Tuesday, October 21st 2008

NVIDIA Releases 180.42 Beta Drivers, Enables SLI on Intel X58

The latest NVIDIA beta driver release 180.42, that was reported in the previous article, has just been uploaded on NVIDIA's home page. As promised this version works with GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs and also enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. This release is compatible with all major Microsoft Windows operating systems, that includes both Windows XP 32/64-bit and Windows Vista 32/64-bit. Hit the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce Release 180.42 BetaSource: NVIDIA
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36 Comments on NVIDIA Releases 180.42 Beta Drivers, Enables SLI on Intel X58

#1
alexp999
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Ooh, these came out quicker than I anticipated. Gonna give em a go when I get home, see if they give me any boosts in performance. Looking forward to seeing what people can do with em, and I bet it wont be long until they are "patched" to work on LGA-775 Intel chipsets.
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by: alexp999
I bet it wont be long until they are "patched" to work on LGA-775 Intel chipsets.
Now wouldn't that be awesome !

And a Legal ass-kicking for the guy who does that ! ;)
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
doubt, there is a physical chip on board assisting
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#4
raptori
and it will make farcry2 run better as nvidia says

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#5
alexp999
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by: [I.R.A]_FBi
doubt, there is a physical chip on board assisting
Not true, they scrapped the idea. We covered it a while back ;) It just uses software/bios

by: raptori
and it will make farcry2 run better as nvidia says


Thats because (according to expreview anyway), upcoming drivers will enable DX10.1 for farcry and the Nvidia 9 and GTX2xx series.
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#6
exodusprime1337
hmmm... these did come up reletively quick. i'm dling now i'll let you guys know if i notice anything interesting.
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#7
alexp999
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I just got a 750 point rise in 3DMark Vantage on Performance Preset. :D:D:D (All settings exactly the same) :rockout:
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: alexp999
Ooh, these came out quicker than I anticipated. Gonna give em a go when I get home, see if they give me any boosts in performance. Looking forward to seeing what people can do with em, and I bet it wont be long until they are "patched" to work on LGA-775 Intel chipsets.
they install on my board (650i 775)
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#10
DonInKansas
Do these boosts equal real-time performance in games? That's what matters.
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: DonInKansas
Do these boosts equal real-time performance in games? That's what matters.
havent played any games yet (doing sys maintenance) but i fold and my GPU PPD has gone up quite a few hundred points.
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#13
exodusprime1337
doesn't seem like i'm getting any better performance although i can't oc as far it seems i crash constantly so i'm reverting, i'll wait till the whql ones come out.
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#14

:twitch:will have to try these out when i get home
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..'Ant'..
These driver s look good so far. Will try them out now. :)
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#17
1c3d0g
by: DonInKansas
New drivers pwn cancer!:rockout:
And because of that, I'm downloading these at full speed! Death to cancer and other illnesses. Folding@Home for life! :cool:
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#18
Weer
So for us people with SLi motherboards - should I ditch the Big Bang II drivers for this?
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#19
phanbuey
by: Weer
So for us people with SLi motherboards - should I ditch the Big Bang II drivers for this?
I dont think anyone knows what the big bang 2 drivers really are. Some say SLi on the x58, some say multi-monitor support, and some its DX10.1.

Anyways, i dont think the new version will be less functional than the 180.10.

EDIT: Confirmed, these are the big bang2 drivers with the multimonitor support as well.
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alexp999
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by: phanbuey
OC THAT CARD FURTHER!!!! :toast: Try 730 1460 (both my cards run at this) and you will get 12+K.
Tried Ocing to 700 1200(ram) and it wasnt stable :(
plus I got no realy benefit in game, FTW speeds seem like a sweet spot for gaming/temps/noise, at least for me.
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#21
phanbuey
Holee Crap Big Bang 2!!!

:twitch::twitch:WHAAAAAATTTTT... SLI SCALING JUST WENT UP TO 95%. (look at GPU score). Sick. I love these drivers.

:twitch::twitch:
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#22
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: phanbuey
I dont think anyone knows what the big bang 2 drivers really are. Some say SLi on the x58, some say multi-monitor support, and some its DX10.1.

Anyways, i dont think the new version will be less functional than the 180.10.

EDIT: Confirmed, these are the big bang2 drivers with the multimonitor support as well.
yup all 180.xx drivers are big bang II here is a list i got earlier about what is new with them :)


by: Solaris17
Big Bang II short list of improvments

* Multimonitor support for SLI
* Display Port support
* OpenGL 3.0
* Hardware video transcoding
* GPU PhysX support
* Performance optimizations
source

http://arstechnica.com/journals/hardware.ars/2008/08/01/nvidia-forceware-180-big-bang-ii

which has been confirmed by multiple sources.
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#23
johnspack
The 180.xx series so far has increased my vantage score by 600 marks or so. This driver somehow lets me get 73c max when playing warhead, pre 180 drivers got me 84c in warhead! Multi-monitor setup is easier with this particular driver too, but I only get fan options for my 280gtx, they don't show for my 9800gtx, weird.
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#24
Kursah
I get no options in Precision for my GTX260 with these or .10's...even at the stock 40% fan speed, my card seems to be running a couple degrees C cooler. I may mod my bios to get the fan speeds back up tho..I just prefer it that way. Maybe I'll see if re-installing precisions helps...but everything's running good atm...too busy gaming to mess with it! :D

:toast:
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#25
..'Ant'..
Only problem with these drivers is no fan speed control.
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