Saturday, September 29th 2007

NVIDIA ForceWare 163.71 WHQL Released

NVIDIA has now released the WHQL version of its 163.71 ForceWare display driver for all GeForce FX, 6, 7 and 8 series graphics cards running on Windows XP. The main changes are improved SLI performance in OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c, game fixes in titles such as BioShock and Crysis, new PureVideo HD decoding acceleration for GeForce 8600, 8500 and 8400 users and numerous application compatibility fixes.

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10 Comments on NVIDIA ForceWare 163.71 WHQL Released

#1
SK-1
It seems as though they did away with some features.Like the AA under the performance and quality settings.
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#2
LonGun
oK so this is for XP right?
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#4
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Any performance gain in general?
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#5
wickerman
by: hat
Any performance gain in general?
Fixed some of the issues I had with the crysis beta on my 8800, and WIC also seems to run a bit better, the previous beta drivers fixed stuttering but lacked overclocking from the control center, this fixed that but didnt really improve anything performance wise in any of the other games Ive tested.

Dont have bioshock to test, but since the games release the drivers have been steadily improving issues with performance and stability, so I wouldnt be surprised to see a few worthwhile fixes with that game and these drivers.
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: SK-1
It seems as though they did away with some features.Like the AA under the performance and quality settings.
I still have AA settings.
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#7
francis511
Bioshock feels a bit smoother (or am I just imagining it ?)
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#8
Schmuv
...as long as it feels smoother, it's all u can ask for :P
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Usually, drivers smooth out gameplay and compatibility, instability and a side effect is usually increased frames, even if very minor.
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#10
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm having provlems with the NVidia Control Panel with these drivers, it seems to flicker about every 30 seconds and any options I have changed but no applied will be reset, it is kind of annoying.
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