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NVIDIA ForceWare 81.84 Beta

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    "Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.

    ForceWare Release 80
    Release Date: October 4, 2005
    BETA Driver for Black and White 2"


    Release Highlights:
    BETA driver to support the availability of the game Black and White 2
    Mixed vendor support for NVIDIA SLI
    Performance enhancements for Dual-core CPUs
    PureVideo high definition de-interlacing support
    Usability enhancements when connecting to an HDTV
    For a full list of known issues please view the Release Notes
    and OpenGL® 2.0 support Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c

    Issues resolved in 81.84

    Single GPUs
    GeForce 6800 Ultra: There is geometry corruption in Black & White 2; triangles stretch to infinity.
    GeForce 6600, Windows XP: De-Interlacing issue when playing The Big Lobrowski DVD.
    GeForce 6200 16mb with TurboCache: Black & White 2: Missing textures on some objects.
    GeForce 6 Series/GeForce FX Series, AGP, Windows XP: Audio sync problems occur when playing WMV9 files using Windows Media Player 10 with Microsoft patch for DirectX VA WMV9 acceleration.
    The problem occured only in WMR mode and not in overlay mode.

    SLI Related Issues
    GeForce 7800 GTX, SLI: Changing the DVI flat panel scaling results in missing or corrupted modes.
    GeForce 7800 GTX, SLI, Windows XP: Using the option "Detect Optimal Frequencies" under 3D Performance setting could result in system crash.
    GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 6800/6600/6200, SLI, Windows XP: Introduction videos do not render in Tiger Woods 2005 in AFR mode.
    GeForce 7800 GTX/Quadro FX 3400, SLI: When enabling SLI, a message appears indicating that there is no video link bridge

    GeForce 7 Series, GeForce 6 Series, SLI: Turning on Gamma Corrected AA disables SLI 8x AA and causes display to fall back to 4x AA.
    GeForce 6800 Ultra, SLI: Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 has screen corruption, slow frame rendering during the race, and occasional blue-screen crash.
    GeForce 6600, SLI: Corruption occurs in the game Painkiller when setting the resolution to widescreen formats.
    GeForce 6 Series, SLI: Overclocking does not work after dynamically enabling or disabling SLI mode.
    The system crashes when dynamically enabling SLI mode.
    GeForce products, SLI: With SLI AA rendering enabled, there is corruption while the flight-loading dialog box is opened in Flight Sim 2004.
    Quadro FX 3400, SLI: With SLI AA rendering enabled, there is poor performance and occasional system hang with OpenGL applications.

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