Saturday, December 6th 2008

NVIDIA GeForce Release 180.84 BETA Released

NVIDIA fansite nZone, has just posted the links to a new NVIDIA GeForce BETA driver release 180.84. There's no detailed information on this version, it is only said to bring performance improvements with the Grand Theft Auto IV game. The driver is available for both Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit and Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit. Use at your own risk.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce Release 180.84 BETASource: nZone
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16 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce Release 180.84 BETA Released

#1
jurrasstoil
sounds nice,

someone got some numbers?

I'm currently playing with 180.48 and haven't experienced any major problems.
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#2
rampage
dlaoding now, wont be able to do bench marks as i cant be stuffed benching be for i update the drivers, but i will report any problems
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#3
pagalms
Few quick numbers from GTA IV benchmark.
System: check in specs

Geforce 180.70
Statistics
Average FPS: 30.90
Duration: 37.18 sec
CPU Usage: 95%
System memory usage: 55%
Video memory usage: 79%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: High
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 22

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Video Driver version: 180.70
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

File ID: benchmark.cli
GeForce 180.84
Statistics
Average FPS: 30.24
Duration: 37.20 sec
CPU Usage: 96%
System memory usage: 55%
Video memory usage: 79%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: High
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 22

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Video Driver version: 180.84
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

File ID: benchmark.cli
Quadro FX 178.46
Statistics
Average FPS: 37.00
Duration: 37.14 sec
CPU Usage: 96%
System memory usage: 55%
Video memory usage: 79%

Graphics Settings
Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 (60 Hz)
Texture Quality: Medium
Render Quality: High
View Distance: 22
Detail Distance: 22

Hardware
Microsoft® Windows Vista" Ultimate
Service Pack 1
Video Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
Video Driver version: 178.46
Audio Adapter: Speakers (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+

File ID: benchmark.cli
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#4
3870x2
most likely bug fixes etc...
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#5
rampage
ive only played cod WaW with these drivers and altho there not ment to do anything to WaW in fairly sure the game looks a lot more shiny and maybe a bit smoother ... i could just be me seeing things tho
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#6
newconroer
For anyone interested, I've had reports that Xtreme's G 180.42 have worked quite well for the 200 series. I believe it's more stability than performance.

I don't particularly like Xtreme's tweaks, but it's worth mentioning.
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#7
EarlZ
Wow, the quadro drivers are faster..
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#8
Hayder_Master
by: pagalms
Few quick numbers from GTA IV benchmark.
System: check in specs

Geforce 180.70




GeForce 180.84




Quadro FX 178.46
agree, and i see the best driver for gforce right now is 178.16
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#9
grynnan
...Use at your own risk
That apply to all nVidia drivers! Not only Betas ^^

I'll test this one, and post my experience. Really hope, that they fixed the "Red screen of plague", the whql version of driver was suffering from. I do use a TV with my card..
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#10
FilipM
The drivers work great, performance is up compared to 180.60.
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#11
theJesus
by: EarlZ
Wow, the quadro drivers are faster..
Umm, look at his post again. He was using a Quadro for that benchmark :slap:
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#12
pagalms
by: theJesus
Umm, look at his post again. He was using a Quadro for that benchmark :slap:
Nope, It was the same 8800GTS with Quadro drivers ;)
It shows as Quadro because i edited only device id's in Quadro drivers. :)
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#13
theJesus
Oops :o
That's pretty interesting though that you got that much better performance with Quadro drivers.
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#14
Haytch
I hope these are better for me then the last driver i used (177.83 - whql for XP x64). They were great for all my new games, noticed upto 20% improvement. The older games did not seem to agree, noticed upto 90% loss in performance.
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#15
Edito
The firmware SUCKS... i used to play Dead Space with around 100~130 fps and now with the new formshit im only with 30~60fps...
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#16
johnspack
These drivers carry on the unloading of work from cpu to gpu that the older 180xxx series drivers do. I'm seeing almost zero cpu use while folding. With improved gaming performance. A slight win for us gamer/folder types!
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