1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

NVIDIA ForceWare 163.71 WHQL Released

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,491 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    267
    Location:
    England
    NVIDIA has now released the WHQL version of its 163.71 ForceWare display driver for all GeForce FX, 6, 7 and 8 series graphics cards running on Windows XP. The main changes are improved SLI performance in OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c, game fixes in titles such as BioShock and Crysis, new PureVideo HD decoding acceleration for GeForce 8600, 8500 and 8400 users and numerous application compatibility fixes.

    Download: 32-bit | 64-bit

    Source: NVIDIA
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2007
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. SK-1

    SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,456 (0.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    530
    Location:
    In a Galaxy Far Far...you know the rest.
    It seems as though they did away with some features.Like the AA under the performance and quality settings.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. LonGun

    LonGun New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    407 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Location:
    U.S. - San Diego, CA
    oK so this is for XP right?
     
  4. HellasVagabond New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    3,404 (0.97/day)
    Thanks Received:
    162
    Location:
    Athens , GREECE
    Yeap
     
  5. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    17,859 (5.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,657
    Location:
    Ohio
    Any performance gain in general?
     
  6. wickerman

    wickerman

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    293 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    51
    Location:
    TX
    Fixed some of the issues I had with the crysis beta on my 8800, and WIC also seems to run a bit better, the previous beta drivers fixed stuttering but lacked overclocking from the control center, this fixed that but didnt really improve anything performance wise in any of the other games Ive tested.

    Dont have bioshock to test, but since the games release the drivers have been steadily improving issues with performance and stability, so I wouldnt be surprised to see a few worthwhile fixes with that game and these drivers.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,947 (5.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,915
    I still have AA settings.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  8. francis511

    francis511

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,558 (0.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    273
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Bioshock feels a bit smoother (or am I just imagining it ?)
     
  9. Schmuv New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Messages:
    28 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1
    ...as long as it feels smoother, it's all u can ask for :p
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,814 (2.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    547
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Usually, drivers smooth out gameplay and compatibility, instability and a side effect is usually increased frames, even if very minor.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  11. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,947 (5.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,915
    I'm having provlems with the NVidia Control Panel with these drivers, it seems to flicker about every 30 seconds and any options I have changed but no applied will be reset, it is kind of annoying.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)