Tuesday, March 25th 2008

NVIDIA ForceWare 174.53 WHQL Released - Quad SLI Support Enabled

NVIDIA today released ForceWare 174.53 WHQL driver package, which adds support for GeForce 9600GT and GeForce 9800 GX2, as well as added Windows Vista 32/64-bit support for Quad SLI. This release also brings new PureVideo HD features for GeForce 9800 GX2:
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
  • Dynamic Blue, Green & Skin Tone Enhancements
  • Dual-Stream Decode Acceleration
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9 Comments on NVIDIA ForceWare 174.53 WHQL Released - Quad SLI Support Enabled

#1
newtekie1
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I'm already using 174.70.
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#2
VulkanBros
Thats whats bugging me about Nvidia...releaseing new drivers - but they don´t support "old" cards like my 8800GTX...that sucks.......

Fanboy or not - ATI have the best driver releases.....IMO
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newtekie1
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174.70 supports pretty much every card out. And there are alredy modded INF files for 174.53 to make it work with all cards.
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KieranD
unofficial beta drivers of this had been out for ages all i can say is nvidia are slow
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DarkMatter
by: KieranD
unofficial beta drivers of this had been out for ages all i can say is nvidia are slow
Then it's at Microsoft where they're slow...
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#8
OnBoard
I too would like to see 8 series drivers. And yes these might work with older cards as well, but official new drivers are what I'm after:

ForceWare Release 169 WHQL
Version: 169.25
Release Date: December 20, 2007

3 months is a bit too long, considering I got a new driver every month with ATI :/
(edit: true I didn't update the drivers every month, only when they were faster or provided with somethig new/bug fixes :P)
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#9
TheGuruStud
by: OnBoard
I too would like to see 8 series drivers. And yes these might work with older cards as well, but official new drivers are what I'm after:

ForceWare Release 169 WHQL
Version: 169.25
Release Date: December 20, 2007

3 months is a bit too long, considering I got a new driver every month with ATI :/
(edit: true I didn't update the drivers every month, only when they were faster or provided with somethig new/bug fixes :P)
WHQL means jack. Nvidia releases tons (like 2 per week) of "beta" drivers. The only thing to worry about is stability with some of the real beta ones, but reading a few reviews of what ppl say is enough to decide to use it or not.

The 169s are pretty good, and 174.16 is good for me (8800GT). I always use X-treme G drivers. They almost always pick the best new drivers to mod and release. You can get them here
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