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NVIDIA Releases 180.42 Beta Drivers, Enables SLI on Intel X58

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The latest NVIDIA beta driver release 180.42, that was reported in the previous article, has just been uploaded on NVIDIA's home page. As promised this version works with GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs and also enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. This release is compatible with all major Microsoft Windows operating systems, that includes both Windows XP 32/64-bit and Windows Vista 32/64-bit. Hit the link below.

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Ooh, these came out quicker than I anticipated. Gonna give em a go when I get home, see if they give me any boosts in performance. Looking forward to seeing what people can do with em, and I bet it wont be long until they are "patched" to work on LGA-775 Intel chipsets.
 
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doubt, there is a physical chip on board assisting
 
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and it will make farcry2 run better as nvidia says

 

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doubt, there is a physical chip on board assisting
Not true, they scrapped the idea. We covered it a while back ;) It just uses software/bios

and it will make farcry2 run better as nvidia says

Thats because (according to expreview anyway), upcoming drivers will enable DX10.1 for farcry and the Nvidia 9 and GTX2xx series.
 
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hmmm... these did come up reletively quick. i'm dling now i'll let you guys know if i notice anything interesting.
 
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I just got a 750 point rise in 3DMark Vantage on Performance Preset. :D:D:D (All settings exactly the same) :rockout:
 

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Ooh, these came out quicker than I anticipated. Gonna give em a go when I get home, see if they give me any boosts in performance. Looking forward to seeing what people can do with em, and I bet it wont be long until they are "patched" to work on LGA-775 Intel chipsets.
they install on my board (650i 775)
 
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Do these boosts equal real-time performance in games? That's what matters.
 

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Do these boosts equal real-time performance in games? That's what matters.
havent played any games yet (doing sys maintenance) but i fold and my GPU PPD has gone up quite a few hundred points.
 
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New drivers pwn cancer!:rockout:
 
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doesn't seem like i'm getting any better performance although i can't oc as far it seems i crash constantly so i'm reverting, i'll wait till the whql ones come out.
 

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These driver s look good so far. Will try them out now. :)
 
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So for us people with SLi motherboards - should I ditch the Big Bang II drivers for this?
 
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So for us people with SLi motherboards - should I ditch the Big Bang II drivers for this?
I dont think anyone knows what the big bang 2 drivers really are. Some say SLi on the x58, some say multi-monitor support, and some its DX10.1.

Anyways, i dont think the new version will be less functional than the 180.10.

EDIT: Confirmed, these are the big bang2 drivers with the multimonitor support as well.
 
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OC THAT CARD FURTHER!!!! :toast: Try 730 1460 (both my cards run at this) and you will get 12+K.
Tried Ocing to 700 1200(ram) and it wasnt stable :(
plus I got no realy benefit in game, FTW speeds seem like a sweet spot for gaming/temps/noise, at least for me.
 
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Holee Crap Big Bang 2!!!

:twitch::twitch:WHAAAAAATTTTT... SLI SCALING JUST WENT UP TO 95%. (look at GPU score). Sick. I love these drivers.

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I dont think anyone knows what the big bang 2 drivers really are. Some say SLi on the x58, some say multi-monitor support, and some its DX10.1.

Anyways, i dont think the new version will be less functional than the 180.10.

EDIT: Confirmed, these are the big bang2 drivers with the multimonitor support as well.
yup all 180.xx drivers are big bang II here is a list i got earlier about what is new with them :)


Big Bang II short list of improvments

* Multimonitor support for SLI
* Display Port support
* OpenGL 3.0
* Hardware video transcoding
* GPU PhysX support
* Performance optimizations
source

http://arstechnica.com/journals/hardware.ars/2008/08/01/nvidia-forceware-180-big-bang-ii

which has been confirmed by multiple sources.
 
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The 180.xx series so far has increased my vantage score by 600 marks or so. This driver somehow lets me get 73c max when playing warhead, pre 180 drivers got me 84c in warhead! Multi-monitor setup is easier with this particular driver too, but I only get fan options for my 280gtx, they don't show for my 9800gtx, weird.
 

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Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC 1500VA UPS | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze + CyberPowerPC 1000VA UPS
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI Core,Hyper-V + VMs)
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I get no options in Precision for my GTX260 with these or .10's...even at the stock 40% fan speed, my card seems to be running a couple degrees C cooler. I may mod my bios to get the fan speeds back up tho..I just prefer it that way. Maybe I'll see if re-installing precisions helps...but everything's running good atm...too busy gaming to mess with it! :D

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