Tuesday, July 29th 2008

NVIDIA GeForce Driver Version 177.79 Released

Along with the release of the new NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, and 9500 GT GPUs comes a new beta driver. The GeForce driver release 177.79 comes to add nothing but these three GPUs to the database of supported GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs. It may also bring some performance improvements in various games and applications. Give the release notes a try for more information.

DOWNLOAD: Windows XP 32-bit|64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit|64-bitSource: NVIDIA
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32 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce Driver Version 177.79 Released

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alexp999
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newtekie1 said:
The first according to nVidia's site. The 177 series has supported the 8800 series for a very long time. 177.72 release a couple weeks ago supported pretty much every card out. I've been running 177.39 since June 20th on my 8800GS...
okay fair enough. I dont pay too much attention into latest nvidia drivers. Its my dads and he only really likes using drivers of the nvidia site. Once i get my GTX260 it will be a different story tho, lol.
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newtekie1
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Yes, it supports PhysX.
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newconroer
These aren't anything special for me.

The only bonus is that the instance SM 3.0 framerate bug in AoC is slightly less disasterous, but not entirely fixed.

I might have to go back to 175 for a bit.


Dammit Tekie why you still using the 9800 GTX? I'm so glad I got rid of mine. If it wasn't for my 8800 vs 9800 curiosity, I would have never bothered.

You aren't holding out for the 200b are you !???!?!?!?!!?
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newtekie1
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newconroer said:
Dammit Tekie why you still using the 9800 GTX? I'm so glad I got rid of mine. If it wasn't for my 8800 vs 9800 curiosity, I would have never bothered.

You aren't holding out for the 200b are you !???!?!?!?!!?
The 9800GTX(or 2 in SLI actually) is probably my last card for a while. I upgrade in spirts over the course of about a year and I usually skip a generation. then stick with what I have for a year or so and upgrade again.

I had SLI 7900GT's last summer. When they came out with G92 I decided it was time to upgrade. I sold the 7900GT's and bought a 8800GT. I wasn't happy with it, so I sold the 8800GT and bought an 8800GTS(512). Then the 9800GTX came out for $10 more than I paid for my 8800GTS, so I used eVGA's step up program to get the 9800GTX. Now that the 9800GTX's prices have fallen to under $200 I just picked another one up for $160 and will use SLI. I'll probably stick with this configuration until the next big thing after the GTX 200 series hits the market and I'll start the cycle over again.

My card history for my main machine has been:

9500NP(Flashed to 9700) -> 9700Pro -> 9800Pro256 -> 1 or 2 year gap -> x800GTO2(Flashed to x850XT) -> 7800GTX -> 7900GT -> SLI 7900GT's -> 1 year gap -> 8800GT -> 8800GTS -> 9800GTX -> SLI 9800GTX's

I do this with most of my hardware, I get bit by the "upgrade Bug" upgrade something several times, then stop until the next time I get bit. :)
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newconroer
I agree to your method, it's just a shame the GTX was the upgrade ;/

Go Hoosiers!
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newtekie1
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newconroer said:
I agree to your method, it's just a shame the GTX was the upgrade ;/

Go Hoosiers!
I don't really mind the 9800GTX, I knew what it was when I bought it. Heck, if it wasn't for the fact that the upgrade to it was essentially free from eVGA, I would have just suck with the 8800GTS.

Besides, I have a triple-SLI motherboard, and two 9800GTX's already. Maybe in a year when the 9800GTX can be had used for $100 I'll buy a third. :rockout:
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