NVIDIA ForceWare 181.22 XP 32-bit

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File size: 72.3 MB
Publisher: NVIDIA
Downloads: 114,490 (7.9 TB)
Posted: Jan 22, 2009
Updated: Jan 22, 2009
Operating System: 2K/XP/2003
Newer version available: NVIDIA ForceWare 340.52 XP 32-bit

This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 181.22:

  • This driver is recommended for the best GPU PhysX experience in EA’s hot PC title Mirror’s Edge.
  • This driver package automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0010.
  • Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.

New in all Release 181 drivers:

Exciting New Features:

  • Added support for GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285.
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.
  • Enables NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. (Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory).
  • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
  • Added support for the new NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder with H.264 optimization.

 

Blazing Fast Performance:

  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 181 drivers vs. Release 178 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
    • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
    • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
    • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
    • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
    • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
    • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict

 

And More:

  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports CUDA.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
  • Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

 

    *Note: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista: Quad SLI technology using GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.
      GeForce GTX 295
      GeForce GTX 285
      GeForce GTX 280
      GeForce GTX 260
      GeForce 9800 GX2
      GeForce 9800 GTX+
      GeForce 9800 GTX
      GeForce 9800 GT
      GeForce 9600 GT
      GeForce 9600 GSO
      GeForce 9500 GT
      GeForce 9500 GS
      GeForce 9400 GT
      GeForce 9400
      GeForce 9300 GS
      GeForce 9300 GE
      GeForce 9300
      GeForce 9200
      GeForce 8800 Ultra
      GeForce 8800 GTX
      GeForce 8800 GTS 512
      GeForce 8800 GTS
      GeForce 8800 GT
      GeForce 8800 GS
      GeForce 8600 GTS
      GeForce 8600 GT
      GeForce 8600 GS
      GeForce 8500 GT
      GeForce 8400 SE
      GeForce 8400 GS
      GeForce 8400
      GeForce 8300 GS
      GeForce 8300
      GeForce 8200
      GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
      GeForce 7950 GX2
      GeForce 7950 GT
      GeForce 7900 GTX
      GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
      GeForce 7900 GS
      GeForce 7800 SLI
      GeForce 7800 GTX
      GeForce 7800 GT
      GeForce 7800 GS
      GeForce 7650 GS
      GeForce 7600 GT
      GeForce 7600 GS
      GeForce 7600 LE
      GeForce 7500 LE
      GeForce 7350 LE
      GeForce 7300 SE
      GeForce 7300 LE
      GeForce 7300 GT
      GeForce 7300 GS
      GeForce 7200 GS
      GeForce 7100 GS
      GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
      GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
      GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
      GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
      GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
      GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
      GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
      GeForce 6800 XT
      GeForce 6800 XE
      GeForce 6800 Ultra
      GeForce 6800 Series GPU
      GeForce 6800 LE
      GeForce 6800 GT
      GeForce 6800 GS/XT
      GeForce 6800 GS
      GeForce 6800
      GeForce 6700 XL
      GeForce 6610 XL
      GeForce 6600 VE
      GeForce 6600 LE
      GeForce 6600 GT
      GeForce 6600
      GeForce 6500
      GeForce 6250
      GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
      GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
      GeForce 6200 LE
      GeForce 6200 A-LE
      GeForce 6200
      GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
      GeForce 6150 LE
      GeForce 6150
      GeForce 6100 nForce 420
      GeForce 6100 nForce 405
      GeForce 6100 nForce 400
      GeForce 6100