Nvidia Releases 197.45 WHQL Drivers

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 (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

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • makotech222
    no 64-bit :P useless!
  • unwanted
    It doesn't say it wont kill your card like the last one!!!!
  • False_Dmitry_II
    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.
  • HansVonOhain
    This is what Nvidia is good at, updating drivers to optimize drivers. Ati on the other hand does not update as frequently, but their bang for the buck is where they shine at.
  • mister g
    So is it worth going up from 197.13?
  • queenweb
    Does it work with BF2142 as the last ones don't...
  • Shadow703793
    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:
  • soundefx
    I might install this update, but I will also listen to my fan very carefully.
  • arges86
    i've been using it w/ no ill effects (tried out Dragon Age, and Mass Effect 2)
  • Onyx2291
    Not like I play any games anymore... Might as well!