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NVIDIA GeForce 181.20 WHQL - support for GeForce GTX 295 and 285

Posted on Thursday, January 08 2009 @ 16:30:27 CET by


NVIDIA released WHQL certified GeForce 181.20 drivers, this release adds support for the new GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285. As usual, you can download the drivers over here at NVIDIA's website.

New Features:
  • Added support for GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.
  • 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).
  • Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
  • Added support for the new NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder with H.264 optimization
  • Performance improvements:
  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 drivers vs. Release 178 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
  • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict



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