With the launch of the 50-series drivers for their 3D Cards NVIDIA says goodbye to the Detonator name. The new 52.16 drivers have received the name 'ForceWare'.
The ForceWare release 50 graphics drivers include the NVIDIA unified compiler technology that translates shader programs so that they are optimized for the NVIDIA GPU architecture, substantially improving the performance of next-generation DirectX 9.0 titles such as HalfLife™ 2, XIII, and more. Performance in the DirectX 9.0 application HaloPC™ improves by up to 58% and DirectX 9.0-based Microsoft Flight Simulator™ 9 improves by 33%.
Enhanced image quality for both anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing
New nView 3.0 Multi-Display Setup Wizard—to easily configure your multi-display settings
nView Grid lines— to section off the display to help organize your various Windows
Customized user profiles—to save display settings and image quality settings on a per application/game basis
A new user friendly interface
Microsoft® DirectX® and OpenGL® support
Support for GeForce 5700, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, and GeForce FX 5950