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Nvidia Releases 197.45 WHQL Drivers

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

These ones will make your Adobe CS5 projects run smoother.

Nvidia today released version 197.45 of its Forceware drivers for users of GeForce and Ion products. Those of you who are rocking out with the new Adobe suite will definitely want to get these.

Find your latest driver here.

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, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
* 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

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    makotech222 , April 14, 2010 1:10 AM
    no 64-bit :p  useless!
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    False_Dmitry_II , April 14, 2010 1:49 AM
    I was about to ask why ATI drivers don't get important news stuff. Then I saw that it's because this is about specific features and still hopefully not exploding your cards, so that's fine.
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    mister g , April 14, 2010 2:03 AM
    So is it worth going up from 197.13?
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    queenweb , April 14, 2010 2:05 AM
    Does it work with BF2142 as the last ones don't...
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    Shadow703793 , April 14, 2010 2:16 AM
    mister gSo is it worth going up from 197.13?

    I'd wait a few days and let the others "beta" test it.

    Ironically, for me at least, the Beta Drivers seem much better than the WHQL drivers. :lol: 
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    soundefx , April 14, 2010 2:32 AM
    I might install this update, but I will also listen to my fan very carefully.
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    arges86 , April 14, 2010 2:44 AM
    i've been using it w/ no ill effects (tried out Dragon Age, and Mass Effect 2)
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    Onyx2291 , April 14, 2010 3:00 AM
    Not like I play any games anymore... Might as well!
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    kelemvor4 , April 14, 2010 4:32 AM
    Wait wait wait. I've been camping the adobe site waiting to buy cs5. "Those of you who are rocking out with the new Adobe suite will definitely want to get these."????? Where can I get it?

    makotech222: +1
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    thebeastie , April 14, 2010 12:08 PM
    BC2 is noticeably on the GTX295 when are they going to fix that FFS.
    BC2 is the first game that actually needs more GPU power and there is lack of driver support for it.
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    rhino13 , April 14, 2010 12:11 PM
    Oh, now I understand why they made the fan so loud on the 4xxs so you can hear it stop when installing all these new drivers.

    It's not a bug, it's a feature!
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    siman , April 14, 2010 1:53 PM
    new update allows you to unlock the secret sausage sizzler capabilities and in SLI the toaster feature that they have been hiding...but in all seriousness does this also help with the heat my nvidia computer crashes under high load and i have massive delta fans in it... and it still happens...i normally leave it for my guests and i play on my crossfire amd dragon rig...but id still like them to stay in the game...
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    Regulas , April 14, 2010 2:02 PM
    I always keep several older driver packages in my driver folder in reserve just in case. Have had issues before with a new driver, can't recall the number but Fallout 3 started crashing constantly so I installed the previous one and basically skipped that release completely. The same goes for my last gaming rig with ATI drivers when I had my Athlon 64 X2 rig, I gave it to my nephew.
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    Regulas , April 14, 2010 2:07 PM
    arges86i've been using it w/ no ill effects (tried out Dragon Age, and Mass Effect 2)

    Both good games beat them 2x then sold them. Still not as good as Bethesda's Oblivion and Fallout 3 though, I will keep them and play again one day. Actually I am playing Oblivion GOT on my PS3 right now to give my mouse wrist a break, carpel tunnel. Yup, old guy, played the first Doom when most of you were in diapers.
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    caspian21 , April 14, 2010 2:13 PM
    thebeastieBC2 is noticeably on the GTX295 when are they going to fix that FFS.BC2 is the first game that actually needs more GPU power and there is lack of driver support for it.


    To those wishing for support for BC2, if you look at the release notes it is actually included:

    "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."
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    Mousemonkey , April 14, 2010 2:44 PM
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    no 64-bit :p  useless!


    Are you sure? I'm using it on W7 64bit so I think you may be talking out of your bottom.
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    renz496 , April 14, 2010 2:59 PM
    just a few days ago i'm updating my driver with 197.13. now i have to update again.lol
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    deanjo , April 14, 2010 3:59 PM
    makotech222no 64-bit useless!


    Fail.
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