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NVIDIA GeForce™/ION™ Driver Release 197.45

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# 1GiDeoN Apr 15 2010, 18:11 PM
NVIDIA® has released a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, and 300-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs.

It includes numerous bugfixes as well as support for SLI and multi-GPU for recently released games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight.

The release highlights are as follows;
New in Version 197.45
  • Recommended for the best performance with the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
  • Adds support for the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal.
  • Fixes a video playback issue in Media Player Classic.
Existing Support in Release 197 Drivers
  • Supports Next Generation ION.
  • Supports GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 340.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    o Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
    o Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
    o Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
    o Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
    o Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
    o Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Mass Effect 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Zombie Driver.
  • Enhanced SLI support for Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Unigine, and World of Warcraft.
  • Adds Ambient Occlusion support for Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Need for Speed: Shift, Resident Evil 5, RUSE, and Street Fighter IV.
  • Adds override anti-aliasing support for Mass Effect 2.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.[...]
Source: NVIDIA release highlights


Officially supported graphics cards:

  • ION series
  • GeForce 6 Series
  • GeForce 7 Series
  • GeForce 8 Series
  • GeForce 9 Series
  • GeForce 100 Series
  • GeForce 200 Series
  • GeForce 300 Series

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# 2Lethal_Sting Apr 15 2010, 18:49 PM
197 only added the first 3 features, performance boost were from 196.21.

Running them on a gtx260, haven't noticed any difference.

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# 3GiDeoN Apr 15 2010, 20:27 PM
QUOTE(Lethal_Sting @ Apr 15 2010, 18:49 PM) *

197 only added the first 3 features, performance boost were from 196.21.


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Existing Support in Release 197 Drivers

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# 4Lethal_Sting Apr 15 2010, 20:39 PM
Well tickle me yellow.

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