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Old 09-25-2008, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NVIDIA ForceWare 178.13 Drivers

NVIDIA has released new ForceWare 178.13 drivers today. These new drivers are for GeForce 6 series all the way through to the GTX 200 series video cards and are WHQL certified. Windows XP, Windows XP Pro x64 Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows Server 2003 are all supported by the 178.13 release. Grab them if you need them.
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is there any news on if they increase performence???

Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
is this corei 7 mobo?
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Will have to check them out. See if they work with F@H.
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is there any news on if they increase performence???

Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
is this corei 7 mobo?
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Will have to check them out. See if they work with F@H.

  • WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs, including the newly released GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
  • Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
  • Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
  • Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports CUDA™.
  • Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
  • Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with v178.13 WHQL versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
    • Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
    • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
    • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
    • Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
  • Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
*Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 SE
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8400
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 SLI
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7650 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 LE
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7350 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7200 GS
GeForce 7100 GS
GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6800 XT
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 Series GPU
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 GS/XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6250
GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
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GeForce 6200 A-LE
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6150SE/nForce 430
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6100/nForce 420
GeForce 6100/nForce 405
GeForce 6100/nForce 400
GeForce 6100



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Default Re: NVIDIA ForceWare 178.13 Drivers

Anyone try these and find they actually got a performance difference?
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Default Re: NVIDIA ForceWare 178.13 Drivers

I have them installed. I havent noticed a performance increase. But then again i havent gamed with them yet. But my Folding has gone up. I get over 1500 PPD now compared to the 1200 i got on the old drivers.
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Cool. Downloading them now. I'll see if they improve COD4 at all.
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Hey try out the drivers at guru3d, they are beta but very fast, also the most stable.

Tested the 64bit version myself, works flawlessly.

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download from Guru3D.com
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