Tuesday, June 9th 2009

NVIDIA GeForce 186.03 WHQL Driver for Notebooks Released

NVIDIA has today updated its driver package for notebooks to WHQL version 186.03. This is a reference driver that supports GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M-series notebook GPUs. Please read below for the full list of bugs fixed and performance improvements version 186.03 has to offer.

DOWNLOAD: GeForce Release 186.03 for Notebooks for Windows Vista 32-bit | Windows Vista 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit

  • This driver supports GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M-series notebook GPUs. Refer to the Products Supported tab for the list of supported GPUs and notebooks. Some notebooks are not supported by this release.
  • Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See nvidia.com/cuda for more details.
  • Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.
  • Adds support for Ambient Occlusion - the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
  • Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 179 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):

    - Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
    - Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
    - Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
    - Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    - Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror's Edge with antialiasing enabled
  • Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
  • Supports NVIDIA PhysX hardware acceleration on GPUs with a minimum of 256 MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.09.0203).
  • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL.
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes.
Source: NVIDIA
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10 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 186.03 WHQL Driver for Notebooks Released

Nice performance increase. Has Windows XP 64bit driver too?
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looks like that Xp is too old.

anyway my 8600M GT will like this.
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Turning point in the history of mankind: vista has better drivers than xp. :D
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I have a mac that is using a m9400 and a m9600gt so if anyone would like to answer thats fine
1.how will driver updates affect how much battery I have?(increase or decrease)
2.is there a way to update drivers for my mac?(video drivers)

EDIT: nvm I figured it out
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So what happend with those XP drivers:confused:? It is also very interesting Windows 7 has not published yet, but has drivers for both versions.
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mtosev said:
looks like that Xp is too old.
For a notebook?
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PP Mguire
Hopefully this will fix my laptop video problem.
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Weer said:
For a notebook?
maybe not on netbooks but all notebooks can run Vista without problems. on my Dell Vista runs great.
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They are good on my Acer 7730G power stuff working with this one...

mtosev ja ja jaz pod Trojanam...prideš na per se ni treba po nekem US forumu gonit.
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