Wednesday, February 18th 2009

NVIDIA GeForce Driver Version 182.06 WHQL Released

Just over a week since we covered the release of the 182.05 BETA driver, NVIDIA have now released a WHQL with version number 182.06. The driver has been released for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista and is for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 182.06:
  • Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 182.06 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
  • Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
  • Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
  • Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
  • Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
  • Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
  • Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
  • Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
  • Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
DOWNLOAD NVIDIA Forceware 182.06 WHQL for Windows XP 32-bit | Windows Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit | Windows Vista 64-bit
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25 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce Driver Version 182.06 WHQL Released

#1
Castiel
Thats odd they changed it from .5 to .6? But hope this works really good.
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#2
eidairaman1
and most think AMDs driver releases are bad.:laugh:
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#3
u2konline
Damn, they release drivers fast. Hope it works good with my 6200.
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#4
Psychoholic
Hmmm, fix my 285 (not)downclocking problem? We'll see.
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#5
p3ngwin
vista x64 link dead, seems at Nvidia's end
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#6
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
ever since 177 drivers i have been very very pleased with where nvidia is going.

since those releases performance has just been going up and up. my 9800GTX picked up at least 25% more performance from drivers alone over the short few months i had it, and we've all seen how GT200 does on 18x.xx drivers compared to pre 178, the difference is stonking.
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#7
Supreme0verlord
Man, nVidia's servers must be really bogged down, I'm only getting 35-45Kb/s.
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#8
pabloc74
by: Supreme0verlord
Man, nVidia's servers must be really bogged down, I'm only getting 35-45Kb/s.
?????, i'm download at 375kb:)
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#9
pabloc74
by: p3ngwin
vista x64 link dead, seems at Nvidia's end
yes, ati rlz:roll:
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#10
Supreme0verlord
by: pabloc74
?????, i'm download at 375kb:)
Well it was going ungodly slow for me for some reason ok.:slap:
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#11
OnBoard
by: Psychoholic
Hmmm, fix my 285 (not)downclocking problem? We'll see.
Please post if it does, although my problem is 2 displays.

by: Supreme0verlord
Man, nVidia's servers must be really bogged down, I'm only getting 35-45Kb/s.
I got it with 1,5MB/s :)
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#12
to6ko91
Results from drivers

:twitch::twitch::twitch: Thats what happened after the update from 182.05 beta to 182.06



P.S. I didnt had any trouble whit the beta :laugh:
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#13
Psychoholic
Nope, still 3d clocks on desktop.. oh well.

by: OnBoard
Please post if it does, although my problem is 2 displays.
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#14
Kursah
by: to6ko91
:twitch::twitch::twitch: Thats what happened after the update from 182.05 beta to 182.06
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1197/nvidiadk8.jpg


P.S. I didnt had any trouble whit the beta :laugh:
No issues going from 180.48 WHQL to these, I reverted back to 180.48's for Fallout3 stability, I was getting random CTD's beforehand. I consider these still under testing, but so far so good! I did lose the 2D clocks at desktop, but I'm not too worried, only increased my idle temps by about 2C and usually this GPU is either working in F@H or while I'm gaming or both at the same time depending on the game.

:toast:
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#15
hat
Maximum Overclocker
lol, HL2 performance increace. Great, now I can run at 2 billion FPS instead of only 1.8 billion fps.
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#16
kid41212003
Damn, my single 8800GT played FEAR 2 just fine at max setting and 1680x1050, I don't see any reasons to give it more performance, lol.
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#17
MohawkAngel
Whats the point t come from 181.22 to 181.06 ???? I mean they could have called it 181.23 those stupid ass ????
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#18
alexp999
Staff
by: MohawkAngel
Whats the point t come from 181.22 to 181.06 ???? I mean they could have called it 181.23 those stupid ass ????
Its gone from 181.22 to 182.06
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#20
crtecha
Has anyone already installed these? If soo would it be worth it for my 9600gt?
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#21
RadeonX2
by: crtecha
Has anyone already installed these? If soo would it be worth it for my 9600gt?
I've Installed this already seen a little boost in FPS on F.E.A.R 2
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#22
crtecha
Awesome ill install tonight and post some bench before and after info
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#24
to6ko91
by: alexp999
Its gone from 181.22 to 182.06
And the drivers are counted from the last 4 digits so a 251.56 is older than 178.56 (basically the actual thing is x82.06) ;) if i am not right you can get the info on the naming scheme from nVidia site :p
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#25
u2konline
Works good on my 6200, no issues.
thanks!
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