Monday, September 17th 2007

NVIDIA ForceWare 163.69 Released

One week after the last ForceWare 163.67 BETA, NVIDIA released new BETA drivers this time version 163.69. What's new in this release:
  • Improved compatibility and performance for NVIDIA SLI technology on Microsoft DirectX 9.0c and OpenGL 2.1 applications.
  • Improved compatibility for The Way It’s Meant To Be Played game titles: BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict.
  • Added PureVideo HD decode acceleration for GeForce 8600, 8500 and 8400 series GPUs.
  • Improved performance of the graphics memory manager on GeForce 8 series GPUs running DirectX 9 applications in single-GPU and NVIDIA SLI configurations.
Release Notes
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23 Comments on NVIDIA ForceWare 163.69 Released

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Figures, I finally just got around to downloading and installing the 163.67 Betas...:mad:

Oh well, at least nvidia seems to be getting back up to speed on their driver game.
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#2
Weer
Well, I for one am glad nVidia is working harder on the drivers.
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: Weer
Well, I for one am glad nVidia is working harder on the drivers.
Look at my rigs...I'm glad too!:toast:
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Nvidia is on the ball with their driver releases..Im thoroughly impressed.
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#5
effmaster
You think this will be usefull for my Nvidia 7 series card?:confused::confused:
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#7
Ravenas
Anyone using these? I'm thinking about downloading them just for the sake of it.
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#8
newconroer
Eh, the last note sounds somewhat appealing, but..

whatever happened to the 'public statement' about the FPS issue with 8800s, particularly the 320mb version, that was supposedly to be fixed 'soon,' which was as of now, a couple months ago ?
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#9
Ravenas
Is this beta stable? Anyone know?
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#10
erocker
The beta has been perfect for me. No crashes whatsoever. (Bioshock, W.I.C., BF2142 & 2, Quake Wars demo etc..)
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#11
erocker
by: newconroer
Eh, the last note sounds somewhat appealing, but..

whatever happened to the 'public statement' about the FPS issue with 8800s, particularly the 320mb version, that was supposedly to be fixed 'soon,' which was as of now, a couple months ago ?
What FPS issue?
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#12
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
I'm using the Xtreme G Warcats 163.44's....their quick! Might give these a try tho.
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#13
anticlutch
I wonder if this update will fix the random FPS drops in CS:S...
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#14
erocker
I can no longer overclock my card with either ati tool or riva tuner with these drivers:(
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#15
erocker
:DLooks like RivaTuner 2.04 was just released as of ten minutes ago. How convenient!!!:D
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#16
erocker
Crap! With the 2.04's the same damn thing!? Can't OC?
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#17
Mussels
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by: newconroer
Eh, the last note sounds somewhat appealing, but..

whatever happened to the 'public statement' about the FPS issue with 8800s, particularly the 320mb version, that was supposedly to be fixed 'soon,' which was as of now, a couple months ago ?
that was fixed for some people in the 163.67 drivers. it was mentioned in the release notes, i believe.
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#19
erocker
These new drivers work great with W.I.C. and cysis. I can OC again, YAY!:D
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#20
ktr
These drivers but a nice load of fps on TF2, but still the games suffers plenty of fps spikes.
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#21
newconroer
If the FPS spikes are still occuring then either they didn't 'fix' it, or, people are expecting too much from the GPUs.
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#22
erocker
by: ktr
These drivers but a nice load of fps on TF2, but still the games suffers plenty of fps spikes.
TF2 is still beta isn't it?
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#23
erocker
I know some of you were wondering about the 8800 320mb texture slowdown fix... I found this on firingsquad.com.:

"One undocumented issue that has been fixed in ForceWare 163.69 is the random slowdown bug that affected GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB cards. As a result of the bug, in some cases performance would suddenly drop dramatically. Users would have to alt-tab out and then back into the game (clearing the card’s video memory) to resolve this issue. ForceWare 163.69 fixes this issue, so gamers with GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB cards who have encountered this issue will definitely want to give the new driver a try."

Personally I've noticed an up in perforance all around with my 640mb card.
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