Nvidia Releases 181.71 Windows 7 Drivers

Nvidia shows once again that it's on the ball with the Windows 7 beta, as the company just released new 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 beta drivers.  

The drivers offer international support for Geforce 8, 9, and 200-series DirectX 10 GPUs, and for GeForce 6 and 7-series DirectX 9 GPUs.  As stated, the update comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, with both being WDDM compliant. Based off the 181 driver series, this weeks release is listed as version 181.71.   

Release highlights are as follows:

  • Installs WDDM v1.1 for GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series DirectX 10 GPUs.
  • Installs WDDM v1.0 for GeForce 6 and 7-series DirectX 9 GPUs.
  • Supports Direct3D, Direct2D, and DirectWrite.
  • Supports Nvidia CUDA - Compute Unified Device Architecture.
  • Supports Nvidia PhysX (this driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203 for all GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series GPUs).
  • Supports Nvidia SLI on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
If you're interested in giving these bad boys a shot you can grab the 32-bit version here, or the 64-bit version here.

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  • scrumhalf
    thedipperATI has had Windows7 drivers available for months now.

    So has Nvidia. Yay for everybody.
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  • bustapr
    Like most of the time, a head start over ati, but ati will throw some way better drivers when the time comes, and the slowly crumbling nvidia(lawsuits and cheap hd4800) will fall lower and lower.

    ATI rocks!!!!!
  • FrustratedRhino
    Now if more companies did this for vista 90% of the REAL complaints of Vista wouldn't exist.