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NVIDIA GeForce 180.48 WHQL released

Posted on Wednesday, November 19 2008 @ 17:42:24 CET by


NVIDIA rolled out the WHQL-certified GeForce 180.48 driver for GeForce 8800, GeForce 9000 and GTX 200 series graphics cards, you can download it at NVIDIA's website. This driver enables SLI on Intel X58 motherboards, has PhysX support, SLI Multi-monitor support and promises performance improvements of 10-80% in popular video games.

Exciting New Features:

  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX+, and GeForce 9800 GTX. Learn more here.
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Now you can easily switch between multi-monitor desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming mode. Learn more here.
  • Enables NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. (Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory. This driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).
  • Blazing Fast Performance:

    • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 WHQL drivers vs. Release 178 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
      • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
      • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
      • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
      • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
      • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
      • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
      • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
      • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
      • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies



     



     

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