Thursday, July 16th 2009

NVIDIA GeForce 190.38 Beta Drivers Released

NVIDIA seems to have a big update for its GeForce driver suite underway, with the bump in version number from the 186 series to 190. The first release in the series carries the unsupported beta tag. Version 190.38 beta introduces a series of changes as indicated in the release notes documents (for Windows 7, Vista, and XP), though the list of supported NVIDIA products remains largely unchanged from its previous release. Important changes are as follows:
  • Adds support for OpenGL 3.1
  • Adds support for CUDA 2.3 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA Zone for more details
  • Adds a new user-controlled power management setting for GeForce 9-series and later graphics cards. This option allows users to set a performance level for each DirectX or OpenGL application
  • Includes several new control panel features and numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation
The supported products list includes the newly introduced GeForce GT 100 series, GeForce G 210, and ION LE (which is a lite version of the ION mGPU).

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 190.38 BETA for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit | Windows XP 32-bit
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26 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 190.38 Beta Drivers Released

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Downloading now, I wonder if this will help folding numbers...
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
setting performance/power levels per app is interesting. lock to 2D clocks for older apps, for example.
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#3
KainXS
i'd like to see this power management feature


"downloads"
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#4
bogmali
by: newtekie1
Downloading now, I wonder if this will help folding numbers...
Wondering the same...I'm giving it a go once I download it;)
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#5
1nvisible
New power management feature sounds interesting, think it would be a nice feature cause when I'm watching some old videos i would prefer to conserve power with a down clocking to standard 2D frequencies, i cant seem to down clock with codec like ffshow and CoreAVC so hopefully now i can independently select when to use full performance 3D clocks or standard.
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#6
AsphyxiA
yay for OpenGL 3.1!!!!!!
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#7
pr0n Inspector
by: 1nvisible
New power management feature sounds interesting, think it would be a nice feature cause when I'm watching some old videos i would prefer to conserve power with a down clocking to standard 2D frequencies, i cant seem to down clock with codec like ffshow and CoreAVC so hopefully now i can independently select when to use full performance 3D clocks or standard.
It's the renderer that makes the card run at full speed.
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#8
bogmali
by: newtekie1
Downloading now, I wonder if this will help folding numbers...
Nope:wtf: PPD numbers went from 11K to 8.9K on my GX2:ohwell: Switching back to 186.18.
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#9
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
by: bogmali
Nope:wtf: PPD numbers went from 11K to 8.9K on my GX2:ohwell: Switching back to 186.18.
really? hmmm i havent seen what it will do to my GX2's yet. this might be bad news.
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#10
rampage
i havent read all of the full specs that the drivers, but with this performance managment, i wonder if you can set core speeds ect for seperate core in a dual gpu card or gpu sppeds in multi card set ups (sli) ?
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#11
KieranD
it will run at user specified clocks on low requirment apps like video players or less intensive games or 2d games
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#12
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
well i installed them but i dont see any type of special CP were are you guys finding this stuff...unless i havent been readiong and its backend controlled
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#13
Assimilator
by: AsphyxiA
yay for OpenGL 3.1!!!!!!
And other things that no-one uses. :p
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#14
HaZe303
I cant force AA on games with these drivers, other users have the same thing as mentioned on Guru3d nvidia driver forum?? Do confirm, so we can see if its the drivers with all gpu´s or just some? I have 2 GTX260´s in sli, AA doesnt work at all?? Im on Windows 7 B7600 x64?!
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#15
Initialised
I'm only interested if it has an SLi profile for Furmark 1.7, nVidia's clearly lagging behind when the worlds best graphics stress test isn't supported in SLi. I had four R770s spun up at 91C apiece but try it on a GTX295 and only one GPU spins up. What gives?

BTW this is the second 190.x series beta driver, I've been using 190.15 for a couple of weeks.
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#16
1nvisible
Why in gods name is stereoscopic 3D service running in the background when i don't give a shit about 3D, they need to stop putting all these bloated junk with drivers.
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#17
KainXS
after installing these I see no no panels or no power management or anything:confused:


. . . . . and it dropped my fps in games
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#18
1nvisible
by: KainXS
after installing these I see no no panels or no power management or anything:confused:


. . . . . and it dropped my fps in games
Manage 3D setting, scroll down "Power management mode".
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#19
denice25
that's good to know.. nice post!!
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#20
BetA
i dont find the power management!!
i have a 9800gtx 65nm g92....
why do i dont find it..could it be its only for the 55nm cards?

greetz
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#21
pr0n Inspector
by: 1nvisible
Why in gods name is stereoscopic 3D service running in the background when i don't give a shit about 3D, they need to stop putting all these bloated junk with drivers.
So they don't have to tell users to download a million different driver packages.

uninstall it if you don't need it.
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#22
phanbuey
by: Initialised
I'm only interested if it has an SLi profile for Furmark 1.7, nVidia's clearly lagging behind when the worlds best graphics stress test isn't supported in SLi. I had four R770s spun up at 91C apiece but try it on a GTX295 and only one GPU spins up. What gives?

BTW this is the second 190.x series beta driver, I've been using 190.15 for a couple of weeks.
run OCCT gpu test - it has a profile for SLI. Same as as furmark, except now the doughnut is a redhead.
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#23
OnBoard
by: pr0n Inspector
So they don't have to tell users to download a million different driver packages.

uninstall it if you don't need it.
The service will stay there even after that :) edit: actually it didn't even though some said it would. Just uninstalled and it removed the running service too without a need to reboot. If you don't want it to install at all, go to the display driver folder (once you have started install) and rename 3DVision_1xx.xx.exe to something else.

Have it running with 186.18 too, even though I did know about it before installing. I was jsut interested if you could use it for games with red/green glasses, like so said. Takes 22megs of memory for nothing, maybe I'll kill it as I don't even have glasses to test it on :)

Power management stuff sounds interesting, anyone care to post a screenie about it and is 2D mode selectable for GT200 cards?
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#24
KainXS
by: 1nvisible
Manage 3D setting, scroll down "Power management mode".
nop, don't got it with a 9800gt
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#25
BababooeyHTJ
by: KainXS
after installing these I see no no panels or no power management or anything:confused:


. . . . . and it dropped my fps in games
I totally agree with you. I ziped the driver to a folder and deleted the setup file for that stereoscopic crap then instaled, that works great for physix too (another useless waste of space that I have never used). I am acctually plesantly surprised with these drivers. Seems to be working out really well for me in Vista x64.
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