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NVIDIA GeForce 182.08 WHQL Released - Adds Support for GeForce GTS 250

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  1. malware New Member

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    Get ready to download some new NVIDIA drivers. GeForce release 182.08 brings WHQL support for all GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs. This driver adds support for GeForce GTS 250, and new SLI profiles for the latest games.

    DOWNLOAD: GeForce Driver Release 182.08 WHQL for Windows XP and Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit)

    New in Release 182 Drivers:
    • Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
    • Boosts performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 182 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.

    Existing Support:
    • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
    • Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode.
    • Supports 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.
    • Supports CUDA.
    • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
    Source: NVIDIA
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  2. Fleck New Member

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    Oh jeez, nVidia, WTH, I JUST downloaded and installed 182.06. Grrrr.
  3. v12dock

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    This is great Im loving how nvidia is supporting there products :rockout:
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  4. KainXS

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    you know what, if you change the 9800GTX's device id you can get a free GTX250 so lol, im gonna do it.
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  5. iamverysmart New Member

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    So many releases... I was so used to the "one every couple months is enough".
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    Was just going to say the same thing. Why do forums keep promoting companies such as this, Big headlines, if this was a newspaper this headline would be relegated to the back pages. This chip is a rebadged older nvidia GPU. When its obvious what their up to why give them any credit worthy of your front page.
  7. iamverysmart New Member

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    They came up with a new PCB making it smaller and brang increased the power efficiency substantially. If the prices are right, I find it worthy of the new name.
  8. Castiel

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    You might be seeing a lot more now, because its the beginning of a new year, and this is when all the new cards comes out.
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    The quicker the better i guess. I agree tho, these drivers work great with my card, no issues. :)
  10. KainXS

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    who told you that, the palit 9800GTX+ uses the exact same PCB as the Palit GTS250 so thats odd, its heavily dependent on the cards maker, and more and more of these companies are making their own PCB's now.

    but I am going by the only card I know for sure uses the same pcb because tpu's gts250 review is the first detailed 250 review I have seen
  11. wolf

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    from what ive seen its not limited to high res with AA, and gains seem to be 25-40% nice conservative estimate Nv.
  12. Hayder_Master

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    for GTX250 , what about old drivers i think they are same GPU
  13. Live OR Die

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    dont know if i should try these on windows 7
  14. iamverysmart New Member

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    You're talking about the 2GB one?

    What I was meant to be referring to was the reference GTS250, which looks like 8800GTS 512's.
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    "Adds support" for the 8800GT they released years ago. Nice.
  16. raptori

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    Nvidia need to pay some attention to the up coming titles such as HAWX DX10 strutting issues and Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena poor performance.
  17. DarkMatter New Member

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    I'm always amazed on the complains about rebadging (i.e 8800 GTS > 9800 GTX > 9800 GTX+ > GTS250). Reference GTS 250 DOES have an improved PCB, memory and other components (9800 GTX had too, 98'' GX+ not only that but 55nm GPU...). The only thing in common is the GPU.

    And maybe this will take you guys by surprise, but Ati's HD 4850, HD4870 and HD4870 X2 TOO have the same GPU inside!!! Are the same cards then?? Think about it...

    I can agree that Nvidia is giving too much freedom to their partners concerning non-reference designs though. It's just an excuse for partners to sell their old designs as new card.

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