Thursday, December 13th 2007

NVIDIA ForceWare 169.25 Beta for Windows Vista 32/64-bit Released

Now that 3-way SLI is released, NVIDIA has updated the ForceWare family to 169.25 BETA. This release adds:
  • BETA driver for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs.
  • Added support for NVIDIA 3-way SLI Technology.
  • Added support for GeForce 8800 GTS 512 GPU.
  • Recommended driver for the latest DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
  • Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please refer to the release documentation for more information on features, driver fixes, and known issues.
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14 Comments on NVIDIA ForceWare 169.25 Beta for Windows Vista 32/64-bit Released

it has been a long time since we have seen a Final release of these drivers...
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Crysis medium 1680x1050 DX10 Vista x64

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 3.2GHz
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
4x1Gb DDRAM II A-Data 800MHz 5-5-5-18
MSI 8600GTS 256MB 740/1600/1120
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Hmm...slight improvement to the minimum FPS...other than that it has pretty much the same performance as the others.
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I just got a laptop with a 8600gs in it, and win vista ultimate 64bit, would these drivers help me any? Crysis runs alot worse than I thought it would on this laptop. I know I wouldnt get much but I thought at least 800x600 on low settings, but it's really slow , like 10-15 fps, in windowed mode! lol. even oblivion is pretty bad. Any suggestions? source stuff runs fine over 50 fps.

t5250 duo core
2gig ram ddr 667
340gig hd
8600 gts 256 mb
17" display.
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This driver improvement in Hellgate London and any new games on my old setup with 8800GT in SLI just have some bug on COD4 or COD2... Other just nice.....:rockout:
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Wow, it's been only about 8 hours since they've last "released" drivers. Downloading a new driver package every day makes me want to kill them. But, the possibility of getting 1 more FPS in Crysis is worth it.
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these are only beta drivers! this is BS! what the hell do they do all day. when are thay finally gonna start releasing proper drivers instead of continually releasing beta crap (if u chose 2 use it then thats fine) but i prefer to get full releases & the fact that they dont come out very frequently SUCKS!!!! (just my 2 cents!)
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Who cares if they are Beta drivers, at least we are getting drivers. The only thing official drivers have are WHQL certification, which means nothing. What does it matter if they are Beta drivers, as long as they work?

It could be worse, at least now they are releasing drivers that work with all their cards instead of just the 8 series, leaving the 7 and below users to hack the newer drivers to work with their cards.
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if its an improvement they y not just release it instead of saying beta this & beta that.
it almost looks as bad as the directX 9.bla bla bla crap! (soz, am still hungover!)
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nvidia beta or retail driver

what is wrong with nvidia the bring only now beta drivers and the 163.75 is still retail
can someone explain why the dont bring a new retail drive out that is much better than a beta driver
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thats exactly my point.
thanx joker71 for putting that into english! (still hungover!)
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Why does the link in the main post goes to the 196.21 beta version and not the 196.25 beta version?
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Laurijan said:
Why does the link in the main post goes to the 196.21 beta version and not the 196.25 beta version?
I see that only the vista driver version is 196.25 but the xp version 196.21.
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I will get a 8800gts 512 in january so I downloaded all beta drivers for xp 32/64 (196.21) and vista 32/64 (196.25) also all official drivers (but not supported for 8800 gts 512) for xp 32/64 (163.75) and vista (163.75) for the purpose of testing all.
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