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NVIDIA GeForce 196.21 WHQL Drivers Released

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  1. btarunr

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    NVIDIA today released a new version of its GeForce driver suite. Version 196.21 is WHQL signed, and brings in a number of changes including SLI multi-GPU optimisations for several new and upcoming PC games, updates to the PhysX system software component, and a number of bug fixes as described in the Release Notes documents (for Windows 7 and Vista, and Windows XP). The GeForce 196.21 WHQL driver suite provides system software for NVIDIA GeForce desktop and mobile graphics processors, NVIDIA ION platform, along with Graphics Plus components such as CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision, etc. A list of changes in the new version is as follows:
    • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for many top new gaming titles including Avatar Demo, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, City Bus Simulator, Dirt 2, Ferrari Virtual Race, GREED: Black Border, Mass Effect 2, Mortal Online, Ninja Blade, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, Planet 51, RUSE, Serious Sam HD, and Wings of Prey.
    • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.09.1112.
    • Includes numerous bug fixes.

    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 196.21 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit
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    I just downloaded 195.62 30 minutes ago, DAMMIT
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    Anyone have the complete bug fix list? Curious whether they fixed the L4D2 crash bug with the 8800 series :confused:
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    If you read the news post, you're answered.
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    Doh, missed that. And no, they don't list it as fixed... :(
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    So only reason they released these was that 'GenL' has more work to do. Nice
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    Disable vsync and AA and play game without crash. ;) Lame nV. :mad:
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    Yep, plus I had to scale all the details levels back to Medium :mad:

    On the upside, I can see just fine during the "storm" on Hard Rain... :ohwell:
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    You might want to hold off on installing these drivers if you overclock your GPU, as it seems nVidia have messed something up which means no GFX overclocking tools (neither nVidia's nor 3rd-party) work with this driver set.

    Csokis, Rallyroach: please consider filling in your PC specs so we know what hardware you're running. Also you can then use your sig for other, more important stuff. :)
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    Has anyone tried Afterburner with this driver yet? The voltage settings I'm sure work, but no ocing?
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    Has anyone experienced slow motion effect in games with the 195.62, 195.81beta & 196.21? I am currently using 191.07 and it's smooth. Anything below 195 works great but I wanted the latest driver :(
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    MSI's Afterburner and EVGA's Precision tools do not play nice with this driver set. On precision, the shader clocks are "greyed out":wtf:
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    Figured I post this here, was just checking out eVGA's forums to see if/what was being done about lack of support for OCing with new drivers. They know about and are working on it, that's all I saw but figured some might like to know about it.

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