Wednesday Nvidia released a new set of beta drivers that supposedly resolves the fan speed issue caused by the previous 196.75 WHQL driver release. Listed as GeForce 197.13 beta, this new set also adds support for ION, GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330, and GeForce GT 340.
To download the beta drivers, head here. For more information on what these beta offers, here's the changelog:
- Adds support for Next Generation ION.
- Adds support for 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 18.104.22.168 (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:
* Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU.
* Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology.
* Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X. with single GPU.
* Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X. with SLI technology.
* Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU.
* 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 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.
- Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
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can someone confirm those new drivers will not kill my card?Reply
I hope these drivers are BETA than the last ones!Reply
Will they cause gray-screens like ATI's?Reply
What about those of us who's cards got fried? My graphics card worked good for almost 3 years and a couple days after installing that driver it got some major problems. Nvidia should give me a new one!Reply
Have you tried asking them and if the answer is yes what was their response?9189017 said:What about those of us who's cards got fried? My graphics card worked good for almost 3 years and a couple days after installing that driver it got some major problems. Nvidia should give me a new one!
9189019 said:Have you tried asking them and if the answer is yes what was their response?
I had contacted EVGA with no response yet. I should contact Nvidia now.
I for one would be interested in how it turns out, please keep us updated.9189021 said:I had contacted EVGA with no response yet. I should contact Nvidia now.
I've never seen the supposed (30% Left 4 Dead ect.) performance gains they mention every time they release new drivers. However, being able to force AA on Mass Effect 2 will be quite nice. (Insert rant about cruddy console ports)Reply
Is a beta driver, and something that I has learned in this years working and living with computers. A beta driver isn't the best option.Reply
Don't you just love all the fixes and patches. What really irritates me is when the fix leads to other problems.Reply