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Nvidia Drivers 191.07 Boost Your Games

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 38 comments

Some games now run better thanks to driver magic.

Nvidia has released new WHQL-certified drivers for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and Ion desktop GPUs.

One thing that gamers always hope for with new driver releases is increased game performance – free speed upgrades through the magic of software.

Nvidia's release notes for 191.07 list the following new features:

·  Adds support for OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8, 9, 100, and 200-series GPUs and ION GPUs.

·  Accelerates performance in several gaming applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with version 191.07 drivers vs. version 190.62 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):

  • Up to 12% performance increase in ARMA 2
  • Up to 8% performance increase in Batman: Arkham Asylum with GPU PhysX enabled
  • Up to 50% performance increase in Call of Juarez: Blood in Bound with SLI enabled
  • Up to 14% performance increase in Fallout 3 (indoor scenes) with antialiasing enabled
  • Up to 10% performance increase in Far Cry 2 (DX9 version) with antialiasing enabled
  • Up to 34% performance increase in Prototype with antialiasing enabled

·  Adds SLI support for Aion, Darkfall, Dawn of Magic 2: Time of Shadows, Dreamkiller, Fuel, Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, Need for Speed: Shift and more.

·  Includes numerous bug fixes, including the following key fix (additional bug fixes can be found in the release notes on the documentation tab): For graphics cards supporting multiple clock states, 3D clocks correctly return to 2D clocks after exiting a 3D application.

Grab the new drivers right here.

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    brett1042002 , October 5, 2009 9:31 PM
    but can it play..... nvm...
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    truehighroller , October 5, 2009 9:23 PM
    That's great but, they are in hot water with people right now over the whole disabling PhysX when ATI is sensed speal.
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    coonday , October 5, 2009 9:34 PM
    5870 > New drivers
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  • 11 Hide
    truehighroller , October 5, 2009 9:23 PM
    That's great but, they are in hot water with people right now over the whole disabling PhysX when ATI is sensed speal.
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    doomtomb , October 5, 2009 9:27 PM
    Quote:
    Adds SLI support for... Need for Speed: Shift

    Nice
  • 5 Hide
    kyeana , October 5, 2009 9:30 PM
    Yay for new drivers! But seriously with ATI's 5800 series of cards out, it's time for them to release their GTX 300 series.
  • 17 Hide
    brett1042002 , October 5, 2009 9:31 PM
    but can it play..... nvm...
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    kyeana , October 5, 2009 9:33 PM
    quickwindDid you know in Batman: Arkham Asylum if an ATI card is in it disables the game's engine from using AA, can still enable via CCC or change the hardware ID to trick the game into thinking it's an nvidia card and it works just fine too.


    It doesn't trick the game into anything, it just forces AA through the drivers, instead of enabling it in the game.
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    coonday , October 5, 2009 9:34 PM
    5870 > New drivers
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    quickwind , October 5, 2009 9:34 PM
    The option isn't there with ati card, if you make it think its an nvidia card the option is there. Not the least bit shady to me or anything lol.
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    Major7up , October 5, 2009 9:41 PM
    They always claim improvements in performance when releasing new drivers, and there might be some but I never actually notice this realistically. Does anyone else?
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    duckmanx88 , October 5, 2009 9:48 PM
    major7upThey always claim improvements in performance when releasing new drivers, and there might be some but I never actually notice this realistically. Does anyone else?


    not in fallout 3 or far cry 2.
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    Malevol3nt , October 5, 2009 9:50 PM
    Has anyone else had issues installing any of the 19x series of drivers on the 9600GT? The installation starts, then the screen turns black with a blinking cursor (which should be normal for a second) but then it just stays there on that screen. Windows does not load after reboot. This happened to me with both Win7 and WinXP, 32bit. Using older drivers atm.
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    reklatsa , October 5, 2009 9:54 PM

    "Up to...."

    Marketing tricks again and fooling the idiots.
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    skit75 , October 5, 2009 10:06 PM
    truehighrollerThat's great but, they are in hot water with people right now over the whole disabling PhysX when ATI is sensed speal.

    They are? I wasn't aware that this was a very typical/reccomended or common setup? Nobody I know even runs this configuration tbh.
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    lejay , October 5, 2009 10:12 PM
    coonday5870 > New drivers

    In performance... and price.
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    iamsexyrob , October 5, 2009 10:14 PM
    something ati has been doing almost every patch..
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    caponewgp86 , October 5, 2009 10:14 PM
    This is what nvidia has been working on to compete with the 5870
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    derek2006 , October 5, 2009 10:19 PM
    When they said Race Driver: Grid's performance was improved it actually did make a world of difference. When ever there was smoke the fps would drop to the teens. I actually bought a 4850 at the time to play it without lag. I put the 8800GTS in another computer and next month they fixed the issue in the drivers and it plays it fine now.
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    virtualban , October 5, 2009 10:20 PM
    If they should do something driver wise or marketing wise, they should do what Ati doesn't, like stereo vision. Currently their physics is fought from different fronts, but stereo for free (except for glasses and capable screen) is something that can win the harts of most.
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    Anonymous , October 5, 2009 10:23 PM
    sims 3 not working (190.62 ok)
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    belardo , October 5, 2009 10:39 PM
    major7upThey always claim improvements in performance when releasing new drivers, and there might be some but I never actually notice this realistically. Does anyone else?


    I sometimes notice. You do that by benchmarking some of your own games before & after. If a game goes from 100fps > 115fps won't be noticeable. But stability issues and a change for 30 > 45fps *IS* very noticeable.
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    SchizoFrog , October 5, 2009 11:31 PM
    Malevol3ntHas anyone else had issues installing any of the 19x series of drivers on the 9600GT? The installation starts, then the screen turns black with a blinking cursor (which should be normal for a second) but then it just stays there on that screen. Windows does not load after reboot. This happened to me with both Win7 and WinXP, 32bit. Using older drivers atm.

    I have to say that I run an overclocked Palit/XpertVision 9600GT 512MB on Windows 7 and have kept up to date with every latest version of nVidia Drivers so far and had absolutle no issues what so ever.


    I don't get people who compare a Driver release against a release of a GPU... This is not supposed to enable cards to compete with the ATi 58xx GPU's. nVidia are waiting until they deem it the right time to release their next GPU's and I for one am happy that they are firmly stating and acting upon their statments of not rushing a product. Nothing needs DX11 hardware right now. Anyone rushing and buying a 58xx GPU is doing so just to have the latest thing and have no idea about the benefits or performance in relation to what will be used. I don't know if it will happen or not but I would love nVidia's up coming cards to kick ATi's butt and then sit back and see everyone who bought ATi moan about it.
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