Tuesday, February 20th 2007

NVIDIA Releases WHQL Drivers for Vista

NVIDIA has released its first WHQL certified drivers for Windows Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The release number is 100.65, and these drivers work with all GeForce series 6, 7 and 8 cards, offering DirectX 10 support to those with 8800 cards. DirectX 10 with SLI is still unsupported, but it’s good to get beyond the beta stage of drivers. You can download them here.Source: NVIDIA
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25 Comments on NVIDIA Releases WHQL Drivers for Vista

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Noes! Ati lost! NO! NOOOOOOOOO!
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#2
BetaUser
Hold on there, chief. Wait until after you've tried the drivers before you gloat :)
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#3
Jimmy 2004
by: russianboy
? They had drivers for Vista for a while now (ATi that is.)
He's referring to DX10.
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#4
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Jimmy 2004
He's referring to DX10.
Exactly, ATI lost the race.
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#5
mullered07
by: PVTCaboose1337
Exactly, ATI lost the race.
they might have lost the race but the war is still on :rockout:
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#6
BetaUser
I'll call it when the first DX10 games are out. Then, we'll see who has the best drivers!!

Its really impossible to test the performance of a DX10 driver if no games exist to use it. Big deal, NVidia got their DX10 drivers out first. No doubt in part due to the pending class action. I'm not worried, they were the first to get out a DX10 card also. Look where that got them :P
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Good for nvidia. They were about to get reamed pretty bad. They still will get reamed, but at least now, 6 months later, they have WHQL drivers...we think.
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#8
hv43082
I want to see some performance benchmark against XP 32 and 64 bit. If Vista does pose a 10% loss as MS claimed, I don't see the point of upgrading yet.
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: hv43082
I want to see some performance benchmark against XP 32 and 64 bit. If Vista does pose a 10% loss as MS claimed, I don't see the point of upgrading yet.
me too. these benchmarks are all ellusive and usually turn out to be fakes.
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
well i've just put this driver on,it is indeed certified.i'm gonna try some games now,2142,far cry,vegas and see if there is any differance.
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#11
IluvIntel
I ran 3DMark06 with x64 Vista Ultimate and 100.64 drivers on stock vga. No Windows tweaks.
You can check out the score here for verification.
Now I will run the 100.65 and compare difference with stock vga. :)
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#12
Alec§taar
Good News For Nvidia Users!

Nice to see that NVidia "won the race" to WHQL certification from Microsoft (vs. ATI) for NVidia users!

(Yes, I am one currently, & mostly since I left 3dFx Voodoo I/II/III/V usage when NVidia bought them out - but, I have owned an ATI 9800 XT as well not TOO long back, so this isn't 'fanboyism', it's just congratulations!)...

:)

* All that appears to remain for VISTA is to get that SLI working right?

(Thank goodness not ALL of us run SLI I suppose, so the majority of folks will be "A-OK" &* all that (or, lol, can afford it w/ out some major sacrifice no doubt)).

APK

P.S.=> I'll be waiting on folks' here like Tigger who stated they want to test in real-world gaming & such, as well as ILuvIntel tossing these new drivers @ the 3dMark synthetic test...

Expecting "MORE GOOD NEWS" here, on BOTH fronts (realworld games tests + synthetics) & all that! apk
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#13
tigger
I'm the only one
well i tried farcry at 1280 MAXXED out and it was smooth as butter,i've played farcry a LOT on xp,and this was just as smooth and fast as on xp.2142 was on 1280x960 and too it was fine really smooth and fast.vegas was fine too,its a little gloopy on my card maxxed at 1280 tho',but i guess thats down to vegas needing a beefier card than mine.

overall i say well done nvidia,they got their thumbs outta their butts.

does this driver enable dx10 and sli on 8xxx series cards then?
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#14
IluvIntel
100.65 Score with my 8800GTX @ stock on x64 Vista Ultimate is here
No window tweaks.
Clean uninstall of older 100.64's.
Minor increase in score. :)
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#15
BXtreme
w00t, i can finally play my games w/ proper stability now :D, now all angry customers will be happy, atleast for some time lol. But, Ati, has more time to improve their drivers....hmm....
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#16
GSG-9
Wate, you said the 7xxx series to in the post, but the GeForce 7 series are still back at 97. somthing...i am going to try em anyway but that may be a typo...
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#17
Alec§taar
by: tigger69
well i tried farcry at 1280 MAXXED out and it was smooth as butter,i've played farcry a LOT on xp,and this was just as smooth and fast as on xp.2142 was on 1280x960 and too it was fine really smooth and fast.vegas was fine too,its a little gloopy on my card maxxed at 1280 tho',but i guess thats down to vegas needing a beefier card than mine.

overall i say well done nvidia,they got their thumbs outta their butts.

does this driver enable dx10 and sli on 8xxx series cards then?
I am curious on that last note myself... because, odds are, it MAY be an 'upgrade' time for me here, going to the PCI-e 8800 series by NVidia if this driverset is finally "cleaning up well" & all that!

That is, provided I just don't jump on the upcoming 8950 from NVidia later on!

:)

(Like most of you probably are? Well, I am MOST curious on VISTA & this driver, because I tend to gravitate to NVidia stuff more over time, than I do ATI (only had 1 ATI, 9800XT, decent card overall, BUT, I had great experiences on GeForce III, IV, & now the 7900 GTX OC I have now))...

* AND, today? I also tried VISTA, "hands-on" for a good bit of time today while @ BEST BUY, & LIKE IT, a LOT!

So, naturally, that said - I am curious on how this driver works out!

APK

P.S.=> Thanks for the feedback VISTA & NVidia users (specifically Tigger69 & ILuvIntel so far) on this note... apk
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#18
AshenSugar
wow took them 6+mo to make a driver thats stable :O least theres one out now, but i bet the ati drivers are out WITH the card and STABLE to boot :)
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#19
Jimmy 2004
by: GSG-9
Wate, you said the 7xxx series to in the post, but the GeForce 7 series are still back at 97. somthing...i am going to try em anyway but that may be a typo...
You may be right on that, I read it on another site. Let me know if they work.
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#20
tigger
I'm the only one
well mine is a 7xxx card and it works fine on my card.
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#21
GSG-9
Yup it worked for me as well!

Warning: Has no OC ability, it has the settings but fails everytime, It tryed to underclock my card when its running at 38c...

But it has lots of settings so...:ohwell:

Yay :)
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#22
joinmeindeath417
@#@# A!!

okay, what am i doing wrong?

nothing is overclocked at all...i have a 7600gtko in my system right now i downloaded the New drivers 100.65.and the beta ones 100.64 and of course the ones before that..for vista...

R.S: Vegas DOESNT work for me on 100.64..or .65

and Theif Deadly Shadows ...same problem

is it my card or is it me?

but these "offical drivers" shouldnt be offical if they dont work right for most people
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#23
tigger
I'm the only one
vegas works fine for me on 32bit H.P,with 100.65whql.
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#24
joinmeindeath417
yeh thats why im trying to figure out what the hell is wrong, and yes if your wondering my Vista is Legit,
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#25
Scavar
Im tempted to throw my 8800GTS into my parents computer to test out the driver. The first game I can think of that will be "DX10" is Company of Heroes in march when the patch comes out. I think that'll the best first test, at least a little one.
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