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 (opens in new tab) - Compute Unified Device Architecture.
- Supports Nvidia PhysX (opens in new tab) (this driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software (opens in new tab) version 9.09.0203 for all GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series GPUs).
- Supports Nvidia SLI on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.