NVIDIA to release new driver for old cards next week

Posted on Friday, May 02 2008 @ 21:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report writes NVIDIA will finally release a new driver for old GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series graphics cards next week. The last driver the firm released for these cards is almost six months old.
Well, TG Daily has learned straight from the horse's mouth that Nvidia hasn't decided to abandon GeForce 6, 7, and 8 owners after all. Prompted by a request from a reader, the site got in touch with Nvidia and was told that new drivers for those older cards are currently going through Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs certification process. According to Nvidia Product Manager Chris Daniel, a public release is scheduled for next week.

Several new features have made their way into recent GeForce 9 ForceWare drivers, including new control panel options to let users manage custom resolutions, adjust television color settings, and set screen sizes and positions. Nvidia said the latest GeForce 9 ForceWare release also brought performance improvements in "many" DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL apps as well as support for 3D Stereo technology. Considering some GeForce 9 cards have almost identical GPUs to previous GeForce 8 models, at least some of the aforementioned enhancements could apply to the older cards.

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