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NVIDIA Verde 197.16 notebook drivers are out

Posted on Wednesday, March 31 2010 @ 18:51:03 CEST by

NVIDIA has renamed its notebook drivers to Verde and released the 197.16 drivers. These new laptop drivers add support for connecting 3D Vision-ready displays to your notebook and feature various performance enhancements and bug fixes. Here's the changelog of the Windows Vista/7 driver:
  • Adds notebook support for 3D Vision on external displays. GPU and display requirements for notebook PCs can be found here . 3D Vision drivers for notebooks can be found here .
  • Adds or improves SLI support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II , Avatar, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Dirt 2, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, Napoleon: Total War, Supreme Commander 2, World of Warcraft and more.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129 for new PhysX titles like Dark Void.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version (for supported GPUs).
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v195.62 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
  • Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
  • Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
  • Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
  • Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
  • Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
  • Includes numerous bug fixes.
  • You can download Verde 197.16 WHQL over here (Windows XP) or here (Windows Vista/7).



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