boards.


This is pretty much a driver release so that a couple of websites will be able to 'officially' test 4-way SLI.
K|ngP|n benched 4 already, and on the new Evga SR2(dual cpu) board; lucky bastard.



You guys realize these drivers were released for like 5 people only.
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#9
HalfAHertz
Can it run Crysis faster than before? :D
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
The beginning of gimping out driver support for previous gen? Evolve or die tactics?
They do this with every new GPU release, they eventually pick back up driver support for the older cards.

This driver is GTX400 only because the only change made in the driver effects only GTX400 cards. No point in getting WHQL certification for all their previous cards if all this driver does is add Quad-SLi on the GTX400 cards.
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#11
extrasalty
by: mlee49

You guys realize these drivers were released for like 5 people only.
That expalins the lack of release notes.:nutkick:
I'm not pro enough for those drivers.
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#12
RONX GT
Blah only for 400 series?:wtf:
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RONX GT
by: HalfAHertz
Can it run Crysis faster than before? :D
It sure can with the 4 way SLI...i guess:laugh:
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#14
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: newtekie1
They do this with every new GPU release, they eventually pick back up driver support for the older cards.

This driver is GTX400 only because the only change made in the driver effects only GTX400 cards. No point in getting WHQL certification for all their previous cards if all this driver does is add Quad-SLi on the GTX400 cards.
by: Mussels
Xp cant use more than 2GPU's.
On gt200 or G80/G92 was what I meant.. on vista and win 7 of course. I reckon they cant to 4 way?
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Mussels
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by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
On gt200 or G80/G92 was what I meant.. on vista and win 7 of course.
this driver specifically adds quad GPU support.

why would they release it for older cards, or an OS that doesnt support that feature?
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#16
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
hmm yeah.. come to think of it, I remember Evga having their own version of GTX285 for a 4 way sli mode.. so 4 way sli needs hardware level support i guess..

lol. where is my mind (pixies) is playing on my headphones
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#17
my_name_is_earl
I think I'm gonna hold out for mobile 4xx series laptop. Was looking at some sweet Asus laptop with gts330m and couldn't resist any longer... Maybe by the end of the year all laptop will use SSD and equip with Bluray drive :) I'm just hoping.
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