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NVIDIA G80 driver for Microsoft Windows Vista not for public until 2007

Jan 29, 2006
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My house.
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)
Motherboard Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430
Cooling Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU
Memory 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
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Storage WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.
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Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
While many G80 owners were expecting at least a beta driver for Microsoft Windows Vista, NVIDIA will not be releasing anything like it until at least January. The lack of even a beta driver for Microsoft Windows Vista is getting a lot of criticism. When anyone with a G80 tries to install Microsoft Windows Vista, they will be forced to install a "standard VGA". This means that there are no shiny Aero Glass effects, and even 2D graphics might be challenging. NVIDIA is expected to have something ready for CES 2007.

Source: The Inquirer
Aug 26, 2006
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System Name Tomcat
Processor Intel Q6600 (3.8Ghz @ 1.41v 24/7)
Motherboard DFI T2R P35
Cooling DangerDen Lover's Watercooling Kit
Memory 4Gb of DDR2 G.Skill (pc8000)
Video Card(s) Saphire X1900XTX TOXIC
Storage Perpendicular Recording 500gb SATA Seagate
Display(s) Hanns-G 22" Widescreen
Case Thermaltake Xaser V
Audio Device(s) none
Power Supply OCZ 700w GameXtreme
Software Windows XP 64bit
Benchmark Scores Super Pi 1M 12.578sec @ 4.2Ghz
Well the thing is... January 2007 is in about six days. Shhh don't tell anyone. Not that I'm rooting for Nvidia though.:shadedshu

-wtf8269 (were at a lan and got on tomcats pc)
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Bird of Prey
Jul 9, 2006
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Gurley, AL
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Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
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Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
Yeah, but its kind of gay to make folks wait that long (even though its only 6 days.) Nvidia shouldnt be a bitch like that to loyal customers who plopped down their hard earned dollars (or parents hard earned dollars)
Aug 4, 2006
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Processor Intel i7 4790K
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Video Card(s) XFX R9 295x2
Storage 1x500gb Crucial SSD
Case Corsair 250D
Power Supply Seasonic 1200w Platinum
I should have waited and bought my dam card in 07 but I just couldn't wait...:banghead: well atleast the price of a 2nd card will drop down.


New Member
Sep 27, 2006
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Processor Intel Pentium 4 (prescott) 3.0Ghz 1M L2 cache 800Mhz FSB w/HT
Motherboard Asus P4GD1
Cooling Zalman VF900, Zalman 7700, 1x AC 80nm
Memory 1024 MB DDR400 PC3200
Video Card(s) X1900XT (512Mb) @ 745/1660
Storage 1x WD 80GB 8M cache 7200 RPM, 1x WD 250GB 8M cache 7200RPM
Display(s) Viewsonic VA712 LCD 17"
Power Supply 500W
Software Windows XP SP2 Gold Edition
Vista is already out for for everyone but retailers. But if ur smart u know how to get a copy of Vista. Maybe nVidia is working with Microsoft to stop illegel copies, because when the retail version is released there will already be drivers.