Tuesday, June 12th 2007

NVIDIA ForceWare 160.04 WHQL

A new ForceWare driver for Windows Vista has been leaked to the web. The credit goes to Station-Drivers for the discovery. This driver is available in both x32/x64 forms, it also includes WHQL certification and support for the GeForce 6-8 families. Despite the WHQL certification, since this driver came from an "unofficial source", consider it as a beta – and use it at your own risk.
Click on the links below to download the drivers.

For Windows Vista x32 | Mirror
For Windows Vista x64 | MirrorSource: NGOHQ
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13 Comments on NVIDIA ForceWare 160.04 WHQL

#2
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
by: OneCool
It didnt work
I wonder why ... :rolleyes:

And btw, your system specs don't belong in your signature. We have a "system specs" feature in the user cp for that.
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#3
Thermopylae_480
by: Dark Ride
I wonder why ... :rolleyes:

And btw, your system specs don't belong in your signature. We have a "system specs" feature in the user cp for that.
Meh, maybe he wants to show off his rig?
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
looks good - the 160.03 beta was great for 3D, but with a few bugs in the control panel, so i'll give these a whirl and see how it goes.

Ok - these are WORSE In some DX10 apps, with company of heroes having rendering issues in DX10, and for some systems in DX9 - info taken from Nvnews.com

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93138&page=2
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#5
GSG-9
Thanks for the link Mussels
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#6
Dia01
Has anyone had success with 8800 in SLI with this driver? Did not work at all with mine.
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Has anyone had any success with the 8800GTX in SLI?

Seems these driver steps by Nvidia are incremental. Good news is, they are putting out drivers every few weeks it seems.
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#8
Dia01
Bloody Vista! Try'n to be patient but proven to be a real pain in the a$$. Is this just me or is this a common census?
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#9
Exceededgoku
Every forceware has been fine for me....
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
lots of people run GTX's fine in SLI, excluding a bug with systems with 4GB of ram.

Generally, nvidia are releasing drivers in a weird order - these might be 160.04, but they're 99% the same as 160.03 - which was released as a beta a LONG time ago (so the 158.45 drivers are a lot newer, for example)

Nvidia... they're all over the place.
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#11
Dia01
I am currently using the latest WHQL driver 158.24 supplied by Nvidia's website. Every time I benchmark with either Aquamark or 3DMark06 with SLI enabled, I get a lower score than a single GPU test. I have also tried the latest Beta driver from their website and still have the same troubles. Any suggestions?
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#12
hv43082
So it's a no go for Vista 64 w/ 8800GTX SLI? Man, this sucks. I want to benchmark Call of Juarez.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Dia01
I am currently using the latest WHQL driver 158.24 supplied by Nvidia's website. Every time I benchmark with either Aquamark or 3DMark06 with SLI enabled, I get a lower score than a single GPU test. I have also tried the latest Beta driver from their website and still have the same troubles. Any suggestions?
158.24 was a beta that (Somehow) got WHQL - its designed for DX10 and only works right with single cards. If you want a specific driver, go check out the forums at nvnews.net - they have a vista and an XP section, and they know about drivers long before they reach the news here at TPU.
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